Time stands and you feel every breath float in the air as you look through it when you listen to Variable Mira, the latest release by Plasman. The tracks on this album are all synth-based tracks. All of these tracks have unique sounds and techniques. The tracks are written and performed by Carlo Ambrogio Vergani and Plasman and produced by 51Beats. It’s always interesting to watch how collaborations yield sounds that are unique to that group alone! This instrumental album is a sonic experience unlike any other. I have heard electric synth before but nothing with this level of storytelling technique.
Variable Mira and Plasman
Variable Mira is the opening track that inaugurates the listening journey that is to come ahead. It feels like a walk with a caution sign of a track. This track makes you feel as though you have entered a new dimension. This feeling makes you want to explore every nook and cranny of the song. Variable elicits the feeling of a new experience as you hear the dip and curves in the synth on the track. The names also help us build our experience, for example, the next track is called No Gravity Landing. This makes your imagination go wild with sound associations.
Levitating Chords is a mixture of sounds that can only be described as one of the most cinematic songs on this track. This dynamic track begins with sounds that ripple outwards and as it travels back inward, it crescendos. The track makes you feel as though you are in a suspenseful film. You can feel the tension in the air build as the moment is suspended in time for just the right amount of time and then Bam! The story peaks and the twist in it occurs.
Neon Plant feels like the perfect song that ties it all together. It is the perfect resolution for the cinematic album that Plasman has given us. This track is unique in the sense that it feels like a resolution as well as a cliffhanger. 51Beats meticulously placed note after note and layered the track to perfection. The beats are layered as though they play and interact with each other, dancing to patterns only they understand. This leads to us being enveloped by the sounds entirely. A film that plays with sounds to this level of preciseness is Sound Of Metal. This entire album would fit wonderfully in this film.
Plasman, 51Beats and Carlo Ambrogio Vergani are a trio that magically makes it work. These are textures of music I had never heard before. This unsettling yet delicious-sounding synth is crucial to this world. If you’re into distinct ambient music, then this is the album and these are the creators for you. Click on the links above and get ready to be wowed.