- Patterns of Traffic
- Hollow Spaces
- Unknown Codes
- Life Fuse
- Stretched Out
Flux is the new project by James Plotkin that replaces his previous band Old.
James certainly makes some major changes to his usual sound with this album,
most of which are due in part to the addition of Ruth Collins as a vocalist.
Previous Plotkin material was for the most part free of all vocals, so it makes
sense that his music is now drastically changed with the addition of a
vocalist. Musically the album is very difficult to describ. On one hand it has
a certain progressive rock feel to it that reminds me a little bit of Rush, yet
on the other, it is far too off the beaten path in terms of compositional
technique for that comparison. Most of the album is a collection of looped
guitars, electronics, and percussion. At times it is arranged much in the
same way that the Drum'n'Bass electronic movement composes their music while
other tracks are very mellow and laid back. Needless to say, the entire album
has a very unique sound to it that defies simple classification of
pigeonholing. Flux is definitely a band that is succeeding is developing a
certain sound all for themselves.
James Plotkin - music, instrumentation, voice
Ruth Collins - words, voice
P.O. Box 251
Millersville, PA 17551