The latest guise of King Brit shows us how to pack his many influences and aliases in to his raw analogue gear whiles reminiscing on classic sci-fi sounds. Fhloston Paradigm is a reference to The 5th Element but many of the synths in this album sound like they played a roll in major Sci-fi movies or the early 80s.
King Brit himself has such a rich musical history coming from Philadelphia, he turned his hand and everything that took his interest putting everything out funk, hiphop, house and even some more soulful sound of Philly.
This album seems like a really personal exploration through some classic pieces of hardware, without using midi and some new age effects (check the video below to see what he has)
Phoenix contains powerful and emotive dreamy synths with some great smooth soulful vocals hidden deep within the album but also some dark hypnotic leads dancing between some tripped out raw breaks, which initially got the first Fhloston Paradigm EP signed to hyperdub.
I really like how the mixture of complex pollyrhythems on the album sit alongside tracks with gloriously simple dreamy chords balancing the whole record between dance floor madness and intimate home listening!