Now Plastiq Phantom (Darrin Wiener) has a debut album on the streets, the 58-minute thrill ride, Enjoy the Art of Lying Down. Released by Seattle's Sweet Mother Recordings, the disc should cement his reputation locally, perhaps nationally.
Plastiq Phantom's album is a cohesive body of work, featuring several terrific, even classically derived compositions amid a fantastic barrage of beats, bleeps and found sounds. Among the album's strengths are its melodies, which weave an emotional thread into the synthetic fabric of sound, giving Enjoy a warmth and depth devoid of many modern electronic albums.
-- Joe Ehrbar (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)