The last of our retrospectives comes from experimental Techno, Ambient and Electro pioneers; Plaster. 2013 was a massive year for them; with seminal releases on Stroboscopic Artefacts and Touchin' Bass that confirmed their status as one of the up and coming minds at the forefront of experimental electronic music, with their sultry and dusky multi-genre sound. 2014 is already lining up to be another excellent year, with dates lining up in Germany and Japan in the coming months.
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Gianclaudio has pulled together some of the music that accompanied him last year, in 2013.. enjoy!
The Alan Parsons Project - Mammagamma
Plaster: This year i came back to 80's synth music and i discovered that Mammagamma was one of the first songs mostly programmed via computer and to me this song sounds pretty good in terms of atmosphere and mix.
The Smiths - What Difference Does it Make?
Plaster: This song accompanied me during my daily trip to the dubbing studio where i work. It's nice to be on the metro in Rome with The Smiths on the headphones, it gives me a lot of energy!
Cabaret Voltaire - Sensoria
Plaster: To me one of the most interesting sounds from the 80's. I love their use of tape FX and the combination with synthetic synthesizers.
Atom TM - My Generation (Raster Noton)
Plaster: HD it's a recent releases that I really appreciated - full of energy and irony. I've chosen My Generation because is technically amazing, a powerful interpretation from a classic rock song.
Lucio Dalla - L'anno che verrà
Plaster: It's a classic italian song by Lucio Dalla, which is passed away few years ago. His music has something special which deeply hits the heart. This song in particular talks about a letter sent to a friend which is far away. The letter describes the changes to life during the passed year and everything is narrated in a metaphysical way. My best friends are not in Italy this period so it's nice to think about them with this song!
If that journey into the past has made you curious about the present - check this live set from Plaster recorded at Moscow's Arma17 club last year: