Autechre: Classic or Dud?

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Great inventive IDM or geeky mindless crap?

I say the former, but i'm a Warp-head...

dog latin, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

I got one of their CD's because they were critically acclaimed, but only listened to it once. I guess I just don't like their style.

james e l, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Bleep bloop, blip blip, bloop bloop. I borrowed an Autechre CD and I too found that the hype didn't live up to the bleeps. On the other hand, I heard Autechre being used as background music for a film at an art installation, and it seemed to work there. By itself, though? Can't see it. Maybe I'll grow into it.

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Er, rather, bleeps didn't live up to the hype. Time for me to go home, I think.

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

mindless crap is what my dad said after listening to a bit of LP5 but for me it's great background music and also when your fucked up...

Kevin Enas, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

well, it's not the kind of stuff one likes after one play

search: LP5

dog latin, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Actually, I really like the idea of hype not living up to bleeps.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

personally, subjectively, they were brilliant on _tri repetae_. almost a perfect piece of work, i think, with all of the more traditionalist melodic bits of their first two albums clashing with the beginnings of the DSP shitstorm that was to come on later releases. everything since has been hit and miss, with even the better releases (lp5, ep7, envane) having tracks that just sound like 'generic autechre.'

as for "inventive," well, the IDM list be damned, they pretty much defined how IDM has sounded for the past 4 years or so by dint of every semi-talented derivative jacking their style (phoenicia, entire schematics roster, everything i've heard on musik aus strom, especially the horribly derivative but not even close to the mark flagship duo funkstorung, etc, etc). their fault or their misfortune, you be the judge.

your null fame, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

I quite like Autechre. Chiastic Slide and Tri Repetae are great. And the earlier more ambient stuff from Amber and Incunabula is quite nice too. I haven't been that into the shift toward more digital, more abstract, less beat oriented music in their last few releases. I like that they're evolving, I'm just not too keen on the result.

bnw, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

I've always found them strangely dissapointing. I do like most of Tri Repeate, but I find Amber dull (hard for me to imagine how so many consider that classic) and the post-Tri stuff I've heard generally just slides by me. I ADMIRE what they're doing with the thick sounds on EP7 -- it sounds very complicated and new -- but it's just not enjoyable listening for me. I keep it around, though, because I figure some day it just might click. But for now I'm calling Ae a dude.

Mark, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

I would say Classic based on Tri Repetae and Chiastic Slide, but I think they make more of a Search and Destroy kind of band than a Classic Or Dud. They have some fantastic material and a chunk of not so fantastic. To my mind, the problem with them is that when you first hear their sound, it blows your ass to the back wall, but a monrh later it doesn't sound nearly as good, especially after you hear all the shameless imitators mentioned above? But then, is it their fault that it's easy to do a third rate imitation of their sound? And does that irrevocably alter how we hear the songs themselves?

Dave M., Tuesday, 24 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Classic for the first four albums. 'Amber' is my favorite (not dull at all, it's perfect twilight music). Again a band who release too much stuff and you start to lose interest (and I won't start on all the 2nd rate copycats). But the first four are just perfect and all have a different atmosphere. Also have become victim to what someone on the Hips,head,heart-thread called the Kraftwerk-don't-have-a-soul fallacy. Autechre always struck me as one of the great soul bands, they always try to home in on a very peculiar sense of melancholy (fading of a beautiful day, the sadness of machines) or nostalgia (a lot of times the music shimmers with the feeling of being a child again). Any band that does that is Classic in my book.

