Flume tests out new stage design at Laneaway Festival
The onset of 2016 conjured hope for Flume fans as the Australian icon finally released an album preview for the highly-anticipated Skin, shortly after unleashing “Never Be Like You” and “Smoke and Retribution” within a couple weeks of each other. Both tracks, along with his collaboration with Andrew Wyatt “Some Minds,” revealed a new musical direction for Flume, maintaining his eclectic touch on production yet delving into a more complex style than the future bass sounds he pioneered beforehand.
It turns out music is not the only new offering Flume has in store for fans this year. A short aftermovie clip of the Brisbane stop of Australia’s St. Jerome’s Laneaway Festival affords us a taste of his new setup – a cubical version of his “Infinity Prism” design. Rather than using a hexagonal tunnel to project an array of trippy light designs, the young artist and his team have created a cage-like structure combining a series of mini cubes under the decks to create effects similar to those premiered using his Infinity Prism.
A set release date has yet to be revealed for Skin, which Flume dubbed “headphone music” in a recent Triple J interview. He also stated that the music was essentially completed, and that we should expect to see “lots of Flume” this year.” For a peek of his new stage design in action, skip to the 52-second mark in the video.
Check out all the action from Laneway Festival over the weekend. You’re next Melbourne and Fremantle! #Laneway2016
Posted by St Jerome’s Laneway Festival on Tuesday, February 9, 2016