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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen years ago) link

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

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

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

dog latin, Tuesday, 24 April 2001 00:00 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen years ago) link

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

Kevin Enas, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (nineteen 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 (nineteen years ago) link

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

Josh, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nine years ago) link

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

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

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

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

ah, my mistake!

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

Sorry boothbrown, I already have all the original releases.

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

ten months pass...

http://youtu.be/lC7LGzCZ-q0

classic

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

track at 18:00 is pretty sick

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

one year passes...

imagine you suffer, but so much more

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 September 2020 06:04 (three weeks ago) link

(also finding it amusing that nobody itt seems curious about how it sounds)

based on the art I'm confident this will be the first release where bloops outnumber bleeps

only thing I've heard since NTS was the Twitch stream (is that still going?) which sounded ... really, really good. so high hopes.

lukas, Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:03 (three weeks ago) link

i think it's going to be more blorpy this time around

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:06 (three weeks ago) link

i find it extremely hard to describe how music sounds, and even more so with...whatever music genre autechre fits in

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:06 (three weeks ago) link

Autechre is the name of the genre and the music can best be described as Autechre

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:12 (three weeks ago) link

Autechre is more squelchy than anything

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:15 (three weeks ago) link

xp

otm :)

i am looking forward to the more approachable length of the new one. i do very much support their (seeming) goal of wanting to design the ultimate quasi-generative, ever-changing infinite music machine, and the inevitable consolidation of the known universe into Autechre. Autechre contains multitudes.

but yes, at the same time i do enjoy sitting down with an album and listening from the first bleep to the last blorp

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:19 (three weeks ago) link

yeah Autechre albums take a bunch of listens to really wrap your head around anyway, with something like NTS Sessions or even elseq it's less "is the music good" and more "do I even have the time to get into this"

frogbs, Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:22 (three weeks ago) link

What if this is Autechre... having sobered up and going back to basics?! o_O

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:23 (three weeks ago) link

this may be sacrilege but I think both those releases could've been edited down to a similar length as Exai and probably would've been better for it

frogbs, Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:23 (three weeks ago) link

Not sure if they'd be better, there is so much on NTS and Elseq I'd not want to lose... But yeah I'm all up for a 'normal length' Autechre album. See how they leave their 'mark' after their long excursions.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:25 (three weeks ago) link

the use of the shape from the one-six sets makes me slightly nervous as they mostly left me cold, aside from a couple of short sections of awesomeness.

neith moon (ledge), Thursday, 3 September 2020 18:31 (three weeks ago) link

> Looking again at the cover, it's the two ae shapes twice - they are repeated, smaller, in light orange and white

which gave me an idea

http://www.koogy.clara.co.uk/signs/

(not quite right, needs a bit more tweaking, speeds and centres and stuff)

koogs, Thursday, 3 September 2020 21:11 (three weeks ago) link

coooooooooooooooool

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 3 September 2020 21:20 (three weeks ago) link

cool!

lukas, Thursday, 3 September 2020 22:12 (three weeks ago) link

They need to make a lenticular special edition cover of that right away

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Friday, 4 September 2020 02:11 (three weeks ago) link

I didn't mean to watch this whole thing but fuck it, it's sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaJqZXR6444

I like how earnest this guy is and how he grows more effusive and animated as the countdown progresses and he starts talking about his favorite albums

don't agree with the rankings though

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 6 September 2020 16:27 (three weeks ago) link

He's not the most compelling presenter and I'm just waiting to hear him say "sonic cathedral of sound"; however I might just revisit their entire discography to hear some of the things he picks out, especially in tracks i'm not so keen on.

neith moon (ledge), Monday, 7 September 2020 09:33 (three weeks ago) link

oh no he just said 'chiastic' with a ch not k.

neith moon (ledge), Monday, 7 September 2020 09:36 (three weeks ago) link

try repeat-eye

Leighton Buzzword (dog latin), Monday, 7 September 2020 10:39 (three weeks ago) link

let those who have never mispronounced an autechre title cast the first stone

if anything bugs me about the video its the overuse of certain meaningless adjectives ("shimmering" comes to mind)

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 7 September 2020 11:30 (three weeks ago) link

only caught the first few minutes of the video(too late, tired), but he mentioned both the Melbourne and Dublin sets from 2018, which sound markedly different / more developed and fleshed out, compared to the rest of the 2016 "onesix" material. Those two are definite highlights of the most recent live material, the Melbourne one in particular. There's an unofficial live (audience) recording of a show in Tasmania (on youtube) from around the same time which is v similar to those two official digital releases. The material is more rhythmic and percussive than the bulk of the aerlier "onesix" versions. It's good. Hoping the new album is nothing like the NTS / live material of late.

