Various Artists / Plankton Wat / Super Minerals Split
Album: Plankton Wat / Super Minerals Split   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Stunned Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-11-20 Pull Date: 2012-01-22
Week Ending: Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 8 Dec 25 Dec 11 Nov 27
Airplays: 1 2 5 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 27, 2014: maximum entropy
Dark Temple
4. Jan 11, 2012: razor's edge
Dark Temple
2. Aug 01, 2013: Home Free
Ancient Creatures, The Path Obscured
Borneo Canopy
3. Jan 15, 2012: multiple catharses: cancer still sucks
Dark Temple
6. Jan 07, 2012: Catharsis: first of 2012
Dark Temple

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-11-16
Two months ago, the legendary Stunned Records called it quits. Six days ago they rose from the ashes to release one final tape—a split between labelhead Phil French’s project Super Minerals and the notorious Plankton Wat (Portland, OR). Also featured throughout the album is a star-studded guest list of M. Geddes Gengras & Caitlin C. Mitchell. It would be a crime not to play this. There’s a reason Stunned rose from the grave to release this tape—it is perhaps the finest album they have ever released. FCC CLEAN

RIYL: No Mind Meditation, Rangers, Eureka, Sun Araw, Magic Lantern

*1. (5:21) Slow-building strummy guitars over a smooth drone that rises out of the mist. Epic.
*2. (4:01) Rangers-style hazy free-fall collage. Gently dripping percussion, muted wah-wah guitar.
*3. (5:07) Ukulele and cosmic outer-space Sun Araw effects. Smooth floating vocals.
4. (4:30) Slow beating conga drums, plucky electric guitars, all swimming in a bed of smeared effects pedals.
*5. (9:59) Metallic wimpers, blustery bird chirping, underlying currents of acoustic guitar, faint pipes in the mix. Later transitions into a majestic metallic shimmer of drone at 2:30, then progresses through a symphony of crowded horns and monkeys at 5:10 and then more jungly madness at 8:20. All in all, great sound effects.
*6. (11:05) Awe inspiring. Wandering pipes, gentle lyre, delicious candy-coated harp melodies. About a bazillion tingly percussive elements, and strange distorted vocals. A breathtaking sunny ending. A definite highlight of the album (and of 2011)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Plankton Wat Dark Temple
2. Plankton Wat Borneo Canopy
3. Plankton Wat The Path Obscured
4. Plankton Wat Still Lake Reflects
5. Super Minerals The Herb
6. Super Minerals Ancient Creatures