Shape / Shifting
Plattenbau's Shape / Shifting explores the darkest depths of the human soul, with a sound palette ranging from robotic darkwave to ethereal dreampunk with overlays of curated noise. The overarching element is a cinematic atmosphere, lighting scenes about the excesses of humanity. Themes of pluralism roll from one chapter to the next: fantasy and destruction, murder and the afterlife, love and death, oppression and hope, the mundane and the divine. Plattenbau is the third release on Oliver Ackermann's (A Place To Bury Strangers/Death By Audio) new label Dedstrange. RIYL: Joy Division, Wire & DAF.