Flaural / ˈflôrəl / is the unified sum of four equal parts. The hypnotic pulse of Nick Berlin’s kraut rock drum grooves crystalize as the backdrop atop which sprawls the band’s ethereal art-pop-songwriting. Connor Birch’s expansive synths and keys, the unique virtuosity and aggression of Noah Pfaff’s guitar playing, and the resonant croon of Collin Johnson’s vocals and driving bass lines all coalesce into experimental psych rock that warmly invites the uninitiated listener into the unknown. Following a string of EPs — 2015’s Thin King and 2016’s Over Imaginary Cigarettes — Flaural’s debut LP, appropriately titled Postponement, was three years in the making. Curb the Excess, an extended play, was intended as a succinct release following Flaural’s debut LP, Postponement, in March of 2019. After Postponement, an LP that took one hundred and twenty hours of recording time over three years, Flaural wanted to tighten sessions together and complete this shorter collection of songs in a more condensed fashion. Recording Sessions for Curb the Excess, co-produced, engineered, and mixed by James Barone (Beach House, Nathaniel Rateliff) at Crown Lanes Studio, began immediately following rigorous touring in the fall of 2019. Due to the pandemic, the release was postponed, and slated for the bands 5-year anniversary on November 5th, 2020. Curb the Excess is the band’s fourth release, their first, the Thin King EP came out on November 5th, 2015.