Plaid at the bfi London IMAX Cinema at Optronica Festival on 20 July 2005
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Plaid is a British electronic music duo from London, composed of Andy Turner and Ed Handley. They were founding members of The Black Dog and used many other names, such as Atypic (Andy Turner) and Balil (Ed Handley), before settling on Plaid. They have collaborated with female singers Mara Carlyle, Nicolette and Björk, and have released records on the labels Clear, Peacefrog, Black Dog Productions, and Warp Records (along with Trent Reznor's label Nothing Records).
Aside from their own material, Plaid have done extensive remix work for many other artists, including Red Snapper, Björk, Goldfrapp, and The Irresistible Force. Parts in the Post (2003) contains just a handful of Plaid's remix work to date.
Plaid collaborated with video artist Bob Jaroc for their live performances and on the 5.1 audio/visual project entitled Greedy Baby. The project was completed on 20 July 2005, and was first shown at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the South Bank Centre, and subsequently at the BFI Imax cinema in Waterloo, London. Greedy Baby was released on DVD from Warp Records on 26 June 2006.
In 2006, Plaid composed and performed the original score to Michael Arias' anime film Tekkonkinkreet, and then went on to rejoin Arias for his second feature, Heaven's Door, as well as two of his subsequent short films.
Plaid is generally described as IDM and has been referred to by some critics as "post-techno." Note that IDM is a term used in America for what was referred to as Ambient Techno in Britain during the early to mid-1990s and later as Electronic Music. They are known to employ a variety of time-signatures in their music and often create syncopated beats and melodies using a variety of real instruments and samples.
- 1991 Mbuki Mvuki
- 1997 Not for Threes
- 1999 Rest Proof Clockwork
- 2001 Double Figure
- 2003 Spokes
- 2006 Greedy Baby (CD/DVD with Bob Jaroc)
- 2006 Tekkonkinkreet Original Soundtrack (Soundtrack for Michael Arias' anime Tekkonkinkreet)
- 2008 Heaven's Door (Soundtrack for Michael Arias' movie Heaven's Door)
- 2011 Scintilli (UK chart peak: #167)
- 2014 Reachy Prints (UK chart peak: #95)
- 2016 The Digging Remedy
- 1992 Scoobs in Columbia
- 1995 Android
- 1997 Undoneson
- 1999 Peel Session
- 2000 Booc
- 2002 P-Brane
- 1993 Bytes (A Black Dog Productions album that includes two Plaid songs, Object Orient and Yamemm)
- 2000 Trainer (a collection of early material, including all of the Mbuki Mvuki album)
- 2003 Plaid Remixes - Parts in the Post (remix collection)
- 2003 Dial P (mix album inserted in deliveries of pre-ordered copies of Spokes)
- 2007 Tekkonkinkreet Remix Tekkinkonkreet (remixes of the songs from Tekkonkinkreet by Derrick May, Prefuse 73, Atom, Vex'd and others)
- 2011 Induction (an exclusive to Warp download-only compilation hand-picked by Plaid themselves ahead of the new album Scintilli)
Audio Visual Project
- 2005 Greedy Baby
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