Image credit: Christoph Neumann with Sascha Boldt
Psycho & Plastic have released their latest song ‘Fragile Targets’, a neo-classical composition with a distinctively ambient edge. The duo have carefully glued brittle audio fragments on top of a steady bottom of ringing keys.
Mots of dust cast adrift in a singular beam cast over an old piano. The pianist rocks steadily as their feet control the mutes of the keys. Lost in their fingers, they express a yearning through an 8-note scale. The listener is held like a breath underwater, gazing up through ripples of distortion. The high notes leap across lily pads, the surface tension breaking away beneath them.
The track feels as if it’s on the brink of surrender. Saddened, yet resolute, it brushes up against a deep sense of loss and vulnerability. We are led on a journey of mourning that we know is fated to be. Resigned to the inner turmoil, we let go only to find ourselves caught adrift in a sea of sound.