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Plone Gets Plaid

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The defunct Birmingham-based electronic-pop trio Plone has been remixed by London's Plaid for the just-released Warp20 (Recreated) compilation, which features 21 Warp artists remixing tracks from the storied label's past. The duo of Plaid changes the bright melodies of Plone's "On My Bus" into something of a pop mix between Javanese gamelan music and Harry Partch—foreboding gongs resonate behind harmonic runs in the middle register, while seemingly off-key elements weave in and out in a trance. Though some electronic alterations are easy to pick out, the remix has a very organic feel, and would not be out of place on a world-music radio show. The exclusive stream is available below.

Plaid "On My Bus (Original by Plone)"