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The British electronica group Plaid — Ed Handley and Andy Turner — have kept a low profile in the latter half of the ’00s. Their score for the 2009 Japanese live-action drama, Heaven’s Door, is their first release since the soundtrack they did for the 2006 anime, Tekkonkinkreet. (Both movies were directed by American visual-effects veteran Michael Arias.) Heaven’s Door depicts two terminally ill young people who flee a hospital and go on a wild trip. Mellow and melancholy, “Masato Shuffle” places a sturdy rock beat next to Indian drumming as keyboards and guitar strums color the sonic spectrum, while the uptempo “Tokyo Drive” features nicely contrasting keyboard patterns riding a glitchy groove. On “Seeking,” a jazzy rhythm supports plinky and brassy melodic lines, and “Durban Pain” is animated by tabla and other percussion. For “Two Rooms,” Plaid leaves the beats behind. The cut opens with interlocking chime parts that evoke a crystalline dream world before it morphs into a spare keyboard-and-strings section that gently brings the album to a quiet crescendo.

Customer Reviews

great album!

not a bad song in it. but itunes is missing tekkonkreet, this is not only a fantastic soundtrack but a great movie.

Plaid is back

I was just talking about them on and low and behold, they have a new album based on a movie I know nothing about. I've always liked their visceral linearity in their compositions. From what I've heard, they hold true to their style.


This music make me happy about music, listening to music, writing music, analyzing music...

It is like the music of some place, maybe inside of the convenince store of some videogame like shenmue, or maybe some mythic town on the outside of a forest filled with sprites and wisps.


Formed: 1991 in England

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Although Plaid pre-existed the association, the duo's Ed Handley and Andy Turner spent most of their early recording years with Ken Downie as the dancefloor-confounding Black Dog Productions. Meshing well with Downie's vision of heavily hybridized post-techno and obscurantist thematics, the pair brought several nascent Plaid tracks to the Black Dog table on the group's debut, Bytes, a collection of tracks recorded by various iterations of the three members. The group recorded several albums and EPs...
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