Taken from new EP ‘Attentioncore’ out 17th July
“The Slovakian producer is a future-pop juggernaut, someone capable to bending electronic tropes to cast fresh shapes” – Clash Magazine
Slovakian electronic producer, musician and DJ, FVLCRVM, creates thought provoking, electronically charged soundscapes on his new EP, ‘Attentioncore’ due this July through MOM I MADE IT an imprint of Universal Music and will pre-empt its release with a bouncy alt-pop jam ‘Bad Blood’.He says: “This may sound like a love song but the inspiration came from online discussions. I kept reading comments of trolls and generally unhappy people and I kept stalking their profiles (if they weren’t obviously fake) because I desperately tried to understand the way how they think and live. The gap between my bubble and these people is widening every year and sometimes it seems like we live on a different planet. I wanted to reflect the more savvy, intelligent people with this song, treating trolls as trash, thinking that google search can make everyone wiser.” A deft musician adept at various instruments, having been brought up on a steady diet of gospel and soul as reflected in his work, FVLCRVM draws on a myriad of influences from soul, R&B, house, grime and footwork to create a complex smogasbord of intelligent, well crafted pop with an air of uber-cool flourish. Following on from his previous EP ‘Words Loose Meaning’, the new 5-track EP ‘Attentioncore’ combines elements of modern club and electronic music together with catchy pop hooks and irreverent social commentary. FVLCRVM explains: “I’ve spent the last three years working from home so the whole lockdown hasn’t affected me much except I don’t meet new people that often. That’s why I keep losing the ability to reflect on other people’s stories. I rather became interested in what’s triggering certain choices and decisions and where does all this start. And that’s what ‘Attentioncore’ is mostly about. I became really comfortable with the constant flow of choices. But the ever increasing amount of possibilities is slowing me down every day and makes me spend more time choosing than consuming or creating something. Everytime I try to narrow the choices there is this fear of being disconnected, getting stuck in the same patterns, opinions and taste for everything. As if that’s the only quality people judge me for. But the line between my self-reflection and self-absorption is really thin and the latter is generally the mother of all mental problems. So I guess the most important filter for potentially life-changing or destructing ideas is the brain’s attention centre. That’s where all the good and bad impulses live or just die out at the gates.”
FVLCRVM’s live shows build the bridge between a DJ set and live vocal / instrumental performance and this crosslink is evident in the new EP. Garnering over 1.7 million streams on Spotify, his previous releases drew accolades from the likes of Atwood Magazine, DJ Mag, Earmilk and Complex Magazine; and landed him countless of shows around the globe with fellow luminaries like Hudson Mohawke, Just Blaze, Pomo, Tokimonsta, Falty DL and others. FVLCRVM’s trajectory is most certainly on the rise.