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The 5th Plateau


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The 5th plateau is an improvisational & instrumental garage band in Austin, TX that plays experimental, psychedelic noise-rock/jazz ranging from spacey to spastic.
The group gradually took shape in 2004 after highschool friends Greg Nelson (guitar), Doug Germany (guitar), & Ryne Worthington (drums) began jamming together, having only begun playing their instruments less than a year prior, self taught. Refusing to ever conform to any set style, structure, or key, their signature sound is often an ever-shifting, organic-like ‘stream of consciousness’ type collaboration evoking shamanic journeys and tripped out vision quests. Influenced heavily by their initial love for the over-the-counter entheogen DXM & many ‘research chemical’ experiments & experiences together, they’re truly a unique listen with a lot of chemistry, high energy, and strange vibrations.
Several tracks also include additional instrumentation from friends Justin Jordan (bass/guitar) & Luke Taylor (keyboards). The recordings are typically lo-fi and sometimes have cryptic sound clips spliced in as well as occasional post production effects for extra mind-bending surprises.
Also see “God Generator”, the dark ambient noise project done by both guitarists Doug & Greg.

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  • TheMoralCrusade


    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bile

    Ah. Thanks. Good stuff.

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Gregski1111

    the next one definitely. This was a compilation of older stuff taken from discs where the tracks had already been compressed before burning anyway.

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • bile

    Perhaps put them up on Bandcamp?

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • bile

    Still no lossless releases? :( Please? FLAC?

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Madrangue

    This is awesome.

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • DefaultXR

    The name of this band caught my attention, and then I read the bio and I was even more intrigued. And then I read the comment below me and I was like "OK, I definitely have to check out this band."

    8 May 2009 Reply
  • yatusabes21

    The 5th plateau... Olney's Lesions... i can see the influence of the thing referenced by the band name and the song. very powerful, very hard to wield, but very thought provoking stuff that these guys must be into using. everyone i know that has tried it couldnt appreciate it i wish i lived close enough to hang with these guys.

    29 Nov 2008 Reply

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