( EDM / POP ) Ben Alexander Releases BIG Electronic Pop Track !


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Label: Ben Alexander Music
Format: Digital / Genre: Electronic, Pop, EDM, Altpop

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(PREMIERE) New Single From FLUNK * Taken From The Bands Forthcoming 6th Studio Album



Artist: Flunk
Title: Chemistry And Math

Format: CD/LP/digital
Catno: BS183CD/BS183LP
Release Period: Oct/Nov 2017
Distribution/export: Kudos Distribution



2 ChemistryAndMath
03 Petrified
04 June,July
05 Outsiders
06 Assassins(WithWaterGuns)
07 Pheromone(FadeAway)
08 YourBeautifulLies
09 Reprise
10 Hello (Planet Awesome)

DISCOGRAPHY (ordinary albums)

For Sleepyheads Only (2002)
Morning Star (2004)
Personal Stereo (2007)
This Is What You Get (2009)
Lost Causes (2013)
Chemistry And Math (2017)

Seriously, how is it possible to spend two years and four months making a pop music album? It's obviously not because of a fetish with technical perfection. Not a single take on 'Chemistry and Math' has been recorded in a recording studio. It is all living room, bedroom or kitchen table work. Which is the way we have recorded all Flunk albums. Except the last, 'Lost Causes', which was mostly done in a studio.

So really, how does it take 28 months to put together 10 tracks of alternative, lo-fi popular music? Well, life? Just life. We're busy with stuff like everybody else, ordinary stuff. And it's all in there, really. In the air in the recordings and in-between the lines of words.

'Chemistry and Math' might be about how you acknowledge the inevitability of the rules and patterns and natural laws, it's not so much mystery, it's math, and chemistry, and hormones, and a constant chaos of coincidence.

Well, it’s in there, go check it out. In there are also a lot of popular music references, some obvious one, some slightly hidden. As usual. Writing the songs for a debut, 'For Sleepyheads Only', at the beginning of the century, now feels like a sunny haze of innocence and blue skies. And a total absence of black clouds. 'Chemistry and Math' is installed in a much bleaker and more distorted soundscape, reflecting the mood of the world thrown at us in a fucked up era. But we're happy with the songs and the sound, happy to finally be finished and most of all happily looking forward to meet our fantastic fans around the world.

'Chemistry And Math' is Flunk's sixth ordinary album (excluding remix-, best of- and demo-cover-compilations).

Flunk Basic Facts

Flunk started out around 2000/2001, originally as a trio: Ulf Nygaard (programming, vocals), Jo Bakke (guitars, bass and more) and Anja Øyen Vister (vocals, guitars). Ulf started his musical career in the early nineties with Folk & Røvere (Polygram Norway), a trip hop inspired boy/girl duo singing in Norwegian. Jo started out in Happy Campers (Sony Music Norway/Ninja Tune) later as a part of the duo Antenna (Guidance Recordings). Anja had been working on solo material for some years, and more or less accidentally ended up doing vocals on the first Flunk track to be released, ‘Indian Rope Trick’, winter 2001 on the compilation Arctic Circles 3. Flunk gradually expanded to a five-piece band, including the live musicians, Erik Ruud (drums) and Ole Kristian Wetten (bass).

Full album discography (ordinary albums in bold):

  • For Sleepyheads Only (2002)
  • Treat Me Like You Do (2003) (Remixes of tracks from For Sleepyheads Only)
  • Morning Star (2004)
  • Play America (2005) (four new songs, four remixes from Morning Star tracks)
  • Personal Stereo (2007)
  • Democracy (2007) (Remixes of tracks from Personal Stereo)
  • This Is What You Get (2009)
  • The Songs We Sing (2012) (Best of compilation)
  • Lost Causes (2013)
  • Deconstruction Time Again (2015) (Remixes, mostly from Lost Causes tracks)
  • Cover Ups (2016) (compilation of demo/live rehersal cover versions)
  • Chemistry And Math (2017)
  • Flunk made a big impact with their downbeat cover version of Blue Monday on their debut album, the track has to this date been streamed more than 1,8 million times on Spotify. They also have a big US following, mainly because the two first album was released on license in the US. Tracks from the early albums have been licensed to numerous compilations, and have been featured in tv-shows like ‘The OC’. On digital formats, Flunk is biggest in the US, Germany, Great Britain and Turkay on streaming numbers, and also big in Greece on YouTube views.
  • They have had tours, concerts and festival gigs in Norway, UK, USA, Turkey, Poland, Russia and China. They plan to do the releaseparty for the new album in Istanbul, and will play in various European cities in the autumn/early winter. A US tour is planned for early 2018.
  • The new album will be out on both CD and vinyl. Flunk have had limited availability on physical formats the last few years, but the new album will be distributed in the UK and exported worldwide through Kudos Distribution in the UK, and re-press and re-release of the other albums are planned.


(VIDEO PREMIERE) - Kalahara 'Augustine'



RELEASE: 21/07/17

* Electronic duo Kalahara return after the success of their debut single ‘Wildfire’ (27 thousand views and counting)
with the beautiful and moving follow up single ‘Augustine’

* Debut live show at Festival No. 6 in September playing with the Festival No. 6 Orchestra conducted by Joe Duddell  < this will be dope – Full rescoring for Chamber Orchestra of our tracks by Joe Duddell.  http://festivalnumber6.com/arts-culture/joe-duddell-no-6-ensemble/


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Actually the first piece of music the pair wrote together, ‘Augustine’ is a more stripped back and emotive affair this time. The sparse production gives the vocal room to breathe evoking a sense of release and letting go. The music develops around a percussive swung conga leading you into Lydia Kaye’s incredible haunting vocal. Her beautiful multi layered harmonies glide over the deep rising bass-line, sonically enforcing the repeating motif ‘I lost myself’ building the track into a piece of dreamy down-tempo alt-pop becoming mesmerising with the subtle chorus hooking you in on a subconscious level.

The EP comes with remixes from some of the undergrounds finest in the form of remixes from Bandulu gang’s very own Boofy & Wu Yen ( Hi5Ghost). Both take the original and flip it into straight up fire taking elements of the vocal but then dropping into their trademark dutty 808’s, snares and soundsystem shaking bass.
Finishing off with a glitchy remix from newcomer Art|Thft the EP is complete. Expect big things in the near future from him 😉

The original is also accompanied by an absolutely stunning video from the incredibly talented filmmaker Craig Murray (Mogwai, Snow Ghost, Houndstooth etc) starring his own wife, who pairs the delicate original with a brilliant short film. Using his trademark elements of stop motion animation and film, taking its influence from a mutual love of ‘komorebi’ , space and the universe and everything in between it is the final piece of the puzzle to complete the release.


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