Most ridiculous post about 'NTS Sessions 1-4' album on the Autechre thread

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the new stuff portrays a city, a people, a species of aliens, for whom this type of thing makes sense. 5
I put these on at bedtime yesterday and woke up in a sweat thinking something horrible was happening to the pipes or so 4
I'm thinking of moving my Autechre CDs from the "Electronic • Dance" section of my collection to the "Ou 4
listening to this this morning sounds like listening to a living creature, crawling around, developing broader consciou 3
I've always thought of Ae as the aural equivalent of a Magic Eye poster. I guess that's never been more true 3
Sometimes it resembles the motion of weather / atmospheric phenomena, fluid shapes, complex machinery, or a malfunction 2
There's a sense in which these releases are software upgrades that make previous iterations redundant. 2
Through 3 of these sessions and I feel I could reduce the 6 hours to about 1.5 for a personal "mini album". 2
i love it when ae sound like a puzzle that you think you might *just* be able to figure out if you spend enough time in 2
Are there any albums that have a better ratio of quality to duration than these NTS sessions? 2
It would be interesting to have a neural network try to create autechre songs 1
It's wild. It's a spectacle. 1
is part of Autechre's present M.O. to just obliterate traditional means of listening and enjoying music? 1
I feel like they do a LOT of work to set up amazing spaces and foundations and parameters and turn their algorithms loo 0
trying to work but all my hair is standing on end 0
"all end" is fucking killing me, it's like a sea of emotion 0


we æt so many shimripl (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 27 April 2018 15:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

none more ridiculous than setting up this poll

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 27 April 2018 15:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

good poll

had (crüt), Friday, 27 April 2018 15:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

hey Whiney - shut up

frogbs, Friday, 27 April 2018 15:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

Can't wait until your etiquette book comes out, Whiney. I keep forgetting the six things it's okay to like and the four ways it's okay to express that enjoyment.

a REAL SCARIE robot!!!! (Old Lunch), Friday, 27 April 2018 15:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

how long until the 'most ridiculous whiney poll' poll

ufo, Friday, 27 April 2018 15:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

one of these is a quote from whiney!

laugh a little

brimstead, Friday, 27 April 2018 15:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

the overthinking on autechre is really something special

brimstead, Friday, 27 April 2018 15:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

Lol @ people using words to express their sense of wonder when listening to music, amirite?

pomenitul, Friday, 27 April 2018 15:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

all this stuff is otm though

frogbs, Friday, 27 April 2018 15:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

(I roll my eyes but my 'Whiney being Whiney' jabs are in good humor.)

a REAL SCARIE robot!!!! (Old Lunch), Friday, 27 April 2018 15:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sometimes it resembles the motion of weather / atmospheric phenomena, fluid shapes, complex machinery, or a malfunction

p fair non embarrassing capsule description of autechre i think

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 27 April 2018 15:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

Maybe I should check back in with Autechre (as I am currently listening to Conet Project tracks in a momentary fit of boredom toward most of the actual music on my person).

a REAL SCARIE robot!!!! (Old Lunch), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

haha ✔

imago, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

nah the Magic Eye one is the best. truest shit ever wrote

frogbs, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

btw where are ppl hearing this is OT streaming or do I shell out score and five like for elseq

imago, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

shell out

we æt so many shimripl (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

OK. link to relevant store?

imago, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

ty

imago, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

Okay, lol @ 'bleepstores'

a REAL SCARIE robot!!!! (Old Lunch), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

judderingticksandhisses.org

a REAL SCARIE robot!!!! (Old Lunch), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

It's supposedly streaming on their store but not working for me.

xp

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

Next question. Is this OK in mp3 quality n.b. I like The Fall

imago, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

Everything's ok in mp3 quality

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

cool ty I agree

imago, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

Right now I am listening to The Fall on a mangled cassette but I would go for the 24bit. Realistically 320mp3 is good tho.

Gonk Steady Crew (Noel Emits), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

Everything but splash cymbals are a-ok on mp3, imo.

a REAL SCARIE robot!!!! (Old Lunch), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

ban splash cymbals imo

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

2nded

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

hi-hat and ride only

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 27 April 2018 16:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

maybe I should check back in with Autechre

you should! these NTS sets are what everyone's raving about right now. the 4th (and final) set is streaming now, at least for the next 512,580 seconds.

