Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PLONE - FOR BEGINNER PIANO





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Track 1 - On My Bus
Track 2 - Top & Low Rent
Track 3 - Plock
Track 4 - Marbles
Track 5 - Busy Working
Track 6 - The Greek Alphabet
Track 7 - Press A Key
Track 8 - Bibi Plone
Track 9 - Be Rude To Your School
Track 10 - Summer Plays Out

This is a bit of a departure from what you'd normally hear at Funky Frolic. Plone's 1999 release "For Beginner Radio" contains 10 tracks of atmospheric and playful electronic music that at various times reminded me of Air, Jega, Bruce Haack, Portishead, Ego Plum and Tortoise. The middle section of the album particularly impressed me with "Marbles", "Busy Working", "The Greek Alphabet" and "Press A Key" all possessing a creepy vibe which would be well suited as the soundtrack to a haunted fairground. A couple of the songs outstayed their welcome including the plodding last track but anyone who enjoys the aforementioned artists should find something of interest here.

3 comments:

Maïorov Simpleton said...

You're right, this is a great album. They also made a second record but it was never released...

http://anticonsciousness.wordpress.com/2007/04/15/plone-unreleased-second-album/

Some say it was never released because it was too bad, but I liked it - but maybe Ihave no taste ;-)

Varón Dandy said...

Great. Sounds very BELBURY POLY too.

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