Australian production duo Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell of Flight Facilities will be releasing their debut album, Down To Earth, on 27th October via Future Classic and Glassnote Records. Flight Facilities will also be embarking on a world tour including U.S. dates in LA and NYC. The first single from the record features the sensual vocals of Emma Louise to a backdrop of swirling electronic textures that provide a calming effect to the essence of the overall song. As the track begins it opens with a recorded conversation between Rod Serling and Mike Wallace about commercialism in art that acts as a perfect lead to a song that will make you feel as if you’re in a movie.
“I didn’t understand it at the time. I fail to achieve any degree of understanding in the ensuing years, which are three in number. I presume Herb means that inherently you cannot be commercial and artistic. You cannot be commercial and quality. You cannot be commercial concurrent with have a preoccupation with the level of storytelling that you want to achieve. And this I have to reject. I don’t think calling something commercial tags it with a kind of an odious suggestion that it stinks, that it’s something raunchy to be ashamed of. I don’t think if you say commercial means to be publicly acceptable, what’s wrong with that? As long as you are not ashamed of anything you write if you’re a writer, as long as you’re not ashamed of anything you perform if you’re an actor, and I’m not ashamed of anything. This is the area I know. But I think innate in what Herb says is the suggestion made by many people that you can’t have public acceptance and still be artistic. And, as I said, I have to reject that.”
Flight Facilities – Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise (Extended Version)
Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (feat. Christine Hoberg)
This beautiful 7-minute-long dreamy track that was a beloved single in 2012, will find it’s official release on the debut album.
[Artwork by Oriol Angrill Jorda]