Bendingbus: And With Each Step A Wider And Deeper Dream 7″ (Hi-Fi Yeah!, 2016)December 5, 2016 at 11:20 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Pleasant downtempo instrumental pop made with old-school analog synths. Surprisingly, this doesn’t try too hard to sound retro. It’s not some sort of intentionally kitschy thing like Moog Cookbook (probably a really outdated reference but whatever, I still love their albums). It’s gently playful, but not novelty music. It’s more like an electronic lullaby than anything else, like Solvent putting his kids to bed (or somebody’s kids, I don’t know if he has kids). Or think Raymond Scott’s Soothing Sounds For Babies, but actually soothing rather than manic, and short and structured to fit on a 45. Or maybe this is an artifact from an alternate universe where Plone became the biggest band in the world, and this is a tour-only 7″ from their 5th world tour following their 8th consecutive #1 album. The dream only gets wider and deeper. The B-side is an even more mellow version of the A-side, for sweeter dreams. Bliss out on Bandcamp.