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Plastic Flowers – Dalliance

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Absent Forever is the newest album from London-based producer Plastic Flowers – his third full-length LP and the second for The Native Sound after Heavenly. Plastic Flowers formed vaguely around 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece and play a noisy version of Dream Pop filed under Shoegaze, Ambient and Indie. Much like his previous releases on labels such as Crash Symbols, Inner Ear Records or Bad Panda, this new album artfully slips intelligence and experimentation into a dying art form.

Recordings were completed in less than three months in 2017 and the album comprises of ten tracks that have been around George’s hard drive in demo form since early 2013. For this record Plastic Flowers recorded himself onto tape in different DIY spaces around London, including a friend’s old house in Hampstead and his small home studio. While dealing with massive academic workload and stress for his PhD, he managed to completely reshape Plastic Flowers’ sound with a new record that captures the analog aesthetics and the warm sound of the tape. As part of the creative process, he collaborated with a string quartet and his ex bandmate Angelos who assisted in the recordings.

Absent Forever finds Plastic Flowers hopeful and heavy, a new direction for those familiar with his music. It still possess the pensive and melancholy undertones taken of Heavenly, but they take different forms and themes. There are different ways to find growth and constructiveness through the times and situations that are labelled as negative, but through this album Samaras explores themes of personal flaws and downfalls that changed his life and helped him complete Absent Forever.

Absent Forever is out November 10th on vinyl and digitally via The Native Sound.

Plastic Flowers – How Can I

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Absent Forever is the newest album from London-based producer Plastic Flowers – his third full-length LP and the second for The Native Sound after Heavenly. Plastic Flowers formed vaguely around 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece and play a noisy version of Dream Pop filed under Shoegaze, Ambient and Indie. Much like his previous releases on labels such as Crash Symbols, Inner Ear Records or Bad Panda, this new album artfully slips intelligence and experimentation into a dying art form.

Pre-order at bit.ly/absentforever

Plastic Flowers – Heavenly LP

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Plastic Flowers is a Dream Pop band from London, UK, formed in late 2011 by multi-instrumentalist George Samaras. He has recorded two full length studio albums Evergreen (2014) and Heavenly (2016).

After graduating from high school he experimented with drone sounds and worked closely with other musicians, including former band member Angelos Paschalidis. During his college years in Thessaloniki he begun recording under the name Plastic Flowers and quickly released a series of EP’s and singles that received praise for their lo-fi feeling and warmth. The hazy atmosphere created with the heavy use of soft guitars and multilayered synth patterns are some of the main characteristics of Plastic Flowers’ sound.

BBC described his music as “very ethereal soundscapes accompanied by warm vocals” while DIY Magazine labelled him as a “Greek wunderkind musician.” After a prolonged period of writing and experimentation, his second full length album entitled “Heavenly” will be released April 22nd, 2016 through The Native Sound. Recordings took place between October and December 2015 in North West London.

Pre-order your copy here. Listen to “Diver” below.

Tracks:
Stay Home
Mary (Del)
Angel Town
Another Day
Something is Missing
Diver
Lucy
She Fades
Portal to Nowhere
Silence Again
Nite Time