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Flotation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck download mp3 album
Album:
Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck
Style:
Psychedelic Rock, Brit Pop, Downtempo
Released:
2004
Country:
UK
FLAC vers. size:
1391 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1915 mb
WMA vers. size:
1945 mb
Other formats
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Rating:
4.6 ★
Votes:
395

Flotation Toy Warning - they will come to regret that name - are so intent on shrouding themselves in mystery that it often overshadows the material. Bluffer is by no means a bad record. In fact, it may end up on many a critic's "Best Of" list come December, but for all of their detailed attention to back-story, enigmatic lyrics, and supposed inventiveness, Flotation Toy Warning's full-length debut is surprisingly conservative.

After two acclaimed EPs, FTW’s much-delayed debut album is certainly impressive?but, like the ludicrous Polyphonic Spree, somewhat overstated. Caked in strings, horns, mellotrons and shrieking operatics, nearly every track is epic or stately enough to close most other band’s albums. They even wrap it with clunky trip hop. There are passages of fractured beauty on Losing Carolina; For Drusky and Donald Pleasance, but these are still poor compensations for either songs or trailblazing. Instead, they fall somewhere between Mercury Rev’s billowing drama and Sparklehorse’s witchy atmospherics.

If Flotation Toy Warning is out to lull listeners with sheer melodic excess, perhaps it's working a little too well. Over the course of the band's elegant avant-pop debut, it subjugates effect to ambition, inflating concise pop sound-bites to epic proportions (10 songs in a daunting 72 minutes).

Bluffer’s Guide to the Flight Deck. Flotation Toy Warning. Bluffer’s Guide to the Flight Deck Tracklist. Show all albums by Flotation Toy Warning. F. Bluffer’s Guide to the Flight Deck.

Flotation Toy Warning are a band from somewhere, formed at some point. The first song on the album, ‘Happy 13’, was on a Channel 5 ident from about 2010. The album is bloated to the point of obesity. You can’t say it isn’t lush, though.

This album has an average beat per minute of 123 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 85/169 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck. BPM Profile Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck. Album starts at 151BPM, ends at 117BPM (-34), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Flotation Toy Warning. The Machine That Made Us. 2017.

Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck. Studio album by Flotation Toy Warning. Recorded by Steve Swindon at The Old Clothes Factory. Mixed by Brian O'Shaughnessy and Flotation Toy Warning at Bark Studio. Mastered by Nick Robbins at Soundmastering. Produced by Steve Swindon and Flotation Toy Warning. All songs written by Paul Carter and Ben Clay with Flotation Toy Warning. Lyrics by Paul Carter. Brass and string arrangements by Vicky West.

Tracklist

Untitled 1:50
Happy 13 4:52
Popstar Researching Oblivion 6:14
Losing Carolina; For Drusky 7:57
Made From Tiny Boxes 1:29
Donald Pleasance 9:28
Fire Engine On Fire Pt.I 6:51
Fire Engine On Fire Pt.II 6:56
Even Fantastica 7:29
Happiness Is On The Outside 3:28
How The Plains Left Me Flat 15:40

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
POINT016 CD, POINT 016CD Flotation Toy Warning Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck ‎(CD, Album) Pointy, Pointy POINT016 CD, POINT 016CD UK 2004
TAL-012 Flotation Toy Warning Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck ‎(CD, Album) Talitres Records TAL-012 France 2004
MSR36 Flotation Toy Warning Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck ‎(CD, Album) Misra MSR36 US 2005
MSR036 Flotation Toy Warning Bluffer's Guide To The Flightdeck ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Misra MSR036 US 2005
TAL012LP Flotation Toy Warning Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Talitres Records TAL012LP France 2015
none Flotation Toy Warning Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck ‎(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Talitres Records none Unknown


  • Faehn
Wonderful pressing and beautiful packaging for an incredible album. An instant classic.
  • Elastic Skunk
I don't even know how I stumbled upon this but I'm so glad that I did. Beautiful album and soothes the head on a Monday drive to work.
  • Aloo
Finally a vinyl release of this Masterpiece!!! Brilliant..