Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman to officially return with first album in 11 years
Techno pioneer Richie Hawtin is currently putting the final touches on reviving the haunting specter of his Platskiman alter-ego. Originally performed and recorded at the Guggenheim back in November, Plastikman’s first album in 11 years comes in the form of the ominous EX, previewed in a 2-and-a-half-minute mechanized soundscape of shrill clicks and pops before being revealed in full on YouTube. The first album since 2003’s Closer, EX is set to be released on June 10 as digital-only and vinyl, CD and limited edition Subpac bundles will all be available on July 14th.
Hawtin recently spoke to Billboard about the project: “I locked myself away in a series of intense studio sessions and quickly recorded enough new material for the performance and realized I might also have enough for a complete new album. The music came out of me effortlessly as I was very inspired by the opportunity to play in this beautiful architectural space renowned more for art than music.