Plaid ‎– P-brane EP

Warp Records ‎– WAP158
Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Coat
A2 Diddymousedid
B1 Stills
B2 Mfaus

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  • Mastered ByF.A.*
  • Written-By, ProducerPlaid


Stickered generic diecut sleeve.
Barcode sticker on the outer protective cellophane.

℗ 2002 Warp Records Limited
© 2002 Warp Records Limited
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (As On Sticker): 8 01061 91581 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching A): MPO WAP 158 A¹ F.A. TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching B): MPO WAP 158 B¹
  • Label Code: LC02070

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Plaid P-brane EP(CDr, Promo, EP) Warp Records none UK 2002 Sell This Version
WAP158CD Plaid P-brane EP(CD, EP, Enh) Warp Records WAP158CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
WAP158CDD Plaid P-Brane EP(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Warp Records WAP158CDD UK Unknown


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July 13, 2008
A huge attraction to this EP has nothing to do with the music, but the experience of playing the vinyl. The last track, Mfaus is printed in an irregular groove pattern that makes the needle jitter along as it plays, instead of the usual smooth glide in the groove.

As far as the auditory content goes each song creates a remarkably different ambience. Starting with Coat, Plaid gradually envelop the listener in refined glitch that is simple but not without subtle complexity. Diddymousedid picks up where Coat leaves off. It's slightly more uptempo with a humourously fun beat and playful high-pitched notes scattered perfectly all through the soundscape. Flip the record over and discover a more dark and foreboding atmosphere. The samples are more industrial than side A, transporting the listener to depths of outerspace and outertime. But even on this sound journey there are times of lightness, stepped into with seamless transition. Mfaus ends the EP off with a fast ditty that focuses on the glitchy monotonous beat.

Overall this album provides one of many examples of the refined sound of the twenty-first century's IDM and glitch music. Plaid demonstrate their aptitude at building something remarably complex and beautiful from a simple start with an astounding subtelty. Even in the complex moments, the sound is drawn-back providing excellent ambient music for the home of the future.


October 18, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

Very good Plaid EP, but what would you expect from them! My first meet and love was Diddymousedid, that is very melodic and gentle on its texture, but with the time I learnt the 3 other cuts are great.
Stills is airy and lift you up, while Mfaus makes you want to bang your head past the almost creepy bass at the begining.
Only one regret, Coat takes some time to start for real, and from there I wish it last longer.