Empathetic Apathy

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evilhippo Dreamy and mournful, where Witch House & Dream Pop intersect. You know those albums you bought over the years that only really had one great track? This is *not* one of those, so it was really hard to pick a single favourite. Favorite track: Diffidence.
Dana Paull
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Dana Paull This album solidified that dream pop can be deliciously dark. The crystalline vocal and slower tempo transport me to a good place. Amazing Favorite track: Attachment Theory.
Gossen Rijkeboer
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Gossen Rijkeboer Such a great and kind artist duo. Love Em's online 'sharing and caring' attitude. And now Plike comes with this beautiful EP. A true indie artist duo. Thank you Plike! Favorite track: Lessons in Futility.
Dave Bulera (Bufinjer)
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Dave Bulera (Bufinjer) Love the haunting vocals and the music is spot on as always. Great effects, great sounds. This album is just amazing! Favorite track: Tripped Script.
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Digibilly A meditation in sonic stimuli, this album is a journey through an ominous soundscape of cinematic composure and beats. It will send you to a dark happy place. A must listen!
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Plike's second EP, Empathetic Apathy, incorporates a variety of musical styles, including trap, witch house, and trip hop, as well as elements from genres such as dubstep and drum & bass. Em's signature childlike toy pianos, cinematic strings and ethereal vocal sampling join together with ASH's expert synthesis engineering and sequencing to form a strangely hypnotic dance of light and shadow. While Empathetic Apathy is not a conceptual album in the same vein as 47th Helen, it paints a vivid picture of many of the struggles we face living in modern day society, touching on topics such as female inequality and America's deeply embedded fear of nuclear war.


released July 15, 2015

Mad Madam Em
Album cover art by Naomi Loghry Photography.


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Plike Champaign, Illinois

Plike is a dark electronic music project from producer/composer Mad Madam Em and production/ soundscape artist ASH. A twisted mix of dark electro featuring the ethereal vocalizations of Holly Drummond, Jovani Occomy, and Zara Taylor, Plike seeks to explore the darkest elements of the human psyche. ... more

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