Artist info

Genre

Indie, Electronic


Sounds like

Shattering Disco Balls.


band members

Seán


Influences

New Order, JoyDivision, Kraftwerk, The Cure, sonic youth


Unearthed artists we like

DBinator, The Plastic Fangs


Bio

'+=minus' (PLUS IS MINUS); is the work of Seán Solo, an unsigned, self-produced Brisbane solo writing/recording artist, who is always striving to create original & different sonic vibrations through means of guitar, keyboard & many other instruments & devices. Having played in the Brisbane music scene in many forms over the past years, (co-writer/frontman of The Plastic Fangs), 'Solo', goes by the moniker '+=minus' (plUS+is=miNUS) for this project. Creating vast landscapes of sounds, often mixed with strange HYPNoTIC grooves & ugly guitar. Sometimes Dark, sometimes Dancey, sometimes a beautiful mutation of the two. Never fearing from the avante guarde, pLUS+is=miNUS strives to push the listener's mind into other times, memories, places & realms in which they never thought they could go back, or to.

Review

Reviewed by DBinator Adam Bloom

02 Oct 2008

30

Eye can see is a dark trip into the subconscious of a thoughtful man of the modern age. Musically, it's reminiscent of The Cure/New Order. It features a danceable beat and idiosyncratic synths that stand apart from some other bands tapping the same influences. Lyrically, it is a familiar story. A desire to be free from the constraints of those close to you, yet remain close and 'take ...

Eye can see is a dark trip into the subconscious of a thoughtful man of the modern age. Musically, it's reminiscent of The Cure/New Order. It features a danceable beat and idiosyncratic synths that stand apart from some other bands tapping the same influences. Lyrically, it is a familiar story. A desire to be free from the constraints of those close to you, yet remain close and 'take each day with the weather'. My major gripe with this track is it's length - i feel it needs a little more variation to add interest. Plus is Minus holds some definite promise the future, keeping in mind he is a solo artist in the process of forming a live band. Stay tuned.

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Review

40

The Dying Gaul embraces all that 10 years ago would have been deemed supremely uncool but has made a resurgence this decade. Drum machine, dark, atmospheric vocoder vocals and swells of synth strings (is that an oboe I hear?) and the unusual title make this track sound like the last glorious stand of a bygone era rediscovered. Off-kilter piano only adds to the eccentricity of the piece. I want ...

The Dying Gaul embraces all that 10 years ago would have been deemed supremely uncool but has made a resurgence this decade. Drum machine, dark, atmospheric vocoder vocals and swells of synth strings (is that an oboe I hear?) and the unusual title make this track sound like the last glorious stand of a bygone era rediscovered. Off-kilter piano only adds to the eccentricity of the piece. I want more from +=minusZ!

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