KITCHEN. LABEL founder Ricks Ang caught up with Bandcamp to discuss FluxUS and its importance to the Singapore experimental music scene with the record store’s co-founders and artists involved.
“Experimental music is such a broad thing, but I think [with FluxUs] we were able to see different forms,” reflects Ang, who remembers being particularly drawn to Japanese improvised music, as well as free and acid folk—interests that will not surprise those who know his work with April Lee as the ambient folk duo ASPIDISTRAFLY. “There was a special momentum at the time, in that there were artists spread around the local scene exploring new directions in music, who were interested in this kind of music. I think FluxUs really gave us all the reason to actually gather, and we gathered very quickly.”