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Planningtorock

May 18, 2011

I first caught wind of Planningtorock when The Knife announced the release of their opera score Tomorrow, In A Year.  Along with Mt. Sims, Planningtorock collaborated with the Swedish Avant-garde electro-pop group on this monster that left Knife fans confused and grasping for accessibility.

[vimeo-http://vimeo.com/23062399]

On Monday DFA Records announced that it will be releasing Planningtorock’s much anticipated second album, W, giving us the first single, The Breaks, and a free stream of the entire album.  Upon first listen, it’s obvious that Janine Rostron, the voice behind the name, is delicately straddling the line between artsy/conceptual and accessible/pop appeal.  Orchestral strings dominate the album with an epic “film score” feel but are quickly balanced with pop melodies and electronic dance beats with a haunting mood. The track Living it Out even hits you with a disco beat that takes you a little off guard, but still seems to fit within the progression of the album.  This track along with The Breaks and The One are the stand-outs for me but W offers plenty for consumption.  Have a listen to the entire album HERE and download a few of the tracks for free below.

DOWNLOAD:

Planningtorock- The Breaks

Planningtorock- Doorway

Posted by Patrick

Thank you Chelsie for the tip!

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