It's all of Richie Hawtin as Plastikman from 1993 - 2003 in one complete set. It's called Arkives, and it includes remasters of all six previously Plastikman albums plus rarities, previously unreleased stuff and a little new material. Even better yet, in come in four different flavors, depending what you want and how you want it:
- Reference (11-disc CD/DVD/book edition)
- Analog (6 records on 180-gram vinyl in a deluxe box, with poster)
- Digital (digital download version)
- Komplete (including all CDs, vinyl, book, DVD, and bonus downloads)
You've got the Reference version for the all-out Plastikman freaks, Analog for the vinyl heads, Digital for the Internet/iPod jet set that want a skinnyed-up version and Komplete for the all-out Plastikman freaks that also double as obsessive collectors. Everyone's happy, see?
The Optik is a DVD that includes Plastikman videos and previously unreleased footage of Plastikman at Glastonbury in 1995 and Mutek 2003. The whole Arkives set is available exclusively from the web site and is a limited edition set. http://www.plastikman.com/ It will be released on February 28th, 2011. There's even one new track titled "Slinky."
VIDEO: Plastikman at Detroit Electronic Music Festival