Album Review: Flamingosis - Daymaker

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Album Review: Flamingosis - Daymaker
Artist Name:
Flamingosis
Album Name:
Daymaker
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Album
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EM Review Rating:
9.0

Celebrating the release of his debut studio album Daymaker, Brooklyn-based electronic solo-act Flamingosis has spent the past several years innovating electronic music behind the scenes. Through an array of production styles, masterfully curated samples, he has melded the fine line between indie electronic and funk. Expanding upon the foundation set via the release of the debut projects singles: "Wild Summer," "Daymaker," and "Cosmic Feeling" the new work comes warmly welcomed by fans and fellow producers alike. 

Daymaker is an electronic journey through time and space, melding high energy future-funk beats with melodic soundscapes, spaced out synths, and groovy guitar riffs. Available now on all streaming services of choice, limited edition Daymaker vinyl and merchandise options are also available inclusive of 180g double LP with pink discs and a 12x24 poster insert, beach towel, sunglasses and more exclusive items.

Having set forth with a mission of exploring sounds across live and experimental electronic elements to span a journey from day to night, Famingosis accomplishes this through incorporating potpourri of collaborations and samplings from both all-star talent and up and coming artists across a breadth of complimenting genres. With contributors ranging from keyboardist Borahm Lee [Pretty Lights], Jeff Franca [Thievery Corporation], Hunter Roberts, hip-hop funk duo Recess and Mike Tallman [Euforquestra], all while incorporating samples from the late '70s, early '80s, from the likes of Graham Central Station, Tim Maia, The Voices of East Harlem, Eddie Hazel, Niteflyte, and more.  

A bright, brief introduction to the ambient, otherworldly sounds of Daymaker, "First Light" transitions smoothly into the funk-fueled instrumentals of the title track, utilizing complementing synth melodies and exacting a vision of an album that sonically scales a scene of the sunup to sundown. Capturing the rays of a summertime vibe, the album’s inaugural single "Wild Summer," originally released last August, is a kick-back tune for the season and takes listeners to a warm place in any setting. Paying homage to his family in the official music video incorporates old footage of his father and uncle who were world-renowned professional frisbee players back in the 1970s-1980s. In fact, his father and uncle coined the term "Flamingosis" as a freestyle frisbee move, inspiring Aaron’s stage name for his projects.

Diversifying Daymaker’s palette to a Latin variety, the Joe Battan inspired "Make It Happen" is composed of plentiful organic elements across guitar, synths and percussion — both this and the following Eddie Hazel driven cut "Sunnyvale" feature both inspired samples and original studio recordings.

The album’s title track and sophomore single "Daymaker" is a roller coaster through buoyant varieties in style, implementing a vast array of organic string and brass alongside an eclectic percussive profile. Set in the midst of summer, the animated video for ‘Daymaker’ , produced by Tandem Media, takes the viewer on a unique visual journey through the city —  from the viewpoint of the frisbee - to experience the best aspects of a perfect summer day. As the album draws towards sunset, "Avenue of the Fireflies" resembles a summer night in New York at dusk when the streets are brightened by their bioluminescence. 

Having served as the penultimate single ahead of the album’s release in full, "Cosmic Feeling" brings Daymaker to its conclusion. A massive collaborative effort,‘Cosmic Feeling’ was recorded at Color Red Studios in Denver, Colorado. Engineered by Tallman, Eddie Roberts and produced by Flamingosis, ‘Cosmic Feeling’ arranges an eclectic variety of unique sonic elements.  Seeing the album’s progression from morning into night to day’s end, the final track and animated video for Flamingosis’s debut studio album captures a nocturnal venture into the cosmos.

In the midst of the buzz for the release of the new album, just last week Flamingosis hosted an interactive Super Smash Brothers tournament over Twitch, where fans had the opportunity to face off with Aaron as well as compete against each other for a private preview of Daymaker ahead of its release.  Alongside his passion for producing innovative music, Flamingosis enjoys engaging with his fans over common interests and fans can expect more opportunities to connect with the burgeoning artist in the time ahead. 

He is now preparing tirelessly for an extensive North American fall tour supporting the release of Daymaker, which will see him play 24 live shows hitting all major markets, With full dates listed below, tickets are on-sale now for all shows on the upcoming tour set to run from September through to December 2021.

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