The gist Exiled front-man doesn't let distance stand in the way of progress The music Kamal Rasool just can't catch a break. No sooner had he morphed his DIY bedroom project Flamingods into a full on proper 5-piece, he found himself banished from the UK due to "visa issues". Not one to be beaten, this record was put together globally, with band members sending in their parts over the internet. How romantic. But actually, the first thing that strikes me about Hyperborea is that it doesn't sound phoned-in in any way shape or from.