Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Psycho & Plastic - Matekater

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For those (including us) who are fairly new to the music of Psycho & Plastic, the duo is the result of two one-man-bands coming together in musical matrimony, to form one cohesive electronic whole. This was back in 2011 and since then the Berlin-based pair of Thomas Tichai and Alexandre Decoupigny have released two EPs, the most recent of which was February's 'Shibuya Beach', which as far as we can tell doesn't exist, as Shibuya is a landlocked area of Japan, but if anyone knows different then please let us know! It's fitting that the song is named after a fictitious place, as the music is pure fantasy too.

Entirely instrumental, 'Matekater' is an incredibly light and fun form of electronica that almost verges on computer game music at times, although it's never that cheesy. They seem to be embracing that simple approach and those vintage sounds and mixing them with more contemporary twists. Take the crunching beat for example, or the sections where the song pauses, teetering on the brink of chillwave but never quite getting there as it's too cleanly produced and lively. It's difficult to imagine this song being for everyone, indeed it could be a love-it-or-hate-it experience. There's no denying it sounds like a whole lot of fun though.

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