Tuesday, October 2, 2007
BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATION OF SUPER-CUTE VINTAGE SYNTHESIZERS OF THE 60'S MIXED WITH AIR-LIKE GLOOMY ATMOSPHERE. A PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR YOUR AUTUMN OCTOBER RAINY DAY.
ALBUM`````````````FOR BEGGINNER PIANO
GENRE`````````````INDIE ELECTRONIC/AMBIENT POP
This band unfortunately published only this album but it is so complete that I dont know if they could ever achieve this coherent sound again. They are an insanely sane mixture of some of my favourite electronic bands such as Air, Mouse on Mars, Autechre, Stereolab and Add N (To X).
For Beginner Piano is an enjoyable album, especially for those interested in the history of the synthesizer and tape music ('60s pioneers Perrey & Kingsley are probably the best reference point). Though their attraction to vintage electronics places them in league with groups such as Add N (To X) and Stereolab, most of Plone's songs actually sound like they were recorded during the late '60s or early '70s -- the basslines are undoubtedly chunkier, and there's a bit more clutter to the productions, but the melodies are simplistic and in the forefront while the tempos rarely make it over 60 bpm. At times, Plone sounds reminiscent of Mouse on Mars or like a Spartan version of Air, but the general drift of the proceedings is much closer to Esquivel than Autechre.