Published Aug 03, 2011Back in June, classic IDM duo Plaid announced that they'd be hitting up Canada on their fall North American tour. Well, it turns out that they'll be promoting a new album while they're here. The long-awaited new disc Scintilli will arrive on September 26 via Warp.
The collection will be available as a double-LP or a CD. Music seller Bleep writes that the latter will be housed in a "'Muda na Mono' puzzle pack, the name taken from a Japanese phrase meaning 'pointless object'. It contains two die-cut rings and a CD which can be assembled as per the diagram above. If correctly aligned, the sphere created allows the track titles to be read. The packaging reflects a desire to give the CD an ornamental function, beyond its one use as a basic storage device for music."
Over at Warp's website, you can peruse a diagram that shows you how to construct the unique package. Pre-order it here.
For a taste of new music, check the video for the album cut "35 Summers" below. It's a tinkling, slow building track and the accompanying clip is fittingly mind-boggling. Scroll past the tracklist and tour schedule to watch.
2. "Eye Robot"
5. "Tender Hooks"
6. "Craft Nine"
9. "Talk to Us"
10. "35 Summers"
11. "African Woods"
13. "At Last"
10/1 Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
10/3 Winchester, UK - The Railway
10/4 Manchester, UK - Soundcontrol
10/7 London, UK - Village Underground
10/8 Düdingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn
10/9 Zurich, Switzerland - Exil
10/13 Düsseldorf, Germany - Schumannsaal
10/15 Glasgow, UK - The Arches
10/18 Norwich, UK - Norwich Arts Centre
10/20 Moscow, Russia - 16 Tons
10/27 Paris, France - Rex Club
10/28 Brussels, Belgium - Bozar
10/29 Helsinki, Finland - Circus
10/30 Saint Petersburg, Russia - Glav
10/2 Istanbul, Turkey - Babylon
11/9 Montreal, QC - SAT
11/10 Toronto, ON - Wrongbar
11/11 New York, NY - LPR
11/12 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
11/13 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
11/15 Houston, TX - Stereo Live
11/16 Austin, TX - ND at 501 Studios
11/18 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
11/19 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
11/21 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
11/22 Seattle, WA - Neumos
11/23 Portland, OR - Holocene
11/25 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
11/26 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre