Flotation Toy Warning – Bluffer’s Guide to the Flight Deck
10 songs, 72 minutes long
Bluffer’s Guide to the Flight Deck is one of my most recent discoveries, even though it was released back in 2005. The band, Flotation Toy Warning, made this single release and then vanished from the face of the earth, although their last.fm page hints at the possibility of a new album coming out this year. All I can say about that possibility is that I hope it’s true. Bluffer’s Guide to the Flight Deck sounds like something Sigur Rós might have written if they had Beirut as their singer, wrote lyrics in English, and played the theremin. The album sounds familiar, even though it’s not, and it is haunting and beautiful, full of strings and operatic vocals. Frankly, I would have loved this album without it, but when I first heard the theremin kick in halfway through the album, I was completely sold. Bluffer’s Guide to the Flight Deck is a hidden gem. This is an album of unsung genius, and a must-listen.