The Summer of Flux – Radio Anthems For The Newly Disenfranchised is now available on CD and can be ordered HERE. The release is both a 4 panel Digipak CD and a Digital Download Release. The CD is $9.99 and for a limited time, the Digital Download is available for free!
Also, there was a review of the release on the March issue of L.A. Record. So pick up a copy at your nearest newstand (if you’re in L.A. or surrounding areas). Unfortunately, the review not online, but here’s the review:
THE SUMMER OF FLUX – Radio Anthems for the Newly Disenfranchised, Architects + Heroes
Radio Anthems for the Newly Disenfranchised is an album that defies easy categorization. Its nine instrumental tracks slip between Eno-esque electronic blurps, post-rock, jazz, and abstract textural exploration, at times sounding like Boards of Canada, at times like Prefuse 73 or something from similarly minded Warp artists.
The album opens with “Something”, one of the more straightforward tracks on the album, its piano chords gently easing you in, at times sounding like an OK Computer interlude. “Now All is Ever” ups the experimentalism with a nervously glitchy sampled guitar alternating between two chords as ominous rumbles are brought up in the mix, punctuated occasionally by high pitched whirring insect noise sounding like David Lynch’s sound design. “Love letter to Oklahoma (Part 2)” dips nearly into Daft Punk territory, minus the dance, sounding less like a love letter and more like the kind of thing Goblin would play as a Dario Argento heroine snuck around some hidden passageway. Of course, not everything is monstrous – some tracks are beautiful jazz numbers, and piano lines about, but perhaps it’s no coincidence that things close out on a slightly edgy note with “Magical Dracula Powers,” reminiscent of the kinds of track Doseone might rap over.
Radio Anthems for the Newly Disenfranchised sounds like waking up into a slightly confusing day, never staying in one place quite long enough to be comforting, never getting explicitly dark enough to be truly alienating. The Summer of Flux navigates this tension expertly, producing a 24-minute sound journey through memory and dreams that feels at the end like a meditation.
– Tom Child