Pictureplane has made his name circling the outer limits of pop culture in several mediums. The Brooklyn-based artist's gallery works, shown both in the U.S. and abroad, collide familiar with fringe and hard lines with visceral spatter. His Alien Body clothing line serves up a stylized study of symbology, the occult, and societal decay. And his music—beautiful yet heavy, swirling wild strains of industrial dance, gothic hip-hop, and emotive New Age—treats electronics not as artificial, but as extensions of our analog selves. After a decade thrashing the status quo, Egedy is not only kin to makers of lovely dark music everywhere, but a vital player in the global DIY community. He is a proud outsider, yes, but his tribe is legion and ever-growing.
In 2011, Pictureplane's Thee Physical arrived, marking a major leap forward. Egedy's voice was suddenly dripping sex at the forefront of a lush synthscape, while cuts like "Trancegender" and "Breath Work" explored the human body with gender-dissolving aplomb. He moved to Brooklyn in 2012 in order to stoke alt-rave culture from a more powerful vantage before teaming up with fabled indie-rap imprint Anticon for Technomancer (2015), an LP about the blurring line between ourselves and our machines. Along the way, Egedy's toured with everyone from Crystal Castles and Major Lazer to the Faint and Gang of Four. He has remixed Lil B; been remixed by Grimes; collaborated with bands (Prayers) and SoundCloud stars (Goth Boi Clique)
"I’m really proud of this record. 2020 was such an intense year for everyone, my entire music studio got robbed in Brooklyn, the global anxiety and uncertainty, and on top of that the extended isolation from friends and family... I think a lot of that went into some of the songwriting. I felt very free while writing this music. I am extremely excited for people to hear this new music and to be working with 100% Electronica for this record! They are a label run by artists like me, so it feels like we understand each other a lot."
I’ve been a big fan of Pictureplane since his album Dark Rift in 2009 and his music inspired me to start producing electronic music and create “Negative Gemini”. He’s been such a positive force in the DIY and electronic music scenes for so long, and to have the opportunity to host his new album on our label is incredible. We think we’ve got a lot in common with his DIY approach and admire his ability to create an entire universe of art, fashion, and lore to surround his music. We’re also excited to see what kind of collaborative work we can achieve together!
“From his music to the Alien Body clothing line, Travis's commitment to the DIY ethos makes him a perfect fit for the 100% Electronica team. I'm personally excited for us to grow together.”