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 April 2018 16:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

I wrote three of those yessssssss. I'll go to the mat all day, every day for my favourite artist and I'm proud to sound ridiculous when words fail.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 27 April 2018 21:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

You know you're too jaded when enthusiasm sounds ridiculous. I say, fly that enthusiasm flag high! When a really awesome group known for putting out these alien, enigmatic soundscapes puts out a great collection that 99.999% of the world, and perhaps some certain percentage of fans as well, will never know even exists, shout it to the rooftops.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 April 2018 21:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

Okay, lol @ 'bleepstores'

Bleep opened three years before Spotify and less than a year after iTunes

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Friday, 27 April 2018 22:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

50 for 8 discs is pretty good, i might buy this

brimstead, Friday, 27 April 2018 22:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

i like a lot of descriptions on that thread and will absolutely cop to being a bit rate snob AND i wholeheartedly support this poll. i'm voting for software upgrades just because they're really unpleasant and this is pleasant music.

you bet, nancy (map), Friday, 27 April 2018 22:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

isn't a lot of autechre's music really physical? seems like you'd want lossless for the headroom etc... FEEL THE BASS

brimstead, Friday, 27 April 2018 22:20 (seven months ago) Permalink

if you don't hear this ________________
or this __^__^__^__^
you will not feel it

brimstead, Friday, 27 April 2018 22:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

The pipes one was a funny anecdote so it got my vote
But yeah I’m finding it increasingly difficult to understand what lens Whiney sees the world through. Maybe the ilm regulars have a better handle on it than me, idk

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Friday, 27 April 2018 22:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

whiney otm

the late great, Friday, 27 April 2018 22:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

first one is obviously best

the late great, Friday, 27 April 2018 22:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

software upgrades just because they're really unpleasant

Things getting better = unpleasant? OK.

Gonk Steady Crew (Noel Emits), Friday, 27 April 2018 23:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

Can "this is pleasant music" be added to the poll? Autechre is always my first port of call when I want some pleasant music.

Gonk Steady Crew (Noel Emits), Friday, 27 April 2018 23:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

show me someone who believes software upgrades are "things getting better" in 2018 and i'll show you a fool. p.s. don't be a bitch

you bet, nancy (map), Friday, 27 April 2018 23:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

Upgrade by definition means things getting better. If it isn't better it's not an upgrade.

If you want to wilfully misconstrue that I think it's only fair to return the favour and mention that "this is pleasant music" is more nauseating than anything in the poll.

Gonk Steady Crew (Noel Emits), Saturday, 28 April 2018 00:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

There's no band I wish I liked more than Autechre. On paper, they seem like exactly what I want in a band, but everything I've listened to has been impenetrable. Might try again with this new release

Vinnie, Saturday, 28 April 2018 01:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

autechre counts as a band? now i’ve seen it all!

the late great, Saturday, 28 April 2018 01:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

though i agree strongly w the reading that confield was a post rock album

the late great, Saturday, 28 April 2018 01:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

lentic catachresis is a post-rock jam for sure

imago, Saturday, 28 April 2018 01:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

I think these are all good tracks to start with:

gonk steady one on NTS 1
tt1pd on NTS 3
column 13 on NTS 4

or else just go back to Exai which feels like where their current phase really started and is probably less daunting

silverfish, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 20:32 (two months ago) Permalink

I honestly think the new tracks, although lengthy, are easier going than stuff off of Exai and Elseq.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 20:37 (two months ago) Permalink

^^

you might not feel that way when the first track gets going ... just trust us on this

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 20:45 (two months ago) Permalink

oh i got a lot of time for autechre - exai is great too, forgot about that one

i mean i always rep hard for garbage tho from TRI REPETAE, and vordhosbn which is like my fave ambient piece ever

montoya (Ross), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 21:09 (two months ago) Permalink

guessing you mean vletrmx

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 21:35 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah Ross I just mean they deliberately started this album with its most off-putting tracks, nothing to do with anyone's level of acclimation to Ae

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 22:05 (two months ago) Permalink

So weird, I like the opening run of #1 too much and have to remind myself to spread my listening and avoid burnout.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:13 (two months ago) Permalink

They're great but you have to admit most albums start with one of their hookier numbers yeah

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Should we poll one Session at a time or have all four going at once?

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:58 (two months ago) Permalink

one at a time, go in order

macropuente (map), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 01:04 (two months ago) Permalink

otm

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 01:08 (two months ago) Permalink

My favorite "album mix" of NTS tracks:

1. l3 ctrl
2. e0
3. icari
4. four of seven
5. 32a_reflected

I have a number of other album length mini playlists but this feels the most accessible and album like for someone wanting to get into the Sessions. Includes tracks from 1, 2, and 3.

octobeard, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 01:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Wow, listening to these as actual 'albums' is like hearing the finished version of Smile for the first time. It all starts making a lot more sense. I'm on NTS 3 today after enjoying NTS 2 yesterday.

Quite enjoying Acid Mwan Idle's dubbed out diving bell vibes; makes me think of a more abstract Two Lone Swordsmen

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 11:27 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah i love "acid mwan idle"

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 11:42 (two months ago) Permalink

it just kinda sounds like some evil ritual

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 11:42 (two months ago) Permalink

I've only gotten through NTS 1 & 2 so far, but I'm finally starting on 3. Really gotta wait for the right afternoon to get into these.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 20:29 (two months ago) Permalink

tt1pd is a headbanger

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 21:50 (two months ago) Permalink

If you moved "frane casual" and "column thirteen" to Session 3, then Session 3 would contain the highest number of tracks I cannot live without.

But Session 2 has "xflood," "gonk tuf hi," "dummy casual pt2," "violvoic," and "e0," which are all 5/5 imo.

