Eh-up, here’s the new one from Australian Indie-Disco aviators Flight Facilities. Flight Facilities are whatever the opposite of prolific is, and we always tend to forget about them when they haven’t just released something, but the scarceness means a new single from these guys is always something to be savoured. So let’s savour away.
Stand Still features Parisian-based-Australian singer Micky Green, and those of you expecting some dude named Michael will be disappointed, Micky is a lady, and a lady you may remember from her single In Between from earlier this year. Trudging ever deeper into the waters of cue Electro-Indie, Flight Facilities deliver an astoundingly infectious slice of vintage synthed IndiePop right here. Nary a Disco lick in sight. Green sound pitch perfect, with her sweet, introverted vocals meshing with the tracks sparse keys and rumbling, bouncy bassline. There’s a whistling hook to, ‘cos we’re only bugging.
♫ Flight Facilities (Feat. Micky Green) – Stand Still
Flight Facilities Stand Still is released 25th November with the full reMix EP coming 9th December with work from Com Truise, Wave Racer and Mario Basanov.
Australian Nu-Disco veterans Flight Facilities have dropped their second new track in the past twelve months. This time it’s a laid back stormer titled I Didn’t Believe featuring one of our favourite singers, fellow Australian Elizabeth Rose. Prepare for some slick Disco vibes.
I Didn’t Believe has been a work-in-progress since 2010, being the first track they wrote after the awesome Crave You, but it took Rose’s vocals to set the icing on the cake. Five minutes of playful Funk with a summery outlook. Deep and soulful rather than big and bombastic, I Didn’t Believe is a perfect chilling in the sun soundtrack driven by an undulating bassline and Rose’s breathy voice. The chorus is pure classic sounding Disco, uplifting and joyful. Sit back and relax.
♫ Flight Facilities (Feat. Elizabeth Rose) – I Didn’t Believe (Extended Version)
Flight Facilities’ I Didn’t Believe is released 8th May with reMixes from Tiger & Woods, Lou Teti and Light Year.
Aussie DiscoPop duo Flight Facilities really do take their time over their releases, and this is a good thing. Unlike many of their contemporaries who are happy to drop release after release, these guys put stuff out when they are good and ready, when things are perfect for them. So here’s their new single, Clair De Lune, featuring Brooklyn based singer Christine Hoberg on vocals, and you can tell they certainly took their time on it.
A departure from their usual vintage sampling Disco, Clair De Lune is a rich slice of Folktronica. A beautiful soundscape that clocks in at just under eight minutes. The track balances an ominous, enigmatic backing, thick with pulsating synths with playful acoustic guitar and Christine Hoberg’s introspective vocal. Not exactly what you were expecting from Flight Facilities? Maybe not, but definitely a direction we;’d like to see them exploring more.
♫ Flight Facilities (Feat. Christine Hoberg) – Clair De Lune
Clair De Lune is out now in Australia & new Zeland, 13th November for the rest of us.
We’re not quite as Flight Facilities mad as the rest of the world seems to be, we like them a lot but feel they tend to be a bit hit and miss, but when they hit the really do hit. and this track hits. Which is all the more odd to find out that this reMix for Miike Snow’s last single, The Wave, was finished back in May and FF never heard back about it, to this day they don’t know if they missed the deadline, or it was rejected, or what?
If it was rejected then Miike Snow’s label are idiots, this is a stunning peice of deep Disco. Everything about it is so understated, which makes the whole more impressive. Driven by a deep deep bassline and subtly piano (no crashing 90’s House riffs here), the reMix keeps the original song intact, but draws it to a laid back place of steady groove. The music is just the right side of bombastic to highlight in seriousness of the lyrics, but keeping things funky as hell.
Flight Facilities’ new single ‘With You’ is a slamming Disco jam that features Mr. Grovesnor from Hot Chip who has briefly put down the sticks and picked up the mic for this team-up. It’s a summery, laid back tune that I actually prefer to ‘Crave You’ (controversial!). The Tropical Funk is strong with this one, as is the French flavour.
Benjamin Drake directs this superb animated video with is a bit of a MegaMan/Speed Racer/Akira/Astroboy/Bubblegum Crisis mashup. Very cool.
Flight Facilities’s excellent ‘Foreign Language’ single has been about for about a month now, so if you haven’t bought it yet maybe we can tempt you to with the BeNi reMix?
The EP holds a whole host of sweet Disco mixes of the track, BeNi in particular gets his groove on with a killer bassline that bounces the track along nicely. This reMix just rolls out the speakers and oozes onto the floor it is so laid back and funky.
01. Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
02. MGMT – Congratulations (Erol Alkan reMix)
03. Wally Warning – Land Of Hunger (Todd Terje Edit)
04. Jamelia – Caribou
05. 123 Clap! – Constellation
06. Modern Amusement – Cold As Ice (louie Fresco reMix)
07. Flight Facilities – Foreign Language feat. Jess (Drop Out Orchestra reMix)
08. The Rolling Stones – Too Much Blood (Debonairs Too Much Dub)
09. Aeroplane – My Enemy
10. Das Moth – Moon
11. TC Crew – I Can’t Do It Alone (Eoin Cody edit)
12. Phonique (Feat. Erlend Oye) – For The Time Being
13. Tortoiseshell – This Girl
14. Metronomy – The Bay
15. Cut Copy – Pharoahs & Pyramids
16. Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Henrik Schwarz reMix)
17. Colors Sound System – Yeah Mate I Hate
18. Pogo – Upular (reMix)
19. Bocca Grande – Procedere 2011 (Morgan Geist)
20. ZZT – Zzafrika (Julio Bashmore reMix)
21. Penguin Prison – Fair Warning (Disco Bloodbath reMix)
22. Lazydisco – More Tigers (The C90s reMix)
23. Coatimundi – No More Blues
24. Holy Ghost! – Jam For Jerry