Those familiar with Plone's earlier singles should know what to expect from this album. Not only does it include two of the songs from those releases, PLOCK and PRESS A KEY, but the rest of the tracks are quite similar in nature. For curious electro-trainspotters this album is unlike any other in the Warp catalog, so dont expect any Squarepusher jungle, or Autechre bit-bleepage. Plone's simple "fischer price melodies" and "lego beats" (from Matador's promotional sticker on the wrapper) hark back to Kraftwerk and the 1980's electro-pop, while at the same time referencing current analog trendsetters AIR and I.S.A.N. That's not to say that Plone dont have a sound of their own or that this album isn't a worthy addition to anyone's music collection. "For Beginner Piano" has been worth the wait (for those few of us who have been looking forward to it all summer). Every song on the album is great. That said, I shall register my one complaint: about 2/3rds of the pieces start to sound very similar upon listening to the disc as a whole. On a record that doesn't break the forty minute mark, that's a little dissapointing. Its as simple as a favored chord change and melody (that lilting minor chord sort of Euro-sound from French and Italian records of the 60's), but you would think that such talented musicians would persue a little more variation on a disc of such brevity. If you like melodic music with a sense of humour (BE RUDE TO YOUR SCHOOL could be the uplifting theme from the end of an 8-bit Nintendo game) and analog synths, check out this disc... you will love it.