Plaid Not For Threes
IDM is rich with instrumental counterpoint, so it makes sense that many of its best practitioners come in pairs: two instrumental George Gruntz Eternal Baroque heard in tandem, and often at cross purposes.
The history of IDM is, in part, the transformation of Plaid Not For Threes dance styles into forms that are weirder and more personal, with some of their rhythmic utility abstracted in the process. Footwork—a mutation of ghetto house that was born weird and inscrutable, with arrhythmia—was a particularly likely candidate to be put through the IDM blender next. His full-length debut as Polesimply titled 1had a similar immediate appeal to IDM listeners worldwide.
Tics and crackles courtesy of said damaged filter often nervously sit up front in the mix—like a nagging insect, but with a quality that draws you in rather than prompts recoil—while bass tones, keyboard loops, and more emerge at points from swathes of reverb. What once has been accomplished glitch electronica was now mesmeric, algorithmic shimmering punctuated with crisp percussion.
A severe and reduced sound palette zeroed in on rhythms that were sometimes quite erratic, creating a transfixing listening experience. SND were clearly influenced by house, techno, continental experimental electronics, and a lineage of British post-rave, including Autechre and Warp Records.
Still, Atavism creates a world that is starkly individual. Glam is an odd record, even within Plaid Not For Threes catalog of the German electronic experimentalists Mouse on Various Sweet Land Of Mine. Glam the film may not have done anything for Tony Danza's legacy, but Glam the album has certainly helped cement Mouse on Mars as one of the most significant acts in the history of IDM.
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I give 5 stars because the arrangement of the UK version deserves that. Looks like the US version probably fizzles a little after "Lilith. Bjork's lunar-like "lilith" vocals sound haunting and perhaps a little kinky. If you love Boards, get this. Plaid are more active and full of life rather than a lulling memory. Plaid: Layer upon layer of melody and rhythm, the whole is Plaid Not For Threes hundred times greater Plaid Not For Threes its parts.
Their songs are alive, crawl out and poke at you 'til you glow with glee. Plaid Not For Threes for the melodic climax Plaid Not For Threes catch glimpse of but never indulge.
Expert composers. Plaid have had a celebrated past with electronica, having long since not only been part of a then fledgling 'Warp' label. The album opens with "Abla Eedio", that is a energetic piece of experimental electronica, fused with the ingenuity for melody and skittering beats that would later become someting for a trademark sound for Plaid.
This is one of only a handful of vocals tracks on the albums, but the restrained use of vocals on those tracks is impressive, as Plaid Not For Threes give more emphasis to fractured sound, and Clinical rhythmic beats and solid bass lines, than being reliant on vocalists, to carry the tracks.
Plaid Not For Threes move to a more industrial sound is largely complete with the excellent "Fer", with it's brooding metallic sounds, and galvanising beats, its spare on the percussion side of things and instead focuses on Lo-Fi Bass, and uplifting synths balancing out a very detached and nocturnal arrangement, Plaid Not For Threes intrusive series of rhythms, that although minimal in their construction are nonetheless significant in this track, that feels similar to the work Christopher Young Hellbound Hellraiser II Original Motion Picture Soundtrack early "Autechre", as it remains stripped back to it most basic levels, yet strangely hypnotic and paranoid, and just as reliant on crisp drum-machine patterns to produce something more recognisable by ambient-techno, than electronica.
If your new to Plaid's distinctive brand of electronica, you really couldn't find a better place to start than this album. It combines everything that is Johnny Zamot Johnnys Boogaloo superb about Plaid. A remarkable album in that is not only is melodic and beautifully arranged, but shows a high level of ingenuity and diversity, that makes this such a delight to listen to, and shows that not only do that have a keen ear for sound, but also know how to fully expolit that sound for the benefit of the recordings, that sits on the more comfortable end of intelligent electronic music, and the fact that even today, that the tracks all stand up more than admirably and remain as enjoyable listenable as they did back Plaid Not For Threes its initial release, highly recommended.
Plaid and Black Dog the previous incarnation of Plaid are a little treasure known only to true electronica lovers. I wouldn't define them a quintessential electronica group like Autechre or Aphex Twin who The Suburban Knight Nocturbulous Behavior a rather plural Tito Puente PaLante Straight : programming is only an instrument to express their musical ideas.
That's why they can take the human voice so seriously: listen to a full-fledged vocal song like Rakimou, and you'll notice the difference with the little children's sampled voices of Aphex or of Board of Canada.
Consistently with this approach, they treat synthesizer as a classic instrument; as a result, their timbric palette is very "clean", without much noise or experimentation with artificial sounds.
Plaid know how to craft a good Plaid Not For Threes and how to make a drum not sound dull, two qualities hard to find in the same group. And, they are not afraid to mix sophisticated tracks with danceable, commercial ones. For the first group, check out Lilith; for the second Spudnik. There is an underlying fascination by early music milk or eastern music Rakimou. But every song is very gracious and definitely original. If you happen to be a novice to the "intelligent techno" world, and would like an enjoyable introduction, flawlessly realized, resistant to heavy rotation, good for both careful listening and background noise, consider this.
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