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|spectrum spools (austria) #sp 018 lp|
plvs vltra “parthenon” long playing record
- flowers to bees
- the level
- sweet tooth
- world in words
- fender benderz
- like spice
- birthday party
|june 2012 release ; ... yeah, canít say iím all that into this one , but i do respect a well-made record of even the most saccharine pop music ; this does sound great (i.e. itís well-produced, well-engineered ; you know, well-made ... letís just say thereís a certain holistic wellness to it & leave it at that) ...|
... my only frame of reference for this sort of thing is tujiko noriko, of which fans of said will probably find what theyíre looking for herein ...
|spectrum spools press release...|
sp 018†/† plvs vltra
release date 12.06.2012
spectrum spools is pleased to release the debut album by veteran musician toko yasuda's plvs vltra project.
toko has been working for years already in established pop acts such as enon, blonde redhead and now touring with st. vincent handling synthesizer duties for live events. in all her years of songcraft there have been sparse, if any solo output, until now.
"and now for something different..." as we say here at the spectrum spools headquarters.
"parthenon" is a sugar-sweet album of catchy pop songs, crafted with expert precision and outstanding composition logic. everything is locked in in a way that seems at once like clockwork, and also somehow very free. as if alice coltrane's "universal consciousness" was reimagined and sent into the future to be reimagined as an electronic pop record. most of the album's focus lies on the glowing, ethereal voice that is unmistakably exclusive to yasuda. swirling, fine tuned electronic washes and collaged clouds of ambiance swirl and hover around these mega catchy tunes giving them a fantastic depth which commands attention and repeat visits. yasuda's songcraft here is in peak form as well, with ultra catchy hooks and addictive melodies that have been dialed in to perfection over the many years of making music. one of the most brilliant facets of "parthenon" is the anti-genre omniverse vibe, where all borders and boundries set to confine music to a general one word descriptor are shattered. "pop" is a word abused to catch-all, and like any great, well-thought album, "parthenon" refuses to be pinned down. here is your summer jam! enjoy!
lovingly mastered and cut by rashad becker at dubplates and mastering.