Omar, Tuesday, 24 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Listening to the last strains of Cichli on Chiastic Slide as the sun comes up is awesome...

dog latin, Tuesday, 24 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

If you look up Autechre in the dictionary you'll find the answer

K-reg, Tuesday, 24 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

always admired what autechre were doing (the sheer bloody-mindedness reminded me of the fall) but could never love it. just too dry.

but in the last 6 months i've begun to change my mind, and i'm beginning to really love some of what they do (most of LP5, a lot of Chiastic Slide, and Clichi Suite are beautiful records i think).

it seems strange that it too such a long time for me to really like them, but then i did that with piano magic, happy mondays and tom waits too, and i love 90% of all their stuff too.

got tri repetae recently, but having difficulty getting into that one so far.

saw them at Brixton Fridge the other week, and they were excellent. every track seems to start off so uninviting, but gradually becomes wonderful

so, i think i'd head towards classic really

gareth, Tuesday, 24 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

nah, i don't like tri repetae too much.

dog latin, Tuesday, 24 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

autecism-the development of the entire life cycle of a parasitic fungus on a single host

Kevin Enas, Wednesday, 25 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Hm, then who is the host? Mr. Aphex Twin? Or just idm geeks in general?

bnw, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

that's what the dictonary said..i'd go with idm geeks

Kevin Enas, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

I'd like to amend my previous comment. Based on the other comments here, I went out and picked up Tri-Repetae and I have to admit that I'm liking it quite a bit. I don't know what the other album I heard was, now. I'll probably check out the new one too. Thanks for changing my mind on this one.

Sean Carruthers, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Heh, you're doing lots of amending lately... excellent. :)

Josh, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Clasik They laid down their basic schematic a decade ago, which was duely appropriated by a whole generation of Electronica outfits as a viable escape route from the ambient ghettos of the early nineties. But somehow, they both manage to avoid sounding anything like their legion of imitators, and remain undeniably Autechre. Geniuses in their own petri dish - remote, but perfect

K-reg, Thursday, 10 May 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

So anyone heard the new one? I was going to skip on this one, but it's getting really good reviews. Is it a departure or can it be compared with an oldie? Oh and most important: does it have some humanity (I always dread a full Autechre move into pure abstraction).

Omar, Monday, 14 May 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

i think the new one is the business. it is kind of a departure. its unmistakably them but less electro-ish. in a strange taxidermy way it reminds me of piano magic. very decayed sounding. busted cd type feel as well.

difficult to compare to other releases. perhaps the closest is chiastic slide (particularly hub)

i'd definitely recommend it. is rivalling Discovery for favourite album of moment.

gareth, Monday, 14 May 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Someone explain the appeal please? Much as I love the Warp-label, Autechre's brand of IDM just leaves me cold. Too ornate, too wrapped up in its own 'cleverness', too much fidgeting about playing around with FX. This music has no flow. Listening to Confield gives me a headache, as has every other release of theirs I've heard. Occasionally they hit on a groove, a sound, a pattern and everything momentarily clicks, but 5 seconds later and it abruptly changes direction. Is it like Geometry, or computer programming? I'm bemused, confused, and fail to connect with this music.

Stevo, Sunday, 10 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

I still haven't listened to the new album much - I haven't found myself in the right mood - but it might be fair to say the music indeed "has no flow", the way you're probably thinking. Unless this sort of willful difficulty is your thing, I think it would help to start with their earlier CDs and work your way forward. (That might make the current stuff more palatable, but then it might not for you.) Incunabula and probably Tri Repetae (and "Garbage", dammit I wish my Trie Repetae disc 2 hadn't snapped in half) have lots of songs that unfold more nicely, without so much focus on subverting rhythmic expectations (and sonic ones too).

Josh, Thursday, 14 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

i come from the opposite perspective on this one josh. i only picked yp incunabula recently and found it rather uneventful, and i find tri repetae is too harsh. chiastic slide is like tri repetae but somehow more personable. i think the ideal starting point is probably LP5. this seems very accessible (although again, on initial hearing it just gave me a headache!), it eventually seeped in and i love that album now.

the new one is simultaneously a continuity of LP5 in terms of denseness and a complete break in that there seems to be no flow or groove whatsoever. the flow may have been convoluted before, now it just sounds broken and rusted. its a wonderful record (particularly the middle section) but probably not the best place to start. LP5 i think remains their highlight.

gareth, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Sean of Autechre in recent De:Bug declare: "we make the ultimate folk music". I like that idea a lot. No flow/broken sounds like another chinese puzzle, going to get it anyway. Another thing: I skipped on LP5, since i was suffering from autechritis at the time (I mean really, a record every year is too much), still worth checking out?

