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Plastiq Phantom :: Album Review


PLASTIQ PHANTOM Imputor?/US/CD Plastiq Phantom is a conductor of heavily digitized sonic cacopho - nies that persistently sink under their own density; recognizable paths of piano, trap set, or stringed instruments turn up, then dart back into random shards of binary bliss just as quickly. He releases colorful squiggles and flecks of sound from the speakers like so many monkeys on speed. In some parts the environment is reck - lessly organic (in that heavily broken-up rockist way) at the time, it’s like three Mouse on Mars tracks skipping alongside those monkeys, chasing that chalice of balance between glitch and the guitar. J. David Marston