Oh, Pictureplane, what would 2011 have been without you? When we pegged his massively fantastic album Thee Physical as being “gleefully plunderous” of old rave and industrial, we had no idea how much that concept would shape the coming year. Since then, Travis “Pictureplane” Egedy has become a freaky cottage industry,starting a zine, hacking the planet , and writing a dissertation on Psychic TV. Through it all, his musical aesthetic, akin to shoving Enigma’s “Return To Innocence” (a song he actually opened his show with when we saw him live this year) into a dark, desolate hole with Jock Jams Volume 1 and Pretty Hate Machine, has become one of defining sounds of 2011. Sure, his Mishka tights, his gothic cyber-hippie leanings, and his obvious desire to be reincarnated as Genesis P-Orridge have inspired many jokes, but frankly our musical world wouldn’t be the same without Pictureplane.