Plone - Puzzlewood

Puzzlewood

Plone

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 14 tracks £14.95 Available 17 April 2020
12" Vinyl Album 14 tracks £17.95 Available 17 April 2020 Out of stock
CD Album 14 tracks £11.95 Available 17 April 2020
Download Album (FLAC) 14 tracks £7.99 Available 17 April 2020
Download Album (MP3) 14 tracks £7.99 Available 17 April 2020

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Description

Plone - Puzzlewood

The long awaited third album from much loved vintage synth maestros Billy Bainbridge and Mike Johnston, finally finds its home on Ghost Box Records. This is unironically joyful and melodic electronica; informed by library music, music for children’s TV and a deep passion for the history of music technology.



Plone are very much part of Ghost Box’s DNA. They were a central part of the 90s retro-futuristic scene in Birmingham that included Broadcast and Pram and to which the label has always had strong ties through graphic designer and co-manager, Julian House. They are also cited by the label’s other boss, Jim Jupp, as a major influence on his work as Belbury Poly.



The band was formed as a three-piece in the mid-90s and their debut single, Press a Key, was championed by John Peel. The first album, For Beginner Piano, was released on Warp Records in 1999. Their warm, witty and unfunky music stood out from the crowd, almost in defiance of the moody and masculine post-rave electronica of their contemporaries.

A selection of bootlegged demos from the early 00s was rumoured to be the follow up second album, but it never had an official release. After that Billy went on to tour with Broadcast and later formed Seeland with another former band member Tim Felton (also of Ghost Box’s Hintermass). Meanwhile Mike formed the ZX Spectrum Orchestra, released solo singles as Mike in Mono and was a member of The Modified Toy Orchestra.

Twenty years on and Plone have reconvened as a duo with a third album, Puzzlewood. It’s compiled from material recorded at various points since the “lost album”, right up to the present day.



Released 17th April on all digital channels, CD, heavyweight vinyl LP and a limited orange vinyl version. Gorgeous packaging design by Julian House takes its cues from British Pop Art and confectionary wrappers. The LP versions come with a free download code coupon, a tiny work of art in itself.


Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (GBX034 LP)
  1. Plone - Years and Elements
  2. Plone - Miniature Magic
  3. Plone - Puzzlewood
  4. Plone - Watson’s Telescope
  5. Plone - Build a Small Fire
  6. Plone - Red Kite
  7. Plone - Day Trip
  8. Plone - Just a Shadow
  9. Plone - Sunvale Run
  10. Plone - The Model Village
  11. Plone - Circler
  12. Plone - Chalk Stream
  13. Plone - Sarcelle
  14. Plone - Sweet Factory
12" Vinyl Album (GBX034 LPC)
  1. Plone - Years and Elements
  2. Plone - Miniature Magic
  3. Plone - Puzzlewood
  4. Plone - Watson’s Telescope
  5. Plone - Build a Small Fire
  6. Plone - Red Kite
  7. Plone - Day Trip
  8. Plone - Just a Shadow
  9. Plone - Sunvale Run
  10. Plone - The Model Village
  11. Plone - Circler
  12. Plone - Chalk Stream
  13. Plone - Sarcelle
  14. Plone - Sweet Factory
CD Album (GBX034 CD)
  1. Plone - Years and Elements
  2. Plone - Miniature Magic
  3. Plone - Puzzlewood
  4. Plone - Watson’s Telescope
  5. Plone - Build a Small Fire
  6. Plone - Red Kite
  7. Plone - Day Trip
  8. Plone - Just a Shadow
  9. Plone - Sunvale Run
  10. Plone - The Model Village
  11. Plone - Circler
  12. Plone - Chalk Stream
  13. Plone - Sarcelle
  14. Plone - Sweet Factory
Download Album (GBX034 DL)
  1. Plone - Years and Elements
  2. Plone - Miniature Magic
  3. Plone - Puzzlewood
  4. Plone - Watson’s Telescope
  5. Plone - Build a Small Fire
  6. Plone - Red Kite
  7. Plone - Day Trip
  8. Plone - Just a Shadow
  9. Plone - Sunvale Run
  10. Plone - The Model Village
  11. Plone - Circler
  12. Plone - Chalk Stream
  13. Plone - Sarcelle
  14. Plone - Sweet Factory