In My Headphones: Fluke

So, recently I have been stuck on Fluke. They may be most well known to the general population (if at all) for the "sex/rave scene" music in The Matrix Reloaded, a track called Zion. Unless you listen to stuff like Chemical Brothers, The Crystal Method and Underworld you probably haven't heard of them. I dare say that most people who know me wouldn't necessarily pick me out to be a Techno/Trip-Hop/Electronica music fan, but generally it is the one style of music I will almost always be in the mood to listen or dance to (btw, not Colleen's cup of tea at all).

I recently decided to start pulling together music for working out (re: the new gym membership and workout goals) and I went straight to my main music for good rhythm and motivation. After sifting through some of my favorite stuff I have managed to get stuck listening to lots of Fluke again. I have a mix of my favorite songs from all of their albums so I am not really listening to one album per se. if you want to start out with one album though I would recommend "Puppy" or "Risotto" or go ahead and get a compilation. The 3 CD boxed set, "Progressive History XXX", has great mixes on it but if you only want to dip a toe in you can get "Progressive X" which is a 1 CD short list from the full boxed set.

There is now a new Fluke-based project called 2 Bit Pie that are supposed to put an album out in September. I'm curious to see what they deliver.

A PopMatters review of Progressive X and here is their review of Puppy.

For another perspective here is a review of Puppy from Progressive Sounds.

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I discovered Fluke music through many blockbuster film soundtracks... most notably The Matrix Reloaded and of course Sin City as well as featuring prominently on the soundtracks to the Need For Speed and Wipeout video game series.

-Joanne
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