Sonar Festival: Worldwide Exclusive 2014 Plastikman performance
The Canadian artist Richie Hawtin gives us a glimpse of his new album as Plastikman, the first in over 10 years, which will be digitally released on 10th June, just two days before its only performance worldwide.
“EX” is the eagerly anticipated new album from Plastikman – the project with which Richie Hawtin gained worldwide recognition in the 1990s. The album was recorded live at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and will be presented live and exclusively at Sónar by Day with the show “Objekt” on Thursday 12th June. The date at Sónar will be Plastikman’s only live show in 2014 and new tracks will be presented at the Barcelona festival, pushing the boundaries of techno, offering a synchronicity of art and sound, a place for electronica that’s both cinematic and thought-provoking. Listen to an excerpt here: http://po.st/EX
The Plastikman show (which extends the closing time at Sónar on Thursday 12th until 11 pm) arrives in Barcelona with a special adaptation for SonarVillage, with a spectacular specially constructed LED obelisk. On the next day, Friday 13th June, Hawtin will be performing at Sónar once again – this time with one of his high-precision technological sets at SonarClub (Sónar by Night).
“EX” will be released digitally on 10th June and in physical format (vinyl, CD and a limited edition for SubPac, a new portable bass system) on 14th July, on MINUS / Mute. Mute is the label run by Daniel Miller who will be responsible for the set that provides a prelude to Plastikman’s performance at Sónar by Day on Thursday. “EX” includes seven unreleased tracks, all of which have the two letters (E and X) at the start of the titles: EXposed, EXtend, EXpand, EXtrude, EXplore, EXpire and EXhale.
Plastikman (Worldwide Exclusive)
Thursday 12 June. 9:50pm to 11pm
SonarVillage, Sónar by Day
Friday 13 June. 3.45am to 5.15am
SonarClub, Sónar by Night