Elektron Grammofon Releases Limited Edition EP By Plaid


Elektron has announced that the first release on its Elektron Grammofon record label, Plaid’s EGR45-00001, is now available as a limited vinyl release.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Plaid treat us to three brand new and exclusive songs, created using the Analog Rytm.

This is classic Plaid; ingenuously playful and inventive, all gleeful video game melodies and jocundly bouncing rhythms hiding a mindboggling complexity.

Plaid — Ed Handley and Andy Turner — have been actively making electronic music seething with warmth, melody and quirk since the early 90’s. They have done collaborations with filmmaker Michael Aria, Björk and a Gamelan group, among others. They’ve made original music for feature films and video games.

Some of their most distinctive albums are Double Figure (2001), Scintilli (2011) and Reachy Prints (2014). Click on the image below for a comprehensive interview with the duo.

The 12″ vinyl will be available in a strictly limited one-off pressing of 300 copies.

All the proceeds of Elektron Grammofon will be donated to a charity chosen by the featured artists. Plaid have chosen the Macmillan Cancer Support, a British charity that provides specialist health care, information, advice, financial and emotional support to people affected by cancer.

6 thoughts on “Elektron Grammofon Releases Limited Edition EP By Plaid

  1. Man, I used to freaking love PLAID. So cool that they’re still making music (and with Elektron gear no less), and all for a good cause. I’m going to turn my internet off now, so i can end the day on this positive note!

  2. Because nothing profiles the exciting range of Elektron instruments like a rendition on outdated and outmoded media formats!? I hope this is a gimmick, rather than work of Laggards and Luddites. I am fairly sure one day, in the not to distance future, we will laugh at that time when people had a belief that pressing grooves into plastic was still a valid form of media distribution – because many are already laughing, it is just torture of tunes for the hard of hearing. It always seems to be some deadhead that stood getting deafened by a stack system for 20 years that tells me how great vinyl is, very odd. And considering it is a limited print of 300 for charity, then why doesn’t Elektron just give £3000 to the charity with some FREE tunes on offer. It is all marketing over substance.

    1. Personally I prefer digital files. I like to be able to press play and hear music solid for 6 to 8 hours without having to clean the stylus or change the record. However I know a few avid record collectors. They have been buying records all their lives. They love records. They love the feel, the smell, the gate fold, the process of picking a record from their collection and putting it on the turntable. They love having the records (they are collectors), they love their record collections one they’ve built over time as a reflection of who they are, they love the connection they feel to the musicians and the music through collecting a labels entire back catalogue. They love sharing their love of music and record with others…. which makes for great nights of rare and unexpectedly brilliant music you have never heard….

      … digital files are cool… but the culture so far – sucks!

      1. It may be dated tech, but good vinyl sounds fantastic and I still love the idea of buying something tangible and supporting the artists I love.

        I bought Jarre’s recent collab with TD on vinyl, which was great, and the rerelease of Daft Punk’s Tron album. Great stuff and so much nicer to get big art, vinyl plus still to have digital files.

  3. So elektron keep doing great things like giving money to charity , giving the consumer something speacial and still they get bagged out still ! “Ob suxs, ar suxs a4 suxs, I can’t understand the octotrack, and how dare they give money how ever little to cancer victims”

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