If you’ve only been following Mapzzz’s free, bi-weekly EP series through our past two or three efforts then it’s understandable if you’re expecting to get hit with three more stoney, blissed-out beats (à la Empty Pockets or shortcircles) on our newest EP, but now is probably the proper moment to tell you that’s not what we’ve got in store for you this time around. Bouncing between lopsided guitar beats and noisy ambient voyages, Oakland trio The Plum has instead delivered three pieces of off-kilter, free-flowing electro that serves as a head-first dive of sorts into the land of bubbling analog electronics and dusty sonic toys. Not to say that these are three tracks of simple meandering–precisely the opposite, in fact–these are compositions, thought out and labored over before settling upon the end result–a mix of the weird, the fun, and the unsettling. The trio, comprised of Ross Peacock and brothers Nate and Cyrus Tilton, are no strangers to sonic explorations having worked together and separately in a variety of projects (of which they requested not be toted) throughout the years but this EP marks the first time the three have come together as The Plum, so please join us in our effort to expand Mapzzz’s musical horizons and maybe our minds along the way. -via mapzzz.com
released April 12, 2011
All music by Ross Peacock, Nate Tilton, and Cyrus Tilton.