To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Plastikman’s redefining acid techno masterpiece, ‘Sheet One’, has been mastered from the original tapes and reissued on vinyl via Mute and NovaMute.
Released in 1993 on Mute’s subsidiary label NovaMute, this record was the debut for Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman alias. 30 years on, ‘Sheet One’ is a landmark album in the field of electronic music, it changed the shape of what the genre could be.
Introducing one of techno’s most recognisable logos, the album achieved a degree of notoriety for its acid blotter-style perforated artwork. Musically, it focuses on laser-precise minimalist rhythms to drive a series of echo-box acid lines that gradually acquire power over the course of lengthy album tracks, with frequent use of the Roland TB-303, which gained prominence in the electronic music world as a staple of Chicago’s acid house scene.
Hawtin once described ‘Sheet One’ perfectly in an interview with MusicRadar, saying, “It’s music for the end of the party as you’re melting into the floor, which is exactly what the name Plastikman was made to represent.”
This seminal album helped to establish the template for minimal techno and is a must-listen for lovers of electronic music.
Double vinyl pressed on BioVinyl and packaged in environmental wrapping.