Towards the end of last year, Richie hawtin announced to the world, about an up and coming new Plastikman album. Plastikman is an alter ego of the DJ which was created in the early ninties through to the early noughites, in which several albums were released. Tomorrows eagerly anticipated album release, after a twelve year hiatus, resulted after been asked to perform in New Yorks Guggenheim museum. Hawtin was invited, as part of an exhibition of Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons. The concept and idea, inspired a resurrection of his Platikman monikor, to create new material for the event.
“Although Raf was happy to have the already complete Plastikman Live 1.5 show, 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.”
“It put me back in the studio and inspired me enough to work on new material, and in five days I created a new album,” Hawtin spoke also to Societe Perrier at the time. “You talk about connectivity between art, music and architecture. Music came out of me because of the opportunity to play in this beautiful architectural place that is actually renowned for art, not music. And now there’s a new Plastikman album.”
EX is the name of the new album and is out digitally on June 10 and on vinyl, CD and limited edition SubPac bundle on July 14. The bundle also and very interestingly includes, a custom Plastikman edition of the SubPac S1. This essentially is a portable bass system through which subbas transmits directly to your body, similar to a massage chair. Below is a teaser of the release with the album containing seven new tracks.