Read our interview with When The Sun Hits here.
Read a track by track discussion of Some Strange Alchemy with TBTCI here.
Watch the brand-new video for "The Alchemist" (created by Hugo of Psyche Coaster) below:
Watch the video for the single version of "In The Darkest Night" (created by Hugo of Psyche Coaster) below:
Plasticstatic is Keisha and Ryan T. Winn. They are an electronic and textural guitar band influenced by 'pataphysics, surrealism, Belle-Epoque art and absinthe history, dark wave, shoegaze, and post-punk.
Plasticstatic was started by Ryan in 1997. In 2012, Keisha joined. The Anchors EP was released that year on the 26th anniversary of the passing of Brion Gysin. It features the song "Flickering", which was inspired by Gysin's art and life. The EP was expanded with a bonus track, and released on cassette later that year by A Thousand Steps Records.
Retreat was released on September 4, 2014 as a 12-track free download and an art edition 26-track double album with bonus DVD. This album was a culmination of all the sounds into which Plasticstatic had delved over the years prior, while providing a leaping-off point into newer, experimental areas.
Also released in 2014 was a collaboration with Sana Obruent, titled Sonitus De Cooperatione, and a remix of the the Golden Gardens track "I'll Burn Alone", which was included on their limited edition Bellflower DVD.
At the start of 2016, a cover of Echo and the Bunnymen's "The Disease" was released as a part of Gods Will Be Gods: A Reverence to the Bunnymen, a compilation put out by The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records. On August 1 of that year, a cover of The Cure's "The Big Hand" was released as a part of The Cure In Other Voices compilation by the same label. A trilogy of covers was completed on May 9, 2017, when their cover of The Sound's "I Can't Escape Myself" was released as the opening track on New Dark Age, A Tribute to The Sound.
Their new material has moved deeper into electronic territory, with guitars playing a supporting role. The first fruits of these sessions were released as Both Sides of the Moon on November 6, 2016. The newest album, Some Strange Alchemy, which includes the bonus companion album Songs From Thee Static Lodge, was released August 21, 2017.
Ryan and Keisha are currently working on a slightly re-recorded, re-mixed, remastered, and expanded version of Anchors which was originally intended to be released at the end of 2017 to celebrate the 20th year of Plasticstatic's existence. Despite their intent to focus on singles and EPs for a while, they are also recording a new full-length album, which has a working title of The Palace.