Experimental Cincinnati Electronic trio FLOCKS recently released a new single. The instrumental band's "CNX" is its first new music since last year's self-titled full-length debut.
Recently nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Electronic category for the second year in a row, the group features three skillful, creative technicians — drummer Tom Buckley, guitarist/bassist Stephen Patota and Josh Jessen, who plays keys, synths and "keybass." FLOCKS's mission statement says they are "driven by a fascination with the possibilities of human interpretation of electronic sounds" — the musicians don't merely play along with the electronic sounds; they actually play them.
As such, "CNX" is spontaneous and unpredictable, unspooling with intuitive, Jazz-like sensibilities through a spectrum wheel of tones and feels. The track entrancingly drifts between ethereal ambiance and more punctuating sonics like a streamlined amalgam of Post Rock, Krautrock, Prog and Jazz Fusion that turns into something entirely new.
"CNX" is available now on all major streaming platforms. Visit the FLOCKS Facebook page for the latest updates.