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Fluke have got a new single out on One Little Indian this week. I adored Techno Rose of Blighty back in the early 90's with all it's intricate keyboard runs (OK, trying not to sound like a Jean Michel Jarre fan here) but not so sure about anything I've heard since. Does anyone hold a flame for these guys still?

Kim Tortoise, Monday, 4 August 2003 14:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

No, but I still like my old 12"s.

What's that one that goes 'gonna try to find a way to liberate our hearts'?

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 4 August 2003 15:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Everyone should pick up the Fluke singles collection because it's GODLY.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 4 August 2003 17:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm interested to hear what the new Fluke sounds like. I loved a lot of their old stuff - "Techno rose of blighty" was pretty good and "Six wheel on my wagon" was superb, one disc of pumping pulsing dance music then one disc of slower moodier music. "Oto" was nearly as good, only problem being that it seemed to soundtrack a lot of "This Life" which put me off for a while. And then after "Risotto" it all went very very very quiet. So anything new is most welcome. I've seen them do some superb gigs in the mid 90s too... so, welcome back! And Nick, that song is "Philly", and it's fantastic.

Rob M (Rob M), Tuesday, 5 August 2003 08:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

not sure i wanna hear anything new by them, but the early stuff and "bullet" are great

zebedee (zebedee), Wednesday, 6 August 2003 11:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i still really like 'Tosh' (anyone have this on 12" in its mock Tesco graphics?) and 'Atom Bomb' - need to hear more of the earlier stuff

do you think they could've been a big as Underworld?

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 7 August 2003 10:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

YES

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 7 August 2003 13:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

My biopsychology tutor has got me back into Fluke in a big way (Six Wheels ... was one of the first records I bought after rocking up in Edinburgh in 1993). He's also given me a copy of the 2 Bit Pie album, which I'm listening to now -- effectively a rebadged Fluke. Came out two years ago; I'd never heard of it, and a cursory search of this place suggests nobody else has either.

It's not desperately good so far, although I'm only one track in. Like a more squelchy, old-skool Fluke. Meh.

grimly fiendish, Friday, 5 December 2008 20:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

there were some pretty good Fluke live shows on their website last year. not sure if they're still there. actually, not sure where they were to begin with but there are some good live sets out there if you're needing some additional Fluke stuffs. 2 Bit Pie: bought it, ripped it, listened to it, deleted it, sold it.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 5 December 2008 20:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Atom Bomb" has endured inclusion on the Wipeout XL soundtrack and a General Motors tv campaign and still makes it onto a few of my mix-CDs. I've never delved deeper than Risotto, but I consider it an equal to the other electronica crossover artists (like Underworld) of the same era.

derelict, Friday, 5 December 2008 21:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

I like Risotto a lot more than everything on Second Toughest... with the exception of the track "Pearl's Girl".

Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Friday, 5 December 2008 21:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

you crazy; 'juanita etc...' kills all. btw.

or something, Saturday, 6 December 2008 12:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I played Oto to death when it was out. I guess you could argue they're a Happy Shopper Underworld in some ways, but maybe more grounded in Electro or something?

Me and Ruth Lorenzo, Rollin' in the Benzo (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 6 December 2008 12:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

I WAS WRONG. 2 Bit Pie turned out to be kinda awesome in parts: downbeat angry electro clattering. Right up my alley.

grimly fiendish, Saturday, 6 December 2008 16:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

I still have an early record of theirs...whatever had that Joni song with the Joni Mitchell sample. I can't remember what it's called. I have it on vinyl if anyone cares. I absolutely flipped over it at the time. Pulled it out years later and it didn't sound so amazing.

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Saturday, 6 December 2008 20:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

sounds like you could almost call it a fluke, Bimble, eh?

rentboy, Sunday, 7 December 2008 03:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

also, my favorite thing Fluke ever did is Reeferendrum (as appears misspelled on S&D's NE2 and on the album Risotto)

But I'm also a big fan of the whole "Groovy Feeling" single, so many great mixes of an alltime great track.

I'm with Dan Perry above, they've had an amazing set of singles throughout their career.

Definitely Classique

rentboy, Sunday, 7 December 2008 12:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

sounds like you could almost call it a fluke, Bimble, eh?

LOL

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Sunday, 7 December 2008 12:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Fluke @ Tribal Gathering 1997 video is up on their (unofficial?) website!
(loads of other stuff too -> see "live" and "files" sections over there)

StanM, Thursday, 25 December 2008 18:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

(hold on, still downloading that vid, don't know if it's the complete show or not)

StanM, Thursday, 25 December 2008 18:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's only two tracks. check out the rest, though.

StanM, Thursday, 25 December 2008 18:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

I like Risotto a lot more than everything on Second Toughest... with the exception of the track "Pearl's Girl".

i got into fluke while everyone else was digging underworld. only got oto and risotto but they're both gold, the former especially. 'bullet' and 'ok' are jams 4 all time.

sister s (ledge), Thursday, 25 December 2008 19:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

That typical driving Fluke beat/bassline is so great! I mean, Electric Guitar (humbucker) - just cannot sit still.

StanM, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 23:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was thinking of a May I Dedicate A Little Poll To Fluke, but I doubt there'd be more than five votes :-(

StanM, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

I really love Fluke, especially the 3 albums after Techno Rose of Blighty

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 01:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

i picked up the six wheels .. cd for a wallet busting 99p a couple of weeks ago (along with a grid cd)
totally love it.

mark e, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 08:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Love Oto, and Risotto ain't half bad, but picked up six wheels... some time ago and it was eeeuuuuurgh get this jazz outta my face.

nanoflymo (ledge), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

well that's how i remember it, 'electric guitar' isn't sounding too bad right now though.

nanoflymo (ledge), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

man the moodier stuff on Six Wheels is fantastic - "Slowmotion" and "Astrosapiens" especially

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 18:53 (six years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

does anyone else think these guys sound like a worse Underworld? (not really an insult, by the way)

frogbs, Thursday, 28 March 2013 17:03 (five years ago) Permalink

everyone thinks they sounded like Underworld

the pheromones of hot clothing (DJP), Thursday, 28 March 2013 17:04 (five years ago) Permalink

I like the Global Communications mixes of Slid better than the original Fluke version.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

I WAS WRONG. 2 Bit Pie turned out to be kinda awesome in parts: downbeat angry electro clattering. Right up my alley.

for some reason this album passed me by on the first couple listens but now I'm starting to think it's really good? like about as good as the best Fluke albums.

Syntax's album rules too. shame they didn't do more.

frogbs, Monday, 15 February 2016 15:31 (two years ago) Permalink

Idk, I used to like fluke for their lyrics, especially on oto, they were different and inventive and usually good fun. Then I get to track 3 of 2 pie island and it's "nobody never made me feel like you do"... well as long as he's happy ಠ_ಠ

ledge, Monday, 15 February 2016 20:36 (two years ago) Permalink

the bachman-turner overdrive of techno, always good for a spin

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 15 February 2016 21:32 (two years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

weston super mare!

StanM, Saturday, 26 November 2016 16:52 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I like Risotto a lot more than everything on Second Toughest... with the exception of the track "Pearl's Girl".

― Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Friday, 5 December 2008 21:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol I was listening to Risotto this morning and thinking "wow, after the first two tracks it's like Fluke had this great idea just to make an entire album's worth of tracks like "Pearls Girl" - I bet Dan would love it."

Possible thread idea: X artist's album Y = an extended meditation on B artist's solitary track C.

Tim F, Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:29 (eight months ago) Permalink


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