Omar, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

yeh, lp5 is the best one!

as for autechre writing folk music, i wrote a confused piece on this, which you can find here

gareth, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

Dude! Confused? Not all. It's true isn't it? It such a nice framework for this sort of music.

So there you have it: we're the new folkies! :) Let's all grow beards.

Omar, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

'Incunabula' is impressing me Josh, making more immediate sense than 'Confield'. 'Tri-Repetae' has moments of fractured beauty that long to be dwelt on, but frequently aren't. I find Autechre cold, abstract, and introverted, but I can't quite dismiss them. There is a dark clinical beauty that does attract. Like being drawn to an alluring, handsome stranger only to discover she/he is suffering from schizophrenia.

Stevo, Friday, 15 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-three years ago) link

1 listen into Confield and all i can say: it's doing my head in! Very, very good. 1st track esp. is amazing (sort of gamelan-on-ice planet stuff, beautiful melody harking back to 1st album...nice, nice). Bit of a surprise because it sounds more direct in a way than mid-period Autechre. And they came up with some new cool sounds too.

Omar, Monday, 18 June 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

nine years pass...

Just got sent this:

Autechre - 'EPS 1991-2002' WARPCD211
5 X Deluxe CD - 47 Tracks - 5hr 39min 59sec
47 track digital bundle available now
CD shipped & released 11th April 2011

Order CD with instant WAV/MP3 download at Bleep
Download MP3/WAV at Bleep (includes videos)
Download digital at iTunes

Visit Autechre.ws

(Made in The Designers Republic™)
CAVITY JOB, BASSCADEP, ANTI EP
(Disc 1)

Cavity Job
Accelera 1 & 2
Basscadet (Bcdtmx)
Basscadet (Basscadoublemx)
Basscadet (Tazmx)
Basscadet (Basscadubmx)
Lost
Djarum
Flutter

Tracks 1 – 2 originally released as Cavity Job (p)1991 Autechre.
Tracks 3 – 6 originally released as Basscad EP (p) 1994 Warp Records Limited.
Tracks 7 – 9 originally released as Anti EP (p) 1994 Warp Records Limited.
GARBAGE, ANVIL VAPRE
(Disc 2)

Garbagemx
PIOBmx
Bronchusevenmx
VLetrmx
Second Bad Vilbel
Second Scepe
Second Scout
Second Peng

Tracks 1 – 4 originally released as Garbage (p)1995 Warp Records Limited.
Tracks 5 – 8 originally released as Anvil Vapre (p) 1995 Warp Records Limited.
PEEL SESSION, ENVANE
(Disc 3)

Milk DX
Inhake 2
Drane
Goz Quarter
Latent Quarter
Laughing Quarter
Draun Quarter

Tracks 1 – 3 originally released as Peel Session (p)1995 BBC.
Tracks 4 – 7 originally released as Envane (p)1997 Warp Records Limited.
CHICHLISUITE, EP7
(Disc 4)

Yeesland
Pencha
Characi
Krib
Tilapia
Rpeg
Ccec
Squeller
Left Blank
Outpt
Dropp
Liccflii

Tracks 1 – 5 originally released as Cichlisuite (p)1997 Warp Records Limited.
Tracks 6 – 12 originally released on EP7 (p)1999 Warp Records Limited.
EP7, PEEL SESSION 2, GANTZ GRAF
(Disc 5)

Maphive6.1
Zeiss Contarex
Netlon Sentinel
Pir
Gelk
Blifil
Gaekwad
19 Headaches
Gantz Graf
Dial.
Cap.IV

Tracks 1 – 4 originally released on EP7 (p)1999 Warp Records Limited.
Tracks 5 – 8 originally released as Peel Session 2 (p)1999 BBC.
Tracks 9 – 11 originally released as Gantz Graf (p)2002 Warp Records Limited.

dentarthurdent (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 14:13 (thirteen years ago) link

ooh, they've split the EP7s across two discs. Bad show.

dentarthurdent (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 14:14 (thirteen years ago) link

(closes eyes, mutters 'i do not need or want expensive box-sets, i do not need or want expensive box sets...')

ledge, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 14:33 (thirteen years ago) link

('I have all these tracks already, i have all these tracks already')

dentarthurdent (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 14:41 (thirteen years ago) link

Seems a little odd not to include the Seefeel or Beaumont Hannant mixes of Basscadet, but maybe that can be justified. Putting "Anvil Vapre" before "Garbage" seems like flat-out bad sequencing.

with hidden noise, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 14:47 (thirteen years ago) link

?

