Pictureplane “Thee Physical” | Lovepump United
The club kids are back, this time with an unofficial acceptance and statement over our current, ridiculous world, hence song name insert here: “Post Physical”.
The name alone is quite the statement to be made, and is completely appropriate in the world we find ourselves in. Thee Physical is our condition. Thus, Pictureplane brings together this visceral experience within 12 songs (including bonus track, Future God).
Pictureplane mixes a punk, 2-bit video game (think old school street fighters in 1980’s New York with transvestites), O.G. dance music with incredibly thoughtful lyrics and song names that represent our over stimulated, post-internet generation. We are falling into a sort of trance where standard “sexes” are getting closer to one another (Shiva or Genesis P-Orridge).
Think Party Monster gone post-apocalyptic layered in 2C-B. Think dance music that hits close to Euro-trash with thundering, almost hip-hop bass with poppin’ punk-trash drums over Diva singer samples. Think something you’d put on a dance party, and in moments when dancing, you pick up pieces of the lyrics and realize strange things about you and the people around you. Think bondage in the future that is kind of friendly.
Pictureplane breaks down electronic music and gives human components computer qualities. We are going into an age where we are becoming more and more like computers and computers are becoming more and more like us. In this context, we receive and album that brings together all of these principles in a format we can get along to.
It sounds sort of like our generation. We don’t really know why we do things but we do them, just as Thee Physical makes us dance without us really paying attention to the underlining message. Of course, I might have this all wrong, but this is my analysis of the lyrics, sounds and song names presented. Travis Egedy (Pictureplane) sings in a very fragile, almost liquid like way making the lyrics not pop but add texture and rhythms of silk over the tracks.
Travis isn’t taking it too seriously either; he’s letting it swim for us to find out in our own way. He is also responsible for the term “witch hop”. This term has defined a multitude of opiate induced; punk/black metal club kids searching for 90’s influenced stylized humor and gorgeous rave/dance ridiculous. But Travis doesn’t linger in categories, even the ones he gives name too without importance, which is awesome, because these labels at first give birth then limit an over all advancement within music and culture. Travis is walking through doing his thing and it sounds and looks awesome.
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