Music for your plants - Expedition Chant Cup EP 6.8
Music for your plants lives in the early nineties. This is a dance revival almost chillout room level quality. With all the dubsteps tripping around it is nice seeing some homage to a time that’s from further and further away. Here the songs are repetitive, infectious and highly catchy. Each one bleeds into the other creating a unified whole of sound. More than a few times it comes close to some late night, 3AM after the party feel.
‘Tomb Raider Ray of Light’ definitely achieves this nineties feeling, both in terms of the pop-culture laden title and the outright sounds. Little hiccups of noise doubling as melody reminds me of the best of late night listening. Here Music for your plants excels at creating the specific mood as the textures are rather lush. Right at the very end it veers into a KLF ambience, complete with field recordings. It is quite a beautiful ending and flows perfectly into ‘Cannibal Bazar Klub’. For the second piece Music for your plants follows many of the same themes from the first track. Somehow it manages to be more of a partial remix/new track than anything else. Most of the EP focuses on one single theme, recombining it into new configurations. ‘Tomb Raider’ at the end is treated to a rather over the top, ridiculous remix treatment. Yes it sounds about as lush as possible. Low ends are in full effect.
Really this is a nice homage to a long gone sound. Who knows though? Perhaps Expedition Chant Cup is the beginning of resurgence back to simpler, beat-ier times.