Rising ambient duo Psycho & Plastic have released their latest single, ‘Fragile Targets’, on the 17th of June. The single follows the recently released singles ‘Back And Forth’ (which was accompanied by a monochromatic video) and ‘Imago’, all of which will appear on the duo’s upcoming LP, Phantom Bliss to be released on the 8th of July via GiveUsYourGold. The pair have already earned over 4 million plays across platforms with support from CLASH Magazine, Metal Magazine, VENTS Magazine, Faze Magazine, Electronic Groove, Data Transmission, The Club Map and Get Into This and BBC Radio 6’s Andrew Weatherall, as well as the UK radio station Worldwide FM to name a few.
Psycho & Plastic is comprised of Alexandre Decoupigny and Thomas Tichai who have been creating music together for over 10 years. The two are from Southern Germany, have both lived in Liverpool where they met and formed the band and are now based in Berlin. Over the years, the duo have released three albums together as well as two EPs as they draw upon the works of Mouse On Mars, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Leftfield, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Robot Koch, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross for inspiration. Their own sound calls to mind the likes of Brian Eno, Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm.
Like running your finger over the tip of a delicate glass, the unwavering fragility found within Psycho & Plastic’s latest single lingers in the memory once it’s passed. The merging of delicateness found within the piano and the mournful tones elevate the single in a delightfully unexpected way. The pair cleverly play with sound as they use Thomas’s electric guitar and play it through a complex system of effects pedals and modular synths, which ultimately gives it a stirring quality akin to a woodwind instrument.
The pair tell us about the concept behind the single: “Life is very precious and only a thin line separates us from death. We don't always notice it but it’s there, everyday. ‘Fragile Targets’ laments the frailty of our existence, acknowledging this truth. The track is our way of coming to terms with our own vulnerability by finding dignity and love in it."