England - Luna Kafé - Full Moon 23 - 09/06/98
Press a Key b/w Electronic Beauty Parlour
About Plone I don't know much else than they're from Birmingham, England, and
plays around in the instrumental world of electronics, analog that is. Creating
some simple tunes that fits to use as background music for the ebb of a late
night cocktail party.
Press A Key could be the theme for a sleazy detective story set in the
near future. Plone picks some themes that they repeat and vary within a small scale.
They belong in the landscapes of the post-pop/rock wave that include Tortoise and
lots of others.
The flip-side of this single, Electronic Beauty Parlour, is more kitchy
with some spooky (but friendly) sounds in the background. Elevator music for a house
of ghosts maybe? Not shaken, not stirred. Just plain and straight. Fun as a single,
but I think it could be too much if filling a whole album with music like this. I
mean; I was never really into the records of Klaus Wunderlich...
Copyright © 1998 Håvard Oppøyen