After announcing the EP only a week ago (if that), Flume has come out with another four songs that didn’t make it on to Skin, and with the sheer quality on offer here you’ll wonder why they didn’t. Enough features Pusha T’s vocals, some of which seem to have been sampled from Siri with Yogi & Elliphant. Flume’s jaw dropping production makes the song though, especially as it’s one of the most aggressive yet slow songs that Flume has made to date.
Weekend is classic chill Flume, with layered vibes across its expanse allowing the emotion to change from sad to wistful to euphoric to glad to introspective all in the space of thirty seconds. Don’t sleep on the outro either.
Depth Charge is the only solo song on the EP, and the most hyped since he featured it in the Skin mix last year. It could very well have been on the Sleepless EP (his first proper release) back in 2011, but it shows how far his production skills have come. It peaks quickly, then takes its time building up again to a climax that is sure to more than please you.
The last song, Fantastic, is Flume’s experimentalism at its finest. It’s the kind of song that you’d likely appreciate more with the help of drugs (not that I’m recommending that at all), with a swing and glitches that combine to make it something that you’ll struggle to get out of your head.
Chances are most people will be all over this already, but if you aren’t yet then stop messing around and listen to all of these songs. It could be his last for a while now if the length of time between his two albums was anything to go by. Unless another companion EP gets released that is, although we can only hope.