James Plotkin

Also known as J Plotkin, J. Plotkin, James Platkin, JamesPlotkin, Jim, Jim Plotkin, Jimmy, Jimmy Plotkin, Jimmy Plotokin, JP, Plotkin

Short biography of James Plotkin: James Plotkin began his musical career as the guitarist for heavy-metal trio [a=O.L.D.], with vocalist [a=Alan Dubin] and ever-changing drummer/bassists. They released albums that became more and more adventurous: Old Lady Drivers (Earache, 1988), Lo Flux Tube ([Earache], 1991) and The Musical Dimensions of Sleastak (Earache, 1993). By the time of their fourth album, Formula (Earache, 1995), they had pared down to a duo and the instruments were credited as: "vocoded voice, looped guitar, synth guitar, bass, tapes, rhythm machine... and a drop of 303". In the meantime, Plotkin had already started a new career as a bold and outrageous avantgarde musician, who built otherworldly collages of metal-dance music such as Clinton Street/ Dead Soul Surfing (Alley Sweeper, 1995), A Strange Perplexing (Indiscreet, 1996) for manipulated guitar sounds, and Joy Of Disease (Avant, 1996), for manipulated guitar, bass, rhythm machines and samples; as well as engaged in dynamite collaborations with the likes of [a=KK Null] (of [a=Zeni Geva]) on Aurora (Sentrax, 1995), that features his guitar tour de force Speeding Across My Hemisphere, and [a=Mick Harris] on Collapse (Somnient, 1996), five lengthy pieces for looped guitar and natural/unnatural sounds. He also began to coin ever new alter-egos: Jupiter Crew for the two-track EP Jungle Concrete (Possible, 1996); Flux for the album Protoplasmic (Release, 1997). Plotkin also plays in [a=Khanate].

Also on the Web you may find James Plotkin by links below:
  1. http://www.kranky.net/artists/plotkinj.html
  2. http://www.myspace.com/jamesplotkin
  3. http://www.plotkinworks.com
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 James Plotkin - A Peripheral Blur A Peripheral Blur 5
mp3, CD
1998-11-25 Kranky
2 James Plotkin - Split #8 Split #8 5
mp3, CD
2000-10-00
3 James Plotkin - Split Series #8 Split Series #8 6
mp3, CD
2000-10-00 FatCat Records
4 James Plotkin - Mosquito Dream Mosquito Dream 6
mp3, CD
1999-05-18 Kranky
5 James Plotkin - A Strange, Perplexing A Strange, Perplexing 8
mp3, CD
1996 Discreet/Indiscreet
6 James Plotkin - The Joy Of Disease The Joy Of Disease 9
mp3, CD
1996 Avant
7 James Plotkin - Aurora Remixes Aurora Remixes 6
mp3, CD
1996 Rawkus Primitive
8 James Plotkin - Collapse Collapse 5
mp3, CD
1996
9 James Plotkin - Aurora Aurora 10
mp3, CD
1994-00-00 Sentrax
10 James Plotkin - Aurora Aurora 11
mp3, CD
1996 Rawkus
11 James Plotkin - Kurtlanmak Kurtlanmak 3
mp3, CD
2005 Utech Records
12 James Plotkin - Live WFMU March 24 2007 Live WFMU March 24 2007 7
mp3, CD
2007 Not On Label
13 James Plotkin - Aurora Remixes Aurora Remixes 6
mp3, CD
1997 Rawkus Primitive
14 James Plotkin - Aurora  Remixes Aurora Remixes 5
mp3, CD
1996 Rawkus Primitive
15 James Plotkin - Terminal Velocity Terminal Velocity 7
mp3, CD
2012-06-25 Taiga Records
16 James Plotkin - Terminal Velocity Terminal Velocity 7
mp3, CD
2012-06-25 Taiga Records
17 James Plotkin - Clinton Street Clinton Street 3
mp3, CD
1994 Alley Sweeper
18 James Plotkin - A Peripheral Blur A Peripheral Blur 5
mp3, CD
1998-11-25 Kranky
19 James Plotkin - Death Rattle Death Rattle 8
mp3, CD
2013-10-18 Rune Grammofon
20 James Plotkin - Death Rattle Death Rattle 4
mp3, CD
2013-10-18 Rune Grammofon
21 James Plotkin - Split Series #8 Split Series #8 6
mp3, CD
2000-10-00 FatCat Records

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