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1 review | 15 people love this record: be the 16th! The Floodlight Collective is the first solo outing for Deerhunter man Lockett Pundt under the guise of Lotus Plaza. I'm not a huge fan of Deerhunter but on first listen I'm impressed by The Floodlight Collective. With this record Pundt seems to be paying tribute to his childhood/teenage inspirations with a carefully balanced production helping him achieve this goal. Opening track 'Redoak Way' is c ... »

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The Floodlight Collective by Lotus Plaza
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15 people love this record. Be the 16th!
8/10 Li'l Biz Staff review, 26 March 2009
The Floodlight Collective is the first solo outing for Deerhunter man Lockett Pundt under the guise of Lotus Plaza. I'm not a huge fan of Deerhunter but on first listen I'm impressed by The Floodlight Collective. With this record Pundt seems to be paying tribute to his childhood/teenage inspirations with a carefully balanced production helping him achieve this goal. Opening track 'Redoak Way' is completely saturated in studio reverberation giving it an irresistibly float charm and as with most of the tracks the airiness is tied together with pure Joy Division-esque basslines. 'Quicksand' is a spaced combination of Beach Boys pop and Shangri-Las's doo-wop and the snare sounds so perfect that you'd assume that it's been sampled from a Phil Spector record. The majority of tracks steer a fairly precise course integrating the pop sensibilities of the mid-to-late sixties psych pop and doo-wop with the ultra hip sounds of the early-to-mid 80's UK post-punk scene. So we've dashes of Martin Hannett production on 'Different Mirrors', splashes of The Jesus and Mary Chain can be heard in the guitars or maybe that's more of a Shadows or a Twin Peaks thing ....Anyway, you get the idea. The second part of the album begins to drift into the pure ambient zone with title track 'The Floodlight Collective' abusing uni-phonic synth tones to make huge Close Encounters of the Third Kind-esque sounds but final track 'The Threaded Needle' brings you back to Earth with a well defined, well executed 60's pop gem. OK, so you get the idea..... This is a blissed out psychedelic pop record with hints of spaced out improvised ambience whilst inevitably sounding a little similar to big daddy Deerhunter. It also nods it's head to the diversity of Animal Collective, coming off sounding a little like Panda Bear whilst retaining all the charm of the Deerhunter material. He also plays all the instruments on every track.....Impressive stuff.



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