Pluramon: The Monstrous Surplus (Vinyl LP)
Vinyl LP pressing of this 2007 release, the fifth full-length album by Marcus Schmickler AKA Pluramon. The Monstrous Surplus bears three different vocalists and as many narrative voices. The songs do not simply present a singer or songwriter self: they push the envelope of what it means to tell a story. Completely contemporary, yet unabashedly diving into moods, the album succeeds in capturing the fragmented, yet sophisticated soul of urban life: 'Can't Disappear' is a story about a secret threesome relationship, 'Fresh Aufhebung' is a spoken pamphlet for a break-up and 'If Time Was on My Side' is a melancholic story about bad timing with love. Featuring appearances by Julia Hummer, a prominent young German actress who tours with her own band Too Many Boys, Julee Cruise, the famed vocalist best known for her work with David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti, and New York-based German artist and writer, Jutta Koether, who is also known as co-founder of leading German pop magazine, SPEX. The fourth vocalist is Marcus himself on one song as well as background on other songs. Karaoke Kalk.
Turn in, Border, If Time Was on My Side, Drowning in You, Snow Bow, Fresh Aufhebung, K-Land, Can't Disappear, If the Kids Are United, Fishing, So?