Whatever happened to... Plone?

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From State51 via the Ghost Box greedbag page. They opened up this week to clear some pre-orders, but it’s like just one person doing everything (or something) in order that they can work safely. So you may still need to be patient. I was really surprised to get my copy 8 days early.

Jeff W, Friday, 10 April 2020 17:13 (three months ago) link

Ok, cool. Thanks for letting me know. I must have missed when they announced they were available again. I'm in the America so it's not as easy to get but there are some options. Just weighing up if I need the coloured vinyl or go for the regular. How many different coloured records do I actually need?

kitchen person, Friday, 10 April 2020 17:29 (three months ago) link

I think the orange vinyl version was snapped up in minutes. I missed out on that. The black version is cool though.

Jeff W, Friday, 10 April 2020 17:50 (three months ago) link

Yeah, it looked like they were mostly sold out. I was able to put one in my cart this morning but by the time I went back to it just now, it had gone. Ordered the black from State51 and I'm excited for whenever it makes it here.

kitchen person, Friday, 10 April 2020 18:05 (three months ago) link

For anyone grey enough to remember Plone’s ‘For Beginner Piano’,

Fuck off

Deflatormouse, Friday, 10 April 2020 21:01 (three months ago) link

Such a great album. So happy to have them back.

kitchen person, Sunday, 19 April 2020 00:08 (two months ago) link

TUNES aside, such delicious use of synthesisers and mixed to perfection. Those lovely physmod strings and filtered noise made to sound like a brushed snare on Watson's Telescope. Mostly I like this more than FBP.

I've got my bidet and my pills (Noel Emits), Sunday, 19 April 2020 11:55 (two months ago) link

this is great, and very 'ducky' from what I've heard so far. maybe missing some of the darker moments from FBP? A lot of it sounds like early learning TV themes, which isn't a bad thing. I love the cod reggae on track 2

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:10 (two months ago) link

The house and disco genre exercises in miniature are so cute. Yeah, less overt melancholy than before.

I've got my bidet and my pills (Noel Emits), Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:14 (two months ago) link

Dunno about the failed attempt at gossip up thread but at the time I heard they had a decent advance for the record, immediately spent it all on modular synth gear (v. expensive in them days) and spent longer making it than the label wanted. Which is all perfectly relatable and admirable.

I've got my bidet and my pills (Noel Emits), Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:35 (two months ago) link

Making the album, that is. Horrible sentence, sorry.

I've got my bidet and my pills (Noel Emits), Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:40 (two months ago) link

this is all so well crafted and joyous, and yet I'm feeling a wee bit exhausted by it.

maybe I'm tired and the whole Covid thing is making me less receptive to this music, but at only 39 minutes, the relentless cutesiness gets a little samey.
It has some absolutely magic moments, but it can feel like listening to a succession of eighties kids' TV themes. Fun for a minute, but unsustainable.
it could have done with some of the spooky or more melancholic moments they were good at to diffuse the primary colours.
'Top & Low Rent' came on shuffle afterwards and it was a welcome salve.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 20 April 2020 18:58 (two months ago) link

even the name 'Puzzlewood' sounds like a nursery school. I do realise this is sort of Plone's whole shtick but there's an element missing

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 20 April 2020 19:00 (two months ago) link

all told, Miniature Magic lives up to its name

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 20 April 2020 23:04 (two months ago) link

It starts well and the final two tracks are nicely bonkers but I got a bit lost in the middle. "Plock" and about 2/3 of FBP are pretty much the best things evah so I'm prepared to believe this will grow on me.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 08:03 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Completely in love with Puzzlewood

cw, Friday, 15 May 2020 11:39 (one month ago) link

There are a couple of Plone tracks on the new Ghost Box comp that came out a week ago.


(track 15 is by Plone but the credit is missing for some reason)

Jeff W, Friday, 15 May 2020 17:51 (one month ago) link

i love this record
'build a small fire' personal fav

nxd, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 10:18 (one month ago) link

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