Luke Slater Returns as The 7th Plain with ‘Chronicles II and III’
'Chronicles' will arrive on December 14 via A-TON.
Slater’s previous appearance as The 7th Plain arrived back in 2016 when he launched A-TON with Chronicles I, establishing the sub-label as a platform for archive, ambient, and art-related releases. This first eight-track compilation was split between classics from the albums My Yellow Wise Rug and The 4 Cornered Room on the one hand and previously unreleased tracks on the other, with the goal of providing a different, remastered framework for Slater’s futuristic visions from the past. Now, with the release of Chronicles II and Chronicles III, as well as a special edition vinyl boxset, we’re told that “the journey continues further into outer and inner space.”
Like its predecessor, Chronicles II is divided between previously released material from the aforementioned albums, as well as four unreleased tracks: “Silver Shinhook”, “Wand Star”, “I Think I Think Too Much,” and “JDC”.
In contrast, Chronicles III is made up solely of music from the General Production Recordings label catalogue and stylistically skews less toward percussive techno-funk and more toward free-form broken rhythms– though tracks such as “Lost,” “Time Melts,” and “Millentum.”
Aside from the special vinyl boxset (6×12“ LP), which includes Chronicles I–III, limited edition stickers, an essay by Joe Muggs, and a complete download code, all releases are available individually on CD, 2xLP, and for the first time in digital formats.
Tracklisting, Chronicles II
02. Extra (The 7th Plain Remix)
04. Surface Bound
05. The Super 8
06. T Funk States
07. Slip 7 Sideways
08. Chords Are Dirty
Tracklisting, Chronicles III
01. Silver Shinhook
02. Astra Naut-E
03. Wand Star
05. I Think I Think Too Much
07. To Be Surreal
08. Big Field
Chronicles will arrive on December 14 via A-TON, with exclusive new track “JDC” now on Bandcamp. Anyone who preorders the album will receive the track to download.