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Plastic Flowers — Absent Forever (Nov. 10, 2017)

          Plastic Flowers — Absent Forever (Nov. 10, 2017)Plastic Flowers — Absent Forever (Nov. 10, 2017)”“★λ★”“     Plastic Flowers is George Samaras, a producer & multi~instrumentalist based in London, UK.
Location: London, UK
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Purple in Milky Clear
Genre: Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Shoegaze
Album release: November 10, 2017
Record Label: The Native Sound
Duration:     31:50
Tracks:
01. Absent Forever     1:17
02. How Can I     3:32
03. Seventeen     3:21
04. Falling Off     3:49
05. Dalliance     3:31
06. Half Life     3:55
07. So Long     5:07
08. Where Are You     2:02
09. January 2017     2:39
10. NN     2:37
Companies, etc.
★    Phonographic Copyright (p) — The Native Sound
★    Copyright © — The Native Sound
★    Marketed — The Native Sound
★    Manufactured — The Native Sound
★    Pressed — GZ Media — 162808E
Credits
★    Bass — Angelos Paschalidis (tracks: A3)
★    Drums — Nikos Panagiotidis (tracks: B2)
★    Mastered — Warren Hildebrand
★    Photography — Maya Beano
★    Strings — H.S. Orchestra (tracks: A4, B3, B4)
★    Written, Mixed, Artwork, Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Recorded — George Samaras
Notes:
★    100 – Purple in Milky Clear [THIS]
★    400 – Light Blue
★    Meowing on ‘NN’ credited to Flamingo Samaras
★    Recorded to tape from April to June 2017 in London, UK.
★    Printed insert with lyrics/art.
★    Download Card included.
Editorial Reviews:
”“★λ★”“     Absent Forever is the newest album from London~based producer Plastic Flowers — his third full~length LP and the second for The Native Sound after Heavenly. Plastic Flowers formed vaguely around 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece and play a noisy version of Dream Pop filed under Shoegaze, Ambient and Indie. Much like his previous releases on labels such as Crash Symbols, Inner Ear Records or Bad Panda, this new album artfully slips intelligence and experimentation into a dying art form.
”“★λ★”“     Recordings were completed in less than three months in 2017 and the album comprises of ten tracks that have been around George’s hard drive in demo form since early 2013. For this record Plastic Flowers recorded himself onto tape in different DIY spaces around London, including a friend’s old house in Hampstead and his small home studio. While dealing with massive academic workload and stress for his PhD, he managed to completely reshape Plastic Flowers’ sound with a new record that captures the analog aesthetics and the warm sound of the tape. As part of the creative process, he collaborated with a string quartet and his ex bandmate Angelos who assisted in the recordings.
”“★λ★”“     Absent Forever finds Plastic Flowers hopeful and heavy, a new direction for those familiar with his music. It still possess the pensive and melancholy undertones taken of Heavenly, but they take different forms and themes. There are different ways to find growth and constructiveness through the times and situations that are labelled as negative, but through this album Samaras explores themes of personal flaws and downfalls that changed his life and helped him complete Absent Forever.
”“★λ★”“     Absent Forever is out November 10th on vinyl and digitally via The Native Sound.
Review
”“★λ★”“     London via Greece band and producer Plastic Flowers are sharing the new single “Half Life”. Fans of Slowdive/Catherine Wheel, will definitely dig this. The track is off their current release Absent Forever and is Plastic Flowers’ third full~length release and the second for The Native Sound, after Heavenly. Plastic Flowers formed in and around 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The project is described as a noisy version of Dream Pop filed under Shoegaze, Ambient and Indie. Plastic Flowers have released albums on labels such as Crash Symbols, Inner Ear Records or Bad Panda.
”“★λ★”“     “Half Life is one of these songs that I needed to write and rewrite again and again in order to get the right result. Back in June I had to visit my hometown in Greece to work at the local university. This was the first time after almost three years, and it wasn’t easy at all, as I made a decision to stay away for much longer. Nights were warm and I couldn’t sleep so I was to seek other options such as Xanax and sleeping pills. When I returned to London I realised that after ten days in Greece my insomnia was here to stay for good. I had to fight it over the summer, and it wasn’t pleasant at all. Although my dose was very small, I couldn’t a feel a thing in the morning which led to countless restless nights. The track title refers to the elimination half~life of alprazolam from blood — which is about 11 hours. The opening sample is a vintage radio ad that I discovered on my friend’s used tapes so I decided that this was the perfect opening for the track.”
”“★λ★”“     http://www.northerntransmissions.com/
Bandcamp: https://plasticflowers.bandcamp.com/album/absent-forever
Website: http://plasticflowers.eu/
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