Autonomedia Catalog: "As everyone knows, psychogeography is the study of the effects of the geographic environment on the emotions and behavior of individuals. So when Kees Califlora, a corporate psychogeographer (paid to locate places where people are predisposed to certain marketable behaviors), begins to doubt the validity of his own identity and experience, he's too well-informed about the fictions of his own life to address it directly. The result is a dizzy unravelling, as Kees abandons friendships, interactions, and eventually even language."
“robust, intelligent, determined, articulate... courageous, and cool.” Robert Coover
“radiant with the importance of the dead... I was overjoyed to silence.” J.P. Donleavy, The Ginger Man
“it did the job; put truth on record... It is communicating with the guts, genitals and five portals of sense.” Thomas Pynchon
“it is fantastical creations like this that have the power to make us regret the world of reality…” Naomi Klein
"Plantenga captures the petty chill of hip sweatshops as skillfully as his character captures laughter. Plantenga's style is free form… Poetry jumps from his prose. Along the triple x route to the enlightened implosion of Laugh Man Spermatogonia takes fascinating side trips. Including explorations of the nature of laughter and the use by intelligence agencies of sound as a torture technique. Spermatogonia is illustrated with Dave Lombard's b&w photos, which evoke the album art of No New York and the furtive alien autopsy shots of Fox Muldaur." Peep Magazine
Spermatagonia: Not a state, not a place, it confronts our crushing contemporary zeitgeist and details the implosion of a self-styled underground club boytoy gone straight. Kees had been pursued by Angela and David Bowie, Warhol, Capote, Monie Love, Von Bulow, Jenny Jones, Malcolm McLaren, was pampered by Gore Vidal, tromped around with Tennessee Williams, had bit parts in a Serge Gainsbourg and a Butthole Surfer video, and had odes to him written by poetic homo-revolutionaries. As kees becomes increasingly ensnared in an illusory past and an incongruous future, he vows to disappear — physically, spiritually, and mnemonically.