Pictureplane: Thee Physical
Redefine Mag: Pictureplane's punk rock-like approach to the production and dissemination of his work is democratizing electronic music the same way the Ramones, Minor Threat, and Black Flag liberated rock music in the 70s and 80s.
Bowlegs Music: Egedy's trick of introducing his subtle, Green Gartside vocals into every song makes Pictureplane's music distinct from the sources he plunders, but he always allows the retro rhythms and chord stabs to carry the tunes.
Tiny Mix Tapes: Little of this speaks directly to the musical merits of Thee Physical -- which include, but are not limited to its blood-and-fist-pumping anthemic qualities; the rousing bright, broadness of Pictureplane's synthwave pop.
Pitchfork: Thee Physical wants to mosh in the punk club as much as it wants to throw on some lip gloss and hit the town, and it's frustratingly enticing to imagine how the record would have turned out if Egedy had leaned on the gas towards the latter option.
Thee Phyical is out now via Lovepump United.
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