Solid low end, atmospheric vocal harmonies, wild arpeggios, endlessly modulated 808 beats mixed with unusual samples in various tempos makes FVLCRVM’s cross-genred debut EP suited not only for clubs.
FVLCRVM /ˈfʊlkrəm/ grew up in a church playing jazz and funk guitar, learned to play as many instruments as he could handle, fell in love with synths as a teenager, formed a band with which he plays until now. Started DJing and producing his own tracks with the name borrowed from the coolest jet fighter ever. Pišta Kráľovič aka FVLCRVM is one of the guys for whose using the same pattern twice would never work.
* Gospel of Juke - vocal sample by Mista Bonsoir
** That's The Way It Is - vocal sample by Patricia Edwards
"Ok so I’ve never heard of FVLCRVM, but I do know Gergaz label and when they put something out, I’m always keen to listen. And I’ve now listened to his EP three times now. Granted I have my favorites from the EP, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of the EP isn’t worth the perusal.
The first full tune, though, is wat cements the entire EP for me. It’s one really great tune and is worth getting the EP just on the merits of this one. Using some lilting vocals that you usually find in some beatsmithing materials, FVLCRVM employs some jukey goodness to fill it out into a wonderful tune all on it’s own. Then with the tune Yummy, we have some future garagey goodness, and when the EP concludes with the wonderful and soulful ‘That’s The Way It Goes’, you taken a trip down a lot of Future paths. Future House, Future Garage, Future Juke even, and the intro is Future something. I know I probably use the term ‘Future’ a bit much, but on this EP, it fits the bill."
"Pišta Kráľovič, front man of Slovak band Nvmeri (ex-The Uniques) felt always attraction to club music. Under the alias Que he presented himself with energetic sets and decent production, but then he sort of vanished. But the beginning of year 2014 sees emergence of a new alias – this time Pišta has decided to explore the world of club music as FVLCRVM. On Gergaz label he has released – for free! (aka name your price) – 6 track EP ‘Notch‘, which is filled in with quality, modern sounding production. The tunes oscillate between juke (‘Gospel Of Juke‘), house (‘Prism Visions‘) and bass music (‘Yummy!‘), while the EP still sounds consistent thanks to his characteristic and recognizable sound. Excellent comeback, dear FVLCRVM!"
"Wow. What a beautiful surprise. I have to praise Dj UMB for spotting right away the good stuff around. When he offered us to blog this EP, i didn’t actually know what to expect reading the small presentation on the Bandcamp page, but then listening to the 6 tracks of Notch EP released on Gergaz netlabel i got immediatly my player on repeat and spent the evening pleasing my ears with such beautiful sounds.
The sound of FVLCRVM is not dedicated to one genre. It’s just his music, juke, nu-disco garage, #seapunk, it’s a wide array of styles. But there’s a signature, the resonating synths that have a lot of room in the mix, a sophisticated drumbeat that doesn’t overlap the vocals ; this EP has been made carefully with a real love for music.
And guess what ? It’s a pay what you want download. It’s quite rare to get some gem-tracks like that for a non-fixed price, so do what you have to do !"
released 09 January 2014