Pluramon is a project of Cologne artist Marcus Schmickler.
A member of the A-Musik collective, Schmickler has recorded
and produced under such alias as Wabi Sabi (A-Musik), Mimeo
(collaberation project with Christian Fennesz, Jerome Noetinger,
Rafael Toral, Phil Durrant, and Geerd-Jan Prins), recorded
on Thomas Brinkmann's Max label (Christian, Daniel), plus
collaboratiions with Kaffe Mathews, Peter Rehberg, Thomas
Lehn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jan St. Werner, Fx Randomiz,
and Thomas Brinkmann. Producing for over 8 years, Schmickler
explores sound and sound-production environments. Devoting
his projects to working with the connotation of existing
genres and unwrapping them to bare essentials, the Pluramon
project was specifically intentioned to be a non-conceptual
creative output. The first Pluramon release on Mille Plateaux,
'Pick Up Canyon' focused on the guitar as an instrument
to produce electronic sounds, dealing with the transition
from structure and >tune< (as he calls it). Schmickler
says "I feel it's very microscopic and gives the listener
the opportunity to listen into an instrument, like hearing
through 3-D glasses into the space between the instruments".
The second Pluramon full-length "Render Bandits"
continued where the last album left off, but found a deeper
focus on a broader range of sound sources. Schmickler brought
in the assistance of Jaki Liebezeit (Can), Jan St. Werner
(Mouse On Mars, Microstoria), amongst others, thus providing
a manipulated soundscape of gongs, drums, guitars and keyboards
inspired by electro-acoustique and electronic sources.