Plaid ‎– Trainer

Warp Records ‎– WARP LP 74
3 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation


Gatefold sleeve c/w poster featuring the album artwork.

Both the gatefold and the side C label incorrectly list 'Blah' as C4 and 'Norte Route' as C5.

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD74 Plaid Trainer(2xCD, Comp) Warp Records WARPCD74 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Plaid Trainer - 1(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
WARPCD74 Plaid Trainer(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Warp Records (2) WARPCD74 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
WARP LP 74 Plaid Trainer(3xLP, Comp, MP) Warp Records WARP LP 74 UK 2000 Sell This Version
WARPCD74 Plaid Trainer(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD74 UK 2000 Sell This Version


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January 19, 2018

This compilation is the bridge between Black Dog and Plaid, stylistically. It's a beautiful energetic naive sound that is much more appealing to me personally. Using older gear/sounds and techniques that are really a nostalgic glimpse into the past every time I hear it. Classic idm tunes.


October 12, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
This collection is obviously the building blocks of what we know now as Plaid. These guys continue to be way ahead of their time yet just on the edge of today. It is nice to finally be able to get some of these tracks on vinyl.


June 13, 2003
There are 15 Warp Test Pressings in existance of a 4xLP version of Trainer, which includes the Balil Parasight EP and the Black Dog Productions EP from Rising High which never made it to the final official Warp release due to licencing issues.


May 5, 2003
this represents some of Ed and Andy's best work - although I feel that some of the tracks could have involved Ken Downie such as the Balil tracks, rather than just Ed on his own. Despite my rating of 10/10, I do feel that they should be releasing new music instead of cashing in on old material.


October 5, 2002

The whole oevre (most of them are hard to find tracks)of Plaid is released here on this compilation, it shows why that act became so successful in the IDM scene. Timeless music. Perfection in sounds since 1989. Yes, that is Plaid we love them for!