Autechre: Elseq

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Go nuts:

Elseq 1
1. feed1 (11:37)
2. c16 deep tread (12:31)
3. 13×0 step (8:57)
4. pendulu hv moda (12:15)
5. curvcaten

Elseq 2
1. elyc6 0nset 27:09
2. chimer 1-5-1 5:03
3. c7b2 (13.22)

Elseq 3
1. eastre (22:15)
2. TBM2 (6:44)
3. mesh cinereaL (24:28)

Elseq 4
1. acdwn2 (11:52)
2. foldfree casual (9:49)
3. latentcall (14:31)
4. artov chain (4:04)
5. 7th slip (6:36)

Elseq 5
1. pendulu casual (9:01)
2. spTh (8:21)
3. spaces how V (9:57)
4. freulaeux (11:06)
5. oneum (11:01)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 May 2016 16:59 (two years ago) Permalink

LAME ENCODED

scott seward, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:12 (two years ago) Permalink

20 minutes into elyc6 0nset: that familiar "I'm not sure I'm enjoying this - but am I supposed to?" feeling during a first autechre listen :-/

StanM, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:14 (two years ago) Permalink

each track has separate art as well - all black circles and square patterns

StanM, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:22 (two years ago) Permalink

https://autechre.bleepstores.com/

koogs, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:28 (two years ago) Permalink

= Ned's "Go nuts" link up there, yes

StanM, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:29 (two years ago) Permalink

(very dark blue, not underlined, just looked like text...)

koogs, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:35 (two years ago) Permalink

eastre is like a totally different thing alltogether after the first hour and a half

StanM, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:49 (two years ago) Permalink

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/autechre_announce_five-disc_elseq_lp

Double CD and four LP ? 4+ hours?

StanM, Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:59 (two years ago) Permalink

will it have been confirmed if this is amazing or not

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:04 (two years ago) Permalink

This is a fake release, I can't find the 12 in this.

Jenny Ondioleeene (Leee), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:08 (two years ago) Permalink

idk and wouldnt presume to decide yet but from interviews it seems that they work mostly independently and probably each track is heavily the work of one or the other; the first few tracks seem quite heterogeneous xp

“bad” mothers, rebel mamas, and other radical/transgressive moms (nakhchivan), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:10 (two years ago) Permalink

c16 deep tread is tiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:11 (two years ago) Permalink

will it ever have been revealed which of lennon and mccartney wrote each song

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:14 (two years ago) Permalink

fold? latent? are they referencing their earlier work?

StanM, Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:18 (two years ago) Permalink

they are more canny than to say.....to extend the analogy, they might all be written by george harrison, the fictional songwriter credited when they didn't want to parse authorship xp

“bad” mothers, rebel mamas, and other radical/transgressive moms (nakhchivan), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:22 (two years ago) Permalink

we must be grateful for sound alone

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:24 (two years ago) Permalink

probably some connection between this release and the 'death' of george harrison at the end of last year

“bad” mothers, rebel mamas, and other radical/transgressive moms (nakhchivan), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:26 (two years ago) Permalink

This site suggests a physical release is on the cards:

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/autechre_announce_five-disc_elseq_lp

Although how this would be reconfigured to fit on 2CDs / 4LPs is anyone's guess ... Quaristice style edits? Analord style 'best-of'?

Steve Reich In The Afternoon (Against The 80s), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:28 (two years ago) Permalink

The site might just be wrong, of course ...

Steve Reich In The Afternoon (Against The 80s), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:29 (two years ago) Permalink

while my freulaeux gently c7b2

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:29 (two years ago) Permalink

elyc6 0nset is going to be 27 minutes and 9 seconds of XD for you
reminds of francois bayle

“bad” mothers, rebel mamas, and other radical/transgressive moms (nakhchivan), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:42 (two years ago) Permalink

Running times of the five volumes:

52:19
45:34
53:27
46:52
49:26

That's 247:38 total. You need a minimum of four CDs to hold that.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:56 (two years ago) Permalink

xpost yeah maybe. sort of 'Grande Polyphonie' era Bayle hiding under the beats during the first half. I sure do love Bayle. no one ever posts to the Bayle thread.

really dislike the idea of buying a physical edition of this two to five disc album again later, but I was too impatient to wait.

