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Plaid - Scintilli flac album

Performer: Plaid
Title: Scintilli
Style: Electro-Techno,Electronica,IDM,Neo-Electro,Techno,Ambient Techno
Duration: 48:03
Relesed: September 27, 2011
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 625
Other formats: MMF MPC MOD APE RA VQF

Scintilli begins with no beats at all, instead there's ululating wordless vocals over pointillistic keyboards, and next comes a classic Plaid production from the mold. It's only as the album unfolds that further tracks, like the highlight "Unbank," tend more toward a refreshing blend of IDM and film scores.

Plaid - Scintilli The wealth of fresh new artists coming into the electronic music scene tends to get all the attention these days, but there's just as much to talk about with older artists and the way that they mature. Since the "reverse trilogy" of Not For Threes, Rest Proof Clockwork and Double Figure, general consensus has been that Plaid haven't really been on the same form. Scintilli isn't a particularly adventurous album (although there are certainly moments). Eye Robot" is a particular example, with its crawling, distorted breaks. It's pulled off pretty solidly, but it doesn't seem to have much point when there are plenty of other (and better) examples around.

This album has an average beat per minute of 127 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 62/174 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Missing Plaid 3:49
2 Eye Robot Plaid 3:07
3 Thank Plaid 4:02
4 Unbank Plaid 3:54
5 Tender Hooks Plaid 4:31
6 Craft Nine Plaid 3:17
7 Sömnl Plaid 3:11
8 Founded Plaid 3:08
9 Talk to Us Plaid 3:29
10 35 Summers Plaid 3:27
11 African Woods Plaid 3:40
12 Upgrade Plaid 3:54
13 At Last Plaid 4:34

Credits

Ed Handley - Composer
Chap Idler II - Design
Plaid - Primary Artist
Walsh Salmon - Composer
Noel Summerville - Mastering
Andy Turner - Composer
Benet Walsh - Guitar
Reviews (1)
JoJogar
Plaid's Scintilii is the duo's least memorable out of the trio of albums released since returning from film scoring. Retrospectively, it seems that Plaid were still honing the sound that would later be executed with more finesse on Reachy Prints and The Digging Remedy. Not that Scintillii doesn't stand by itself though - Plaid are as creative as ever, with zany bleeps and bloops and odd, cut-up voice samples being especially prevalent here. These elements make for the highlight on the album, the weird and wonderful "At Last," which is sat at the very end of the tracklist. There are other strong points here too, but they aren't as fully-realized as such later gems as "Hawkmoth," "CLOCK" or "Melifer." "Unbank" is essentially a slightly avant-garde, techno-flavoured remix of the Doctor Who theme, probably the second best track on the album, and "Missing" is a comparatively weak guitar-driven piece when compared to similar tracks like "Eyen" or the aforementioned "Melifer." The rest of the album is unremarkable. This is a solid album, but newcomers to Plaid should consider listening to the two later albums first.

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