The new single ‘I Detach’ sees J Blacker again pummelling the listener with his unmistakeable wall of dark electronic sound.
With a writing thick snarling bass line that comes strange from mid-tempo techno hell, flattening kicks and glorious synth hooks. ‘I Detach’ is yet another reason why ESA is regarded as a must in DJ sets around the world.
Alongside the Single release comes remixes from Moris Blak, Mechanical Vein and surprisingly, the enigmatic Mr.Kitty. Further proving that Blacker will never be prepared to do what is expected and is always ready to turn things on their head.
Accompanying the Single release is yet another game-changing official music video, which is yet more evidence of Blackers story-telling and directing ability.
This album is a epic dance journey where sounds are sculpted from chaos into form. A masterful job of enlisting vocal performances from the likes of Alicia May, Luna, and Pete Crane to add layers that elevate the intent and narrative. Finding a fresh image in songs you have previously done is no easy task, but this remix album cracks the standard code. It’s a collaboration that takes something wonderful and fires it through a prism. preciousken
Great album. I would recommend the other 2 albums first, IMHO, this doesn't seem as easily accessible, but who am I? You're probably nothing like me, so go ahead. You shan't regret either avenue CoughCool
FLA is a SONIC ELECTRONIC BULLDOZER. That's about the most concise way I can describe how this album feels to me.
'Alone' is hands down my top pick here, although I do find 'Rubber Tube Gag' sticking in my brain a lot, too.
My one criticism (constructive of course) is that sometimes the lyrics feel underinspired, but it's not a big issue in the grander context of this otherwise excellent album. This one definitely grows on you, too. Good stuff, and solidly recommended.
Long live FLA! Benjamin Crockett