Pictureplane: Fantasy Redux

24 Mar

pictureplane aka Travis Egedy is lingering on the fringes of dancy chillwave- but not for long. much like toro y moi, he uses layered synths, altered vocal samples, and hip hop looping sensibilities to craft inviting, danceable textures that lean more toward pop-electronica than your typical chillwave emo-drone. Yet unlike TyM, who sounds like Michael if he’d been a drum machine wizard, PP goes darker, fusing elements of psychodelic funk, crunchy bass, and disco noir (check out the eerie Stevie Nicks sample on Goth Star):

Goth Star – Pictureplane (mp3)

That was on PP’s well-received 2009 album Dark Rift. This past month he released a single called “Beyond Fantasy.” Its a rework of Baby D’s early 90z classic “Let Me Be Your Fantasy” and its crazy. I also added a couple remixes involving Teengirl Fantasy who’ve had some mention on yeahD before, and Future Islands (e-ressssss).

Beyond Fantasy – Picture Plane (mp3)*****


Old Dreamer (Pictureplane Remix) – Future Islands (mp3)
New Mind (Teengirl Fantasy Wide Open Edit) – Pictureplane (mp3)

We blasted PP’s Hartford show with Small Black and Washed Out a couple weeks back, but I wasn’t in attendance. All I can say is that its pretty lucky y’all got to listen to Pictureplane instead of Tanlines, who like Chromeo should only ever be heard in remix form. Cheers.

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One Response to “Pictureplane: Fantasy Redux”

  1. eres 03/25/2010 at 9:40 pm #

    i saw future islands are doing a couple shows (april/may)

    yeahh

    http://www.ohmyrockness.com/BandBio.cfm?BandID=12851

    and the pictureplane remix is great

    but i wanna see those guys belt out beach foam baby

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