“A misguided combination of Spaghetti Western soundtracks, 1960s surf guitar and minimalist post-rock.”
Based out of the Spaghetti Western HQ of London, Plantagenet 3 deliver what they promise in no misguided terms. The duo of Richard Lanyon and Tasha V (aided by a ‘pair of 1980s drum machines’) build an intriguing atmosphere full of space, and spaces in-between, that betray their admitted minimalist bag of tools. And it’s not about a bag of tricks either. No one could be faulted for thinking the surf component might be the first element to get misguided, or exploited. Plantagenet 3 find the sweet and sinewy spot where surf/spy-isms cross paths with the tremulous aura of some post rock, and have the good sense to simply let it go widescreen naturally.
There is a vinyl release set to roll in, but you can sample and hold some forthcoming goods as well as see what rode in earlier at their Bandcamp outpost.
The Darkening Green :: Plantagenet 3 :: The Darkening Green (2012, Plantagenet 3)
"This show is 110% … one of the most consistently awesome programs we have come across."
The Sunrise Ocean Bender sets sail every Monday morning, 1 – 3 a.m. on WRIR lp 97.3 FM, to find something for your ears, and something for your head … From psych to prog to pop and whatever tributary we can find on the way … and right back around again. There might be a map, but the destination is up for grabs. If it all goes right, we may just get lost. Meet me at the muster station … it might be a long week.