Milton Parker, Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:57 (two years ago) Permalink

the other two tracks of elseq 2 are also excellent, agitated and glitchy

“bad” mothers, rebel mamas, and other radical/transgressive moms (nakhchivan), Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:01 (two years ago) Permalink

first impression: they do feel like 5 distinct collections, probably should have split them up instead of just queueing all in one go

StanM, Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:03 (two years ago) Permalink

lol someone .5 star'd this within 30 minutes of it appearing on RYM

frogbs, Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:05 (two years ago) Permalink

That's 247:38 total. You need a minimum of four CDs to hold that.

Ha whoa I was totally distracted by the high price point and missed how CRAZY LONG this album is. Really glad this isn't the 'repackaged live stuff' I was fearing

Brakhage, Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:07 (two years ago) Permalink

did a quick skim of all of it and it's exactly what I'm in the mood for this year

last year I broke down and bought the rest of the roland kayn CDs I didn't have, so all 29 of them have been in random shuffle -- another pioneer of an algorithmic approach to music, where the point is an unknowable flood of so much of it that you stop thinking of it in terms of 'pieces' or 'albums' or even physical media, you stop consciously thinking of it in terms of putting on a specific album. you just engage with it as sound without that record-geek side of your consciousness stepping in to track or map which one's your favorite or which album it is or which stage of his career it is you're dealing with and instead it is all continuum. which is pretty much where you want to be; I don't want to know which disc I'm listening to.

roland kayn isn't on spotify or apple music of course, and those discs were expensive, so there's still a good deal of record geekery going on in getting myself to that space. but as everyone else I know is basically cozying up to the stream, generative music pieces from the 70s-90s is exactly what is helping me deal with living in a world that's making that transition

Milton Parker, Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:10 (two years ago) Permalink

they were doing something like that with quaristice versions

“bad” mothers, rebel mamas, and other radical/transgressive moms (nakhchivan), Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:15 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah I still think of Quaristice (Versions) as the quote-unquote "real" album. might have another go with those Quadrange EPs - dunno if I can stomach that 58 minute track again though

frogbs, Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Current status

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdvu5ubs2J1qznncz.jpg

Brakhage, Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:30 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i forget which of the quaristice versions/ep/etc tracks are which, just the generative idea
eastre (22:15) = this feels like it might have been generated from 'altichyre'

“bad” mothers, rebel mamas, and other radical/transgressive moms (nakhchivan), Thursday, 19 May 2016 20:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh well I guess that's where I'll be starting then. When I get a chance.

I've had Eno, ugh (ledge), Thursday, 19 May 2016 20:11 (two years ago) Permalink

arright then. let us know what happens

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Thursday, 19 May 2016 20:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Sure thing kid, if I make it out alive.

I've had Eno, ugh (ledge), Thursday, 19 May 2016 20:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Fuck it, I'm gonna splurge on this and then make it the soundtrack for my flight to Detroit

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 19 May 2016 20:53 (two years ago) Permalink

ashley must hear this

home organ, Friday, 20 May 2016 02:48 (two years ago) Permalink

c16 deep tread is tiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

0 / 0 (lukas), Friday, 20 May 2016 04:02 (two years ago) Permalink

5 albums. Okay what am I, a machine??

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Friday, 20 May 2016 08:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Has it really been 4 years since Exai? Needless to say I'm still just scratching the surface of that one.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Friday, 20 May 2016 08:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Only 3 yrs since Exai

Steve Reich In The Afternoon (Against The 80s), Friday, 20 May 2016 09:20 (two years ago) Permalink

And I'm still finding new stuff in it!

Steve Reich In The Afternoon (Against The 80s), Friday, 20 May 2016 09:21 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm still finding new tracks in it.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Friday, 20 May 2016 09:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Listened to 3 last night. mesh cinereaL sounds like this:

http://www.pocmtobs.com/-%20New%20Folder/Nasa/Dscn0034a.jpg

Also has two quality lol moments, I was grinning when it finished. I yearn for more! I did have a freaky scary dream afterwards but hopefully that wasn't related.

