Plaid ‎– Trainer

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


A1 Plaid Uneasy Listening
A2 Plaid Anything
A3 Plaid Slice Of Cheese
A4 Plaid Link
B1 Plaid Perplex
B2 Plaid Summit
B3 Plaid Bouncing Checks
B4 Plaid Yak
B5 Plaid Scoobs In Columbia
C1 Plaid Chirpy
C2 Atypic Prig
C3 Balil Eshish
C4 Balil Norte Route
C5 Atypic Blah
D1 Plaid Fly Wings
D2 Balil Whirling Of Spirits
D3 Balil Choke And Fly
D4 Atypic Jolly
E1 Balil Small Energies
E2 Tura Letter
E3 Tura Soft Key
E4 Tura Reishi
F1 Balil Uland
F2 Balil Tan Sau
F3 Plaid Android
F4 Plaid Angry Dolphin


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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October 12, 2004
edited over 13 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!