Hi This Is Flume

Flume - Hi This Is Flume
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 397 ratings
2019 Ratings: #38
March 20, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Needle Drop

Flume's full-length followup to 2016's Skin takes a very welcome turn for the experimental.

76
Pitchfork

Hi This Is Flume is, both philosophically and sonically, an inflection point. Seventeen cohesive tracks nudge the needle on Streten’s sound, with frequent jump cuts from dismantled clubby beats to pogo-inducing drops and thick bass, while generally keeping his gifts for emotive melodies in the foreground.

72
Resident Advisor

Coming from an artist who struck oil by digging firmly in the middle ground, Hi This Is Flume is a welcome step towards somewhere less comfortable.

70
Highsnobiety

Make no mistake, Hi This Is Flume is a great listen, but outside of the aforementioned rap collaborations, the mixtape struggles to feel especially fresh.

RakkSmells
88
Holy crap... It's honestly crazy how you can make music that's wonky, glitched out and all over the place and make it sound freaking awesome, and that's what Flume does on this mixtape. I must be a sucker for this stuff cause even if the sound gets repetitive it doesn't take away from the experience in any way in my opinion. And yes the SOPHIE influence is massive (even though she does have production credits on this mixtape lol)

fav tracks: Ecdysis, Jewel, How To Build A Relationship, ... read more
Cosmilk
NR
There's nothing BAD on this album, but there's really nothing innovative about this album. Maybe this is good to someone who hasn't heard future bass before, but this doesn't strike me as special. Maybe it'll take a couple more listens for me to get it, but right now, it's just alright.

Still a better electronic album than Hyperion.

Favorites: How to Build a Relationship, Wormhole, Spring
Skaut
90
Boy oh boy have I been waiting for this! This to me is a very special project and moment in my journey of music listening. The first album that I Iistened to was Skin by Flume. Skin is important to me, since that album I got hooked on album listening; and here I am three years later and hundred upon hundred of albums later. It's almost a weird coincidence for me that I listened to his whole discography just one day before he announced this mixtape, it only makes it that more special for ... read more
rydenoir
80
"Hi This Is Flume" was a pretty big surprise for how eccentric and experimental it is and how much of the left-field risks actually payed off. This is a solid collection of electronic textures that keep you entertained for how frequently and irregularly they switch colours & keep adding new flavours that just keep enhancing and enhancing.

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This album/mixtape is definitely the "weirdest" I've heard from Flume yet. What made this project so interesting to me is the sheer ... read more
laz456
65
It's fun but I don't see myself returning to it very much. Flume's music is very immediate but ultimately forgettable.
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Track List

  1. Hi This Is Flume
  2. Ecdysis
  3. High Beams (feat. slowthai)
  4. Jewel
  5. ╜Φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌╫§╜φ°⌂▌
  6. Dreamtime
  7. Is It Cold in the Water?
  8. How to Build a Relationship (feat. JPEGMAFIA)
  9. Wormhole
  10. Voices (feat. SOPHIE & Kučka)
  11. MUD
  12. Upgrade
  13. 71M3
  14. Vitality
  15. Daze 22.00
  16. Amber
  17. Spring
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