Lowell N. Behold'n, Monday, 7 September 2020 13:54 (three weeks ago) link

okay, i can't hold it in any longer, but i've heard it now and all i can tell you is that it is indeed quite different to NTS

Leighton Buzzword (dog latin), Monday, 7 September 2020 14:01 (three weeks ago) link

woohoo!
and I was at the Tasmania show, it was pretty baffling to the casuals but a great thing to be inside of

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 7 September 2020 14:09 (three weeks ago) link

okay, i can't hold it in any longer, but i've heard it now and all i can tell you is that it is indeed quite different to NTS

― Leighton Buzzword (dog latin), Monday, September 7, 2020 10:01 AM (nine minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

tease!

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 7 September 2020 14:13 (three weeks ago) link

hey dog latin would you characterise "different" as "interesting new take" or "what the actual fuck this can't be the new record"? asking for a friend

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 22:12 (two weeks ago) link

I've heard whispers that this has leaked but as I treat new Ae albums like a Latin Mass on Christmas Day and also because I fear potential fakery, I will be waiting patiently (but I certainly don't mind a few spoilers here, should there be any!)

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 23:26 (two weeks ago) link

yep its on slsk but I'm gonna be good and wait for the record to arrive

frogbs, Thursday, 10 September 2020 02:29 (two weeks ago) link

I mean its probably a fake but still

frogbs, Thursday, 10 September 2020 02:34 (two weeks ago) link

Let me save you the bandwidth, it's a mashup of some coming-out radio talk show with odd beats. Not unlistenable but I was trolled pretty hard.

assert (MatthewK), Thursday, 10 September 2020 04:58 (two weeks ago) link

Ah this takes me back to the good old days of audiogalaxy'ing the "new" BoC lol

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 10 September 2020 09:11 (two weeks ago) link

yeah fake Ae leaks are sort of a tradition

frogbs, Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:30 (two weeks ago) link

I'm absolutely amazed that after all these years no other acts do this. Didn't Madonna leak a fake once? I'm old enough to remember De La Soul putting donkey noises on advances of "Buhloone Mindstate." But really any act, with literally minimal effort, could leak out some stupid thing with the same track list as the album, just to throw people off and make them wait for the real thing.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:35 (two weeks ago) link

Ah yes, I recall lolling at Madonna's looped "what the fuck do you think you're doing?"

neith moon (ledge), Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:40 (two weeks ago) link

thought the fake leak of Daft Punk's Human After All was pretty clever up until it was revealed that it was the actual album

frogbs, Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:42 (two weeks ago) link

lol

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:42 (two weeks ago) link

The leak of Built to Spill's You In Reverse had "WHO IS MIKE JONES" tags like every 30 seconds, was hilarious

J. Sam, Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:48 (two weeks ago) link

there was a band that actually did record an entire fake version of an album for this purpose but I can't remember who it was. I'm gonna say, I dunno...Ben Folds

frogbs, Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:59 (two weeks ago) link

Didn't Akron/Family also do something like that at some point?

J. Sam, Thursday, 10 September 2020 14:07 (two weeks ago) link

The leak of Built to Spill's You In Reverse had "WHO IS MIKE JONES" tags like every 30 seconds, was hilarious

― J. Sam, Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:48 AM

i remember this like it was yesterday

Karl Malone, Thursday, 10 September 2020 14:21 (two weeks ago) link

there was a band that actually did record an entire fake version of an album for this purpose but I can't remember who it was. I'm gonna say, I dunno...Ben Folds

― frogbs, Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:59 AM (thirty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

guster, they recorded a version of keep it together where all the vocals are replaced with meows

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 September 2020 14:35 (two weeks ago) link

the CD (which comes with a download) is actually more expensive than just the download, LOL

frogbs, Thursday, 10 September 2020 20:31 (two weeks ago) link

...? manufacturing and transporting a physical item across the planet does actually cost more to do

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Thursday, 10 September 2020 20:46 (two weeks ago) link

assuming frogbs meant price before shipping

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:12 (two weeks ago) link

Lol I wrote that wrong because my brain is broken

The download is 11 pounds
The CD is 10. And comes with a download

But yeah you’d have to pay shipping

Still

frogbs, Thursday, 10 September 2020 22:49 (two weeks ago) link

Hoping to snag both records in person somewhere locally when they come out. Pre-order shipping prices just for this one is a bit steep. Limited edition shit like the NTS box set is one thing, though.

octobeard, Friday, 11 September 2020 01:04 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, I'll buy a physical CD of this, but not direct from them.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 11 September 2020 01:24 (two weeks ago) link

Is it me or have the live sets disappeared from their website? autechre.bleepstores.com now redirects to autechre.warp.net and they're not listed there (nor on their Bandcamp page).

EvR, Friday, 11 September 2020 07:47 (two weeks ago) link

if i click on 'releases' on https://autechre.warp.net/ i can see them.

neith moon (ledge), Friday, 11 September 2020 07:52 (two weeks ago) link

thanks!

EvR, Friday, 11 September 2020 08:16 (two weeks ago) link


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