Plastic Teardrops – Red
Plastic Teardrops offers a stylish stripped down approach with the magnificent deep house minimalism of “Red”. Throughout the entirety of the album focus on an almost physical beat allows them to unfurl with such grace. A playfulness takes hold as Plastic Teardrops incorporate acid techno, tech house, with a slightly psychedelic sheen courtesy of the cyclicality of the grooves. By opting for such an approach the tracks possess an enormous about of spirit to them while layer upon layer of sound is added with the utmost of care.
Things begin in earnest with the soothing grooves of “Aint No Stoppin”. Within this singular approach, Plastic Teardrops ensures everything works quite smoothly. From the hard-hitting beats of the track to the way everything swings with such power, the entire piece is propelled forward. Over the course of the song Plastic Teardrops allows everything to get a little wild. A little quieter and subtler, “The Music Took His And Made Him Dance” chooses a meditative mood. Elements of rock rest out in the periphery of the piece while everything works off the all-consuming driving rhythm. Funk is infused into the magical majestic spirit of “Break Down The Walls”. Quite all-consuming the song gains a woozy quality to it. Nicely bringing the entire collection to a close is the highlight of “Everything Is Not What They Seem To Be”. With a gritty raw quality, the track has an urban grey-skied quality whose infectious melody adds to the thoughtfulness of the piece.
With “Red” Plastic Teardrops tap into the best of the deep house groove.