Autechre live - what are the essential recordings?

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As any Ae fan knows the group is a different beast live, often playing sets which barely seem to touch on their studio material. Given how good some of what I've heard is, I've been trying to construct sort of an "alternate timeline" of Autechre via their live recordings. I've just been poking around the early stuff so far, trying to find at least one quality recording from each year. I know some of you are collectors so maybe you could help out a bit. I don't have much yet, here's what I have so far:

1993 - Oscillate, Birmingham: sort of an ambient techno set, sounds like they're either sampling or taking over for The Orb in the beginning.

1994 - not much, but there's an excellent version of "Kalpol Introl" that lasts 11 minutes here

1995 - Stormy Waters: fairly short but sweet.

1996 - Flex, Vienna: this is what got me started on this, a long evolving piece that eventually ends in a fantastic (and long) version of "Eutow"

after that...?

In general I'm looking mostly for stuff with good sound quality. The bootleg-level stuff where you can hear the conversations in the crowd aren't as interesting to me. Anyone got recommendations in particular?

frogbs, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 21:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't have my full Ae list to hand, but off the top of my head, the Coachella set around 1999, NYC or Toronto 2001, Glasgow Art School 2005, Melbourne 2010. And obviously their official live releases from 2014-5, of which I like the Dublin, Grafenhainichen and Katowice sets.
When I get home later I will see if there's anything in my collection worth mentioning.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 21:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

Glasgow Art School 2005

i was at this and didn't enjoy it.

listened to it a few years later and thought it was great

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 22:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

I was at Melbourne 2010, loved it, got home and found someone had recorded it in brilliant quality about ten feet from where I stood. Felt like the universe spoke to me.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 22:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

Milton Parker to thread please

0 / 0 (lukas), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:09 (eight months ago) Permalink


braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

Autechre - Live - Quirky - Brixton - 16. 06. 1994

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

Peel Sessions 2 - Drane

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

Coachella 1999 is ok, good sound quality, mostly not too far removed from the studio stuff although there's a couple of tracks in the middle I can't place. Starts off with a pen expers/vangelis (or vangelis-like) mashup and ends with a killer mashup of blifil & microphone fiend, the moment when the vocal kicks in at 3:20 is sweeeet.

brekekekexit collapse collapse (ledge), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

The thing at the start of the Coachella set is actually the theme from Cosmos, Carl Sagan's version obv.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

To pick a set per year from the stuff I have ...
1991 IBC Pirate Radio
1993 Bonds Oscillate
1995 Stormy Waters
1996 Club Flex
1997 Radio Mix (promo release)
1998 Bowery Ballroom NYC
1999 Coachella (Warp 10 is maybe better but not soundboard as requested)
2000 Kriegstanz radio mix, or Sonar, Barcelona (rough quality but the only live from 2000 I have)
2001 so much to choose from, only soundboard is Toronto I think, these sets were great
2003 lots of radio sets, only live is ATP Camber Sands which is also a mix set (but nuts)
2005 Glasgow Art School (an all time great listen)
2006 both Dublin and Zaragoza sound pretty rough (and similar set to the 2005 Glasgow)
2007 Hemsby, Pontin's Holiday Park is the only soundboard (and great)
2008 quite a few but all rough quality - there is an "Amni" remaster of Echoplex in LA which sounds good
2009 only a mix set from Radio Nova
2010 so so many, Melbourne is my sentimental favourite and also sounds best, no soundboards
2011-13 don't have anything
2014-15 obviously official releases crush other options for sound quality - can't remember which I love the most, they're all available for listen on Bleep anyway and worth buying I think
2016 I know there are recordings but I slacked off and haven't sourced them yet.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

ATP Camber Sands which is also a mix set (but nuts)

That was the best night of dancing I ever had. Billed as gescom but it was just rob & sean, sean sat under the desk.

brekekekexit collapse collapse (ledge), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

How long is your version of that? Mine's only 29:59, I know they played a hell of a lot longer.

brekekekexit collapse collapse (ledge), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

same, alas

attention vampire (MatthewK), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

I would also rep pretty hard for the 12+ hour broadcast mixes they did for the last few album releases, and similar sets for XLtronic back in the day. I learned a lot of interesting stuff from their choices, really tuned my ear for the hip-hop heart of even quite abstract Ae.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh yeah - the Autechre ATP was a highly swell weekend.

