Andy Turner and Ed Handley’s unique collision of choppy electronics and chirpy melodies has been delighting listeners since 1988, and they’ve achieved a surprisingly coherent flow of material since then. Reachy Prints is the duo’s latest statement, and while there isn’t exactly a bounty of information floating around about the record, from the sound of the first leaked track ‘Hawkmoth’ we’re in for something very special.
‘Hawkmoth’ sounds like classic Plaid – bouncy and warm yet somehow melancholy – and it certainly signals that the duo are readily acknowledging beloved early albums Not For Threes and Restproof Clockwork with their new material.
Take a listen to ‘Hawkmoth’ below, and you can pre-order the album (which is set to drop April 18 (digital) and May 19 (physical) on Warp Records) here.
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