POINT LINE PLANE began as a synth/drums duo creating noise music with pop hooks and touring the US relentlessly. As electro continued to fizzle and screamy dance-punk/neo-no wave enjoyed a brief spike of popularity, kids and college radio DJ's took note of Point Line Plane's eclectic and original style, often contrasting the sound to other innovators like LIARS, EX MODELS, and LIGHTNING BOLT. Actual comparisons were hard to draw however; and reviews in print and online found writers grasping for metaphors rather than listing influences.
In two short years, Point Line Plane played over 100 shows and continued to hone their near-telepathic live skills in destructively short 20-minute concert performances. The production of the self-titled album and their subsequent score for the feature documentary film "Haunters" made it clear that their studio abilities were unquestionable as well.
Point Line Plane's sophomore effort and Skin Graft Records debut, Smoke Signals, tackles failed communication in all forms. In late 2003, the original synth/drums duo of Joshua Blanchard (ex-Sensualists) and Nathan Carson (ex-Witch Mountain) were joined by Howard Gillam (aka Supersprite) on second synth. While the addition of a third member could have created a wall of sound throughout, the album is more often reflective of restraint, tension, and drama. The ingredients of Smoke Signals; repetition, hypnosis, psychedelia, paranoia and darkness; all combine to form an album that will satisfy extreme noise enthusiasts with its sonic textures - while finding favor abroad with it's classic songwriting. SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:
POINT LINE PLANE / THE PLANET THE split CD
POINT LINE PLANE "s/t" CD
POINT LINE PLANE "CurseChorusCurse" 7"
POINT LINE PLANE "Smoke Signals" CD
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