new Autechre album - Quaristice (early 2008)

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early days yet, info-wise

StanM, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 10:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

03/03/2008, apparently.

StanM, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 10:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

ledge, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 11:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Perhaps this will be the folk album they have always had it in them to make

Telephone thing, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lol

I think all their albums are secretly folk, but you don't notice since they're using the wrong instruments.

StanM, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It will be full of bleeps and blips. Reviewers will give it an above-average review for being intelligent, while yearning for the old days when Autechre used to write tunes. Thom Yorke will base his 2009 solo album on it.

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 23:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Autechre will discover the true meaning of atonality when they construct bloops and beeps that follow an inotation nearer to that of pure (natural) intervals, which is closely tied traditionally to tonal feeling, the sense of key. To the untrained ear you wont know what the fuck you are listening to, but it is really folk of the orient applied to synthetic sound. Imagine an autecherean gamelan.

CaptainLorax, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 03:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Album title sounds like an Onion parody of an Ae album title.

Mark Rich@rdson, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 04:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

too many vowels

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 04:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i predict a return to formless

tricky, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 04:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

TS Ae's use of vowels vs Aphex's use of vowels

Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 05:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've read it was completely written and performed on a

http://i8.tinypic.com/7xbj9yp.png

StanM, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 08:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Disappointed they seemed to give up on their thing of having one or two "companion" EPs per LP.

ledge, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 09:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Maybe the newer version of the Di Wanktron
TENORI-ON
http://www.furibond.com/images/blog/tenori.jpg

CaptainLorax, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 11:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, why am I even bothering to look foraward to this? (I mean, I am, a LOT, but I know it's going to be yet another shove further up the rectal passage of DSP egowank)

the next grozart, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 11:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah I'm confused by the fact that there are still fans of this band.
I mean they let you download max/msp yourself and try it for 30 days.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Could you come up with this patch in 30 days!? (Hey maybe you could, I dunno, it's all Greek to me.)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/72/Autechremax.jpg

ledge, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Also, anyone can play guitar.

ledge, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

does that patch sound like anything anybody wants to pay to listen to, is the more important question, or at least I thought so

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm perfectly willing to buy this, btw, if it's awesome, I don't hate the players, I hate the game.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah I'm confused by the fact that there are still fans of this band.
I mean they let you download max/msp yourself and try it for 30 days.

-- El Tomboto

what is the minimum mac setup to reasonably run max/msp

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://www.cycling74.com/downloads/maxmsp

you can get old ones too!
I should try this this weekend huh

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

also what is a "quaristice"

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The companion to a cockatrice.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Aquarium Enthusiast Beer's ice-brewed lager

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

if you count EPs + LPs this is autechre's 18th solo release

03/03/08 => 3x3+8 => 9+8 = 17

coincidence? i think not.

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

quaristice = quarantine + armistice

autechre's response to "the rising"

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the max/msp argument is pretty dumb. i mean, there's any number of ways to generate algorithmic music (with max/msp even), and lots of it doesn't sound at all like autechre (who, as far as i understand it, only partially incorporate generative stuff in their compositions).

jermainetwo, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the first thing i thought was solstice which is twice a year, but they've munged it to be quarterly or maybe it was recorded around four solstice points over the past two years. how long has it been since the last lp?

xpost, exactly, you can do algorithmic composition by splicing analog tape if you want

tricky, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Some lizard part of my brain is conditioned to associate Autechre with potential brain-busting new hotness, but the rational part says that's all in the past.

lukas, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

nah they are still awes

chaki, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah re-listening to Untilted, Autechre still rocking out, I just wasn't receptive. This is why I can't be a music critic.

http://www.davidlouisedelman.com/images/john-kapelos.jpg

"The kids haven't changed ... you have."

lukas, Thursday, 6 December 2007 23:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

My bf was tempted to pull the same trick someone on the WATMM board did last Autechre album, and make a mockup one and release it on torrents to fool everyone into thinking its a leak.

Trayce, Thursday, 6 December 2007 23:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

does that patch sound like anything anybody wants to pay to listen to

Hell yes!

