New Pictureplane – “Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis)” (Stereogum Premiere)

When we suggested the Denver-via-Santa Fe low-tech beat-maker Travis Egedy was a Band To Watch, a number of people took us too literally and fixated on his fashion sense instead of his (I’d say) brilliant sophomore collection Dark Rift. Brilliant? Yes. The guy has true production and compositional skills and has found a uniquely compelling way to merge a deep blend house, noise, synth pop, darkwave, psychedelia, world music, and trippy new age space-time theories into emotionally compelling soundscapes. To go back to the beginning, the guy indeed has personality and his own weirdo style, but what’s wrong with that, Ziggy Stardust? Ponder that while you navigate the prismatic “Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis)”‘s shiny layers.

Dark Rift is out 8/4 via Lovepump. He’s on tour with labelmates and past remix subjects HEALTH in September:

09/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
09/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
09/11 – Portland, OR @ The Works (Time-Based Art Festival)
09/12 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
09/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/19 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
09/20 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
09/21 – Providence, RI @ Club Hell
09/22 – Allston, MA @ Harper’s Ferry
09/24 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
09/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

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