PLAID / UK
The duo formed by Ed Handley and Andy Turner have been expanding the realm of electronic music as Plaid since the early 90s. Plaid have just released their 10th studio album ‘Polymer’ via Warp Records, standing alongside the likes of Aphex Twin, Autechre and Nightmares on Wax as mainstays of the Warp label as it reaches its 30th anniversary. Their adventurous and playful approach has taken them to work with Björk and drawing comparisons to fellow collaborators Mark Bell, Arca, The Haxan Cloak and more recent Releases by Skee Mask and Daniel Avery. Forging ever bolder and emotive paths through electronic music, the album’s 13 tracks cover energetic bangers, bright melodic visceral rhythms and hypnotic wombic textures to create perhaps their most cohesive, direct album to date.