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New PLAID album - incoming


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#176 magdog

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 06:19 AM

Went to Wales biking the weekend, my friend and i played the album on repeat for most of the time on the road. 
It's a bit of a tradition that began with Spanners, we take the latest (usually just come out) Plaid album with us.
Once again the sounds of Ed&Andy was along for the journey driving through the Welsh hills and vallies... just amazing! 
 
Classic Plaid all the way!


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 08:35 PM

Clock is classic Plaid. lovely.

Yep, my favorite track on that album. Yu Mountain comes in second for me.



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Posted 01 July 2016 - 02:40 AM

Further Hands is on Bleep now.

 

Only track I like is Elevator - which I now realise they were playing during live sets in 2014.

Odic is maybe the worst thing I've ever heard from them. The rest is meh. Not impressed.

If you're a completist, you'll want this EP but I don't care to hear it again.



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Posted 03 July 2016 - 05:40 PM

They played Ooyu & RAB at Futureeverything back in 2010 so glad I finally have them, Odica is absolute genius and this EP tagged onto the album along with Nulls makes a really great set.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:49 AM

The more I listen to this album the more I think of how lazy it sounds. I just know that Plaid are highly skilled and capable of pulling off some really impressive music which develops and evolves but Digging Remedy is not meeting those typical standards.

 

Their recent output pre-Digging Remedy was simply flawless

Scintilli - lots of complex patterns overlapping in a unique way that only Plaid can pull off so well. Consistent sound palette that doesn't meander too much. Lush epic tracks like founded, at last and upgrade.

Reachy Prints - the majority of the tracks go to new places and evolve really well. Again, epic tracks like Nafovanny, Wallet and Ropen. Really clear example of lots of effort and thought put into the release overall.

 

But then when I listen to Digging Remedy, I get lots of tracks with very simplistic structures, simplistic patterns, with little to no evolution (exceptions in my mind are CLOCK and Melifer)

I started having similar reactions to digging remedy after a dozen listens or so.  A number of the tracks seem to start and build wonderful plaid atmospheres, and then just seem to peter out & end where usually there would be some kind of crescendo.  Yesterday, during a chill countryside drive, when a play through of digging remedy ended, I immediately put in reachy prints(which I hadn't listened to in over a month, but have heard hundreds of times).  The first 30 seconds of the opener, Oh, was already more interesting and immersive than the entirety of digging remedy.  And I wonder if the plaid boys have similar feelings.  It's probably a pretty unfair comparison by me.  Reachy Prints is a fucking phenomenal album.  Perhaps digging remedy is more of a collage of ideas.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 11:36 AM

 

The more I listen to this album the more I think of how lazy it sounds. I just know that Plaid are highly skilled and capable of pulling off some really impressive music which develops and evolves but Digging Remedy is not meeting those typical standards.

 

Their recent output pre-Digging Remedy was simply flawless

Scintilli - lots of complex patterns overlapping in a unique way that only Plaid can pull off so well. Consistent sound palette that doesn't meander too much. Lush epic tracks like founded, at last and upgrade.

Reachy Prints - the majority of the tracks go to new places and evolve really well. Again, epic tracks like Nafovanny, Wallet and Ropen. Really clear example of lots of effort and thought put into the release overall.

 

But then when I listen to Digging Remedy, I get lots of tracks with very simplistic structures, simplistic patterns, with little to no evolution (exceptions in my mind are CLOCK and Melifer)

I started having similar reactions to digging remedy after a dozen listens or so.  A number of the tracks seem to start and build wonderful plaid atmospheres, and then just seem to peter out & end where usually there would be some kind of crescendo.  Yesterday, during a chill countryside drive, when a play through of digging remedy ended, I immediately put in reachy prints(which I hadn't listened to in over a month, but have heard hundreds of times).  The first 30 seconds of the opener, Oh, was already more interesting and immersive than the entirety of digging remedy.  And I wonder if the plaid boys have similar feelings.  It's probably a pretty unfair comparison by me.  Reachy Prints is a fucking phenomenal album.  Perhaps digging remedy is more of a collage of ideas.

 

Wow, finally someone that agrees!



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 10:18 AM

baby step giant step is one of my fav plaid tracks ever!



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 12:31 PM

baby step giant step is one of my fav plaid tracks ever!


def the highlight on the album for me, tho thought I was alone on that one.

It's a quiet album against the rest of their work but I keep returning to it, I don't find it boring or half-baked- I enjoy it for being a gentler thing. If their next work is a sharper, more layered album that maybe more fans have come to expect, it may also foster more fondness for this one. Not my favorite but love it just the same.