Tracks 1 – 4 originally released as Garbage (p)1995 Warp Records Limited.
Tracks 5 – 8 originally released as Anvil Vapre (p) 1995 Warp Records Limited.

ledge, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 14:48 (thirteen years ago) link

ah, my mistake!

with hidden noise, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:20 (thirteen years ago) link

This is disappointing. At least include all vinyl-only tracks, not only Cavity Job.

I don't feel this is worth the double-dip.

Sebastian (Royal Mermaid Mover), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Sorry boothbrown, I already have all the original releases.

StanM, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 16:01 (thirteen years ago) link

only own the Anti EP but not sure what I would do with this package - EP collections on several CDs just seem so impractical

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 08:49 (thirteen years ago) link

This is disappointing. At least include all vinyl-only tracks, not only Cavity Job.

I don't feel this is worth the double-dip.

OTM.

Better to have the original Anti and break the seal on it to show what bollicks the Criminal Justice Thingy is.

Asparagus Peee (Leee), Friday, 18 February 2011 02:40 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

I couldn't decide which C or D thread to pick so I made a new one

Autechre Exai

ledge, Thursday, 13 December 2012 17:00 (eleven years ago) link

ten months pass...

http://youtu.be/lC7LGzCZ-q0

classic

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 14 October 2013 17:51 (ten years ago) link

track at 18:00 is pretty sick

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 14 October 2013 18:35 (ten years ago) link

that whole video is rad, oh man that brings back memories, esp. the whistles and the whole dudes-with-long-fringe-swept-back-w-headbands thing, damn haven't seen that look in a minute

the tune was space, Monday, 14 October 2013 20:11 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://ge.tt/9ZkPRWw/v/0

more ore

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 07:14 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

use ansi-standard dates, you dweebs

koogs, Wednesday, 23 August 2023 12:55 (nine months ago) link

limited edition print on sale, how much of a sucker fan am i? https://autechre.warp.net/ae_live

crutch of england (ledge), Thursday, 24 August 2023 15:13 (nine months ago) link

my 2016/2018 download only came with one image but i see the individual files there each have their own

koogs, Thursday, 24 August 2023 15:18 (nine months ago) link

fucking in the fucking venue row fucking 3 rn

assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 27 August 2023 09:40 (nine months ago) link

\m/

crutch of england (ledge), Sunday, 27 August 2023 09:46 (nine months ago) link

Magical set from Actress in support

assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 27 August 2023 10:49 (nine months ago) link

fucking in the fucking venue row fucking 3 rn

― assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 27 August 2023 09:40 (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

3? how extravagant

imago, Sunday, 27 August 2023 10:51 (nine months ago) link

I asked to switch seats because of a bass rattle and am now sitting above the stage

assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 27 August 2023 11:00 (nine months ago) link

Excessive bass can be an issue. Almost ruined my Helsinki '22 gig, as the concert hall made primarily for acoustic classical music performances was definitely not suited for booming bass.

jvc, Sunday, 27 August 2023 11:53 (nine months ago) link

The set was radically, transcendently new. Grimy, oily beats, brutal sonics, overwhelming, huge rushes, complete 180 from the abstraction of the last decade. Positively evil, pummelling, wow.

assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 27 August 2023 12:24 (nine months ago) link

thanks to a kind person

https://we.tl/t-nptWp9F7Ex

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 28 August 2023 03:01 (nine months ago) link

Thanks, I will make this my first time listening to live AE!

50 Favorite Jordans (Jordan), Monday, 28 August 2023 20:37 (nine months ago) link

complete 180 from the abstraction of the last decade

I don't believe you but I'm happy you had such a good time!