Paul in Santa Cruz, Friday, 7 December 2007 02:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I am cipating this album.

Leee, Sunday, 9 December 2007 20:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

don't blow your gaekwad just yet!

latebloomer, Sunday, 9 December 2007 21:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The real question is, where's the 9? In the release date?

Leee, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Appareently a quaristice is something to do with 9 of... something. I forget what now, but it has a reference to 9, yeah :)

Trayce, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that's very informative

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

quaristice is not in the OED

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

quartiles come in sets of three

El Tomboto, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

quare, v.

Obs. rare.

To square. Hence quared ppl. a., quaring vbl. n.

a1300 Cursor M. 1664 (Gött.) A vessel..sal be mad of quarid tre. 1611 MS. Acc. St. John's Hosp., Canterb., Payd for hewing and quaring of the tymber.

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

quæritate, v.

Obs. rare

trans. To inquire or search into.

1657 TOMLINSON Renou's Disp. 387 Apothecaryes quæritate its Medicinall use, which Mithridates knew.

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

also how do we know it's not QVARIStice

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Fellows and fellas! Quar is a Welsh town! And you can see the 9 in this aerial photograph!

[img src=http://www.alangeorge.co.uk/Images3_I-P/MerthyrTydfil_TheQuar_AerialView_1945_small.JPG]

Also, a sw#st#k#.

Leee, Monday, 10 December 2007 22:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what does a squarstica have to do with a quaristic?

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 10 December 2007 22:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Fellows and fellas! Quar is a Welsh town! And you can see the 9 in this aerial photograph!

[img src=http://www.alangeorge.co.uk/Images3_I-P/MerthyrTydfil_TheQuar_AerialView_1945_small.JPG]

Also, a sw#st#k#.

-- Leee, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 09:37 (2 hours ago) Bookmark Link

I can't see either, wtf.

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 01:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

MORE LIKE QURAP AM I RIGHT

am0n, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 03:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

OK maybe someone was pulling my leg about the nine thing :(

Trayce, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 03:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Definitely more enjoyable than listening to them in the dark.

Leee, Sunday, 6 April 2008 02:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This is great, far less oblique but still very mindfuckingly them. Insiduous and great. Hussar!

Mister Craig, Sunday, 6 April 2008 11:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Best thing they've done since EP7.

the next grozart, Monday, 7 April 2008 14:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

So I heard this for the first time yesterday.

Well, I didn't like it.

I think my Autechre days are well and truly over.

Ste, Wednesday, 16 April 2008 14:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

even more remixes on the way:

http://angryape.com/news/2008/05/12/autechre-to-release-13-new-songs-this-month

StanM, Monday, 12 May 2008 19:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ha ha oh god the vortex

names of the alt ep versions

The Plc ccc
Perlence range 7
Perlence Suns
90101-51-6
9013-2
Tkakanren
90101-51-19
Perlence subrange 3
chenc9-1dub
9010171-121
Perlence losid 2
notwotwo
Perlence subrange 6-36

compare to the names of the limited edition CD versions

Altichyre
The PlclCpC
IO (mons)
Phylopn
Perlence range3
SonDEre-ix
Tankraken
fol4
90101-61-01
chenc9-x
nofour

Milton Parker, Monday, 12 May 2008 19:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I liked bits of the limited edition CD all right, some of the pieces sound better when allowed to wander all over the place to their natural improv endings instead of being clipped off. but there's a lot of overlap & the obvious point of this whole casually-edited pile-of-tracks project is to force us to do our own editing

this band has always made such beautiful albums that I love listening to all the way through, but I shouldn't have even bothered with the physical version of this one, it's inherently an ipod project

Milton Parker, Monday, 12 May 2008 20:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

First track The Plc ccc up on bleep now.

£8 to subscribe - 1 track a day for the next 13 days

I am using your worlds, Monday, 19 May 2008 14:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

nice & minimal, that first remix

StanM, Monday, 19 May 2008 14:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

4 days later, 4 tracks downloaded (33 minutes) and at the moment, IMHO:

new remixes >>> versions disc >>> original album

StanM, Thursday, 22 May 2008 18:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm listening to the new remixes most too. Track 3 very very dark. A poster noted on WATMM that the first track PLC ccc is a chopped and screwed version of the Quaristice track.

