We’re not sure what’s up with the physical release after WARP Records announced that their stock was destroyed in the London riots last week. But that isn’t stopping label mainstays Plaid from taking full advantage of the internet by posting “Missing,” the first single from their new album, Scintilli.
Despite the very ’90s name of the album, the tune reveals something of a new side for the IDM duo after an eight year break from releasing music. The song features a gentily plucked guitar backed by waves of similarly shiney synths. Like a feather tickling your cranium.
Among the hundreds of indie labels that lost tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in merchandice in the weekend’s SONY/PIAS warehouse fire in London, legendary imprint WARP Records is now reporting that most of their 21 year backstock was destroyed. In a statement issued on their website, the label explained the current status of upcoming releases by CANT, Plaid and Battles. More concerning was the reality that some old releases—classic electronic music from Aphex Twin, Autechre, Broadcast and hundreds of other—my never be available in physical form again.
Other beloved labels similarly effected include 4AD, Ninja Tune and Domino. An emergency fund has been set up to help all of the indie labels recover from this devistating blow.
You can read the full statement from WARP after the jump.
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