An Experience of Phantoms

A. Plot

An Experience of Phantoms
Performed By A. Plot
Album UPC 700261419633
CD Baby Track ID TR0001385581
Label Royal Mushroom Records LLC
Released 2015-03-02
BPM 100
Rated 0
Year 2015
Spotify Plays 13
Songtrust Track ID 382931
Writer Neale E Brassell
Songwriter ID 99389
Pub Co Treason Tunes LLC
Composer Neale E Brassell
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Publishing
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Missouri


With lyrics steeped in metaphor or as incisive as a razor, and a sound ranging from sensual to cinematic (with nods to the 70s and 80s through today), this distinctive music will take you on a journey like no other.


How do you describe the music of A. Plot?

That's a question we're asked all the time by potential listeners, so you'd think we'd have a good answer by now. But we don't. So we usually end up fumbling around with something like "Well, it sort of has roots in 80s rock, but with a few 70s and progressive rock influences, but a modern sound..." which pretty much says nothing at all. A few sites have a term that we kind of like, though, which is "crossover prog", or in a few cases, that old term "art rock". While we have never considered ourselves progressive rock by any stretch, some of those influences (like thoughtful lyrics and somewhat longer songs) are certainly present.

Then come the band comparisons, who do we sound like? And it's not any easier. Sure, a couple songs have pretty obvious influences... "The Skies Of October" and "Days" definitely have a Pink Floyd or Alan Parsons sound to them. "Miss Ida Makenzie's Home For Peculiar Boys" is sort of Elvis Costello lyrics meets the Beatles meets ELO, a little bit. We've heard comparisons of parts of songs to Bryan Ferry, Depeche Mode, Echo & the Bunnymen, ELO, The Moody Blues, Joy Division, Elvis Costello, Muse(!?), and someone even said they heard a hint of "Safety Dance" at one point in one of the songs. (I think they were on drugs, though.)

Still haven't helped much yet, right? Maybe this is a good thing. We are, absolutely and utterly, original, while still staying accessible. Yes, we are the sum of our influences, and sometimes those influences are noticeable and other times not. But we follow no trends, we copy no one and we do not strive to sound like anyone else. We have a huge variety within our songs, from driving rockers to beautiful ballads, while still maintaining a certain distinctive sound.

Ultimately, we just are A. Plot, and we hope you enjoy our music!

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