Plastique Noir was formed at the end of the year 2005 by some members and ex-members from underground bands from Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, who were tired of the limited horizonts of their static scene, which consists basically in two extremes: heavy metal and hardcore. Equally boring has been for them the commom live presentation formats of local bands, always poorly explored in their artistic possibilities not only in the musical aspects.
Therefore, Airton S. Nepomuceno (ex-Mallka), Márcio Benevides (ex-The Memphis Mafia), Danyel Fernandes (Silenzio) and Max Bernardo (ex-Dust To Dust/Rebel Rockets) joined to take advantage of the post-punk revival which has been recently followed by many bands. Plastique Noir bet in the somber face of this line, bringing back the gothic rock/darkwave from the 80s and 90s, but always with a contemporary approach which add elements of related styles like death rock, industrial, ethereal, new romantic, punk rock and even electro. His plurality is the basis of the form which involves and give (non)life to the content promoting at the same time a dialogue between the viscerality, marginality and self-destructive hedonism of the (post)punk, with the sofistication and refinement of the academic classic. The peak of the synthetic, cold and phantasmagoric atmosphere is reached by the fifth member: Sister Hurricane, an old drum machine SR-16.
Unique in the style in Fortaleza, the Plastique Noir (black plastic, in french) embraces the name of the bag used to store dead bodies in morgues. The music, gloomy but pleasant to dance, involves bodies and minds carrying them to an intensive experience with their english-written lyrics which evocates the myths and facts of horror, morbidness, melancholia and madness created by the conflict of the infinite passions proper to the human existential labyrinth. Besides, each step the band takes is meticulously planned by its members, from lyrics and melodies to graphical arts and cenography, by using their very diverse professional aptitudes. This goes with their proposal to be a multimedia and artistically self-sufficient band.
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