Asking a group to be pioneers in a genre while managing to retain their trademark style and still dazzle after a quarter of a century is perhaps too much; all we should really expect from Plaid is an album that's interesting and contains a few memorable tracks, which they've delivered. The glitch squelches and soft keys of "Wallet" are instantly likeable, while album highlight "Tether" is just vintage Plaid: weird and beautifully layered. (Warp)
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ReviewsMar 20, 2015
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ReviewsMar 19, 2015
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In 2001, Christian Fennesz released Endless Summer, a magnificent representation of electronic music crafted from bits of processed guitar. ...
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CamboPatronage & Pork
Brooklynites Cambo (a.k.a. Cam Curran) and Phil "PT" Tortoroli curate Styles Upon Styles, one of the freshest underground labels in the land...