Unfortunately most of the other posters there are sulking that they are not getting a live soundboard recording that they feel they as fans are entitled to, and as a result trashing this release in a fit of pique. Knobbers.

I am using your worlds, Thursday, 22 May 2008 18:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Plc ccc
Perlence range 7
Perlence Suns
90101-51-6
9013-2
Tkakanren
90101-51-19
Perlence subrange 3
chenc9-1dub
9010171-121
Perlence losid 2
notwotwo
Perlence subrange 6-36

I fear that by opening this thread, I just installed something.

kenan, Thursday, 22 May 2008 20:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This is great, far less oblique but still very mindfuckingly them. Insiduous and great. Hussar!

I like that... insidious. I could usually hang with the dissonant nervous freaky shit from the last couple of records that would clear out any room, but this is different than that. It's oogy. It makes me feel unwell.

kenan, Thursday, 22 May 2008 20:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

That's praise, btw.

kenan, Thursday, 22 May 2008 20:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This almost seems like too many tracks to deal with. Tracing sonic similarities, trying to figure out likes and dislikes... I feel like I'm studying for an exam.

ledge, Thursday, 22 May 2008 21:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

But yes, more like Perlence Suns plz.

ledge, Thursday, 22 May 2008 21:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I also <3 <3 <3 Altichyre off Versions, that is some seriously affecting minimalism.

ledge, Thursday, 22 May 2008 22:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The tracks are going to be coming out on iTunes in a fortnight as 4 seperate EPs

1
The Plc ccc
Perlence range 7
Perlence Suns
90101-51-6

2
9013-2
Tkakanren
90101-51-19
Perlence subrange 3

3
chenc9-1dub
9010171-121
Perlence losid 2
notwotwo

4
Perlence subrange 6-36

and should be averaging around 35 mins each, Perlence subrange 6-36 is going to be interesting as the longest track they've released.

I am using your worlds, Thursday, 22 May 2008 22:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

there's also a japan itunes store exclusive ep that came out last month.

tracklisting...
1. IO (mons)
2. 90101-54-4
3. Blyz Castl

Creeztophair, Friday, 23 May 2008 01:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i think "io (mons)" might be the same version that's on the quaristice versions disc. this is all so confusing...

Creeztophair, Friday, 23 May 2008 01:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hey worlds my bf posts on WATMM religiously and is following this new release closely. Argh board overlaps!

Trayce, Friday, 23 May 2008 03:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Does saying that "he must be the one with the Peter Gabriel avatar" come under the category of researching ur life? If so, I won't mention it

(Although he does appear to be one of the few reasonable posters on there)

I am using your worlds, Friday, 23 May 2008 10:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hahaha oh dear! ok wtf now he wants to know who you are on there!

Trayce, Friday, 23 May 2008 11:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I haven't posted on there for years because I lost my password, so now I just occasionally lurk, and get riled by the fanboys.

There are folk on there that seem to take it as a personal insult that one of their favourite bands are releasing a large amount of new material, extremely cheaply, that they are under no obligation to purchase.

I am using your worlds, Friday, 23 May 2008 12:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

But dude it doesn't sound like [Incunabula/Tri Repetae/LP5/a.n. other era]!

ledge, Friday, 23 May 2008 12:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ooh, 4 tracks in one go?

StanM, Friday, 23 May 2008 18:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hard to keep track of all these!!

the next grozart, Friday, 23 May 2008 18:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

trayce - your fella, what's his handle?

the next grozart, Friday, 23 May 2008 18:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

grozart: I thought knew about this already (unless you really *arent* who Ive assumed you are) anyway its m0dex/modey.

Trayce, Saturday, 24 May 2008 02:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(I said hi to you ages ago on his LJ! I think.)

Trayce, Saturday, 24 May 2008 02:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Perlence subrange 6-36 = 134 Mb! (36 minutes)

StanM, Friday, 30 May 2008 17:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(the mp3, that is. Flac = 234 Mb, they've somehow added a Flac link to my download page, but I only ordered the mp3 versions)

StanM, Friday, 30 May 2008 17:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(xpost) correction: 58 minutes

StanM, Friday, 30 May 2008 19:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

58 mins of ambience! Apaz WATMM are all whinging about that, haha.

Trayce, Saturday, 31 May 2008 08:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

can someone give me the lowdown on what autechre has done since the first 20 quaristice tracks were released. remixes/eps whatever. i listened to quaristice once or twice and decided not to buy it but my curiosity is making me want to give them a listen again. maybe the album is more complex/rewarding/emotional than I thought. [insert some other adjective that I meant to say]

CaptainLorax, Monday, 7 July 2008 01:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

they've been writing a concept album about you called lorax45%-hhy

latebloomer, Monday, 7 July 2008 04:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

also, they've taken up residence under your bed. THE ALBUM IS COMING FRROM INSIDE THE HOUSE

latebloomer, Monday, 7 July 2008 04:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

no
I heard there was remixes and new stuff

CaptainLorax, Monday, 7 July 2008 04:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

what songs?

CaptainLorax, Monday, 7 July 2008 04:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

they put out 13 tracks (in high-res .mp3 and .flac formats, downloadable from bleep.com) that are mostly (lengthly, one track is approx. 59 minutes and very minimal) variations of the album tracks 'perlence' and '901010>>|-|'. There is a radical remix of the track 'the Plc', which is a highlight. It is also the first track that was released.

the regular album tracks are far more succinct and already contain most of the highlights. the only worthwhile track on the limited, 2xCD deluxe edition was an extended (and more developed) version of The Plc.

Lowell N. Behold'n, Monday, 7 July 2008 07:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Out of any 2008 release that I spent a good chunk of time listening to, Quaristice is the one that completely dropped off the face of the Earth for me. And it was true for others, apparently - while 1678 other albums were mentioned in the 2008 Pazz+Jop list, Autechre makes no appearance.

Anyone still listening to this? What's the diagnosis (time of death, etc)?

the maximum value that ZS obtains given its constraint is 8 (Z S), Saturday, 24 January 2009 02:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

while 1678 other albums were mentioned in the 2008 Pazz+Jop list, Autechre makes no appearance.

Funny, I noticed this as well and almost noted it in the P&J thread.

ilxor, Saturday, 24 January 2009 03:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm not a big Autechre fan, so haven't listened to this one more than, say, twice. Both times were the week I bought it, probably.

ilxor, Saturday, 24 January 2009 03:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I kinda forgot about it too

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 03:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Well, one thing to remember P&J is a collection of top 10s. I can see how none of these 500 people thought it was one of the 10 best albums of the year, even those who liked it.

Mark, Saturday, 24 January 2009 04:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

I listened to a few tracks off it tonight on iTunes, still sounds just fine...?

ilxor, Saturday, 24 January 2009 05:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

but doesn't Pazz&Jop and other "best of year X" lists for that matter tend to favor albums that come out closer to the end of the year?

personally, I have listened to this album (and for that matter the new Squarepusher album) a lot this year (Itunes sez 11 times for Quaristice), and dug both records. But a certain number of folks that would have had more loyalty/interest say 5 years ago are just not noticing how truly strong these albums are.

Neotropical pygmy squirrel, Saturday, 24 January 2009 07:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

I listened to this album more times than it deserved. 901010 |-| etc. is a worthwhile track. and the opening wafts. otherwise it's garbage.

Lowell N. Behold'n, Saturday, 24 January 2009 08:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

I gave the album a good few listens and it didn't blow me away (tho' I certainly wouldn't say it's 'garbage') but then I basically overwhelmed myself by getting the album and the bonus disc and all the digital EPs and the Japanese bonus track - 45 tracks in total. Too much to take in. 'Altichyre' off the bonus disc is boooooootiful though.

ledge, Saturday, 24 January 2009 09:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

ten years pass...

this comes around every once in a while and it's like o hey what's goin on here

j., Wednesday, 10 April 2019 20:59 (two months ago) Permalink


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