On A Higher Plane

by Perfect Blue

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Nexus 6 06:39
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Sunshine 05:33
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Empty Dreams 05:24
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Solyaris 05:42
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Stardust 05:04
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Koyo 05:05
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Room 35 06:05
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Sunshine 07:30
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Forever 03:41
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about

Debut album from Perfect Blue. 'On A Higher Plane' will take you places never previously ventured, delving deep into unchartered territories and probing the inner reaches of your mind. Simultaneously beautiful and unsettling, this is one trip that will immerse you forever.

Extra tracks include the 'Sunshine EP' released on Lona Records, October 2006.

REVIEWS

“Dark ambient electronica may have brushed the mainstream thanks to the likes of Maps but this mysterious three piece take it to another dimension. Think Warp era Seefeel and an obvious love of 'Loveless' and you're halfway towards Perfect Blue's alter state realisation. Recent album 'On A Higher Plane' was one of this year's hidden gems.” DROWNED IN SOUND

"Nexus 6 recalls a sepulchral 'Vanishing Point'-era Primal Scream while Solyaris could be a long lost Warp Records ambient classic. Elsewhere tracks like Koyo and Sunshine manage to tip the balance towards a slightly more sinister realm. This is perfect late night listening for the new kaleidoscope generation." CLASH

“A beautifully radiating soft psyche gem comprising 10 star kissed mind erasing orbs traversing through cosmic highways plotting principally similar trajectories to the electronic pioneers of yesteryear - Silver Apples and Kraftwerk.” LOSING TODAY

“Perfect Blue resemble the psychedelic progeny of Boards of Canada and FSOL spin-off Amorphous Androgynous." THE FLY

"Worthy of special notice are Perfect Blue for dropping a tab of acid in Kraftwerk's mid-morning mocha." AMERICANA UK

“Krautrock style groove with repeating motifs on organ and various sound fxs to create a hypnotic ambient vibe, that burrow slowly into your consciousness…. cleverly arranged with a sense of minimalism and rhythm. SOHOSTRUT

"An electric wash... daydreams, journeys without motion, atmospheres with rareified or dense details outlined that instant. Sunshine - a rare pearl... its perfect refrain of love and pain." SLURP MAGAZINE

"Music your radio seeks out at 3am." ARTROCKER

"Perfect Blue are creators of abstract, blissed-out soundscapes… multilayered planes of sound building up a many-frequencied core that's reinforced by occasional, muted beats and vaguely human sounds. At times threatening to go full-blown into 'Loveless'-style lysergic overload, Perfect Blue inject enough darkness into their relatively sedate music to maintain the attention. Like some of the finest music for relaxing to, it relaxes you in a way that's slightly frightening and intimidating." DISKANT

"Perfect Blue tread an elegantly drawn line between quivering dreampop and floating-on-the-ceiling ambient, a miasma of sound that stretches and spirals, taking its time, building into total immersion trip music." KITTEN PAINTING

"Perfect Blue's "On A Higher Plane" takes the listener into dubby electronica via minimal drums, analogue synths and freaky textures. The disc simultaneously evokes bad trips and fluffy ambience. The mix and production change the sonic tapestry as the album progresses; it's like a lighter Boards Of Canada evoking nineties Warp Records." TERRASCOPE

"'Sunshine' provides for a nifty slice of sumptuously mind erasing lunatic dub hypnotism - in many ways recalling Sonic Boom's face off with Sun Ray on 'dreamachine' - very ominous and eerie at times… Perfect Blue - psych space cadets, but not as you know it.” LOSING TODAY

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released October 4, 2008

Released 04 October 2008
Written, recorded, produced and mixed by Perfect Blue

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Northern Star is a record label dedicated to independent and underground sounds. Known for their Psychedelica compilation series and their infamous Northern Star Weekenders. Kicking against the pricks since 2006!

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