• pictureplane Dark Rift (CD, £3.95)

    label: Lovepump United

    Having cut his teeth on killer remixes for Crystal Castles, HEALTH and Thieves Like Us, 24-year-old weirdo performance artist Travis Egedy, aka Pictureplane, delivers his first full length. He obsesses over the cosmos, '90s house music, collective consciousness and mind-altering chemicals you've never heard of. Much like his interests, Pictureplaneʼs music is strange and boundless and totally righteous. Grimy synths, broken beats and bucolic vocals collide somewhere between early '90s house music and the gnarly soundscapes of Black Dice to forge a sound that's unique and endlessly exciting. It’s exceedingly rare to find dance music that transcends the cold and robotic, but on ‘Dark Rift’ Pictureplane does just that. The first single from the album, ‘Goth Star’, was named ‘Best New Music’ by Pitchfork Media.

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