Xploding Plastix

Xploding Plastix is the musical child of Jens Petter Nilsen and Hallvard Hagen. Both based in Oslo, they started making music together somewhere late 98-early 99. After about a year of playing, sampling, programming and focused tune writing; they decided it was time to let the public hear what they'd been up to. This resulted in a 6 track demo late 99. About 22 hours after first shipment, record companies were on the phone, and now 4 months later, 5 out of 6 tracks have been released on various lables.

Xploding Plastix has a very organic sound; throwing saccharine analogue melodies to foreground the acoustic quality; imposing a distinctive live feel. A certain raw edge. An oeuvre of an ear-opener: Zipping and unzipping the beat, a beat-science out-of the ordinary. Emphasizing the flowing warmth and organity of the rhythms. Triggering flailing, skittering, skipping and spinning breaks, makes this pure nigthvision!

Xploding Plastix has a sound like irradiated neon washes; shimmering and pulseglowing accordingly disproportional to the flashy stuttering redligths, like cancerous cocktails; splintering with deranged delight. The cinematic, dirty filmnoir feel is mercilessly exploited. Xploding Plastix is the epicure of a gorgeous, jagged, murderous pulse.

Xploding Plastix has a sound outrageously present; rumbling oblique exclamations and punctuating vibes suggests musicians whose absolute confidence in their work frees them to kid 'n play: go totally trickster in their soaring urban conundrum. Here's abrasive bassy beatblasts, motor rhythm and lock grooves that whirr and writhe across the tracks. Xploding plastix has already become the poster child for present day electronic music; the model for what 'being taken seriously' has come to mean. Maneuvering steady in styles, like a genre-bending assemblage, with animated fluctuations successfully integrated. Frantic exuberant accretion of brittle, bustling rhythms and melodies introducing an urgent funk punch; a flickering sensuousness and enveloping rhythmic pulse.


Check out their own webpages: xplodingplastix.com

Other links: Live review in NME, Interview in Aftenbladet (in norwegian)