For Beginner Piano

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For Beginner Piano
Plone - For Beginner Piano.jpg
Studio album by
Released13 September 1999 (1999-09-13)[1]
GenreIDM, indietronica, space age pop
Singles from For Beginner Piano
  1. "Press a Key"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Plock"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The IndependentHHHH[3]

For Beginner Piano is the debut studio album by British electronic band Plone. It was released on Warp in 1999.

Critical reception[edit]

John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling it "an enjoyable album, especially for those interested in the history of the synthesizer and tape music ('60s pioneers Perrey & Kingsley are probably the best reference point)."[2] Tim Perry of The Independent said, "Plone mix warm electronica with a global sensibility."[3] Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork gave the album a 5.4 out of 10, saying: "Like so many songs being sold to hip marketing campaigns these days, you can listen to any of For Beginner Piano's ten tracks for hours without ever noticing they're there."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Plone.

1."On My Bus"4:28
2."Top & Low Rent"3:51
5."Busy Working"3:37
6."The Greek Alphabet"3:47
7."Press a Key"4:05
8."Bibi Plone"2:54
9."Be Rude to Your School"3:29
10."Summer Plays Out"5:21


Credits adapted from liner notes.


  1. ^ "For Beginner Piano". Warp. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Bush, John. "For Beginner Piano - Plone". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b Perry, Tim (10 September 1999). "Pop: Album Reviews". The Independent. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b Schreiber, Ryan (28 September 1999). "Plone: For Beginner Piano". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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