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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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

search: LP5

dog latin, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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

K-reg, Tuesday, 24 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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

dog latin, Tuesday, 24 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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

Kevin Enas, Wednesday, 25 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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

bnw, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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

Kevin Enas, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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

Josh, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

'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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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

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(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 (seven years ago) Permalink

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

dentarthurdent (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 14:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

(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 (seven years ago) Permalink

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

dentarthurdent (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 February 2011 14:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

?

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

ah, my mistake!

with hidden noise, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sorry boothbrown, I already have all the original releases.

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

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

http://youtu.be/lC7LGzCZ-q0

classic

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

track at 18:00 is pretty sick

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 14 October 2013 18:35 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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

more ore

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

one year passes...

Yeah those versions and Quadrange "EPs" never really did it for me

octobeard, Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:23 (one week ago) Permalink

BTW, listening to NTS 3 right now... the track that just played was very..... Boards of Canadaish??! Whoa

octobeard, Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Can't seem to get my download of

4:33.flac
to play, gonna try recompiling the soundcard driver I guess

mick signals, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:08 (one week ago) Permalink

NTS 3:

01 clustro casual
02 splesh
03 tt1pd
04 acid mwan idle
05 fLh
06 glos ceramic
07 g 1 e 1
08 nineFly
09 shimripl air
10 icari

StanM, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Are there any albums that have a better ratio of quality to duration than these NTS sessions?

neilasimpson, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Sean's still naming tracks after his favourite chess moves, and has added his favourite tween TV shows

imago, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:36 (one week ago) Permalink

missed the last half hour but this one seemed excessively mid-tempo on first listen.

Are there any albums that have a better ratio of quality to duration than these NTS sessions?

most of them? including elseq. the 2015 live sets cover an extraordinary amount of ground and never stick with one idea for too long.

lana del boy (ledge), Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:49 (one week ago) Permalink

ok, thanks. I've heard most of them, and I think I disagree (and I was meaning more albums in general, rather than Ae, but that may be a separate thread).

I didn't like elseq or the live sets very much at all I'm afraid and had slightly given up on Ae as I hadn't liked anything since quadrange. I found elseq really trebly and annoying, and thought the tracks were way too long without justification. The live sets, as you've said, were the opposite. This NTS stuff seems, to me to find a middle ground that I'm absolutely loving.

neilasimpson, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:57 (one week ago) Permalink

ok i totally misunderstood the point of your question! my initial impression of these sets is that there's a lot of treading water - 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 it, not really getting that here.

lana del boy (ledge), Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:14 (one week ago) Permalink

I thought the last track was riffing on vekoS from Exai so I went and had a listen to that and while it's a good track the new one is about 6,432 times more betterer.

I appreciate that some of these jams are only minimally edited, and while that might mean they seem to be 'coasting' a bit in places it's not clear they would work any other way and observing the process in process is part of it. Also there usually is change going even when it's masked by apparent repetition.

Gonk Steady Crew (Noel Emits), Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Those ultra submerged beat variations in that one ('icari') - probably starts getting really good around the 16 minute mark, but wouldn't be so cool without the rest of it.

Gonk Steady Crew (Noel Emits), Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Looks great but... I'd need to get a flight to Tasmania.

flights to Tasmania take about an hour and a quarter btw

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Hobart Raving

Gonk Steady Crew (Noel Emits), Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:51 (one week ago) Permalink

the ferry takes 11 hours but is only about half the price

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:52 (one week ago) Permalink

the flight to australia to catch the flight to tasmania takes a bit longer iirc

mh, Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:51 (one week ago) Permalink

I found elseq really trebly and annoying

oh you really gotta hear it on something that can play it

and i don't mean like flacnerd quality, earbuds are fine, just, there's bass there to feel and to fill the room

j., Thursday, 19 April 2018 22:55 (one week ago) Permalink

it's definitely got some harsh his though, and some volume issues. it's slightly messy but i don't think that's out of sync with the emotional quality of the music.

i've been revisiting it and finding an absurd number of high watermarks for them. it's really.. there's a lot of emotion there. besides the obvious standouts i've been loving "spaces how V" and "acdwn2". but then "latentcall" and "mesh cinereaL" come on and i'm destroyed. "latentcall" in particular is so great, it's more straightforward beatwise but it never settles, it feels like it's constantly breaking down for 14 minutes, and i'm really moved by that lol.

map, Thursday, 19 April 2018 23:52 (one week ago) Permalink

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 it

yes puzzles but the bangers in NTS 1 are good too??

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Friday, 20 April 2018 00:13 (six days ago) Permalink

I find the post-Exai Autechre fascinating - there is a real luxury in tracks which take 20 minutes to evolve or orbit around a single idea. When Quadrange gave us "Perlence subrange 6-36" and it was an hour of massively slowed, distorting kick, a light went on in my mind and I thought, this is what I need. And the last two major releases have delivered that and more.
I don't find this music at all intellectual or challenging, it's just intensely aesthetically pleasing in a way nothing else is. Of course the process of learning what to listen for, which happened imperceptibly across 20+ years for me (and for them!) make stepping onto the carousel pretty daunting. But I guess I have to accept that they are my all time favourite musicians and that I will never be the same.

the flight to australia to catch the flight to tasmania takes a bit longer iirc

<Lost Highway vibe>I'm already there</Lost Highway vibe>

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 20 April 2018 01:04 (six days ago) Permalink

holy fuck whatever part of NTS 3 I am streaming now, 25 minutes in, waves of modulated static and that dry block beat from Draft 7.30 going nuts, trying to work but all my hair is standing on end

