On the 20th of May, rising ambient duo Psycho & Plastic released their latest track, ‘Back And Forth,’ via GiveUsYourGold. The single follows the release of ‘Imago,’ which will both be featured on the duo’s upcoming album.
Alexandre Decoupigny and Thomas Tichai, who have been making music together for almost ten years, form Psycho & Plastic. They are both from Southern Germany, and they met and established the band in Liverpool. They are presently located in Berlin. The team has released three albums and two EPs together over the years, drawing inspiration from Mouse On Mars, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Leftfield, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Robot Koch, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross. Brian Eno, Lafur Arnalds, and Nils Frahm come to mind when listening to their music.
‘Back And Forth’ begins gently, as if it were the first notes of a ballet, with the dancers gradually finding their places in the light. As the song proceeds, ethereal elements are included, with rising synths pervading the music and distortion falling like raindrops into the ears.
“We wrote Back And Forth to reflect the delicate dance of conflicting interest in the face of severe crisis. Despite sounding deceptively light and effortless, composing this piece was actually quite the challenge for us. We had to send it back and forth between our two studios many times to refine the statement,” Psycho & Plastic says.