number: GR#73 / CD
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Point Line Plane began as a synth/drums duo creating noise music with
pop hooks and touring the US relentlessly. As electro continued to fizzle
out and screamy dance-punk/neo-no wave enjoyed a brief spike of popularity,
kids and college radio DJ’s took note of Point Line Plane’s eclectic and
original style, often contrasting the sound to other innovators like LIARS,
EX MODELS, and LIGHTNING BOLT. Actual comparisons were hard to draw however;
reviews in print and online found writers grasping for metaphors rather
than listing influences.
In two short years, Point Line Plane played over 100 shows and continued
to hone their near-telepathic live skills in destructively short 20-minute
concert performances. The production of the self-titled album and their
subsequent score for the feature documentary film Haunters made it clear
that their studio abilities were unquestionable as well. Their sophomore
effort and Skin Graft Records debut, Smoke Signals, tackles failed communication
in all forms.
While the addition of a third member (and even more synths) could have
created a wall of sound throughout, the album is more often reflective
of restraint, tension, and drama. Repetition, hypnosis, psychedelia, paranoia,
darkness—these are the ingredients of Smoke Signals that combine to form
an album that will satisfy extreme noise enthusiasts with its sonic textures
as well as fans of more classic songwriting.
Adult Contempt b.u.g.s
lights out I 1976
D. R. U. G. The Messenger
lights out II
Joshua Blanchard: Singing & Keyboards
Nathan Carson: Percussion & Moog
Gillam: Synths & FX
Produced by Point
Art by E-Rock
PLP's poster artwork weighs in at the largest CD booklet ever produced
at Skin Graft - totaling a whopping 18 panels between the two sides!
- Download a FREE MP3 of D.
R. U. G. at the AUDIO page
- Read more about Point Line Plane at their BAND