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Dorset, United Kingdom (2001 – present)

Plinth is the alias of Dorset based instrumentalist, sound engineer and composer Michael Tanner. Plinth first released “Bracken” on the Geographic compilation “You Don’t Need Darkness To Do What You Think Is Right” in 2001 and founded the Dorset Paeans record label a year later. Recent releases are “Albatross” (Deadslacktring), and the short story and soundtrack “Music for Smalls Lighthouse” (Second Language). Other releases include ”Wintersongs” and “Plays Victorian Machine Music” on Dorset Paeans and Rusted Rail, respectively - Both are now sold out. He is one half of ’The A Lords’ with Nicholas Palmer (Directorsound) who released a full length LP on the Rif Mountian label in 2011 (Now sold out) and collaborated with cult songwriter Mark Fry on “I Lived In Trees” (Second Language).

Away from his own music he has played live and recorded as/with Thalassing, Sharron Kraus, Pantaleimon, Directorsound, United Bible Studies and Tex La Homa. He has also recorded albums by Sharron Kraus (The Foxes wedding, Durtro 2006), United Bible Studies, The Rural Tradition and Rusalnaia.


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  • JohIVisopeth

    i agree, this is most certainly a must listening

    21 Aug 2014 Reply
  • denniseckersley

    I am constantly going to the Clay Pipe twitter page to see when the vinyl release is coming out.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • xxxKillianxxx

    wow, this is a MUST listening

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • IdMod

    this is some weird stuff. but i like it

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Simon_FM

    Heard Small's Lighthouse on Radio 3 last night. Incredible.

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • smgzor

    music for smalls is just incredible

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Kishinev

    If I ever become a sailor, the only thing I'm going to listen to on the sea is Music for Smalls Lighthouse.

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • MahriAutumn

    Hey: found you here too : ) enjoying your music right now ...... M

    20 Apr 2011 Reply
  • obelisko1971

    Plinth ♥

    31 Oct 2010 Reply
  • LeviathanKing

    When can we have Bracken as a song you can select to play? It's a bugger trawling through "Plinth radio" with fingers crossed.

    12 Dec 2009 Reply
  • francescastle

    what happened to your myspace page? wasn't your lighthouse music cd due out soon?

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
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