This is such a great discovery, an interesting punchy album for interesting times! I have to work my way through the back-catalogue now. Shades of DAF, Mode, Soft Cell, Neubauten, Ebb, NIN. Great songs and production , although vocals need bringing up a bit on a couple of tracks for me...I look forward to seeing and hearing live.
The new single is terrific too.
This is one of the better dark wave /synth pop /sleaze pop ,bands, there are no filler tracks on this album, everyone is a killer and very enjoyable,I think this is their most mature album of there career.
Favorite track: Poshlost.
This album contains music, sounds, songs and words written, materialised and otherwise channelled by Mr Roi Alan James Robertson.
Everything you hear on this album was played, performed, programmed, sampled & recorded by Roi at The Parlour in Highgate, London, and also by Mr. Stephen J. Bellamy at Twyford Road studio in Harrow, between the years 2017 and 2019.
It was engineered, mixed, produced and mastered by both Roi and Stephen.
The artwork, layout and graphic design was created by Mr. Adam Cavill.
This is never before and forever a ZOS KIA recording made by shades above & below.
Indulgence, not abstinence, will save us all in the end.
An infinity of appreciation, thanks and love to all below and above for their enduring, endearing support…
Valerie Bellamy, Lorraine & Ed Watts, Duncan & Patricia Robertson, Carla Thomas-Bellamy, Clare & Geraint Dunn, Petra & Viola & Ciko Dudakova, Isabella Charlesworth & Johnny, Adam & Susie & Rose Cavill, Cam Barrowman, John Parkin, Frank & Andy and all at Flag, Shannon Davies, Nick Lawrence, Martin Bowes, Phill White & Katy Morgan, Ian Medany, All at The Woodman, David Baker, Candice Marie Hall
In loving memory of Melvyn Bellamy 1933 - 2019
Roi - Korg 800DV, Oberheim/Dave Smith OB6, Roland Jupiter 4, EMU Emax II, Yamaha DX7, Arturia MiniBrute, Jen SX1000, Roland VP330, JHS SD1, M-Z3R0 Ultra PSS30, Computers, Tapes, Voice
Stephen - Sequential/Dave Smith Prophet 08, Moog Rogue, Elektron Analog Four, Arturia DrumBrute and Vermona 4 Voice, Computers, Vocoder, Voice
supported by 12 fans who also own “Disarmingly Charming”
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