If we ever poll the entire box, not sure I could pick between 2 and 3.

1 has "gonk steady one" and "four of seven" back to back, both of which are brilliant, but 1 has the highest number of tracks I might be tempted to skip.

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 21:56 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't really get frane casual, just spins on the spot in a place that doesn't interest me. Though the fat yet hollow thrummm that develops in the background is something I could get into.

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Thursday, 4 October 2018 08:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Trying to go back through the first 3 sessions to make a playlist of my favorites, but now it all seems strangely unfamiliar. So Autechre.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 4 October 2018 21:38 (two months ago) Permalink

I like how everyone is afraid to actually make the poll

Or maybe no one wants to type out all of those ridiculous titles

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 5 October 2018 00:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Autechre - NTS Session 1 POLL

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 5 October 2018 00:49 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

nts sessions is still so good you guys

i don't really notice that much anymore but tonight it just sort of hit me that this is very out-there, challenging and rewarding music.

I don't really get frane casual, just spins on the spot in a place that doesn't interest me. Though the fat yet hollow thrummm that develops in the background is something I could get into.

― Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:05 AM (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i used to feel the same about frane casual but that track has a loooot going on, confined to an extremely weird and minute diorama with all the low tones bleached out.

macropuente (map), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 04:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i wish i heard this stuff when i listened to autechre, mostly sounds like bleeps n bloops to me :-/

flopson, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 05:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

don't let these nutters give you alien robocity synaesthete fomo!! it's bleeps n bloops

j., Tuesday, 20 November 2018 05:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

my soul is bleeps and bloops

octobeard, Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New track?

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:21 (one week ago) Permalink

autechre.lnk.to/as-singles

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:49 (one week ago) Permalink

http://autechre.lnk.to/as-singles

family obligations prevent me from listening to it at this time.

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Fuck, this is good!

cheeseburger, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:24 (one week ago) Permalink

it needs more digital reverb..

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:05 (one week ago) Permalink

it's really good. reference to Netlon Sentinel from EP7? It exudes a similar cosmic darkness.. while being sort of dubstep??

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:00 (six days ago) Permalink

... and sinitrailA/Bair from the NTS sessions, which it's a sort of remix of

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:04 (six days ago) Permalink

i dig it

macropuente (map), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:14 (six days ago) Permalink

I just signed in to the AE store to redownload a prior purchase and this new single was available for free download from the dashboard.

I am using your worlds, Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:39 (six days ago) Permalink

i, also, dig it

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:55 (six days ago) Permalink

I just signed in to the AE store to redownload a prior purchase and this new single was available for free download from the dashboard.

― I am using your worlds

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 7 December 2018 00:23 (five days ago) Permalink

I just signed in to the AE store to redownload a prior purchase and this new single was available for free download from the dashboard.

― I am using your worlds


Hey, thanks for the heads up! That reverb-smeared laser-whisp @ 6:42 took me back to Oversteps

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 7 December 2018 00:33 (five days ago) Permalink

This track really pays off.. after becoming fixated on the original Perlence track, on regular old Quaristice.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 7 December 2018 00:36 (five days ago) Permalink

Thanks for the tip - downloading now.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 7 December 2018 00:53 (five days ago) Permalink

yep, dl worked for me too. Thanks for the head's up!

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 7 December 2018 01:03 (five days ago) Permalink

now download option for me :(

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Friday, 7 December 2018 09:21 (five days ago) Permalink

For me it didn’t show up for purchase, I had to sign in and it was then already in my available downloads

I am using your worlds, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:30 (five days ago) Permalink

Dang this is a fantastic track, too. Very much an NTS leftover, but really, it should have been on the sessions. wow.

octobeard, Friday, 7 December 2018 20:23 (five days ago) Permalink

It'd be a delightful twist of events if Autechre started using mechanical spring reverb (recording their sounds through amplifiers, etc.), instead of relying on the digital reverb-freeze effects that have been so prominent since the Quaristice days. I suppose it's ridiculous to consider such a thing. If anything, Ae seem to be moving further / farther away from hardware (old school synthesizers, Elektron boxes, etc.), towards this hyper-digital frontier

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 7 December 2018 20:44 (five days ago) Permalink

has there been a poll for Session 4 yet? that one is my favorite by far

flappy bird, Friday, 7 December 2018 21:32 (five days ago) Permalink

Christmas number one material, this Sinistrail Sentinel :-)

StanM, Saturday, 8 December 2018 14:20 (four days ago) Permalink

Chart rules don't allow free downloads otherwise it would be a shoo-in.

The First (Noel Emits), Saturday, 8 December 2018 14:30 (four days ago) Permalink

who's going to start the session 4 poll then?

Toss another shrimpl air on the bbqbbq (ledge), Saturday, 8 December 2018 16:53 (four days ago) Permalink

pendulu hv moda is sinistrail sentinel's moda if sinistrailAB air is its fada.

The First (Noel Emits), Saturday, 8 December 2018 17:21 (four days ago) Permalink


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