Pliant – Musical Endeavor {mtk196}

Artist: Pliant
Title: Musical Endeavor
Label: Monotonik
Catalog #: mtk196
Release Date: 2007/12/31

Monotonik rounds out 2007 with a bit of a gem – a free digital release of the super-rare Pliant mini-CD ‘Musical Endeavor’, the quirky video-game inspired electronica blast originally released on New Yorkbased label Systorm Technologies back in 2000.

What do you need to know about this? Well, the super-perky 9 track, 18 minute release is chronicling a fictional video game of some kind, and from the dynamic, spider-bass infused ‘Title’, it’s clear that you’re being taken through the game in aural form, thanks to previous Monotonik release Pliant’s bleep-pop stylings.

Some highlights? ‘Options’ is funked-up loping, slightly sinister pseudo-game music, and ‘Forest’ conjures up previous Monotonik release ‘Maruera Gum’ with some aplomb, before the super-weird waltz-ish ‘Volcano’ and the reprise of ‘Credits’ finish things off in dischordant, intriguing form. Bravo.

pic by pliant

01 – Title
02 – Options
03 – Village
04 – Forest
05 – Hills
06 – Cave
07 – Volcano
08 – Boss
09 – Credits

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Back Cover


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