“Arkives (1993-2010)”, the great retrospective box by Richie Hawtin as Plastikman, is getting closer. Given the fact that it’s a very exclusive object, and will be manufactured to order (that is, there won’t be any more copies other than those with a final addressee, and we already know that the possibility of a future re-edition is not in Minus’s plans), we’d like to insist on the different available formats of a package that will compile 17 years of Plastikman’a history and that will also define his future.
If you want a copy of the very limited edition of “Arkives” for your record collection, you’ll have to pre-order before 31st December on the artist’s website. You can choose among the following formats:
Arkives Reference: 11 CD's +1 DVD + 1 Book.
This deluxe pack includes 12 CDs plus a 64-page book narrating Plastikman’s history, including a generous selection of archive pictures. All Plastikman’s official albums have been remastered. “Reference” includes 5 CDs gathering rarities and previously unreleased material.
- “Rekonstruktions” includes hard-to-find classic Plastikman remixes by artists like La Funk Mob, System 7, New Order, Depeche Mode and Hardfloor, along with an unreleased remix by his side project Robotman.
- “Replikants” features new remixes especially commissioned for this project by admired artists like Hawtin. Vince Clarke, Cliff Martínez, François Kevorkian, Moby, Chris & Cosey, Severed Heads, Flood, and Daniel Miller & Gareth Jones.
- “Nostagik” includes previously unreleased rarities, only-vinyl editions and bonus tracks.
- There’re also 2 CDs containing more unreleased material, like the complete, unheard-of recording season of “Spastik” and an unpublished John Peel session. The second CD features “Slinky”, a new track presented as the new Plastikman single.
Arkives Digital: limited online-only version of both Reference and Analog.
Arkives Collection: 11 CD's + 6 LP's + 1 DVD + 1 Book + downloads of all the tracks included on the physical versions.
As we’ve said, pre-order here www.plastikman.com/arkives/ before the end of the year. The question is, buy now or regret it forever.