Plan E - _Found & Lost_
(Solardisk / Spinefarm, 2001)
by: Pedro Azevedo (3 out of 10)
Never having heard of this band before, I had no idea what to expect going into _Found & Lost_. As it turns out, this is a collection of mostly slow and depressed material that relies on electronic-sounding synth and morphine-drenched deep goth vocals accompanied by simple fuzzy guitar riffs and percussion. When I say this is -mostly- slow and depressed, I mean Plan E may also surprise you midway through the record by going into upbeat mode and therefore adding insult to injury, because while the slower material is dull and repetitive, the more upbeat stuff is downright irritating. Recorded at Tico Tico Studio, _F&L_'s only credit is the expectably decent production. I shall not try to guess why the band decided to repeat the entire 35+ minutes of _F&L_ all glued together in the final track and apparently being played -backwards-. Ultimately, in my opinion, Plan E just fall into the abyss that separates being affectingly doomy and being pleasantly catchy without ever getting anywhere near achieving either.


(article published 13/5/2001)

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