Pure in the Plastic —
Polyenso is easily the least known artist on my list, but I have a feeling that may change sometime in the near future. It’s hard to believe that the band’s members once made up the hardcore/screamo band, Oceana, but for those of you who may have listened to their final release, it was clear that the band was eager to break out of that style and into something more mature. With Pure in the Plastic, it’s clear that they’re on the right track. From Thom Yorke-esque vocals, to soulful percussion and groovy jazz sax solos, this album showcases a plethora of influences that craftfully come together to create something truly unique. Listening to Pure in the Plastic is an immersive experience, and upon each listen, I end up discovering new bits and pieces that I had missed before. In terms of experimental success, Polyenso has created an album not so far off from Bon Iver’s, 22, A Million.
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