Enjoy the Art of Lying Down
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||Track Before 2||Plastiq Phantom||0:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Birds||Plastiq Phantom||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Select Imputor?||Plastiq Phantom||3:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Kicking Mister Bubbles||Plastiq Phantom||4:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Slouch||Plastiq Phantom||3:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Simple Chaos||Plastiq Phantom||3:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||492 Cups to China||Plastiq Phantom||3:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Raincoat Sonata #2||Plastiq Phantom||4:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Data Relapse||Plastiq Phantom||0:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Falling Through Windows||Plastiq Phantom||5:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Transmodular Binary Influx||Plastiq Phantom||2:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Edison||Plastiq Phantom||6:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Fifth Season||Plastiq Phantom||1:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Uncleclipper||Plastiq Phantom||1:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Experimentations On Foreign Light||Plastiq Phantom||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cultivated Oscillations||Plastiq Phantom||4:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Darrin Wiener (aka Plastiq Phantom) certainly has a knack for the eerie, the charming, and the experimental. He's one of a number of young American IDM assassins that aim to bring a sense of warmth and emotion back to the hard-edged realm of intelligent dance music. Enjoy the Art of Lying Down is just the record to reacquaint the electronic world with feeling as it is an assemblage of found-sound samples that Wiener recorded during his daily walks in the city of Seattle. Sounds such as people bumping each other and Wiener's own stepping into sticky sidewalk substances make it onto the record and into the interwoven beats. It's possible that this is as autobiographical as electronic music can get. Enjoy the Art of Lying Down is practically wordless save a few voice samples from Public Enemy and educational films. Essentially, the record suffers only from its constant jumpiness as there is hardly a steady theme throughout. Tracks like "Kicking Mister Bubbles" hint at '70s progressive rock while others are glitchy electronic clips or attempts to reinvent classical composition — a sort of Switched On for the new millennium. Wiener's musical and production skills are undeniable, but the album as a whole lacks the structure to make it a complete listening experience.
Written on the bus
An interesting debut, Plastiq Phantom wrote most of this album on a portable sequencer while riding the city bus every day to his job as a Perl programmer. No, really... look it up!