Plaid Reachy Prints on 180g LP + Download Card
After twenty five years of working together, Plaid - Andy Turner and Ed Handley - are releasing their tenth album, Reachy Prints on Warp Records. The title, according to the duo, alludes to “the creative process, the capturing of ideas, and the devotion required to recreate them.” The work confirms their position at the vanguard of underground electronic music production incorporating the latest synthesis technologies in these compositions, whilst retaining their trademark emotive, yet playful, signature style present over their career.
Musicially, much of the new album feels like a journey into a subterranean world, with the grimy robotic tunnelling of "Wallet" and "Ropen," the cavernous elation of "Hawkmouth" and "OH." It surfaces with the sparkling "Matin Lunaire" and driving melodies of "Liverpool St." Reachy Prints continues the evolution in Plaid's long nurtured sound world and reveals some of its hidden, most complex domains. Turner and Handley also continue their tradition of collaboration that has seen them work with a diverse range of musicians from Bjork to the London Sinfonietta to the Southbank Gamelan Players as well as artists and innovators in music technology.
The artwork for Reachy Prints was created in collaboration with installation artist Eric Studer: “The photograph represents a personal reflection after a radical experience. Two elements complement one another... The merging of the two images implies a new starting point in life. It serves as memento since it is hard to recall the incident. Altogether the image clarifies that the past is irreversible and that an answer to ‘why’ is not relevant any longer.”
Plaid Reachy Prints Track Listing:
6. Matin Lunaire
9. Liverpool St