Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Flume

Skin (Mom+Pop)

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Twenty-four-year-old Australian wunderkind Harley Streten has taken a step backward to push forward and cross over on his atmospheric second LP. Where his self-titled debut inflected J Dilla and underground, alt-soul into his electro-pop, Skin goes Technicolor and bigger, effectively standing on the shoulders of Disclosure and giant stars including Skrillex, Diplo, and album collaborator/reinventor Beck ("Tiny Cities"). Showing capability in whatever he chooses, Flume can go downtempo with AlunaGeorge ("Innocence"), uptempo with some edge ("Smoke & Retribution," featuring Vince Staples, or Vic Mensa-assisted "Lose It"), and full-on runaway smash ("Never Be Like You" with Kai on vocals.) (7pm, HomeAway stage)

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