Arriving on her own Human Level imprint, ‘All Love’s Legal’ is the third album from Jam Rostron’s prosthetic-faced alter ego, Planningtorock. While maintaining the rich orchestral depth of 2011’s ‘W’, the Bolton-hailing Berliner refines her sound to what could loosely be described as dramatic electronic-pop. Including the singles ‘Misogyny Drop Dead’ and ‘Patriarchy Over & Out’, the 12 tracks have a theme of gender inequality, with Rostron’s androgynous and sporadically schizophrenic vocals used to theatrical effect. With no twee gimmicks, vibrant colour and bold substance are present in spades, resulting in an album that’s nothing short of a masterclass in left-of-centre dance music.
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Download ‘Human Drama’, ‘Let’s Talk About Gender Baby’, ‘Public Love’
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