Plastiq Phantom :: Select Imputor? Review
Instead of overdoing it with an onslaught of drum beats and unfathomable techno grooves, plastiq phantom takes the 'less is more' approach, proving once more that keeping it simple is a key strategy in creating crucial music. Much like Photek, plastiq phantom uses sparse digital arrangements and wisely chooses where to place rythems and other sound paraphernalia on the sublime track '492 cups to china,' On 'kicking mister bubbles' there are elements of a baby's lullaby juxtaposed with rapid fire drum programming that reflects schizophrenic culture moving in too many directions at once. This is really inventive stuff and worth a listen during your next meditation session or late night freakout.
-- David McGurgan