Canada - Full Moon 84 - 08/12/03
Flux a.d play an ethereal but still poppy music lead by Julie MacDonald's angelic vocals. The
irresistible "Letters from Japan" is a great uptempo number. MacDonald's energetic singing and
the choppy guitars make it stand out. The wistful "Feels Like Rain" sounds like Lush updated for
the new century.
"Afterglow" has the excellent Sarah Harmer (check out her album You Were Here) on backing
vocals. "Optic Nerve" uses a layered sound that is hypnotic and updates the ideas of the shoegazing
genre again. Julie MacDonald has more personality than the singers of that genre ever had. Her voice
doesn't disappear into the mix but strenghtens the music. "Sea of Sound" is a rockin' song that
will have you humming along.
It's an excellent cd from a band that dares to dream.
Copyright © 2003 Anna Maria Stjärnell