Plastik is German for plastic. In the same language, the word can also mean sculpture. The different meanings embedded in one word has the potential to be very poetic.
Plastik uses this kind of poetry to investigate moods, images and stories, turning them into a very personal form of electronic music. Drawing heavily from club music styles rooted in minimal techno and deep house, as well as from hip hop and avantgarde electronic music, Plastik’s music focuses on texture and rhythm with a strong leaning towards the melodic. The result turns out equally as listenable as it is danceable.
Plastik is the solo project of Berlin-based electronic composer and producer Alexandre Decoupigny, who is also one-half of the psychedelic electronic band Psycho & Plastic.
After studying at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Alexandre lost interest in writing and performing music. Instead, he entered the world of sonic arts, exhibiting and performing in major arts venues around northwestern England.
After relocating to a small German town in 2007, Alexandre met Canadian musician Rae Spoon. Witnessing Rae’s performance led Alexandre back into writing and performing music, which eventually led to Plastik, his new solo act.
Plastik released their first EP as a Casette on Rae Spoon’s Coax Records in July 2016, followed by a tour of the Westcoast of Canada and Germany in the Winter as support for Rae Spoon. The record itself is inspired by Alexandre’s partner’s frequent travels between Berlin and Oslo, and is based on piano recordings taken in Liverpool many years ago.