LOVE IT. Grooves, warmth, melody, seductive vocals – this second album from Brooklyn’s Flutronix, the flute-wielding duo of Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull is a home run. Produced by Flutronix along with Tony Maimone (yes, the uber-bassman) at Brooklyn’s Studio G, everything about this album is right. 2.0 moves along like a finely tuned car – solid, comfortable, pleasurable – and everything on this album is just that. The vocals oscillate between cool and warm; sexy yet playful and the musicianship is purely on fire. They make flutes rock, period. And these two wonderful ladies made me like a song I could never stand – their cover of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” is reimagined and works within the context of the overall album.
Of the other standouts on this release, the opener, the aptly-titled “Everything Begins” immediately draws you in with the vocals and the groove – smooth and silky. “They Ain’t You” is sweet and sexy; “Flock” is an instrumental workout that (to me) shows off the sheer skill of these two flautists. “She Is” is the album’s magnum opus – gorgeous; shimmering, dramatic, epic – a fine way to close out this set.
There are only 9 tracks on this album, but let it lull you in and whet your appetite for the next one – I am of the hope and belief we will hear much more from these two very fine musicians in the not-too-distant future.