Monday, June 6, 2011

Planningtorock Spells a Single Letter

Planningtorock is musician and visual artist Janine Rostron, of Manchester, who wears dark theatrical electronica like a costume. The project name put me off, not because I think one should not make plans to rock, but I have low expectations for those who feel the need to express such an intention. But in this case she draws on many influences to make a solid sound all her own, and really is playing a joke, perhaps several at the same time, so it works out. These are all tunes from her album W.

Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Planningtorock: W

W Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic

Planningtorock - Living It Out by robbiedani

Planningtorock - I Am Your Man by Rise Music

Planningtorock - The Breaks by DFA Records