Release Date 03/26/2020
(Etcetc Music) NACC
The music of Vlossom is an entry into another world, a wonderland both beautifully futuristic and profoundly elemental. A newly birthed collaboration between Australian musicians Nick Littlemore (PNAU, Empire of the Sun) and Alister Wright (Cloud Control), Vlossom symphonize elements of pop and psych-rock and electronic music into something strangely multisensory—a body of work possessed of its own distinct texture and temperature and color and perfume, euphoric and often trance-inducing yet undeniably transformative.The first glimpse into their world-bending, Vlossom’s debut single “Catch Your Breath” unfolds in hypnotic rhythms and ethereal vocal work, a graceful collision of electronic experimentation and live instrumentation (largely provided by a lineup of legendary musicians whom Littlemore met through his work with Elton John).
In dreaming up the songs set to appear on their forthcoming debut EP and album, Vlossom drew inspiration from brilliantly disparate sources: the soundtrack to the original Blade Runner, neo-expressionist painter Peter Max, Miles Davis’s late-’70s output, Riane Eisler’s cultural anthropology text The Chalice and The Blade. As they shaped their endless fascinations into their first batch of material, Littlemore and Wright embraced a joyfully unchecked boldness. “The reason we write so many songs so quickly is that we’re always just going towards the songs—saying yes, moving forward, trusting in the moment that we’re sharing, melting into the experience,” notes Wright.
In each new piece that Vlossom creates, that energy manifests as a benevolent effervescence, one that ultimately leaves the listener with a renewed sense of wonder. “If we can impart anything to people, I hope it’s that feeling of losing yourself in a moment, stepping outside of yourself in the best imaginable way,” says Littlemore. “In a world that’s increasingly hard to navigate and understand, I think it’s so important to have those moments of levity and beauty and positivity, with the hope that maybe some of that feeling might carry on into the rest of your life.”