Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Unlike other electronic bands, Fluke has a real guitarist, a vocalist and traditional song structures to their music. With huge guitar loops and growling vocals, they will appeal to everyone from NIN to Marilyn Manson. Ris... more »
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Unlike other electronic bands, Fluke has a real guitarist, a vocalist and traditional song structures to their music. With huge guitar loops and growling vocals, they will appeal to everyone from NIN to Marilyn Manson. Risotto has 10 tracks, including the singles 'Atom Bomb' (featured on 'The Saint' soundtrack & MTV's 'Amp' program and comp CD), 'Absurd' and 'Squirt'. 1997 Astralwerks release. EMI. 2005.
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Edgar Andy | Edmonton, Alberta Canada | 11/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD on a whim. Having heard only a few Fluke tracks before, and not quite knowing what to expect, I was blown away... It begins with Absurd, a rather abstract piece which gains high energy early in and stays as such through the whole piece. Atom Bomb is next, it's Fluke's most commercial success, and having been on several soundtracks, including The Saint, is the song most people think of when they think of Fluke. Its energy is amazing. Kitten Moon is next, with its trace-like elements slowing things down. Mosh kicks things up again, an excellent instrumental, then flows smoothly into Bermuda. Setback is slower and a little more focussed, but soon moves into Amp and Reeferendrum, two solid instrumentals. Squirt knocks in the bizarre lyrics again, and the final track, Goodnight Lover, is dark and fast... Overall, it is an amazing and very involving CD..."
Fluke's greatness is no fluke.
Trevor C. Cook | Ramstein, Germany | 08/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For the longest time I heard snippets and samples here and there of this stellar album. But for the longest time, and for a variety of reasons, I just couldn't get my hands on a copy. Well, I finally did, and Risotto is one of the grooviest discs ever.
And there's no other word for Risotto; it's just groovy. The album arguably peaks too early. Absurd, the opening track, is a fantastic, in-your-face start for this great CD; it's just one of those jaw-dropping, "What am I listening to 'cause I love it" numbers. Unfortunately, it's also just so good that it makes the rest of the CD seem kind of tame in comparison. But don't let that fool you. Tame for Fluke is still lightyears ahead of just about everybody else. Atom Bomb, the mega-hit from the album (featured in countless soundtracks, and understandably so), is a slick, big beat blaster that, like Absurd, just makes you want to move. The album tones itself down a little from here on, with the dreamy Kitten Moon, the funky Mosh, the laid-back Bermuda. Setback brings a noticeable drum & bass edge to the table, while Amp, if you'll forgive the pun, amps the album back up. Reeferendrum is an insanely different remix of Absurd, and while nowhere near as amazing as the Whitewash remix (featured on Fluke's Progressive History X CD), still manages to be worth your time. Squirt is probably my least favorite track, but it's still good enough that I never skip it. The album closes with Goodnight Lover, a smooth and agile breakbeat number.
Fluke's been around for ages, and you've probably heard them all over and just never knew. Absurd was used in the trailers and making-of featurette for The Bourne Identity, and the Whitewash remix of Absurd was used in The Matrix Revolutions trailer featured in the Enter The Matrix video game. Atom Bomb's been used in countless movies, and more noticeably it became the unoffical theme for the WipeOut racing series for the Sony PlayStation. And Fluke's latest, Zion (on The Matrix Reloaded album), was used as the music during the rave scene in The Matrix Reloaded, as well as the TV commercial for the BMW 5 Series. It's ironic that Fluke choose to call themselves that, since their talent is clearly no fluke; they've been around since before electronica was even heard of, and will undoubtedly be around for even longer. Risotto is probably their strongest outing, and I wouldn't hesitate to rank this album right up there with BT's Movement In Still Life, Crystal Method's Vegas and Sasha's Involver. Fluke is sensational, and fans of Underworld and good grooves in general should run, not walk, to their nearest source of electronica and pick up Risotto. It's a classic."
For an new listener, this is the best "first album."
Trevor C. Cook | 11/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought Risotto about a year ago, maybe a little longer, but regardless, it is one of the most diversely put together cd's I own. When I first got it I listened to is so much I thought I was going to wear it out. It never happened. The grooves are so precisely put together on each and every track that you hear something new every time you listen to it. If you are beginning to move into the techno/electronica scene and are wondering where a good place to start is, then look no further. I have over 100 electronica cd's and this one still remains at the top of my list."