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Life is very precious and only a thin line separates us from death. We don’t always notice it but it’s there, everyday. ‘Fragile Targets’ laments the frailty of our existence, acknowledging this truth. The track is our way of coming to terms with our own vulnerability by finding dignity and love in it.
“A chance to explore creativity in widescreen, Psycho & Plastic respond to the challenge of crafting a full length album with some of their best work yet. New single ‘Fragile Targets’ leads the way, with the duo’s painterly touch coming to the fore. Utilising emotion as an instrument in itself, ‘Fragile Targets’ taps into their club roots, while providing something more nuanced.” – CLASH Magazine
Rising ambient duo Psycho & Plastic will be releasing their latest single, ‘Fragile Targets’, on the 17th of June. The single follows the recently released singles ‘Back And Forth’ (which was accompanied by a monochromatic video) and ‘Imago’, all of which will appear on the duo’s upcoming LP, Phantom Bliss to be released on the 8th of July via GiveUsYourGold. The pair have already earned over 4 million plays across platforms with support from Metal Magazine, VENTS Magazine, Faze Magazine, Electronic Groove, Data Transmission, The Clubmap and Getintothis and BBC Radio 6’s Andrew Weatherall, as well as the UK radio station Worldwide FM to name a few.
Psycho & Plastic is comprised of Alexandre Decoupigny and Thomas Tichai who have been creating music together for over 10 years. The two are from Southern Germany, have both lived in Liverpool where they met and are now based in Berlin. Over the years, the duo have released three albums together as well as two EPs as they draw upon the works of Mouse On Mars, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Leftfield, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Robot Koch, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross for inspiration. Their own sound calls to mind the likes of Brian Eno, Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm.
CLASH Magazine on single ‘Fragile Targets’:
“A chance to explore creativity in widescreen, Psycho & Plastic respond to the challenge of crafting a full length album with some of their best work yet. New single ‘Fragile Targets’ leads the way, with the duo’s painterly touch coming to the fore. Utilising emotion as an instrument in itself, ‘Fragile Targets’ taps into their club roots, while providing something more nuanced.”
Metal Magazine on single ‘Back And Forth’:
“The ethereal elements and emotions that this latest release evokes demonstrate, once again, that sound has no borders and is not subject to specific categories.”
VENTS Magazine on video for ‘Back And Forth’
“Psycho & Plastic allow the mind to wander through a monochromatic world in their latest video as each twist and turn in the footage forces a new perspective.”
Paul Hanford, author of ‘Coming to Berlin – Global journeys into an electronic music and club culture capital’ (Velocity Press 2022)
“The duo left thumping rhythms back in a world that had stopped and they used ambience to tap into emotion. Less drone-based and more melodically arranged(…), their own personal response to the situation reminds me, in its gaping beat-less synth melancholia, of Tangerine Dream.”