Is braunld's first one IP there the 1991 Bojangles vid? It won't play.

Noel Emits, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

Of course that and the Quirky set ruled off-side in the OP for being room audio with crowd noises.

Noel Emits, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

should maybe clarify that a bit, these don't need to necessarily be soundboards. the Quirky set is about the lower bound of what I'm looking for, if only cuz the music is so good. I have another from 94 (Fuse, I think?) which is similar, but the crowd is sometimes louder than the band.

frogbs, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

Also for an "alternate history" approach, the fan-made "Laxir" remix compilation is 5 discs' worth from about 1993 to 2010 and evolves in many of the same ways their own material did.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 22:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

my first try was the Quirky set. the Bojangles '91 vid is def inferior (sound-wise) as I recall, lots of crowd noise and incessant whistles. I've got an mp3 of the Quirky '94 set on my mp3 player, it's well-listenable (for the music)
Autechre @ Tavastia, Helsinki FIN, 14.11.2016 -- this is an audience recording of their most recent set, haven't checked lately (there are others) but it's pretty decent.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 23:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

Of course there's MCR Quarter on the Japanese release of Confield, recorded live in Manchester 1998. Rest of the set is pretty good, minimal crowd noise, mostly EP7 stuff but strays a bit more from the studio than Coachella.

Zurich 2001 on the Japanese Untilted otoh is something of a bad joke.

brekekekexit collapse collapse (ledge), Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

Was at that 1999 Coachella set, coming down off some potent acid. The set was them shuffling around a ton of DACs if I recall, a weird hybrid DJ/live set and unique to any other show I've seen them do. The Vangelis bit mashed up with the Pen Expers beats was Movement 3 the Heaven and Hell LP and was indeed the same tune used for Cosmos.

It's been a while since I heard the recording but I recall they dropped Glitch from Amber and Second Bad Vilbel... Lots of great bits and pieces from Confield/EP7/Peel2 era.

I also vaguely recall they peaked the speakers so badly at one point, I thought they busted the damn stack. I'm sure a small bit of my tinnitus is because of that.

octobeard, Friday, 17 March 2017 07:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

Back when that was my only Ae live recording and I was wayyy into them, I identified most of the tracks on that set. And yeah, early in the first or second track there is something which sounds like a vocal sample that cuts in for 3-4 second, literally triple the volume of what was going on in the track, and I have to dive for the volume control. Must have been a glitch, ha.

1 Cosmos Theme / Pen Expers (version)
2 Glitch
4 Gescom/Hecker - Itiso161/Ae
5 unknown
6 ccec
7 unknown
8 Bike
9 Gelk
10 Gelk (cont'd)
11 Tangle Ill
12 Blifil / Microphone Fiend
13 unknown
14 Second Bad Vilbel
15 Gaekwad
16 Remix of '8'

attention vampire (MatthewK), Friday, 17 March 2017 21:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

They did some really wicked stuff in the beginning of their set in Denver 2015, at the Bluebird Theater. Basically a variation on the set (intro/first part) that comprises all of the official AE_LIVE recordings, but it's this unreal sort of warping and re-ordering of the sound events.. kind of hard to explain, I have a recording of it but it's very quiet. I'll mess around w/it in Audacity to see if I can normalise it or make it more presentable. Really, really fuckin wicked. I wish they documented more of the US tour, the set was well-honed by that point, the show was truly awesome.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 8 April 2017 22:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, pendulu hv moda is top elseq material. There ought to be a poll

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 8 April 2017 22:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

another recording of the post- "AE_LIVE" set.. this might be better quality than the Helsinki recording.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 8 April 2017 23:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

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