As Pictureplane, Minneapolis’s Travis Egedy combines slithering synth-pop, a professional DJ’s ingenuity, and an almost intangible oscillation into that rarest of genre-revivalist pleasures: electronic-based music inspired by 1980s mores without being indebted to them. There’s a delicious, delirious ebb and flow to Egedy’s digital adventures, and his vocals, which often suggest an enraptured teenager’s tunelessly improvised sighs, effectively co-sign the sense of wonder evoked. And all of this is to say nothing of his remixing and hip-hop production abilities—if the whole indie-rock thing doesn’t work out, he’ll be alright.

Fri., Feb. 3, 2012

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