Plaid ‎– Rest Proof Clockwork

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Shackbu 5:26
Ralome 4:29
Little People 4:06
3 Recurring 0:47
Buddy 6:35
Dead Sea 4:20
Gel Lab 4:14
Tearisci 0:56
Dang Spot 3:57
Pino Pomo 5:08
Last Remembered Thing 4:18
Lambs Eye 1:20
New Bass Hippo 5:43
Churn Maiden 1:12
Air Locked 4:20
(Silence) 3:38
Face Me 4:17

Versions (19)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD63, warpcd63 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARPCD63, warpcd63 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WARP LP 63 P Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(12", Promo, Smplr) Warp Records WARP LP 63 P UK 1999 Sell This Version
WARP LP 63 SP Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(12", Promo, Smplr, Sig) Warp Records WARP LP 63 SP UK 1999 Sell This Version
warplp63 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(2xLP, Album) Warp Records warplp63 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WARPLP63 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(2xLP, Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) Warp Records WARPLP63 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AICT 75 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album) SMEJ Associated Records AICT 75 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
INTD-90998 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album) Nothing Records INTD-90998 US 1999 Sell This Version
RTD 126.3459.2, WARPCD63 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Warp Records RTD 126.3459.2, WARPCD63 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
WARPCD63, 678.2063.20 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album) Warp Records, Pias Benelux WARPCD63, 678.2063.20 Benelux 1999 Sell This Version
WARPCD63, warpcd63 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARPCD63, warpcd63 UK 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 477652 7 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album) Source, Warp Records 7243 8 477652 7 France 1999 Sell This Version
WARPCD63, warpcd63 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album) Warp Records, Warp Records WARPCD63, warpcd63 UK 1999 Sell This Version
AICT 75 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album, Promo) SMEJ Associated Records AICT 75 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
WARPCD63 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2) WARPCD63 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
none Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CDr, Album, Promo) Nothing Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
none Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CDr, Album, Promo) Nothing Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
WARPLP63 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(2xLP, Promo, Pri) Warp Records WARPLP63 UK Unknown Sell This Version
NTH-90998 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album, RE) Nothing Records NTH-90998 US Unknown Sell This Version
WARPCD63, warpcd63 Plaid Rest Proof Clockwork(CD, Album, RP) Warp Records, Warp Records WARPCD63, warpcd63 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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oblaky

oblaky

August 31, 2017
referencing Rest Proof Clockwork, 2xLP, Album, warplp63

My absolute favourite release by Plaid, definitely not something for everyone, as it is very quirky and unexpected, but the whole album stands out as a single experience, album artwork included. Plaid really brought something timeless here. It sounds as fresh and original almost two decades on. Unpredictable is a good word to use, originally heard this on cd back in 2000, borrowed from a friend, played it a couple of times as a background during summer nights, and it just absolutely gelled into the atmosphere. Managed to get hold of a near mint vinyl copy recently and it's one of those rare releases that still sound perfectly fresh. Very unexpected, rich, playful, covers a wholly unusual landscape and creates excellent images and a unique listening experience. It got so damn great with time. The album artowrk shows magnificently on the 12" format with the gatefold. A favourite record and I do recommend getting this on vinyl as it still sounds great and adds warmth to the electronic detail. One thing, the vinyl's lead in grooves on my copy, all four sides, have quite a lot of noise, probably caused by improper cleaning or more dust exposure of the edges through the years, as the noise gradually disappears as the first tracks start and the rest of the silences between tracks are nice and quiet.
Retrac

Retrac

November 16, 2015
referencing Rest Proof Clockwork, 12", Promo, Smplr, Sig, WARP LP 63 SP
My copy has suffix 'SP' on labels but 'PS' etched in the runout. It's not signed either.
lancelot323

lancelot323

August 30, 2015
referencing Rest Proof Clockwork, CD, Album, WARPCD63, warpcd63
I'd tell you to expect the unexpected when listening to this album, but that would be an incredible understatement.

From the electro-bouncey hip-hop of "Shackbu" to the spine-tingly beauty of "Ralome"; the ambience of "Buddy", the shear idiotic joy that is "Dang Spot", and the masterwork of the album, "Pino Pomo", this album will always leave you wondering. "Face me"(the bonus track at the end of "Air Locked") features vocals by Allison Goldfrapp; just stunning.

Hunt this down!
Expansive09

Expansive09

March 2, 2014
referencing Rest Proof Clockwork, CD, Album, WARPCD63, warpcd63
Agree w Dubvulture on the cover but hey this is quirky electronica so why the need for a serious cover. Superb release which is varied within the IDM styles of its day and carries that nice hyper creative vibe that Black Dog had/has. The music bubbles with percussion, hums with intricate melodies and lastly leaves the curious listener wanting more. Brilliant A+!
elhombrealvarez

elhombrealvarez

February 21, 2013
referencing Rest Proof Clockwork, 2xLP, Album, warplp63

Plaid's best and more complex work. Full of unexpected moments. Almost perfect!
dlrp44

dlrp44

March 9, 2011
referencing Rest Proof Clockwork, CD, Album, 7243 8 477652 7
724384776527
printed in EU
03098
PM538
Distribution exclusive Virgin France S.A.
astro_cat2010

astro_cat2010

February 11, 2010
referencing Rest Proof Clockwork, CD, Album, 7243 8 477652 7

Er… I have this release and it DOES contain a tracklisting. It's on the "back" of one of the two booklet size cards included.
Tramontana

Tramontana

June 13, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Rest Proof Clockwork, 2xLP, Album, warplp63
This is by far the best of Plaid's releases to date. The album as a whole covers so many different genres of electronic music and hits them so perfectly that it is hard to know where it all went wrong with future releases. Anyway, if you have not already heard this album, then where have you been? Go get yourself a copy!
scoundrel

scoundrel

January 24, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Rest Proof Clockwork, CD, Album, INTD-90998

Plaid come up with another winner on REST PROOF CLOCKWORK. "Shackbu" continues in their weird, funky electro vein, while "Ralome," with its steel guitars, has a country-western feel. "Little People," on the other hand, starts off with some old skool hip-hop before establishing itself firmly in the new skool. “Dead Sea,” a string-based track, has a semi-classical elegance to it, while “Gel Lab” changes so many times that it almost seems schizophrenic. "Buddy," however, seems a little more aimless than their other tracks. But the quasi-Spanish guitar of “Pino Pomo” gives way to pure electronic groove. “New Bass Hippo” is bouncier than its title would lead you to think, and “Air Locked” takes its simple premise into unexpected places. Though I personally prefer NOT FOR THREES, the haunting, hidden track after “Air Locked” is as good -- if not better -- as almost anything else they’ve done.
baj

baj

October 16, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Rest Proof Clockwork, 2xLP, Album, warplp63
This is a masterpiece. Amazing.

As a huge Black Dog fan, I became a fan of these guys, too. But the brilliance of this album is that there is no trade-off of listenability and emotion, of originality and familiarity.

This sophistication of this release makes most other "IDM" releases seem jejune in comparison. The break down at the end of "Gel Lab" is a revelatory vista; "Shackblu", a perfect album-opener, is laid-back and funky yet satisfies the hunger for prettiness and warm strings. Ralome is gentle and wistful, with a forward yet calm finesse that is life-affirming.

But, caveat: no license for snobbery here- "Dang Spots" is music to jump around to! And "Little People" with its scratches and breaks wills your head into bobbing to its big lovely melodies.

Ed and Andy do it again...Top Ten album to take it with you, if you could...