I've had Eno, ugh (ledge), Friday, 20 May 2016 12:07 (two years ago) Permalink

To gear myself up to this, I've been revisting Quaristice and Oversteps, one of the most underrated eras of Autechre for some reason.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Friday, 20 May 2016 12:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Where can I hear whole versions of these tracks? They're cutting off at the 1 minute mark.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Friday, 20 May 2016 12:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Generally involves purchase.

MatthewK, Friday, 20 May 2016 12:59 (two years ago) Permalink

c16 deep thread is the one I keep coming back to

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 00:24 (one year ago) Permalink

I could make an unimaginative cd length best of but I just don't listen to it like that, would rather just hear one or more in their entirety. Fwiw though, I think I might be more grateful to them for the robot gargling in the back half of pendula hv moda than for anything else in their catalogue.

the year of diving languorously (ledge), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 18:18 (one year ago) Permalink

is there anywhere you can stream all of elseq 1-5 online? Bleep is giving me a playback error.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 18:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Just came back to this after a couple of months off, what a huge record in every sense.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Friday, 30 December 2016 23:58 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

not sure what TBM2 is all about. Anyone going to vouch for this one?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 21 August 2017 12:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

slow day at the drum circle. a soft shoe shuffle in diving boots. an amble down a quiet country lane swinging at nettles with a stick.

angelo irishagreementi (ledge), Monday, 21 August 2017 13:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

that's the one where they riff on the we will rock you beat isn't it

imago, Monday, 21 August 2017 13:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah. it's pretty repetitive although i like ledge's description more than the track itself

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 21 August 2017 13:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Finally started listening to these. Only 2 tracks into the first one and I must say this is the best ae in over a decade. I had pretty much given up on these guys.

Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 21:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'd give Exai another spin if I were you!

attention vampire (MatthewK), Thursday, 5 October 2017 05:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yeah they never really dropped off. They could be accused of over-releasing though. Only the most diehard fans would have listened to all those Quaristice and Oversteps spin-offs, but they've always been all over it.

Shat Parp (dog latin), Thursday, 5 October 2017 08:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

Impressed that Exai was their highest-charting UK album since Amber

Shat Parp (dog latin), Thursday, 5 October 2017 08:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

Oversteps spin-offs?

koogs, Thursday, 5 October 2017 08:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

'move of ten'

imago, Thursday, 5 October 2017 08:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

(oh, the webcast. that's hardly canon though, is it? (or is it?))

koogs, Thursday, 5 October 2017 09:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

No I meant Move of Ten really. I love Autechre's album/EP strategy but by the late 00s they were releasing so much material it was hard to keep up; especially since the music was getting ever-more complex. I like Elseq because, even though it's extremely long, the individual tracks seem easier to digest in their extended format. Exai is great but it's a lot of Autechre to take in in one go.

Shat Parp (dog latin), Thursday, 5 October 2017 10:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

I think you can point directly to one specific release, the 2 1/2 hour Quadrange "EP" with the 58-minute ambient track, especially given that there was already a totally different version of the album out there already. Not to mention that their track titles were getting increasingly obtuse and hard to remember.

frogbs, Thursday, 5 October 2017 13:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah, the move of ten ep was nothing like the chore that the quadrangle ep was. and was half (4/7ths) the length of the original rather than twice as long.

koogs, Thursday, 5 October 2017 16:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

plus it was relatively straightforward and beat driven, with the sort of bangers they hadn't done since like, LP5

frogbs, Thursday, 5 October 2017 16:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Meantime, enjoy a month-long residency on NTS

https://www.nts.live/projects/autechre-nts-residency/

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 14:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I finally bought my copy of Elseq recently, been enjoying it greatly. Pondering if i need the live ones too.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 14:03 (three months ago) Permalink

guys

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:21 (three months ago) Permalink

been listening off and on for the last hour, it's really kicking in right now

alvin noto (mh), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:23 (three months ago) Permalink

you should have taken it at least half an hour before the set

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:58 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Jamming to acdwn2 right now, it's good, that is all

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:06 (one month ago) Permalink

banger

you bet, nancy (map), Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:16 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I remember when Exai came out I complained that this was too much autechre to take in at once.

