an interview by Alexander Laurence
Plaid makes electronic music with Classical sensibilities, in a more accessible way than many artists on Warp Records who seem interested in changing music forever and impressing the academics. I met up with Ed and Andy from Plaid in Hollywood. I was a little late and Mira Calix was already onstage so we went to the back room at The El Rey Theater. Our conversation was very friendly and I found Ed and Andy to be regular and approachable guys, unlike many other artists I have met on the Warp label.
Andy: It's rural and quite flat. It's agricultural. It encompasses Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. There are four counties in East Anglia and we were in the county of Suffolk. It's the southeast part. It's slightly north and east of London.