Plaid have an incredible body of work behind them and unlike, say, Autechre, a band of similar profile but far harder to really and truly say you like, they've never been easier to listen to and love. What I like about Plaid is that they never pretend. To be 'arder than 'ard, to be darker than dark or deeper than deep. Their joy and playfulness and invention and folly is the real deal, and you get the feeling the surprises and you so often get in their music were theirs too. I think Reachy Prints is as accessible as they've ever been, alongside Heaven's Door OST, and if their beats have simplified since the likes of Spokes, their textures and atmospheres and wonky melodic wonderfulness are forefront in their stead. If you want to build a mad 5-storey moss-roofed extension in your head, get into Plaid. There's nowhere better to start than Reachy Prints.