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Album Review
@Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony

@Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony
by @Peace

Young, Gifted and Broke

Review Date
28th March 2014
Reviewed by
Ricardo Kerr

@Peace are a collective of like-minded Kiwi musicians who have set out to push boundaries and push buttons. Their latest musing carries the heavy title of @Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony. If this makes you think about careening madly through space, with only the sounds of the galaxy to keep you company, then you're on the right track.

This is an album all about the wandering ambiance rather than tightly packed hit singles – it's all about the ride and the journey that happen between your ears when you listen to it. 'Hug Your Mum' and 'No Stars in the Sky' might drift effortlessly through their deconstructed grooves but you can hear roots of funk and soul buried deep within there. The main attraction is 'Made', an unwieldy behemoth that segues brashly between astral hip-hop, free jazz, turgid trip-hop, and proggy psychedelics.

It is an audacious masterpiece that defies all logic while never being anything short of entertaining. It is cosmic. It is magical. It is everything we have come to love about the strange gentlemen of @Peace and then a whole lot more. They have created a tripped out, uncompromising record that will appeal to all their fellow space cadets out there.


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