(downloading now)

you weren't lying

what you say is true but by no means (lukas), Monday, 28 August 2023 21:32 (nine months ago) link

heh
I think I made an immortalised WOO around the 22 minute mark

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 28 August 2023 21:47 (nine months ago) link

Loving the emphasis on hip hop beats on the Sydney set. Damn. Will be in Sydney next week so maybe I can hear some faint echoes of the show reverberating off random buildings in the CBD or something while I'm there.

octobeard, Monday, 28 August 2023 21:48 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Whoever posted that 2023 set, thank you, finally listened to it today and it is bleakly gorgeous

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 23 September 2023 21:53 (eight months ago) link

There is a lossless version on archive.org now by the way

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 23 September 2023 21:54 (eight months ago) link

https://archive.org/details/Autechre2023-08-27

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 23 September 2023 23:09 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I don't know if anyone ever mentioned these (I was surprised to find them) - here's two shows from 94 & 95 :

https://www.mixcloud.com/oscillate_sound_system/autechre-live-oscillate-1494/

https://www.mixcloud.com/oscillate_sound_system/autechre-oscillate-21295/

StanM, Friday, 13 October 2023 08:38 (eight months ago) link

noice

behold the thump (ledge), Friday, 13 October 2023 09:29 (eight months ago) link

The 95 set is superb.

behold the thump (ledge), Friday, 13 October 2023 10:49 (eight months ago) link

it really is

massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 14 October 2023 12:00 (eight months ago) link

what i'm getting from that is that they only really like people called Mark.

koogs, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 09:58 (seven months ago) link

Autechre actually popped up in the novel i'm reading at the moment, Ian Rankin's 'A Question Of Blood' (2003):

'You're going to tell me you've never smoked or had a drink?'

But of course he wasn't going to say that. Doctors had higher stress levels than cops. One thing she had done - her own initiative - was trying to get into ambient music. Lemon Jelly, Oldsolar, Boards of Canada. Some hadn't worked - Aphex Twin and Autechre; not enough meat on their bones.

koogs, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 11:34 (seven months ago) link

I enjoyed that interview, some interesting links/tracks to check out later.

behold the thump (ledge), Wednesday, 18 October 2023 16:07 (seven months ago) link

lmao

Sean: Yeah, I mean, Rae was written in a really emotional state as well. I remember exactly what I was doing, where I was and everything when I did that

Droid: It’s funereal, it’s just absolutely stunning.

Sean: Yeah, it was a hangover (laughs) It wasn’t even real sadness, I wasn’t even going through anything. I was just, I was just feeling really fragile that day.

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 17:09 (seven months ago) link

I love these guys so much

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 18 October 2023 17:10 (seven months ago) link

OMG "Rae" confirmed Sean solo track??

J. Sam, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 18:23 (seven months ago) link

article got me to go listen to one of the 2014 live sets, which I haven't done since 2016. at the time it all seemed like too much, impenetrable. listening to it now of course, it just sounds like prime lucid stuff.

I guess it would make sense that an Autechre album released at time t+1 would prepare you for the live set appearing at time t. Autechre's music only really legible to time travelers, to the displaced.

what you say is true but by no means (lukas), Wednesday, 18 October 2023 18:35 (seven months ago) link

I love the 90’s stuff all the way through, but even since then, I often find the emotion in your music to be almost unbearable – going back to tunes like, Yulquen, Overand, Nonima, and some of the stuff on SIGN. I almost can’t listen to it. I can’t even describe the emotion; It’s like a kind of ache, you know, this kind of mix of yearning and joy and loss. And even the happy songs like, Keynell 4 or Chicli seem to be touched with sadness.

This statement by droid nails it for me too. Sean's response was spot on - really touches on the emotional connection both those bands share in terms of that melancholy and sense of longing. The other emotions I'd attribute to Ae are menace and swagger, too. Not enough is written about that.

