Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Julian Plenti - Skyscrapper
Paul Banks took a giant step away from the comfort of Interpol to release his first solo album this summer. Strangely the most important pieces from Interpol followed: his voice and his song writing. After hearing the album, now I know how much this dude carries the band. Before the first listen I thought it would never, NEVER, stand up to the band I have grown to love; Interpol.
The first listen to Julian Plenti were a series of acoustic+vocal mp3 that were linked at the start of the year. I was very worried that this album would be a flop based on that alone. Fast forward a few months, add in drums, guitars, synthesizers, and Paul's vocals in a studio and you have a hit record; Skyscrapper.