Fresh from their debut single, a collaboration with Krautrock legend Harald Grosskopf, whichLondon based sonic pioneers Standard Planets are all set to release their much anticipated second single ‘Dumbo Dumbo’, a reworking of an unreleased,Read More
A new London based three piece, STANDARD PLANETS are cut from the same
outsider cloth as Peaking Lights but weaving very different strands of
music together, surgically grafting prog rock’s layered textures onto
deft kraut rhythms, powered by the future primitivist half dream axis
between minimalism and hip-hop.
Formed whilst residing in various east London warehouses, STANDARD
PLANETS saw a shared desire for a musical utopia, free from
convention, striving further evermore, to where you find them today:
having shared stages with the great and good of a new fourth world
underground network – Factory Floor, These New Puritans, Gold Panda,
amongst others – while enacting various audacious musical becomings
such as their recent guitar orchestra interpretation of Holst’s ‘Mars’
– of which Loud & Quiet called “something altogether more primal,
ass-kicking and cosmic” and “with android precision and detached
cool.” – their current collaborative work with the remaining members
of Arthur Russell’s Dinosaur L and Loose Joints, and their recent
oil-projection saturated headline show on top of Dalston Roof Park, as
part of the Land of Kings Festival.
Very unusual. Very definitely British. No two songs sound alike but
the whole becomes very definitely cohesive. We can hear Soft Machine,
Timbaland, Morricone, microbeats and King Crimson in new song, Soft
Focus, while the rest of their debut-album sees the band sail a
cross-genre voyage, both linear and spatial in it’s nature.