The music of Vlossom is an entry into another world, a wonderland both beautifully futuristic and profoundly elemental. Vlossom is a newly birthed collaboration between Australian musicians Nick Littlemore (of multi-platinum selling acts Empire of the Sun & PNAU) and Alister Wright (frontman of Australian indie rock band Cloud Control).
Vlossom’s debut single, “Catch Your Breath” unfolds in hypnotic rhythms and ethereal vocal work, a graceful collision of electronic experimentation and live instrumentation (largely provided by a line-up of legendary musicians whom Littlemore met through his work with Elton John). The lush and luminous track speaks to a metaphorical loss of composure. “It’s that feeling of seeing a thing of absolute beauty, whether it’s a girl or guy or plant or animal, and being brought into a heightened reality,” says Littlemore. “For the most part our everyday lives are fairly menial, so those moments when we do lose our breath are really something to dwell on.”
Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” is his 2011 film based on the novel of the same name by James Sallis. It was nominated for an Oscar for its sound editing, an honor completely deserved.
Its particularity lies in the fact that it is a successful action movie that overcomes the genre limitations; at the same time, it is appealing to the so-called mainstream audiences and arthouse film buffs. A character in the film, Bernie, says: “I used to produce movies in the 80s. Kind of like action films. Sexy stuff. One critic called them European. I thought they were shit.”