I caught up with Flux Capacitor last week on their Ambush Glowing Tour when they played Nectar’s in Burlington, Vermont. They were the perfect band to welcome music lovers in from the cold for a beer and a jam.
Flux Capacitor is a three-piece band from Reading, Pennsylvania made of the brothers Specht: Peter (guitar), Jason (drums), and Michael (keyboards). They have recently beeen joined by Cassy Yost who steps in for part of the set and who, by the way, renders an amazing vocal interpretation of the Jefferson Airplane standard, “White Rabbit.” The band describes their music as the “melding of varied rock idioms with elements of electronica – in the context of fluid improvisation.” I can’t argue with that. They opened their set with a 10+ minute jam that rolled amazing guitar passages into consuming keyboard entrancements and back again. Peter’s voice is hypnotic, cruising as it does through, and along with, the other instruments. You can truly float away in the listen and completely forget where you are. In the first set (they played more but I only got to see the first one), after the trio opened with extended musical forms, Cassy Yost joined for several, mostly shorter pieces, adding her strong vocal presence. The four of them together were perfectly cohesive and there didn’t seem to be a transition at all, just a flow. Toward the end of the set, the trio took over again and laid down some more long-form wonderment.
Make sure you see Flux Capacitor whenever you get the chance. They are on the road in the South for select upcoming December dates. It is a great evening of music and you’ll want to come back and get some more. Meanwhile, their newest release is Set to Gravitate which you can hear on Spotify and other streaming platforms, or you can buy at Bandcamp [here].
Tour dates and band info: http://fluxcapacitorband.com/
© Wayne Edwards.