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  • David Bentley

Plàsi – Remember (single)

If you need to chill, and don’t we all right now, you can’t do better than the mellifluous, atmospheric tones of Plàsi.

The Swedish songwriter is getting close to releasing a new EP, and this is one of the tracks on it. He has a very gentle indie-folk style in everything that he does and that style very much reminds me of Donovan, the 1960s folk-pop star. I would also compare him to the classy Dane/Greenlander Simon Lynge. He has the same crisp, clear acoustic style and “don’t panic” vocal delivery.

‘Remember’ is a trip down his own personal Memory Lane to a sleepy, almost soporific guitar riff.

In my experience added strings can sometimes bring value to songs like this while sometimes they don’t and they just detract from the guitar and vocal. But it works well in this case, framing the idea of “living for the moment”. The way he works is to capture a special feeling and afterwards describe it with sounds.

All his work is released through Canadian label Nettwerk Records.

Plàsi (Mikael Bitzarakis) has Greek roots. He was born on the island of Crete to a Greek father but mainly raised in Sweden, where he moved with his mother by the age of four. His name comes from the Ancient Greek word for creation (πλάση), and early inspiration came from related acts within the acoustic folk genre, such José González, Passenger, and The Tallest Man on Earth.

His debut album ‘People’ was released in June 2018 and followed by two European tours, including showcases on Iceland Airwaves and Eurosonic.

Find him on Facebook and Instagram.


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