Plaid’s much anticipated new LP “Scintilli” is set to be released September 25th on Warp Records. Watch the beautiful and mysterious music video for song “35 Summers.”
Not since 2003′s LP “Spokes” have we gotten a pure Plaid solo project. In 2006, they collaborated with Bob Jaroc on “Greedy Baby” and soundtracked the anime film “Tekkon Kinkreet” and Michael Arias’ film “Heaven’s Door.” And so the forthcoming LP “Scintilli” is highly anticipated for those fans of Plaid and Warp Records.
Now all we need are new Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin albums and we’ll be right as rain.
The song “35 Summers” sounds like nothing out in the aether right now—bell synths or heavily-effected samples (maybe both) ping-pong in a void, no percussion (other than the musical notes), and if one closes their eyes, one can well imagine stars forming or any number of fractal patterns being created here on Earth.
The song is one of the best things we’ve heard all year.
The music video for Plaid’s “35 Summers” works wonderfully with the crystalline music. It features an Asian girl floating in water, fabric rippling off her body like the tentacles of a nearby octopus that seems to be her doppelganger. The girl eventually wields a samurai sword when she comes into contact with the octopus. It’s all very dazzling and odd.
The music video was directed by Richie Burridge.
Pre-order “Scintilli” now at Bleep, where the release is described as follows:
The CD will be initially available 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.
“Scintilli” is also available as an LPT (T-Shirt and Album Bundle). MP3 Download included with CD, Vinyl and T-Shirt purchase on release date.
Watch the video below.