Blue Flux - The Beach Enthalpy Records ER CD-007.1 Original release date - 1999 11 tracks, total time 61.01 Released towards the end of 1999, and one-and-a-half years in the making, a lot of work has gone into making 'The Beach' the definitive Blue Flux album of the second Millennium. All compositions ably demonstrates Blue Flux's commitment towards comprehensively arranged and meticulously produced vocal and instrumental compositions. 'The Beach' features compositions that stand up well under repeated scrutiny. As on previous albums, Blue Flux's guitar playing still remains the focal point for most of it's tracks. However, the wide range of other instruments woven into the songs on this album ensure that 'The Beach' is not just another guitar rock CD. The first half of the album consists of atmospheric vocal pieces like 'The Big Sleep' and 'Atlantis', and the more aggressive and full-frontal exuberance of 'Mary's Notes'. It also contains the in-yer-face guitar bravado of 'Dream Catcher', as well as the suspense-ridden soundtrack work 'Committed'. The final track on the album is also it's centerpiece. Entitled '1000 Years', it's a 25 minute labour of love full of light and shade, charged with the hopes and fears of the (then) looming new Millennium. Prepare to be entertained...