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[ Paralysed Age - Tragedia Nosferata ]
[ Paul Schwartz - State Of Grace III ]
[ Peter Bjargo... - Out of the Darkling Light... ]
[ Phantom Vision - InStinct ]
[ Phantom Vision - Calling The Fiends ]
[ Phosphor - Youth and Immortality ]
[ Pilori - Until The Day Dawn ]
[ Plasmodivm - The Post-Modern Prometheus ]
[ Plastic - Black Colours ]
[ Plastic Noise Experience - Noised ]
[ Poets to their Beloved - Interstellar Reunion ]
[ Poets to their Beloved - Embrace the Fool ]
[ Principe Valiente - Principe Valiente ]
[ Priscilla Hernandez - The Underliving ]
[ Priscilla Hernandez - Ancient Shadows ]
[ Project Pitchfork - Black ]
[ Project Pitchfork - Dream, Tiresias! ]
[ Project Pitchfork - Kaskade ]
[ Project Pitchfork - Live 2003 DVD ]
[ Prospective - Perfect Evolution Of Humanity ]
[ Psicodreamics - Ancient Wisdom ]
[ Psicodreamics - Fantasynth ]
[ Psicodreamics - Midnight Tales ]
[ Psicodreamics - Eternal Angel ]
[ Psicodreamics - Ambiethernum ]
[ Psicodreamics - The Garden ]
[ Psicodreamics - AzhDark Passion ]
[ Psicodreamics - Mythomusic ]
[ Psicodreamics - Theatre Des Vampires ]
[ Psyche - Imaginary Life DVD ]
[ Psyche - The 11th Hour ]
[ Psyche - Legacy ]
[ Psyche - Babylon Deluxe ]
[ Pulcher Femina - Darkness Prevails ]
[ Pulcher Femina - Shadows of the Lovers ]
[ Punto Omega - Punto Omega ]
[ Purr Machine - Starry ]
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[ Qntal - Qntal VI - Translucida ]
[ Qntal - Qntal V - Silver Swan ]
[ Qntal - Qntal IV - Ozymandias ]
[ Qntal - Illuminate ]
[ Qntal - Qntal III - Tristan Und Isolde ]
[ Qntal - Qntal II ]
[ Qntal - Qntal I ]
[ QstandsforQ - In Dreams Awake ]
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[ Rajna - Black Tears ]
[ Rajna - Offering ]
[ The Razor Skyline - Dark Water Oasis ]
[ Reaper - Hell Starts With An H ]
[ Red Flag - Born Again ]
[ Red Sun Revival - Running From The Dawn ]
[ Redemption - Home ]
[ Redemption - The Further We Fall ]
[ Regenerator - Disease ]
[ Regenerator - Regenerated X ]
[ Regenerator - War ]
[ Rename - Culture ]
[ Rename - You Don't Deserve My Love ]
[ Resurrection Eve - Ascension ]
[ Retrosic, The - God Of Hell ]
[ Revolver Modele - Discoteque Crypt ]
[ Rhombus - Anywhere EP ]
[ Rhombus - Open the Sky ]
[ The Right Hand - Kindred Spirit ]
[ The Right Hand - Fate, My Enemy ]
[ The Rose Phantom - Abandon ]
[ Rotersand - Random Is Resistance ]
[ Rotersand - 1023 ]
[ Rotersand - Welcome to Goodbye ]
[ Rotersand - Truth is Fanatic ]
[ Run Level Zero - Arctic Noise ]
Originally formed in 1999 by Matthias Ewald, Plastic attracted the attention of Accession Records and subsequently in May 2002 the first album [kunst]:Stoff was released.  Tina Le Dabo also contributes her talented vocals on various tracks on the debut album.  With the release of their debut album, they were catipulted into the European Synthpop/EBM scene.  Now, just a year later we are presented with their sophomore release Black Colours which builds on the solid foundation this group has created and takes a step further with a more mature and original sound.

This sound and musical style is best described as a mix of Dark EBM and Dark Synthpop combined with a few elements of the 80's New Wave scene.  This latter style is most prominently exhibited in their cover of Human League's track Being Boiled.  I think their style more closely reflects that of labelmates Diorama and Diary of Dreams more than other popular EBM groups.  These groups that exhibit this dark EBM style seem to have a little more moodier and emotional feeling in their music, lyrics and vocals.  A great combination whether you're interested in dance-floor hits or just listening to great music wherever you may be.

Be sure to check out selected tracks on the Gothic Paradise Club Mix show.


Black Colours - Review

After only one year since the debut album from this group, we're presented with a stellar sophomore follow-up.  After listening to their first several times I have quickly become a die-hard fan of this German Synthpop group with their dark, emotional vocals and layered synths that really bring out the thoughtful lyrics and feelings.  Now with their new album I am pleased to add another great work to my collection and can easily place this album as a top 10 release for 2003.

The smooth electronic style continues to build and mature as new elements are added to the already tried-and-true sounds.  After the short intro "Dawn" with background operatic vocals and bombastic percussion and slow pulsating music it immediately gives way to the single released from this album "Sense of Life".  It's easy to see why this was chosen as a single with it's very catchy synth line and moody vocals emanating from the pounding and driving steady beat coupled with textures that are smooth and inviting.  The pace picks up and the music continues to pound out with "Lies" which sounds much like it should appear on an Assemblage 23 album.  Not that it is a copy or un-original, just similar in excellent driving music that fans should really appreciate.

Most of the album is portrayed through these driving tracks from the title track which is easily one of my favorites to the even more bombastic "Home" or the moving track "Visions".  Each of these carry the music forth on a driving beat that would keep anyone moving on the dance floor with the captivating vocals meshed with layered strings and electronics.  With the occasional break introduced in the form of more laid-back tracks, it becomes very easy to sit down and listen to this album straight through without ever getting bored or tired of it.  The inclusion of the brooding "Will You Care" and the instrumental interlude "Floating" are perfect examples of these breaks in the driving force of this album.

The album ends much the same way it began with "Dusk" pounding out the last slow final notes with dark whispered vocals overlaying it all.  This is a great ending to an awesome album.

Rating: 4.5/5


Website: www.plastic-music.de
Label: Accession Records

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