Plaitum - Plaitum (EP)

Debut EP on Limited 12" Vinyl

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Plaitum is the self titled debut EP by British duo Plaitum, released in November 2015 via Wolf Tone Records.

Plaitum comprises close friends Abi Dersiley and Matt Canham. While the duo have been entangled in various projects together over the years, they first hit the scene as Plaitum in 2011 with debut single, “Geisha”. That track, loaded with reverb-blown accordion samples, breathy vocals and a chilly trickle of beatwork, showed plenty of promise from the then pair of 16-year-olds. It’s been relatively quiet form Plaitum since then, but the outfit are finally ready to deliver a fuller release.

The four-track self-titled EP offers up a mix of sinister beats and youthful energy. Though a distinctly electronic and icy collection, Plaitum sounds more comfortable trafficking in melancholy, modern day electro-pop.

Opening cut “LMHY” is one of the strongest pieces. With its polar clap clacks, marshmallow-soft synths and assorted keyboard squeals balanced against the cotton soft delivery of Dersiley, it imagines Edmonton’s gauzy Purity Ring project as fronted by sugar-spiked UK pop star Charli XCX. While the tremors of vibrato in the verses land a little fragile and unsure, the band up the ante with the odd scream and a sonic boom beat.

Carousel” goes even harder. With its whirling, digitised melody bringing to mind an organic flood of vintage pipe organ sounds, it’s as if the song was crafted while riding a golden pole-secured pony and carriage. The song itself is much less playful, with the band having previously revealed that the lyrics touch upon personal deception. The relationship-geared number has Dersiley smoothly railing on about “wasted time,” a lack of accomplishment, and an intense desire to escape the bogus situation.

“Higher” likewise rolls out a steady clack of snare and synthesized melodies, not to mention somewhat downtrodden narratives with more regret laced into its lyrics.

Plush closing ballad “Sway” is blanketed in luscious, oscillating counter-tones, with a moody, half-time electro-pop angle.

While decent enough for a quick fix of contemporary grooves, Plaitum might need to take another couple of years to figure out the perfect pop formula.

Check out the tracks: “LMHY”; “Carousel”; “Higher” and “Sway”.

This Limited 12" EP on black vinyl is pressed in Australia, and limited to 40 copies.







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SKU 602547609076
Record Label Wolf Tone
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number WOLFTONE008
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 04 December 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 04 December 2015
Barcode # 602547609076
Shipping Weight 0.2350kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 12" Vinyl EP, Black Vinyl, Limited to 40 Copies
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Electronic
Genre Synth-Pop

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