If this trend continues, their next album is going to be 8 hours long

― silverfish, Friday, May 20, 2016 1:16 PM (two years ago)


So for the next one, should they do 16 or just go straight up to 24? Perhaps they should stick with powers of two, lest they invoke comparisons to Flaming Lips.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it'll just be an endless generative stream that plays forever

My name is the Pope and in the 90s I smoked a lot of dope (dog latin), Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i do wonder if they can go back to making normal-length albums again

frogbs, Thursday, 28 June 2018 18:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

an album of lots of tiny tracks would be interesting

My name is the Pope and in the 90s I smoked a lot of dope (dog latin), Thursday, 28 June 2018 18:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ah well click on it yerself

lana del boy (ledge), Thursday, 28 June 2018 19:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The only pre recorded minidisc I own...

koogs, Thursday, 28 June 2018 19:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

me too, and almost certainly for more people than any other pre-recorded monodisc.

lana del boy (ledge), Thursday, 28 June 2018 20:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

monodosc, sorry i have a cold.

lana del boy (ledge), Thursday, 28 June 2018 20:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Folks, I think NTS 3 may be the best of the batch.

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 7 July 2018 18:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Although I haven't nearly digested either, my gut feeling is that NTS is quite a bit more enjoyable than Elseq. The tracks feel more varied, more melodic, a little less pure abstraction.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 7 July 2018 18:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Absolutely - I know NTS pretty thoroughly now, and tracks by name even, whereas despite spending similar time with Elseq I still skate off the surface of most tracks (notable exceptions being "c16 deep tread", "eastre", "curvcaten", "mesh cinereaL", "pendulu hv moda" et al.).

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 7 July 2018 23:52 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't think I ever made it all the way to the end of elseq. Having NTS come out once a week really helped - it felt like extremely pleasurable homework to listen to each one before the next one showed up. (The metal band Beastmaker recently released eight four-song EPs in three batches - 3, 3, and 2 - I'm still wading through them, and I kinda wish they'd chosen to put out one a week, too.)

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 8 July 2018 00:40 (one week ago) Permalink

the last few tracks on elseq 5 are some of the best tracks on the whole thing.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 8 July 2018 06:50 (one week ago) Permalink

i immersed myself in elseq and it feels hugely texturally varied, a landscape with peaks and lakes, forests and blasted heaths. nts feels much more homogeneous to me right now but i'm sure that will change in time.

lana del boy (ledge), Sunday, 8 July 2018 08:15 (one week ago) Permalink

NTS 2 > NTS 1 > NTS 4 > NTS 3

octobeard, Monday, 9 July 2018 21:32 (one week ago) Permalink

There should probably be a poll

octobeard, Monday, 9 July 2018 21:32 (one week ago) Permalink

NTS 4 >>>>>>>>> NTS 3 > NTS 2 > NTS 1

(there should probably be a poll)

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:04 (one week ago) Permalink

can it wait till a while after physical versions arrive

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Find it pointless to even consider ranking NTS 1-4, but "all end" is beyond compare when I need that kind of thing. Each has at least 2 uniquely brilliant tracks. I haven't yet listened to the whole thing in a block but I am looking forward to it.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:56 (one week ago) Permalink

voilvoic is kind of my secret favorite on this whole thing.

macropuente (map), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:57 (one week ago) Permalink

i tried listening to a pared down version of this but i ended up missing every track i left off.

macropuente (map), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:57 (one week ago) Permalink

even t1a1 which eventually finds its zone.

my favorite ambient-ish track might just be "carefree counter dronal" - bright and beautiful.

still transported to different planets by "13 ctrl" "four of seven" and "column thirteen"

macropuente (map), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 01:02 (one week ago) Permalink

and the madness of "north spiral".

I love the LOL Autechre of calling the first track "t1a1".

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 01:59 (one week ago) Permalink


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