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Arriving a year on from Plastikman’s Ex and amid a fog of speculation, Plus 8 unveil a robust compilation-cum-new Richie Hawtin album under a title hearkening back to their foundational set From Our Minds To Yours (1991).
Basically it is a new Richie Hawtin album, and it’s pretty f**king good one, too. As he explained to EB.TV, the set is about “getting back to basics” and “just having fun” and we can’t fault him on either count.
Working under a selection of monikers both old (FUSE, Circuit Breaker, Plastikman) and new (Childsplay, ROBOTMAN, and 80xx) he keeps each cut playful and stripped to the bone, resulting in some guaranteed heavy party pressure in the likes of Gymnastiks with its bulbous subs and metallic drum coda, or to purest degrees in the whirring, whipsmart gyrations of Stretching, and the Chemsex soundtrack bang of Grindr.