Reduction Plan's music comes from within solitude's frigid embrace. Pulling from
80s goth, industrial, dream-pop, as well as cacophonous no-wave, Reduction
Plan uses both noise and space to illustrate the power of silence. Synth swells,
hypnotic guitars, pulsing drum machines, and haunting murmurs form the
foundation of the project’s sound.
The record finds Manning expanding Reduction Plan’s sound into heavier, more
distorted territory. Album opener “An Act of Self-Immolation” leads with an
ominous synth hum, followed swiftly by an explosive wash of distorted guitars.
Second track “Meridian” is an eerie, bass-driven dirge inspired by the turmoil and
brutality of Cormac McCarthy’s seminal novel ‘Blood Meridian.’ It isn’t all doom
and gloom throughout the opening moments, however, as “The River” opens with
a soaring saxophone solo, bouncing drum machine groove, and shimmering,