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The Beach

by Blue Flux

Guitar-driven sonic joy, meticulously produced, with fluid grooves, inventive arrangements and spine-tingling atmospheric enchantment.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Big Sleep
7:09 $0.99
2. Mary's Notes
6:11 $0.99
3. Dream Catcher
7:28 $0.99
4. Atlantis
7:36 $0.99
5. Committed
8:02 $0.99
6. 1000 Years Part 1 (Connecting the Dots)
8:01 $0.99
7. 1000 Years Part 2 (Cost of Liberty)
4:59 $0.99
8. 1000 Years Part 3 (Cool Jerusalem)
5:33 $0.99
9. 1000 Years Part 4 (Off Message)
1:50 $0.99
10. 1000 Years Part 5 (Catching the Wave)
3:05 $0.99
11. 1000 Years Part 6 (The Beach)
0:53 $0.99
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Album Notes
Blue Flux - The Beach
Enthalpy Records ER CD-007.1
Original release date - 1999
11 tracks, total time 61.01

Released towards the end of 1999, and one-and-a-half years in the making, a lot of work has gone into making "The Beach" the definitive Blue Flux album of the second Millennium. All compositions ably demonstrates Blue Flux's commitment towards comprehensively arranged and meticulously produced vocal and instrumental compositions.

"The Beach" features compositions that stand up well under repeated scrutiny. As on previous albums, Blue Flux's guitar playing still remains the focal point for most of its tracks. However, the wide range of other instruments woven into the songs on this album ensure that "The Beach" is not just another guitar rock CD.

The first half of the album consists of atmospheric vocal pieces like 'The Big Sleep' and 'Atlantis', and the more aggressive and full-frontal exuberance of 'Mary's Notes'. It also contains the in-yer-face guitar bravado of 'Dream Catcher', as well as the suspense-ridden soundtrack work 'Committed'.

The final track on the album is also its centerpiece. Entitled '1000 Years', it's a 25 minute labour of love full of light and shade, charged with the hopes and fears of the (then) looming new Millennium. Prepare to be entertained...



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Jurriaan Hage

Blue Flux at their Progressive peak!
What I was hoping for, for progressive (rock) fans, this album of Blue Flux is more appealing than their later album Sugarbeat, which, although nice, was very acoustic guitar oriented. The acoustic guitar also features prominently
on this one, but the electronics present on The Beach do add a new dimension, especially where it concerns mood building. Main references are Oldfield, Gabriel, Pink Floyd, (Guy) Manning and Roy Harper. A versatile and extremely likeable album.