Posts Tagged ‘Pictureplane’

November 2, 2015

I hope you all had a wonderfully creepy Halloween. If I had any say in the matter, it would be Halloween every night of the year, and we’d listen to techno goth and electro punk all the time. Let’s at least indulge in that fanciful dream by diving into the world of Pictureplane, via Travis Egedy’s vampire rave video for guttural, sepulcher treat Technomancer. The man who coined the term “witch house” continues to thrill me with his dark and deliciously menacing music. 

September 23, 2015
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Travis Egedy, or Pictureplane, the very man that coined the term “witch house” many years ago, reminds me why I’ve been a long time fan of his dark electro punk and techno goth music with new song Riot Porn. Riot Porn is exactly what I craved from Pictureplane, and it’s a dark, synthy taste from his new album Technomancer, out conveniently around Halloween this October 30th via Anticon. Riot Porn also appeals to the old trancehead within me, the very trancehead that also gets drawn into much of TR/ST’s music for the same grandly atmospheric reasons. Come November, Pictureplane will be touring with another deliciously dark act that I just recently saw, HEALTH. That’s quite a lineup for those who love hauntingly edgy music. I might have to make my way out to the Independent on December 11th. The last time I saw Pictureplane was approximately four years ago, when he signed a poster for me. I still keep it safe and sound.

July 12, 2015
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The fourth release on IHEARTCOMIX’s new label 1HC 1NFINITY is a riveting future bass and trap remix of electro punk pioneer Pictureplane’s Hyper Real by North London’s Dark0. The edit is part of a remix package due out July 17th also featuring Jerome LOL and Knife City. Dark0 takes Pictureplane’s edgy, jittery song and gives it a grimey yet smooth transformation that oozes heavy emotion through its choppy pitchy vocals and heaving bass. Catch Pictureplane on tour this month in the US.

February 7, 2015
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I’ve been a long time fan of Pictureplane’s eccentric music. In fact, I was featuring Travis Egedy on IHM in the early days of the blog, when everything wasn’t as organized and fluid. Pictureplane somehow encountered IHM and when I caught him live, he signed a poster for me with “tumblr freakz”, which is still pretty cool, to this day. The man who coined the term “witch house” has been silent for some time now, but I’m much elated to say that he’s returned with a noisy, raucous, and edgy electronic punk tune named Hyper Real. The genre defying track even boats some very classic hip hop beats. Boisterously cacophonous and organic, it’s a fresh and unique offering sure to be influential like his early tracks. Hyper Real will be out February 10th via IHC 1NFINITY along with B-sied Total Confusion.

May 17, 2014
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Pictureplane, aka Travis Egedy, is back with his dark edged electronic pop music! It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the musician who first came up with the genre name “witch house”, and I’ve missed him. His new song is titled Self Control, and it features Grace Hall on guest vocals. It’s likely the most polished house leaning track we’ve heard from the DIY styled artist. He also released a fantastic video for the song today, which you must check out below. The video is set in New York City, in the “near future”, and examines our dependency on technology.There’s a very Gotham meets Fifth Element vibe to the clip. It’s a great return that will likely give Pictureplane more even more exposure than before, which is well deserved. I’ll never forget seeing him at Popscene back in December 2011. And I still have that show poster he signed for me. He remembered I have a blog here on tumblr, so he wrote “Tumblr Freakz” on the poster. Check it below, too. Cool, huh? IHM was in its baby stages, then.

May 17, 2014
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Pictureplane, aka Travis Egedy, is back with his dark edged electronic pop music! It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the musician who first came up with the genre name “witch house”, and I’ve missed him. His new song is titled Self Control, and it features Grace Hall on guest vocals. It’s likely the most polished house leaning track we’ve heard from the DIY styled artist. He also released a fantastic video for the song today, which you must check out below. The video is set in New York City, in the “near future”, and examines our dependency on technology.There’s a very Gotham meets Fifth Element vibe to the clip. It’s a great return that will likely give Pictureplane more even more exposure than before, which is well deserved. I’ll never forget seeing him at Popscene back in December 2011. And I still have that show poster he signed for me. He remembered I have a blog here on tumblr, so he wrote “Tumblr Freakz” on the poster. Check it below, too. Cool, huh? IHM was in its baby stages, then.

OFFICIAL VID: Butterclock – Don’t

January 11, 2013

Mmmmmm. I just listened to this a few times back to back. For the fans of witch house, eerie dream pop, Crystal Castles, Grimes, Pictureplane, and other such atmospheric electronic pop acts, check out Butterclock’s beautiful new video and track Don’t. I first discovered her work when she toured with oOoOO. “Don’t” is the first preview from her coming February EP First Prom. After creating that buzz with oOoOO, it seems Laura Clock is all set to surge forward into the throes of indie popularity. I’ll be looking forward to hearing the rest of the EP. To peruse an interview and learn more about this video, head on over to Electronicbeats.net.

Revisiting a little bit of oOoOO and Butterclock collaboration:

OFFICIAL VID: Butterclock – Don’t

January 11, 2013

Mmmmmm. I just listened to this a few times back to back. For the fans of witch house, eerie dream pop, Crystal Castles, Grimes, Pictureplane, and other such atmospheric electronic pop acts, check out Butterclock’s beautiful new video and track Don’t. I first discovered her work when she toured with oOoOO. “Don’t” is the first preview from her coming February EP First Prom. After creating that buzz with oOoOO, it seems Laura Clock is all set to surge forward into the throes of indie popularity. I’ll be looking forward to hearing the rest of the EP. To peruse an interview and learn more about this video, head on over to Electronicbeats.net.

Revisiting a little bit of oOoOO and Butterclock collaboration:

Dimensional Rip 7: Thee Physical Remixes

January 11, 2012

Dis Magazine has a Pictureplane remixes compilation album available titled Dimensional Rip 7: Thee Physical Remixes. Check it out below! It includes some of Pictureplane’s dark, synthy music remixed by many other talented musicians. You can download the whole remix album here. Good stuff!

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Pictureplane – Dimensional Rip 7: Thee Physical Remixes by DISmagazine

Is it getting chilly in here?

January 11, 2012

One last change of genre before I end the music chugging for now. Ear Milk composed this nice little column titled Tarot Chords, and Vol. 1 focuses on the chilling, dark sounds of witch house and other related sounds within that arena. It’s a nice intro to all the different sorts of sounds within that proximity and again shows how much this kind of music has become very much a part of the lasting and influential music landscape. Go to their website to check out the short intro and listen to a long list of gems, some of which I’ve shared before from the likes of Balam Acab, Crim3s, Clams Casino, oOoOO, White Ring, Pictureplane, Salem, cult (and personal) favorites Crystal Castles, Cr33p, GuMMyBeAR (whom I just heard spinning live a few nights ago… local pride!), and more. Great job, Ear Milk. Great list.

http://www.earmilk.com/2012/01/10/tarot-chords-vol-1/

Quote from Tarot Chords Vol. 1:

Welcome – You might hear a punky harsh synth of Crim3s (previously known as Story of Isaac)the peaceful yet haunting vocal from Holy Other, or the icy chill of Toronto’s ownB∆SSCULT. That’s what makes this post unique – there are no boundaries and we’re not liking to see any given the stage of this new “genre”. With dubstep singing it’s swan song on mtv, witch house and the paranormal passions it brings are picking up the slack.