Preceded by the acclaimed Good Night CD single released last october, Pleq‘s Ballet Mechanic arrives in January on Basses Frequences. Described by Bartosz himself as “(…) the most personal, abstract and intellectual work to date. Ballet Mechanic is never to be repeated.”, this new offering invites the listener to travel through crackle, screech, squeak, sizzle and subtle drones. Melodies also appear throughout the electric atmospheres, as dark and heavy as in First to Fall or That Is Reallly The End, as feathery and celeste as in Good Night (glitch) or Once Upon A Time. Surely one of Pleq’s most accomplished and homogeneous work to date.
The Chicago wunderkind's debut album is half lo-fi hip-hop pianos and breakneck drumming, half polished pop songs full of orchestral arrangements and whimsical but melancholic melodies. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 23, 2020