Thee Physical - LOVEPUMP UNITED
FILTER Grade: 69%
By Lynn Stafford on July 19, 2011
Co-produced by HEALTH dude (and labelmate) Jupiter Keyes and himself, Travis Egedy’s latest as Pictureplane is an uninterrupted barrage of new-rave culture: samples, synths and psychosomatic sexuality. Egedy once surfed the lines of convention inventively, fitting more comfortable sounds into dreamy, beat-laden melodies for an aura not unlike acts like Small Black...but not here. Perhaps Thee Physical’s ecstasy “thrills” are things better adapted to a live environment, but nothing sticks on the LP, and the disc feels recycled, pedestrian and a bit exhausting—at best.