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The British electronic trio Plone formed in 1994 when Mike “Billy” Bainbridge, Tag Cancellara, and Michael Johnston began tinkering with aged drum machines, analogue synths, and trippy effects. Naming themselves after an imaginary cartoonlike audio, Plone began helping likeminded groups such as for example Pram and Broadcast at gigs in London and their indigenous Birmingham. Pursuing these live schedules, the Wurlitzer Jukebox label contacted the group to record an individual on their behalf, which led to Plone’s 1997 debut EP Press a Crucial/Electric powered Beauty Parlour. The next season the trio agreed upon to the eclectically digital Warp Information label, appearing for the We Are Fair People compilation and launching their second EP Plock. Their initial full-length record 1999’s For Newbie Piano gave a far more total version of the dreamy, experimental, and frequently playful sound.

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