Now we have full details on Hawtin's back-to-basics LP.
The sudden drop has been months in the making. In late October, an anonymous Plus 8 12-inch hit the shelves at Hard Wax. It was the first of a series referencing the 1991 Plus 8 compilation From Our Minds To Yours Vol. 1. Just a few days ago, Hawtin spoke with Electronic Beats, admitting to producing the EPs and saying the tracks therein, produced as Plastikman, Childsplay and Robotman, would eventually be compiled into an LP. He also said the next release in the series was due on Friday—turns out that's the full album, which also includes tracks as F.U.S.E., 80xx and Circuit Breaker.
Hawtin has released a statement that reads: "This year is the 25th anniversary of Plus 8 Records, the label that John Acquaviva and I started at the beginning of our technology-fuelled journey into music. We thought of celebrating in many ways—an anniversary world tour or releasing a best-of compilation. However, in keeping with the original vision of Plus 8, we decided to celebrate the occasion by revisiting the very reason we started the label in the first place: releasing new forward-thinking music."
He adds: "For me personally the anniversary was an inspiring moment to get back into the studio with similar intentions as in those early days. I was very happy to be back where it all started. Equipped with updates of my original studio 'friends' and combined with the latest recording technologies, I then stripped the setup down to its basic components and found freedom within those limitations. No real plans, just the everyday process of getting up, turning on the gear and pressing record. In that environment I had the opportunity to revisit the personalities that I had explored earlier in my career, re-defining my own interpretation of techno. From My Mind To Yours."
Check out clips over at Boomkat.
01. Richie Hawtin - No Way Back
02. Childsplay - Stretching
03. Robotman - Simple Simon
04. F.U.S.E. - Them
05. F.U.S.E. - Close
06. Plastikman - Purrkusiv
07. Plastikman - Gymnastiks
08. Circuit Breaker - Systematic
09. 80xx - Creepr
10. Plastikman - Akrobatix
11. Plastikman - Cirkus
12. 80xx - Creatur
13. 80xx - Grindr
14. Plastikman vs. F.U.S.E. - EXpanded
15. R.H.X. - Xtension
Plus 8 will release From My Mind To Yours on December 11th, 2015.