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 20 April 2018 01:19 (six days ago) Permalink

Through 3 of these sessions and I feel I could reduce the 6 hours to about 1.5 for a personal "mini album". I would disagree that this so far has a high quality to quantity ratio. That said - it'll be really easy for me to splice together 2-3 hours of tracks that are all highlights, but this is a lower ratio than elseq for sure.

octobeard, Friday, 20 April 2018 01:28 (six days ago) Permalink

third track on the release (tt1pd) is probably what you heard, Matthew. it's 22 minutes (!)

mh, Friday, 20 April 2018 01:29 (six days ago) Permalink

still going, fucking mental, love love love it

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 20 April 2018 01:30 (six days ago) Permalink

Assuming session 4 has as many highlights as the other 3, for a band to release 2-3 hours of incredible music 4 releases in a row (Oversteps/Move of Ten, Exai, Elseq, NTS) in a decade? That's pretty incredible

octobeard, Friday, 20 April 2018 01:34 (six days ago) Permalink

FWIW - icari is the crown jewel of Session 3 for me.

octobeard, Friday, 20 April 2018 01:35 (six days ago) Permalink

does nobody rate AE_LIVE_DUBLIN, or Utrecht? for real, these sets are f'ing beautiful.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 20 April 2018 03:21 (six days ago) Permalink

now this is some proper radio

j., Friday, 20 April 2018 04:45 (six days ago) Permalink

yes puzzles but the bangers in NTS 1 are good too??

yeah i dig a gnarly banger. but i listened to the 2005 glasgow art school set for the first time recently and that's like a puzzle that bangs *swoons*

does nobody rate AE_LIVE_DUBLIN, or Utrecht? for real, these sets are f'ing beautiful.

yep, in terms of variety and detail they are incredible.

lana del boy (ledge), Friday, 20 April 2018 08:01 (six days ago) Permalink

Firing up Session 3 now.

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 20 April 2018 13:12 (six days ago) Permalink

Some deep bass on Session 3. "tt1pd" could almost be something off an Electric Ladyland compilation.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 20 April 2018 15:18 (six days ago) Permalink

i listened to the 2005 glasgow art school set for the first time recently and that's like a puzzle that bangs *swoons*

the ending bit that slowly increases tempo provokes a strange bout of anxiety in me

frogbs, Monday, 23 April 2018 20:54 (three days ago) Permalink

that speedy drum loop with the quick bass drum rolls and the popping distorted snares eventually showed up on one of the quaristice releases, right? love that part & vaguely remember being a little disappointed with the 'studio' ver at the time.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 21:52 (two days ago) Permalink

forgot to note the time but it starts ~23:27

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 21:57 (two days ago) Permalink

It's more like something off Untilted, definitely similar to LCC, maybe elements of Sublimit as well.

lana del boy (ledge), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:23 (yesterday) Permalink

duh, LCC! yeah, that is quite close. it's also literally the first thing you hear on that record, so um yeah, I haven't put untilted on in a few years.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 12:51 (yesterday) Permalink

there's definitely parts of Quaristice in there too though. most notably "IO" though I'm sure there's more than that

frogbs, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:18 (yesterday) Permalink

forgot how much I love "iera". intro just sounds so slippery and that soft white noise acting as a hi hat... mmm...

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:38 (yesterday) Permalink

no FLAC-related issues with NTS 3 btw. listened to that bad boy all weekend. autechre's support team is ON IT!

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:39 (yesterday) Permalink

just checked in to see if George Starostin took the time to review all the elseqs, and what do you know he did

its pretty amusing to me b/c Starostin is kind of the prototypical Ae semi-fan who'd been thrown by the wayside long ago - he likes the early stuff, thinks they completely lost it with Confield, maybe has some time for Oversteps....but his OCD-fueled review style kinda forces him to review everything in earnest, even if he doesn't like any of it. hey, credit to him for trying.

also, lol @ this line: "I just hope they won't take five more years and come out with a 20-volume album"...well it was 2 years and 12 LPs...enjoy !!!

frogbs, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:41 (yesterday) Permalink

having never heard of NTS Radio before this thing, i see they are doing the music at the Tate Late on friday, at the Tate Modern.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

(anyone been? video seems to suggest a rave in the turbine hall)

koogs, Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:09 (six hours ago) Permalink

(archive here: https://www.nts.live/shows/uniqlo-tate-lates )

koogs, Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:16 (six hours ago) Permalink

NTS has all sorts of wonderful things. I just learned about them a few months ago. Search for Haruomi Hosono day

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:47 (two hours ago) Permalink

pete swanson from yellow swans has a really good monthly show.

adam, Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:37 (one hour ago) Permalink

so this has been like AE doing SAWII...very nice

frogbs, Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:58 (fifty-nine minutes ago) Permalink

Yeah this is gorgeous

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:40 (seventeen minutes ago) Permalink

lee gamble's NTS sets are superb

brimstead, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:42 (fifteen minutes ago) Permalink

sorta curious what Autechre fans think of his last album

brimstead, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:43 (fourteen minutes ago) Permalink

i didn't know he had one after 'koch', which i liked

j., Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:45 (twelve minutes ago) Permalink

so this has been like AE doing SAWII...very nice

Which "this" do you mean?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:48 (nine minutes ago) Permalink

i didn't know he had one after 'koch', which i liked

― j., Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:45 AM (ten minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's a lot more frenetic than 'koch', takes a bit to warm up to but it's fun as hell. it's on HyperDub and it does kind sound like a "HyperDub album" if you know what i mean.

brimstead, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:56 (one minute ago) Permalink


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