Flotation Toy Warning ’Bluffer’s Guide To The Flight Deck", vinyl release
Most of Flotation Toy Warning met for the first time whilst working in North London in a sprawling old grey brick building enveloped in trees - a former women’s refuge, then place for injured soldiers to convalesce during World War I.
Choosing a name from words written on beach balls and swimming rings, they agreed to live together in a warehouse with no windows in East London. Converted from an old clothes factory it was ideal for making as much noise as you wanted, whenever you wanted. Which they did, whilst constructing a sound by plugging things into other things that shouldn’t rightly be plugged into anything. Then singing through them until something interesting happened.
This lead to a series of performances in churches, boats, art galleries and someone’s living room, two EPs then an album called Bluffer’s Guide to the Flight Deck. They subsequently became distracted for a considerable amount of time by something interesting they found written on a wall.
Bluffer’s Guide to the Flight Deck is now being released on vinyl (together with two bonus tracks) with a new long player to follow.
FLOTATION TOY WARNING "Bluffer’s Guide To The Flight Deck" vinyl (double LP, gatefold + mp3, limited edition, 525 ex.
1. Happy 13 - 2. Popstar Researching Oblivion - 3. Losing Carolina For Drusky - 4. Made From Tiny Boxes - 5.Donald Pleasance - 6. Fire Engine On Fire Part 1 - 7. Fire Engine On Fire Part 2 - 8. Even Fantastica - 9. Happiness Is On The Outside - 10. How The Plains Left Me Flat ++ 11. This Is Not A Lifesaver – 12. Even Fantastica [Goodbye To The Flight Deck Mix]
Out, june 15th. Pre-orders from our webstore will start may 25.
"At once fascinating and bizarre, Flotation Toy Warning combine traditional folk instruments, murky breakbeats and a hyper-appealing pick-and-mix vocal style in their captivating sonic stew." Rock Sound
"One of the most naturally strange accompaniments to the onset of morning mists and eye searing sunsets imaginable." Tangents
"Swirls of guitar, looped samples and beautifully bereft vocals to beguiling lo-fi effect, recalling both DIY Flaming Lips and the glitchyside of Sparklehorse……Buckled but beauteous, psychedelic Victoriana with beats." Time Out