PLAID : Scintilli LP
Melodic Electronica from Warp.
What has always marked Plaid out particularly against other electronica artists, is their use of prominent and often weird melodies and harmonies. These are all present and correct. “Tender Hooks,” for example, is just lovely: breathy puffs of pastel synths burst above a pattering, gently tight 5/4 rhythm. Recommended.
Sam aka Floating Points drops a surprise 12″ on Eglo Records, which is a dub version of an older track “ARP 3″ of his Shadows EP. It’s been floating around (pun intended) for a while and has mostly been played by DJ’s. Great news for all you die-hard fans huh.