What a great interview!

octobeard, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 18:43 (seven months ago) link

Also, humble brag on that hand written letter from Thom Yorke haha

octobeard, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 18:43 (seven months ago) link

I found the bit about how their focus has shifted to the live dumps to be kinda fascinating but also a bummer, because I really don't like those. I just don't have time to listen to an hour of slowly shifting Autechre at a single sitting. I want an album I can pull individual tracks from as time permits, and occasionally listen to front to back.

read-only (unperson), Wednesday, 18 October 2023 18:54 (seven months ago) link

Agreed.

I think it would be different if they released these live sets in smaller bunches, or like one every month or two - but 5-25 at once (or whatever) is just kinda psychically overwhelming.

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 18 October 2023 18:58 (seven months ago) link

agreed but the live stuff feeds into the studio albums now right? like every time a new album comes out I feel like people are going "oh this is that bit from last year's live set", etc

but yeah I agree great interview, I love how even after 30 years they both come off as very creative and questioning individuals who still don't claim to know the right or wrong way to do anything. I thought it was cool they brought up Lynch so much, they're similar in that their work is also emotional in very hard to describe ways

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 19:06 (seven months ago) link

I guess this means their next album is going to SLAP

octobeard, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 19:13 (seven months ago) link

was pretty amused that was the one topic where they just went "nope, not gonna talk about it". dont look now but we're coming up on 3 full years since PLUS by the end of the month, the longest gap between Ae releases yet. not that they don't deserve the break!!

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 19:18 (seven months ago) link

Good lord is 3 years the longest gap? Could have sworn it was longer but now that I look, 3 years was the gap between LP5 and Confield as well as Exai and Elseq.

Given they're actively touring and releasing recordings, it's all good - not like they're hinting at retiring just yet (thank goodness). Just hit up Cali soon please!

octobeard, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 19:24 (seven months ago) link

I think it would be different if they released these live sets in smaller bunches, or like one every month or two - but 5-25 at once (or whatever) is just kinda psychically overwhelming.

I wouldn't mind if they only did live sets from now on, the only thing I would like is that they split them up into smaller tracks rather than just one long hour+ track. I don't always have the one hour to listen to this stuff and sometimes I want to listen to one specific thing from the live sets and not the whole thing.

silverfish, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 19:28 (seven months ago) link

yeah a studio album culled from live sets would be really cool. similar to what King Crimson used to do. there's a fanmade one called "elseq 6-10" and it works pretty well

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 19:31 (seven months ago) link

yeah, there's also one for the 2016/2018 sets: https://archive.org/details/AE_ONESIX

Both are pretty good, but I wish we didn't have to wait for fan made versions of these things, plus I still would love to have every set they release split up like this

silverfish, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 19:58 (seven months ago) link

lmao

Sean: Yeah, I mean, Rae was written in a really emotional state as well. I remember exactly what I was doing, where I was and everything when I did that
Droid: It’s funereal, it’s just absolutely stunning.

Sean: Yeah, it was a hangover (laughs) It wasn’t even real sadness, I wasn’t even going through anything. I was just, I was just feeling really fragile that day.

Ha, yeah, I was laughing over that one.

droid, Wednesday, 18 October 2023 20:29 (seven months ago) link

Funny, Rae is my absolute favorite track by them ever.

deep wubs and tribral rhythms (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 18 October 2023 22:11 (seven months ago) link

It's a killer, I always have to stop what I'm doing and pay attention to that one.

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 18 October 2023 22:40 (seven months ago) link

Dragging thru old soundboard releases à propos of the interview above (which is great), I put on the Miami 2015 set and damn, it's really hitting today. Familiar elements from all the other sets on that tour but they lock in a bit tighter and go deeper.

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 19 October 2023 02:01 (seven months ago) link

The Helsinki set is excellent.

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 26 October 2023 11:14 (seven months ago) link

(From 2022, the one they released as part of the set.)

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 26 October 2023 11:14 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

turns out that autechre remixed the black dog.
available via a limited freebie thing on bandcamp.

mark e, Friday, 17 November 2023 19:57 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Appearing at The Hague

(and other places in Europe)

https://autechre.warp.net/shows

organ doner (ledge), Wednesday, 13 December 2023 11:19 (six months ago) link


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