Flux Pavilion explores fresh terrain with new 16-track LP, ‘.wav’
A decade in dance music can feel more like a lifetime. For Flux Pavilion, that’s been a lifetime spent perfecting his craft within the confines of bass music. Now, Flux is heading into entirely new territory, planting his flag in what was previously uncharted terrain for the venerated UK beatsmith on his new LP, .wav.
The album spans 16 tracks, seven of which are brand new, from the Circus Records head honcho. Swapping heavy waves of low-end bass for modular synth arrangements and electronic guitar-driven textures, .wav presents a new, multi-faceted angle to Flux Pavilion’s body of work. Showcasing a stylistic sidestep to his penchant for festival-flattening bass cuts, .wav sets a bold new artistic direction for Flux Pavilion that offers ample room to grow within. Appearing on .wav, What So Not, The Chain Gang of 1974, Feed Me, and Nevve, among others, help further crystalize Flux’s new direction with some key contributions.
Perhaps best of all, one listen through the album and it is clear that the project promises an equally enchanting future live show, which will be previewed in a virtual setting on February 5 and 6. If anything, .wav poses Flux Pavilion against a dynamic artistic challenge of change—one that the veteran producer meets head on with impressive moxie. Listen below.
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