ALBUM WORM INTERFACE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 14, 1999 REVIEW: MARCH 7, 2000
Plod is, in one sentence, pleasant, strictly un-dancefloor electronica. Being less eccentric and mischievous than the bands experimental counterpart in Sweden, Pluxus, Plod's strength lies in the meditative beauty of the tracks. The melodies are incredibly soothing and immersive, staying away from aggressive d'n'b tendencies.
This is sort of like Orbital in their most contemplative mood, and admirably low key without turning trivial. "Pillow Talk" sounds very un-hip, timeless and honest. There's nothing very earth-shattering about it, but it does make you feel safe and cosy.
Plod is a duo from Umeċ in northern Sweden. It may seem a bit far fetched to claim that their snowy surroundings have influenced their sound, seeing as Umeċ has given birth to a good deal of Swedens not so placid hardcore punk scene. Still "Pillow Talk" invokes silent, calm winter landscapes in my mind in the same way as Norwegian Biosphere makes you think about glaciers and ice.