In a personal email  this week to everyone who has pre-ordered their edition of PLASTIKMAN ARKIVESRichie Hawtin has announced the final confirmed tracklisting, with the ReferenceKomplete and Digital editions being expanded with further material being added to the collections during Richie and his brother Matthew’s past two months in Hawtin’s Windsor studio.

At no extra cost to those who have placed their order, the Reference/Komplete editions have been upgraded from 12 discs to 16 (including a new specially-mixed disc of additional unreleased recordings), while the accompanying book will now be boosted by even more rare photographs and accompanying text to 102 pages – with all extra material unearthed in the U.T.K. Studio since the new year.  The Digital edition content has also been expanded – further information on the extra material is available in the full tracklist.

Unfortunately there is a downside to the expansion: with the ongoing extra work involved in compiling the extra content,ARKIVES will now ship end of April, rather than late-February as originally announced.

For Richie Hawtin’s full letter to ARKIVES pre-order customers, please see below .

To my fans, supporters and those who are eagerly waiting for their copy of ARKIVES to arrive!

Greetings to everyone from cold and snowy Canada!  Matthew and I have been locked into The Building here in Windsor for the past weeks putting the finishing touches on the ARKIVES release.  While finishing book layouts and CD mastering we were lucky enough to find even more material for the release.  We unearthed more never seen before photos and even additional unreleased recordings from the original U.T.K. studio!

Realizing that you only get one chance at a project like this, we’ve decided to EXPAND ARKIVES, insuring that this is the definite, most comprehensive, PLASTIKMAN anthology possible!

The Arkives Reference Edition book has now been expanded to 94 pages, including even more rare photos with extra accompanying text, offering further insight into the PLASTIKMAN project.  In addition, due to the newly found unreleased material, we are expanding the original 12 disc set to 16 discs (15 CD’s, 1 DVD) including a specially mixed disc of unreleased material!

For everyone who ordered Arkives Reference and/or Komplete there will be NO extra charge for all of this extra material!  For those who ordered Arkives Digital, we’ve also expanded the content on this edition!  (see final edition tracklistings below)

Unfortunately, all this good news does come with a downside.  Due to the extra work in expanding the release, ARKIVES, we will not be shipping until April. (This includes all versions: ReferenceAnalogDigital & Komplete)

I know that many of you will be disappointed, but I hope that you can wait a little longer for this once in a lifetime release!  Believe me, it’s an incredibly beautiful package and the extra material is well worth the delay!

Thank you for everyone’s patience and support!

Warm regards,



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