Expanded vinyl edition of the 2019 tape/digital release. This release features two previously unreleased tracks.
Francis Plagne's work straddles songwriting, electronic composition, and improvisation and has appeared on Kye, Penultimate Press, Black Truffle, and Albert's Basement as well as his own Mould Museum imprint.
His first for Horn of Plenty, Rural Objects was recorded to tape at home in Melbourne between 2018-2019. Plagne uses guitar, fretless bass, synths, keyboards, percussion, flute, bottle (plus a guest turn from Joe Talia on drums) to sketch 14 'objects' which glide from the bucolic to the ethereal.
250 copies on black vinyl. 350gsm cover and insert featuring artwork by Francis Plagne.
Design & layout by Karolina Kołodziej.
Francis Plagne is a musician from Melbourne, Australia whose work swings between songwriting and a variety of other approaches, including group improvisation, instrumental abstraction and domestic musique concrète. He has been performing live regularly since 2005 and had released recordings on labels such as Albert's Basement, Black Truffle, Kye Records, Penultimate Press and his own Mould Museum. Alongside his solo work, he works with James Rushford and Joe Talia as Food Court, in a duo with Canadian sound artist crys cole and in various collaborative projects with the English ambient musician Andrew Chalk. Recent releases include Two Words with crys cole (Black Truffle), an album-length 'piece that brings together abstract texture and slow-motion song in a sonic space where genre cedes to the logic of dreams' and Moss Trumpet (Penultimate Press), a home-recorded stew of instrumental and environmental sounds layered to create a woozy, constantly shifting texture.