Options

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Berlin based aMinus, is the solo electro-pop project of Frenchman Valentin Plessy, founding member of dance-clash ensemble Plateau Repas.
aMinus is set to release his second album ‘Options’ through Mad Dog & Love Records on the 21st of January.
The full-length album is a pop-tastic arrangement, weaving narratives of gender and love into the chaos everyday survival, and ultimately revealing the expectations and uncertainties, which follow from the demise of a troubled relationship. aMinus’ atmospheric and lyrical exposition of these themes is no better expressed than in the lead single Don’t Mind Me Now featuring long time collaborator Magritte Jaco.
‘Options’ does much more than just blur the lines between pop and club music, it is a danceable, addictive and ferocious unfolding of a fantasy revenge after a chaotic relationship.
The album sets the tone in the first track I Can Try, a desperate plea to bargain and rationalize the predicament with ones’ self, and it continues on a fierce course, courting disaster (and laying down the truth) at every turn. Such honesty delivered by aMinus’ sensuous vocals combines with a grandiose production to achieve a relentless reach, an insatiability. In this 11-track record, the larger than life persona of aMinus, dips pop music itself in notions of artistry and an indie passion.
Throughout ‘Options’ we are guided by the unsettled yet intuitively melodic vocals of aMinus through the various stages of mourning love lost. The smirking, tenuously tuneful track Sick Twisted Fuck, leaves us with a wry smile and an intuition that its time to get back in the game.
The final track, Cloud 9, is glistening with electro euphoria, concluding the full circle of this tumultuous record with somber equanimity.
Cloaked in a compelling intensity and purposefulness (particularly when played in succession), ‘Options’ is an aPlus from aMinus.

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released 21 January 2014

All tracks written and produced by aMinus except "I Can Try" written by aMinus and Kaey and "Don’t Mind Me Now" written by aMinus and Magritte Jaco.

All tracks recorded by aMinus. additional recordings by Philippe Alioth courtesy of Neopren Records.

All tracks mixed and mastered by Jane Arnison for Mad Dog & Love, Berlin 2013.

All rights reserved ©2014 Mad Dog & Love records.

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aMinus Berlin, Germany

The brainchild of a devotion to synth pop 80's, house, R'n'B and 8bit sounds, aMinus is the solo electro-pop project of Berlin-based Valentin Plessy, founding member of dance-clash ensemble Plateau Repas.

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