Psycho & Plastic – Kosmopop – 2018


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Psycho & Plastic are a Berlin based duo with a passion for nonconformist electronic music. They are on a mission to reintroduce a sense of wonder and adventure to both the dance floor and the home listening experience. Originally out on their own GiveUsYourGOLD label in October 2017, Kosmopop now gets a Canadian release on Coax Records; just in time for Psycho & Plastic‘s first live appearances in Canada/BC this summer.

Kosmopop was recorded in seclusion in the East German town of Chemnitz and meticulously embellished and perfected in Psycho & Plastic‘s Berlin studios over a period of almost two years.
Heavily influenced by the 1st and 2nd summer of love – especially the mystical view on the wonders of inner and outer space from 1960s psychedelia, science fiction writing, and 1990s rave culture – the album is a musical discovery of an imaginary galaxy, its planets and inhabitants. As such, it also serves as a metaphor for the fearless exploration of the Unknown.
The outcome is a highly optimistic dance album with dark undertones, featuring a unique sonic palette of analogue synths, alien guitars, organic sequencing and otherworldly vocals.
Its mind bending eclecticism ranges from the gravitational pull of bass heavy, krautrock-infused opener “Black Hole Acid Test” and the crisp funkiness of “Planet Seductron” through to the short ambient tracks “Boojum” and “Superflare” that frame both sides of the vinyl. The emotional turmoils of “Divine Loser”, a melancholic ode to the Merry Pranksters disguised as a trippy stomper, and cosmic funkster “High Priests Of Stimulacrum” find their resolution in the high flying and atmospheric “Esoterra”, a closer with a relentless kick drum fit for any dance floor at sunrise.“Deliciously avant-garde and tunefully funky (..) a wonderful sonic journey into the minds of two underrated live performers” – Data Transmission“Single Of The Month” – Faze Magazin 09/2017 on Planet Seductron
“Psycho & Plastic’s interstellar travels flow in a cyber boogie motion, gazing as they do into the wonders of a funky techno and pop disco vision of space. Kosmopop is a cracking debut album” – Monolith Cocktail