Real Name:
Kevin Crompton, Phil Western
PlatEAU started as a project between cEvin Key (of Skinny Puppy, Download) and Phil Western (sound engineer, producer and songwriter for Download) for when they got arrested for the possession of marijuana and they decided to make a band that was for the legalisation of said drug. The music is thematically similar to Download’s but leans to a more psychedelic direction, influenced by house and techno music. Their first album Music For Grass Bars really showed this side, but upon their second release Spacecake it was obvious the music was following a closer direction to Download.

A third album Iceolator was released as part of the SUBCONSCIOUS ‘Vault Series’ which is composed of unreleased PlatEAU material throughout the years.

Their fourth is a double LP featuring new material, Kushbush, alongside the combination of Music For Grass Bars with Dutch Flowers. Their fifth album, Gort sPaCebar, was released in 2009 as part of the “Beyond the Vault” series on SUBCONSCIOUS.

Plateau Discography


CLP-9966-2, SUB011 platEAU Music For Grass Bars(CD, Album) Hypnotic, Sub-Conscious Communications CLP-9966-2, SUB011 US 1997 Sell This Version
MET 135, sub 018 Plateau Spacecake (Album) Metropolis, Sub-Conscious Communications MET 135, sub 018 US 1999 Sell This Version
sub24, SUB24 Plateau Iceolator (Album) Sub-Conscious Communications, Sub-Conscious Communications sub24, SUB24 US 2002 Sell This Version
sub 032 Plateau Kushbush + Music For Grass Bars Special Edition (Album) Sub-Conscious Communications sub 032 US 2007 Sell This Version
sub 41 Plateau Gort Spacebar(CD, Album) Sub-Conscious Communications sub 41 US 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CLP 0073-2, sub 011b Plateau Dutch Flowers (Maxi) Hypnotic, Sub-Conscious Communications CLP 0073-2, sub 011b US 1997 Sell This Version


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January 12, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
Gort SapceBar is by far one of the best examples of what TECHNO should be up to these days... TECHNO needs to be paying attention to this outfit.. THIS ALBUM KILLS example listen to GORT (track 1) listen to track FOUR cALELD mOLE TWITCH, listen to 3 am then stop and think..

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