“Claire De Lune” was unequivocally one of the best (in my opinion, the best) songs in 2012. It’s rare for a downtempo song to completely enrapture the bloggosphere–but Flight Facilities are simply on a completely different stratosphere than their contemporaries, crafting an unparalleled, hypnotic sound that ironically emerged from “Nu Disco.” I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love Claire De Lune, and the only complaint I can levy is that it’s so beautiful that it’s a tad bit depressing at times.
When this type of song ends, you don’t have much to look forward to when you get your head out of the clouds. It’s just an epic–you can both lose and find yourself throughout it. Side note: I’m very intrigued to see where Flight Facilities sound goes from here–and praying for a full-length album–as you rarely see a group shift in vibe so drastically and suddenly with such deft (whatup Skrillex).
The second complaint I could lob at the track is that you can’t listen to it outside of a “chill setting,” something Flight Facilities have clearly tiptoed well in the past. Especially since”Crave You” was the ultimate song that flawlessly borders the upbeat and the downtempo, ripe for both setting.
Thanks to LA based DJ/Producer Them Jeans–who rarely makes edits, but when he does, delivers–that’s no longer the case. I’ve been both anxious and scared for worthy remixes or edits of this song since it came out, one that could make it a tad more “club friendly” and a little less melancholy. With a crisp bass line and pimp vocal alterations, Them Jeans certainly has delivered.