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Our Corporate Strategy (2010)

Noise, Audio Collage, and generally weird-sounding stuff

Den 138 Chi-Den US Mail (2011)

Not what was intended, but also not what was feared. Basic beat and bass asphalt layer supports the mysterious radio voices and noises that speed overhead. You could dance or you could sleep. DO NOT OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY WHILE DRIVING.

Cooling Mass (2012)

A soundscape of natural and unnatural environments. Musique concrète et fluide.

Pixel Herd (2013)

A mix of downtempo, ambient, glitch, noise, and even a funky groove here and there. Contains 70% more music than previous RPM Challenge albums!

Impenetrable (2014)

An evolving mix of audio collage and noisescapes - ambient in the way sleeping next to a construction site gives you a particular ambiance but may not be "relaxing".

I Blew It (2015)

This is the album that was created at the last minute when it became apparent that the other album was not going to be able to be completed on time...

image filters and lower-case helvetica (2017)

A blending of aggressive and ethereal electronica

Other RPM Partcipants

Mayfair

hook and eye

jon york

The Secret People

Synthetic Prosthetic

Alejandro Rodriguez

Gary Fox

The Retarded Potentials

Ryan Flaherty

Detective John Kimble

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Platzangst

BIOGRAPHY

Platzangst started making cassette-based audio things in the early '90s, but has recently been attempting to make more pop/rock-oriented work. But for RPM 2010, looks like it's back to the noise.

BAND MEMBERS
There is one.

YEARS COMPLETED
2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017

GENRES
,Electronica,Environmental,Avant-Garde,IDM/Experimental

OTHER BAND SITES
http://platzangst.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/platzangst
http://www.platzangst.net


Completed Albums

Our Corporate Strategy(2010)

Noise, Audio Collage, and generally weird-sounding stuff


A Dead Amphibian's Legs
Ethics Cancer   (preferred)
Apartment Filled with Used Engine Oil
Space Sitcom
Be Raptured and Get Out of the Way Already
Our Corporate Strategy

Den 138 Chi-Den US Mail(2011)

Not what was intended, but also not what was feared. Basic beat and bass asphalt layer supports the mysterious radio voices and noises that speed overhead. You could dance or you could sleep. DO NOT OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY WHILE DRIVING.


I-80 Westbound
70 MPH   (preferred)
Den 138 Chi-Den US Mail
I-80 Eastbound
194860 US Mail SF-NJ

Cooling Mass(2012)

A soundscape of natural and unnatural environments. Musique concrète et fluide.


part 1
part 2   (preferred)
part 3
part 4
part 5
part 6
part 7
part 8

Pixel Herd(2013)

A mix of downtempo, ambient, glitch, noise, and even a funky groove here and there. Contains 70% more music than previous RPM Challenge albums!


Unfollow   (preferred)   Download
Diatom Selleck   Download
Idiosynchronize   Download
Floating Pointless   Download
Homing Device Squad   Download
Case of the Jewel Case   Download
Cruel Grey   Download
Compressed Err   Download

Impenetrable(2014)

An evolving mix of audio collage and noisescapes - ambient in the way sleeping next to a construction site gives you a particular ambiance but may not be "relaxing".


There May Be Something Inside this Thing But It's Hard to Tell pt. 1   Download
There May Be Something Inside this Thing But It's Hard to Tell pt. 2   Download
There May Be Something Inside this Thing But It's Hard to Tell pt. 3   Download
The Back of this Thing Looks Very Much Like the Front pt. 1   Download
The Back of this Thing Looks Very Much Like the Front pt. 2   Download
The Back of this Thing Looks Very Much Like the Front pt. 3   Download
The Back of this Thing Looks Very Much Like the Front pt. 4   (preferred)   Download
The Back of this Thing Looks Very Much Like the Front pt. 5   Download

I Blew It(2015)

This is the album that was created at the last minute when it became apparent that the other album was not going to be able to be completed on time...


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image filters and lower-case helvetica(2017)

A blending of aggressive and ethereal electronica


Skill Set
I'm No Expert But
Poison Bikini
Superliminal   (preferred)
Host Organism
Flourocarbons
Confirm and Deny
Nudist Funeral