Pictureplane “Real is a Feeling” and “Post Physical”
It is pretty much certain Pictureplane are going to cause a visceral, immediate, and almost certainly conclusive feeling one way or another about them about 30 seconds into your first experience hearing the band (actually just Travis Egedy). To some, the synths are thick enough to chew and the songs are tailor made for the dance floor, with a slight songwriting touch that separates the band from its competitors (I personally love the Happy Mondays/Primal Scream style keyboards that open the record). To others, the group sound like a nightmare where a tape you wish you hadn’t owned had been on pause for 25 odd years and then was unleashed on your unsuspecting ears. Me? I haven’t come down one way or the other and probably could be convinced of either argument. The darker material (like “Post Pysical” and “Trancegender”) are a little more my style than the more poppy stuff like “Real is a Feeling,” but I think both accomplish what they are setting out to achieve. You can decide if that goal is worthwhile or rubbish by streaming the whole album for free HERE.