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Plaid - Reachy Prints
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#1 Guest_Individ_*

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:09 PM

Just finished listening to Reachy Prints through my monitors, and then some select tracks on headphones, and I must say...bravo Plaid.

I am most impressed overall with amount of apparent effort and detail put into this album overall, with of course some tracks stronger than others...

most notable is the opening track OH, which is arguably one of the best tracks ever produced! I'm IN LOVE. Hats off to Ed and Andy.

 

I will need to give it a few more listens to form a more solid opinion, bit so far here are my lists:

 

Favs: 

OH

Hawkmoth

Nafovanny

Wallet

Matin Lunaire (the second half)

Tether

 

Weakest:

Liverpool St

 



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:27 PM

Yes. It might be their best right now. Great work. And OH is for me too one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever, though a bit short for what it is!



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:04 AM

First thought: better than Scintilli, and I loved Scintilli. I love the more upbeat, almost EBM tracks.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:31 AM

ok y'all I'm sold, first music I've bought in a while plus loved the track they released to promote it

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:29 AM

Just got the vinyl today and have listened to the download since yesterday, so far completely sold. 

So far i absolutely love pretty much everything... Hawkmoth, OH, Tether, Matin Lunaire, Wallet, Roben and favourite so far is Nafovanny. Not too hooked on Liverpool St yet but it will come i think. :-) Only miss for me is Slam but let's see what happens with some more time. 



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:32 AM

I love this album. I appreciate a short work with little filler, but I like it so much I would have liked it a little longer.

 

The only slight 'misses' for me are 'Slam' and 'Matin Lunaire'. They just don't seem be on the same level of the others, and while listening to them I can't find much to get excited about in them. I know some love those tracks here, so I'd like to hear why so I can appreciate them more too...skipping them quite a bit atm. 

 

'Roben' is absolutely amazing. It's a bit of a secret weapon. So dark and slick but magical too.


Edited by Lianne, 20 May 2014 - 09:33 AM.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:47 AM

Nafovanny



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:24 PM

Well I've been listening to Afx/BoC/Ae and Squarepusher for over a decade now, but could never get into Plaid. I've listened to them many many times trying to but failing to get the Plaid hook in me.

 

This album is so delightful, beautiful, and wonderfully mesmerizing. I played it three times in a row this morning. I just love it!!!



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:49 PM

There you go, now you're in.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:54 PM

Slam = BoC
But still not enough time to listen and share the enthusiasm...

Edited by Wurstwasser, 20 May 2014 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:27 PM

So far, think it's staggeringly beautiful, and the fact that it's so short makes me want to keep playing it. I'm just worried I'm gonna wear its greatness away if I keep playing it too much. I really liked Scintilli, which has also really held up for me since it came out, so not sure whether this is 'better' or not, but it's got a great vibe, and very summery too. My minor gripe is that Liverpool St is not a great album closer. It just seems to bring the album to an abrupt end, and makes me feel that it could have done with another track.


Edited by chaofan, 20 May 2014 - 06:28 PM.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:46 PM

Not getting the Liverpool St negativity at all, been in love with that track for some time now (since they used it to close the mix of unreleased tracks they did for that midnight snacks podcast).



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:12 AM

I think, Reachy Prints might be their best work to date. It's almost flawless from beginning to end and imo it's major strength is the consistency and the flow of the tracks. Where Scintilli was somewhat all over the place, Reachy Prints feels almost seamless. OH is otherworldly beautiful. And Ropen offers a lot to discover for many listens to go. 

 

I'm usually a Double Figure kind of guy, but I hesitate to compare RP to DF. They're both my favs in their own respective way.

 

Only real criticism is that RP doesn't really push the envelope in any way. It's more on the pleasant and safe side. BoC on the other side managed to sound really new and innovative, yet familiar to me with every release (e.g. Jacquard Causeway).

 

No real standout (read truely innovative) track on RP. But I'd still give it the highest rating, because it's just perfectly executed.


Edited by kinari, 21 May 2014 - 07:57 AM.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 07:39 AM

Well I've been listening to Afx/BoC/Ae and Squarepusher for over a decade now, but could never get into Plaid. I've listened to them many many times trying to but failing to get the Plaid hook in me.

 

This album is so delightful, beautiful, and wonderfully mesmerizing. I played it three times in a row this morning. I just love it!!!

Came here just to type exactly this. 



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 08:01 AM

I think it's an exceptional album. No hype and no fillers (last year - TH).

Very pleasantly surprised to see them come up with something like this so far into their career.

Amazing.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:44 AM

For those who have the vinyl, have you got a decent pressing?

 

I got mine from Amazon, it was fucking terrible. The A side what shaped like a fruit bowl. It was so misshaped that the vinyl started to bang on the underside of the cartridge. Did the old replacement thing with them.

 

Just got the replacement 2nd copy and ITS EXACTLY the same! Terrible, terrible quality control going on here.

 

I am almost at the point of giving up with this album.


Edited by englishbob, 21 May 2014 - 09:45 AM.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:42 AM

Very consistent, very good and beautiful. Not pushing borders, but hey maybe that's ae's job. Instant favourite is Ropen, but that may change. Liverpool St is nice, no problem for me here.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:49 AM

For those who have the vinyl, have you got a decent pressing?
 
I got mine from Amazon, it was fucking terrible. The A side what shaped like a fruit bowl. It was so misshaped that the vinyl started to bang on the underside of the cartridge. Did the old replacement thing with them.
 
Just got the replacement 2nd copy and ITS EXACTLY the same! Terrible, terrible quality control going on here.
 
I am almost at the point of giving up with this album.


Got mine from amazon uk today. No problems here...vinyl is flat and plays fine.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:23 PM

 

For those who have the vinyl, have you got a decent pressing?
 
I got mine from Amazon, it was fucking terrible. The A side what shaped like a fruit bowl. It was so misshaped that the vinyl started to bang on the underside of the cartridge. Did the old replacement thing with them.
 
Just got the replacement 2nd copy and ITS EXACTLY the same! Terrible, terrible quality control going on here.
 
I am almost at the point of giving up with this album.


Got mine from amazon uk today. No problems here...vinyl is flat and plays fine.

 

Mine from Bleep, pressing is very decent, sound great



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:46 PM

great album



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:50 PM

Yeah don't give up it's worth the effort.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:29 PM

Stellar album start to finish.  Ropen is wicked.



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:36 AM

Well, got a refund from Amazon and went with Bleep, hopefully better luck that this crap...

 

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:16 AM

Still can't get over how good this is. How can anyone not like Liverpool St.?! Easily one of my favorite albums of the year, and possibly my favorite Plaid album. We'll see over time I guess.



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:02 PM

It's almost too good. I mean, too immediate, perhaps? I worry that I'll totally burn it out like I do with Autechre albums, and not be able to listen to it again for a year (also did that with Scintilli).