Sam Flax: “Child of Glass”
Sam Flax has released a sharp-edged ride through 80s-flavoured avant-pop. “Child Of Glass” from his debut album Age Waves, released on The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing and Burger Records, is iconic of a musical fusion meeting the past with a reinvigorating sound.
Sam Flax brilliantly rejuvenates legendary synthesizer sounds with an innovative and mold-breaking approach. It is drenched with hypnotic sequenced sounds accompanied by a melodic voice and a haunting charm that manifests in an unexpected psychedelic-geared ending. The track can seem almost is slavishly retro, with sequenced hand claps, kick drums, and an atmospheric chorus. However, it is much more than a trip backwards, with its underlying concept revealing a sophisticated understanding of pop.
“Child of Glass” successfully establishes the organic texture to a full album. Highly heightens a fusion which is in few instances accomplished. An elegant approach, but most importantly an outstanding result.
Sam Flax’s debut album Age Waves released on The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing and Burger Records on September 17th. In the meantime, get ye to Bandcamp for a pre-order and more listening
Written by Marty Preciado