We are happy to bring you the first release of Elektron Grammofon. And what a premiere it is: post-techno legends Plaid treat us to three brand new and exclusive songs, created using the Analog Rytm. This is classic Plaid; ingenuously playful and inventive, all gleeful video game melodies and jocundly bouncing rhythms hiding a mindboggling complexity. The 12" vinyl will be available in a strictly limited one-off pressing of 300 copies, expertly mastered by Stefan Betke of Pole. A very limited number of copies will be available for sale at the Plaid show at Corsica Studios, London on the 15th of August, and directly from Elektron.se on Monday the 17th of August.
All the proceeds of Elektron Grammofon will be donated to a charity chosen by the featured artists. Plaid have chosen the Macmillan Cancer Support.
Plaid — Ed Handley and Andy Turner — have been actively making electronic music seething with warmth, melody and quirk since the early 90's. They have done collaborations with filmmaker Michael Aria, Björk and a Gamelan group, among others. They've made original music for feature films and video games. Some of their most distinctive albums are Double Figure (2001), Scintilli (2011) and Reachy Prints (2014). Click on the image below for a comprehensive interview with the duo.
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information, advice, financial and emotional support to people affected by cancer. The goal of the charity organization is to improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK.
Check out this interview with Plaid by the folks at Elektron HERE.