Pluramon

Render Bandits

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Like its predecessor, Pickup Canyon, Pluramon's second effort seems quite focused on getting only just close enough to any one genre to suggest an affiliation before quickly retreating into a haze of other stimuli. Render Bandits turns that haze into a dust storm at points, with a sometimes daunting buzz of electronics and blasted acoustic treatments nearly (that is to say, not quite) obliterating the music's sturdy rhythmic foundation. A much fuller-bodied recording is the result, with tracks such as "Tel Bell," "Syth," and "Hintergrund" matching the very best of far more widely lauded post-rockers such as Tortoise.

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