Pictureplane

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Pictureplane
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Travis Egedy performing at Rhinoceropolis in 2014.
Background information
Birth nameTravis Egedy
Also known asUpsetter[1]
Born (1985-05-01) May 1, 1985 (age 34)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.[2]
OriginDenver, Colorado, U.S.[2]
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2004–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitepictureplane.bandcamp.com

Travis Egedy[5] (born May 1, 1985),[6][7] better known by his stage name Pictureplane, is an American electronic musician based in Brooklyn, New York.[8] He first appeared in the music scene of Denver, Colorado, making a name for himself at Rhinoceropolis, the DIY space where he also lived.[9] He has been credited for coining the term "witch house".[10] He is also a founder of the fashion brand Alien Body.[11]

Biography[edit]

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Travis Egedy grew up a fan of hip hop.[12] In 2001, he started making music, using the Magix Music Maker software.[12] He was a member of the hip hop group Thinking in Circles.[12] He moved to Denver, Colorado to attend the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.[12] While at RMCAD, he became interested in noise and experimental music.[12] In 2004, he started using the pseudonym Pictureplane.[12] In 2006, he moved into Rhinoceropolis, the DIY space in Denver.[12]

In 2009, Pictureplane released a studio album, Dark Rift, on Lovepump United Records.[13] In 2011, he released a studio album, Thee Physical, on the label.[14] In that year, he also released Thee Negative Slave Mixtape.[15] In 2012, he moved to Brooklyn, New York.[16]

In 2014, he released The Alien Body Mixtape, which included guest appearances from Sole, Doseone, and Noah23.[17] In 2015, he released a studio album, Technomancer, on Anticon.[18] His 2018 studio album, Degenerate, was released on his own record label Alien Body Music.[19]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Pictureplane (2004)
  • Covered in Blood, Surrounded by Text (2005)
  • Slit Red Bird Throat (2007)
  • Turquoise Trail (2008)
  • Dark Rift (2009)
  • Thee Physical (2011)
  • Technomancer (2015)
  • Sinister Current (2017) (as Upsetter)
  • Degenerate (2018)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Rare & Bloody (2013)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Thee Negative Slave Mixtape (2011)
  • The Alien Body Mixtape (2014)

EPs[edit]

  • The Shining Path EP (2017) (as Upsetter)
  • The Degenerate Remixes (2019)

Singles[edit]

  • "Trance Doll" b/w "New Mind" (2009)
  • "True Ruin Light Body" (2010)
  • "Real Is a Feeling" (2011)
  • "Self Control" (2014)
  • "Technomancer" (2015)
  • "Hyper Real" b/w "Total Confusion" (2015)
  • "Break Trance" b/w "Hot War (Cold Love)" (2016)
  • "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand" (2017) (with So Drove)
  • "B.D.S.M" (2018)
  • "Sex Trigger (Burn in Heaven)" b/w "Low Key" (2018) (with Wicca Phase Springs Eternal)
  • "Bio-Hacker" b/w "Fever Dream" (2018) (as Upsetter)
  • "Shredder" (2019) (as Upsetter)

Guest appearances[edit]

Productions[edit]

  • Noah23 - "Goth Star" from Lamp of Invisible Light (2011)
  • Antwon - "Living Every Dream" from End of Earth (2012)
  • Noah23 - "Tropical Fruit" from Tropical Fruit (2013)
  • Antwon - "KLF ELF" from Heavy Hearted in Doldrums (2014)
  • Noah23 - "Runnin Thru Yr Head" from Peacock Angel (2015)

Remixes[edit]

  • Health - "Lost Time (Pictureplane RMX)" from Health//Disco (2008)
  • Sole and the Skyrider Band - "Cavalry (Pictureplane Remix)" from Sole and the Skyrider Band Remix LP (2009)
  • Future Islands - "Little Dreamer (Pictureplane's Old Dreamer Remix)" from Post Office Wave Chapel (2010)
  • Marina and the Diamonds - "Shampain (Pictureplane's Deep Dolphin Remix)" (2010)
  • Lockah - "The Sour Drink from the Ocean (Pictureplane Dark Sea Remix)" from When U Stop Feeling Like a Weirdo & Become a Threat (2012)
  • Black Marble - "Pretender (Pictureplane's Open the Door Remix)" from Weight Against the Door (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weinberg, Sam (September 28, 2018). "Pictureplane on What it Means to be a "Degenerate"". Underground Underdogs. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Stosuy, Brandon (July 15, 2009). "Band To Watch: Pictureplane". Stereogum. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Baxter, Jason (November 10, 2010). "Pictureplane Breaks Down Witch House". The Stranger. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Cragg, Michael (September 14, 2010). "New music: Marina and the Diamonds – Shampain (Pictureplane's Deep Dolphin Remix)". The Guardian. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  5. ^ Herrera, Dave (August 6, 2008). "Denver - Backbeat Online - Live Review: Pictureplane, Yukon, Josephine and the Mousepeople at Rhinoceropolis". Westword. Retrieved August 10, 2009.
  6. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Pictureplane - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  7. ^ Pictureplane (May 1, 2017). "I moved to NYC officially on May 1st in 2012. 5 years ago.... Crazy. Today is also my birthday and the pagan holiday of Beltane". Twitter. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Sesar, Misha (February 3, 2015). "Pictureplane Ponders The Meaning Of Modern Day Life On "Hyper Real"". The Fader. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  9. ^ Davies, Bree (June 4, 2014). "Pictureplane on his new music and the development of Denver since he moved to NY". Westword. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Nutting, P.J. (December 30, 2010). "Which house for witch house? - Pictureplane's goth beats are taking flight". Boulder Weekly. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  11. ^ Pearce, Walter (February 11, 2014). "Exploring Alien Body with Pictureplane". Impose. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g Murphy, Tom (December 1, 2015). ""You Need a Space to Get Crazy": Pictureplane on His Denver DIY Roots". Westword. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  13. ^ Collins, Matthew (November 23, 2009). "Pictureplane: Dark Rift". PopMatters. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  14. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (July 18, 2011). "Pictureplane: Thee Physical". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  15. ^ Tambini, Kam (April 11, 2011). "Pictureplane's Thee Negative Slave Mixtape". The Fader. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "Pictureplane". Anticon. Archived from the original on July 20, 2017. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  17. ^ Greene, Caitlin (May 2, 2014). "Pictureplane, The Alien Body Mixtape". Impose. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  18. ^ James, Matt (October 29, 2015). "Pictureplane: Technomancer". PopMatters. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  19. ^ Davies, Bree (November 26, 2018). "Pictureplane's Travis Egedy Remembers Rhinoceropolis and Colin Ward in a New Music Video". Westword. Retrieved August 31, 2019.

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