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Listening to Plastic People at first may seem weird. However, with the weird accent, folksy and gypsy 80s style sound, it’s hard not to notice this band’s unique sound. The group hails from France and are currently unsigned.

Manned by Frenchman, Sèbastien Ficagna, who is basically the one-man crew of Plastic People. This sophomore album reflects a hipster indie 80s vibe throughout the record. The songs are danceable and easy to like even at first listen. To top it off, the vocals echo a Robert Smith feel which adds to the cool, retro sound.

Giving a nod to British greats like Bauhaus and The Cure, the group sounds like they were uprooted from somewhere in the 80s and transported to this current age. The songs reverberate with synths, symphonic progressions and dark pop innuendos. Each one of the songs are easy to dance along to and definitely brings back plenty of the signature retro vibe.

Songs like The Tangible Tension, Nothing is Eternal and Mr. Dream are semi-upbeat and features a dance, alternative feel to them. On the other hand, cuts like My Picture and Love Song both infuse a quirky almost gypsy folkish aura. These two songs actually remind me more of Gogol Bordello than The Cure. Moreover, the lyrics are quirky, particularly for Love Song.

Overall, the album is pretty good. Production values are decent and it’s definitely fun to listen to especially if you adore 80s style music mixed with an experimental indie sound.

Related Links:

Plastic People on Jamendo
Plastic People on Myspace
Plastic People on BandCamp
Plastic People on AF-Music

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