There at least two bands sharing the name Flying. 1) Experimental Indie band from Brooklyn, NY 2) Melodic Death Metal (sometimes tagged as Heavy Melodic Death Metal) band from Ukraine. ---- 1) Flying is a collective of three translating magic words and mysterious noises into chaotically sweet and ardent performances. Howling, complex, disheveled, gentle and playful, their music is at once intimate and otherworldly, best described as new-dream-out-jazz-pop-noise-folk, invoking spirits Stevie Wonder, Sun Ra, Brigitte Fontaine, and Os Mutantes.
Contemporary points of reference include Animal Collective, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, and Deerhoof. Just-one-second-ago-broken Eggshell is Flying's debut full-length is out now on Mill Pond Records. The album was recorded at home, on beaches, in barns and fields over 6 months. Old accordions, broken pianos, buzzing guitars, thickets of drum claps mingle with harsh trills and murky creaks.
Influenced by everything, Eggshell is nonetheless a search and discovery mission, a set of narratives balanced between song and sound, a testament of anxiety and hope; a dense, fantastic adventure. Flying's second album, Faces of the Night, was released in 2008 by Menlo Park recordings. After extensive touring, including one supporting Deerhoof, Flying is taking a break to focus on other projects. Eben Portnoy and Sara Magenheimer live in Oakland, CA and play as Fertile Crescent, and Eliot Krinsky plays as Glass Ghost with Mike Johnson, a former contributor to Flying, in Brooklyn, NY.Make Flying Playlist