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Released: 02.02.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plantoid’s debut album is an assured hybrid of prog, jazz and math rock; imagine an edgier, slightly heavier Steely Dan if you like, these guys sound like the real deal – smart, tender, raw and rough, even dissonant on occasion, and as the band say they sound exactly like this live, it being largely recorded in live sessions.

I found myself exquisitely lost after only a few tracks in the rambling intricacies weaved by these weird green puzzle makers in some future verdant world where the Plantoids rule as our overlords. The album also has a suitably cool surreal sci-fi cover to remind us if we get out of line they are unnervingly watching us groove on.

 

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