Of course it is not, I don't waste my time with unimaginative rubbish. I'm also a busy man and I like good music when I'm working, which is quite funny because currently my work consists of writing about the good music I'm listening to while writing about the music I listen to. Or something like that.
What We Deserve This has been producing over the past few years has always been interesting. I certainly get the idea that he works hard on improving his skills since every album seems to be better and more complex than the previous one. The narrative aspect of his music also seems to grow. But what strikes me most on 'Floating Colors' is the playfulness, mostly provided by cheerful electronics.
All the tracks are named after colors, floating in and out of one another. I guess that was what Platek was going for when he wrote and recorded this album. Piano and ambient passages alternate with harsh guitars and dynamic drums, but, like I mentioned in the previous paragraph, it's mostly the electronics that make this album special. As far as the post-rock scene is concerned, these remind of of acts like 65 Days Of Static.
I do recognize influences from acts like Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky and so on, but Jan Platek's list of influences grows with each album. It feels like Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and Nils Frahm are often being played in the Platek household. At one point I even thought about Dresden Dolls and the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack. Don't ask me why, just check out this album. You'll like it.