Plot 180

Sounding like a brief (three and a half minute) foray through a complex network of pipes, “Plot 180” makes for great film music, which was, after all, the point of the Passengers project. The problem, however, is that it isn’t really great music, full stop. It’s somewhat repetitive, with a two-note synth riff and a clanging, looping rhythm that fade in, persist and fade out, without really developing much. The atmospherics surrounding that basic core are decent enough, but again, only add to the feel that there should be a visual there, and that the whole thing has been yanked out of context. The shard of guitar in the latter half is a particular feature that stands out as interesting, but overall, there are better songs, and better instrumentals on Passengers that don’t suffer from such an inability to stand alone. “Plot 180” itself isn’t bad, but isn’t exactly remarkable above its ability to create a mood, and thus struggles to stand out on the album.

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~ by 4trak on May 7, 2008.

3 Responses to “Plot 180”

  1. Just wanted to let you know that I love your blog idea.
    You really should couple the cover of the album/single from which the track came in your posts. That would make it lovely.

    Cheers.

  2. Cheerz. That’s a good idea, although I think it’s possibly something I might have to do in retrospect.

  3. […] this work? I’d say yes; certainly more so than the similar but much more conservative “Plot 180“, which probably should have been dropped from the album in place of this. It’s not a […]

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