STREAM: “The Last Gods” (Eaux Remix)
“An earth angel launches into outer orbit for this sci-fi lullaby… Genuflex has left the coldly terrestrial behind to wind up right where he belongs; in the stars” –
“If Antony Hegarty were to ever add his dulcet tones to a soundscape created by Scott Walker for a Lynchian take on ‘American Psycho’, the outcome might not sound too dissimilar to the icy and emotive tones of Genuflex” – Dazed & Confused
London-based crooner Genuflex released “The Last Gods” single earlier this year. This week the song gets remixed by electronic trio Eaux. The remix relies heavily on improvisation. According to Eaux, “we knew we wanted the remix to be a live and physically played version rather than an edit within a computer, so we effected some of the original stems and made these into loops; then we improvised entirely live on top of them.”
With comparisons ranging from Roy Orbison and Liz Frazer, to Bobby Hatfield and Dead Can Dance, Genuflex, taken from the word Genuflection, meaning to drop to one knee in prayer, is the project moniker of Finn Vine (former White Rose Movement and Arturo). A soul crooner, who eloquently navigates the fundamental themes of loss, obsession and post-religion piety, through the dramatic anguish of the neo-torch song, to a truly heavenly epiphany.
His first release since the existentialist, 4am heartbreak, ‘Bludevotion E.P (Domino)’, is a single called ‘The Last Gods’. Co- produced by David Sitek (T.V On The Radio), the founder of Federal Prism, to which Finn has signed to. Re-workings follow from the legend that is Mark Stewart (The Pop Group), Eaux and East India youth.
With an album in the works, Finn writes, plays, and records everything himself in London.
The Last Gods (single)
Street Date: Out now