Cap.POLL -- Autechre :: Gantz Graf :: EP8

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Poll Results

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3. "Cap.IV" 9:02 7
1. "Gantz Graf" 3:58 6
2. "Dial." 6:17 1


Ou sont les cankles d'antan? (Leee), Sunday, 21 November 2010 22:16 (ten years ago) link

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Ou sont les cankles d'antan? (Leee), Sunday, 21 November 2010 22:17 (ten years ago) link

Pretty sure "Cap.IV" is going to take this.

Ou sont les cankles d'antan? (Leee), Sunday, 21 November 2010 22:18 (ten years ago) link

Pet theory: Dial is inspired by the Countdown (channel 4 programme) theme, especially the rising six notes at 26-28s:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHIU8RGphlY
Clue is also in the name.

Also my least favourite.

xtc ep, etc (xp) (ledge), Sunday, 21 November 2010 23:23 (ten years ago) link

Pretty sure "Cap.IV" is going to take this.

really? i didn't think this could be anything but the title track...

straight old fashioned, virgin (another al3x), Monday, 22 November 2010 02:15 (ten years ago) link

Hahaha I've got to stop predicting the winners, so far I am zero for however many.

leTeReL (Leee), Monday, 22 November 2010 02:28 (ten years ago) link

gantz graf is more widely known because of the video, but yeah, cap.iv is just phenomenal

need to impressive a girl? (Z S), Monday, 22 November 2010 02:31 (ten years ago) link

cap.iv for crazy geiger counter crescendo

calpolaris (nakhchivan), Monday, 22 November 2010 02:33 (ten years ago) link

gantz graf is more widely known because of the video

rightfully so imo... this was released as a dvd!

cap totally bores me tbh. lentic catachresis way more interesting for the random sputtering stuff

straight old fashioned, virgin (another al3x), Monday, 22 November 2010 02:38 (ten years ago) link

gantz graf is more widely known because of the video

well, and for the song too! it's a great song, i mean. I just <3 cap.iv a little bit more.

need to impressive a girl? (Z S), Monday, 22 November 2010 02:41 (ten years ago) link

for a pretty long time dial was my absolute favorite autechre track. I still kind of think this ep is the best thing autechre have done, a peak between their two best albums (confield and draft 7.30). I do realize I'm possibly the only person who thinks this.

peter in montreal, Monday, 22 November 2010 03:35 (ten years ago) link

I can't stand the kind of industrial noise that's the MO of "Gantz Graf" (the video does nothing for me, too). "Dial" is tedious too, though that may be because it's twice as long as the title track, but at least it's listenable.

"Cap.IV," then, is kind of a revelation for me on this EP. Weird squirrelly with ghostly vocal samples processed beyond legibility and a muted melody -- this is my idea of a 21st-century Autechre track.

leTeReL (Leee), Monday, 22 November 2010 05:15 (ten years ago) link

Other than the video, there's little I remember about Gantz Graf other than it was Confield jumped up a few gears. The title track was controversial to fans, even after Confield had been served up. I remember one guy on WarpComm saying it sounded like chainmail being dragged over a metal sheet. Without the video, I'd have been inclined to agree, but it makes so much more sense with the visuals. It's a shame Confield was never released in a visual format.

The Great Cool Lulu who sleeps in Riley... (dog latin), Monday, 22 November 2010 11:44 (ten years ago) link

Tough call between 1 and 3 for me. Dial, I get what's going on but the endlessly rising motif, while a fun aural illusion, doesn't do anything for me heart or me brane. Gantz Graf is small but perfectly formed complex brutality. Cap.IV is of a kind with Lentic Catachresis, perhaps a fraction more haunting at the start and a fraction more dissonant at the end? Last time I spun this I thought it all broke down maybe a minute too soon, the noise went on too long, this time it seems fine.

e.g. delegates at a set age (ledge), Monday, 22 November 2010 15:03 (ten years ago) link

"Cap.IV" is the best Autechre track of the past ten years. Easily.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 22 November 2010 16:41 (ten years ago) link

my favorite ep of theirs, and this is the one I loan out to older friends who've cut their teeth on computer music classics and debate Bayle vs. Risset or what a turning point Harvey's 'Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco' is but can't bring themselves to listen to anything with a 'beat' -- i.e. beats have changed since the last time you heard them

Milton Parker, Monday, 22 November 2010 18:49 (ten years ago) link

and what do they think?

straight old fashioned, virgin (another al3x), Monday, 22 November 2010 19:09 (ten years ago) link

They think it sounds like robot insects.

The Great Cool Lulu who sleeps in Riley... (dog latin), Monday, 22 November 2010 19:17 (ten years ago) link

I bet they wonder where the melodies are, amirite?

leTeReL (Leee), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 05:58 (ten years ago) link

Last night I was reading this thread and listening to Cap.IV downstairs...
GF (from bathroom): What's that noise?
ME (from downstairs): Just some music.
GF: Oh, I thought it was insects!

The Great Cool Lulu who sleeps in Riley... (dog latin), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 10:36 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 27 November 2010 00:01 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 28 November 2010 00:01 (ten years ago) link

Last night I was reading this thread and listening to Cap.IV downstairs...
GF (from bathroom): What's that noise?
ME (from downstairs): Just some music.
GF: Oh, I thought it was insects!

Dog, you should try the same thing, but with Mira Calix's Nunu instead.

leTeReL (Leee), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:27 (ten years ago) link

[q] Last night I was reading this thread and listening to Cap.IV downstairs...
GF (from bathroom): What's that noise?
ME (from downstairs): Just some music.
GF: Oh, I thought it was insects!

Dog, you should try the same thing, but with Mira Calix's Nunu instead.

― leTeReL (Leee), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:27 (1 hour ago) Bookmark[/q]

Last night I was reading this thread and listening to Cap.IV downstairs...
GF (from bathroom): What's that noise?
ME (from downstairs): Just some music.
GF: Oh, I thought it was insects!

Dog, you should try the same thing, but with Mira Calix's Nunu instead.

― leTeReL (Leee), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:27 (1 hour ago) Bookmark

http://begoniasociety.org/irenemoon.php

The Jolly Roget's Thesaurus (S-), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 06:37 (ten years ago) link

ten months pass...

Intersting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SQH-k8flgM

Sounds nothing like the OG, imo.

daschund derrida (Leee), Friday, 4 November 2011 04:12 (nine years ago) link

Nothing like as good imo.

ceci n'est pas un nom d'affichage (ledge), Friday, 4 November 2011 11:00 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

Cap.IV reassembling my auditory cortex
sounds like a track from My Life In the Bush of Ghosts which was fatally scrambled by a matter transporter

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 04:03 (one week ago) link

For some reason I really dislike all the non-Gantz Graf songs on this.

octobeard, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 16:37 (one week ago) link


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