Boomkat Product Review:
This self-titled release is the sophomore outing for Mlbourne's Francis Plagne, and it proves to be an arrestingly mature piece of electroacoustic microsound, intertwining detailed percussive minimalism with enigmatic environmental recordings and mysterious drone passages... At least that accounts for the first two tracks. The third, 'Wings 6ft Leather Briefcase' sounds like the work of an entirely different artist, encroaching on the songwriting oeuvre of Brian Wilson, or perhaps The Beatles at their more experimental, in its adventurous slant on pop music. These two all-but entirely incompatible approaches to making music interweave amicably over the course of the ensuing hour or so, and Plagne alternates between laying down vocal hooks and sculpting contact mic recordings. Very strange indeed. Fortunately, Plagne seems to be equally adept at both these pursuits, and the resultant album, though undoubtedly a little disorientating, is wholly successful.