It has been nearly three years since Flume‘s sophomore LP, Skin. At the time, it was hard to image the Aussie beatsmith outdoing his self-titled 2012 debut, though with his second studio LP, the former What So Not proponent effortlessly propelled himself to Grammy Award-winning greatness with the likes of Kai, Beck, AlunaGeorge, and Vic Mensa in tow. Back in January, Flume promised new music was expected to land in 2019, then without much more than a day’s notice, announced the delivery of a surprise new mixtape, Hi, This is Flume on March 20.
Now, Flume’s latest body of work is available in full, and the three-year gap since his last full release proves to be well worth the wait. Capping out at 17 tracks with a accentuating visualizer, Hi, This is Flume showcases evident growth from the “Never Be Like You” producer while still managing to hold true to Flume’s beloved brand of off-kilter, genre-twisting appeal across the tape’s 38-minute run time.