Spokes (album)

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Studio album by Plaid
Released 20 October 2003 (2003-10-20)
Genre IDM, electronic, techno
Length 58:43
Label Warp Records
Beat Records (Japan)
Producer Plaid
Plaid chronology
Double Figure
(2001)Double Figure2001
Greedy Baby
(2006)Greedy Baby2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 6.2/10 14/11/03
PlayLouder 3/5 stars 22/10/03
Stylus C 31/10/03

Spokes is an album released by Plaid in 2003. Advanced press hinted that it would be a return to the sounds of The Black Dog.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Even Spring" 5:24
2. "Crumax Rins" 6:00
3. "Upona" 5:07
4. "Zeal" 6:01
5. "Cedar City" 5:47
6. "B Born Droid" 5:31
7. "Marry" 6:47
8. "Get What You Gave" 5:16
9. "Buns" 6:40
10. "Quick Emix" 6:10
11. "Miamivice" (japanese bonus track) 3:51


Warp Records hosted a Flash-based mini-site for Spokes, with abstract graphics like those on the album art. The page featured a five by seven array of spoked wheel-like icons, and previews for six of the album tracks. When the spoke icons were clicked, seemingly random characters in the Spokes font would appear, one for each of the five columns. The first icon clicked would start a background song that was not included in the album, and repeated clicking of icons would display different letters. If the letters AWOTM were displayed by clicking on the spokes, a download link would appear, linking to a ZIP-compressed MP3 file. The MP3 was "Awotm", the same track that was played when the spoke icons were clicked. This track has not been included on any Plaid album to date.

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