Andy Turner of Plaid on The Black Dog, Michael Arias, Scintilli and virtues of soft synths

Andy Turner and Ed Handley of Plaid (due Saturday, November 19, at the Bluebird) were part of the groundbreaking electronic music project The Black Dog in the late '80s through the earliest part of the '90s with Ken Downie. Mixing ambient soundscaping with textured, syncopated rhythms, The Black Dog became one of the early bands associated with what came to be called IDM.
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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.