POLL Radii -- Autechre :: Untilted :: LP8

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Poll Results

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8. "Sublimit" 15:52 3
1. "LCC" 7:46 2
3. "Pro Radii" 8:42 2
2. "Ipacial Section" 9:57 1
4. "Augmatic Disport" 9:27 1
5. "Iera" 4:55 1
7. "The Trees" 7:26 1
6. "Fermium" 5:45 0


Leeeline Supplement No. 74 (Leee), Monday, 6 December 2010 02:53 (nine years ago) link

Previously: Reniform POLLs -- Autechre :: Draft 7.30 :: LP7

Leeeline Supplement No. 74 (Leee), Monday, 6 December 2010 02:53 (nine years ago) link

First album I didn't buy, first one where I'll probably abstain from voting because I'm fairly certain that I don't like any of the tracks here.

Leeeline Supplement No. 74 (Leee), Monday, 6 December 2010 05:26 (nine years ago) link

gotta re-listen before voting but "sublimit" is a great one.

original bgm, Monday, 6 December 2010 05:31 (nine years ago) link

Pretty sure this is my favorite Autechre album! Funky and playful. I like the midway twist in Ipacial Section.. but then the faint echoes of sounds past beneath the knotty, struggling beat in Augmatic Disport also get to me. Enjoy the halting groove of Iera with its blunt thuds, and the mumbling melody. Fermium is the most straightforward catchy tune. And how about The Trees? Glorious, crunchy sounds and you feel like they're just jamming this shit out in real time, hammering the boards. What variation to this album without filling it with a hundred tracks! Eight utter jams.

Yeah, listening to this now it's a fantastic album, one of my faves of the decade. Augmatic Disport wins the vote.

abcfsk, Monday, 6 December 2010 09:48 (nine years ago) link

This is a toughy. The album has very very few hooks, and is almost entirely rhythm/texture based. I'd still say it's an interesting album though, or at least a flawed concept. I need to relisten to get a clearer picture. What's the deal with Fermium though?

What are you doing here? (dog latin), Monday, 6 December 2010 09:59 (nine years ago) link

having relistened to them as the polls have been happening i found them all to be more enjoyable than i remember. except this one.

koogs, Monday, 6 December 2010 10:02 (nine years ago) link

Y'all crazy... I remember putting on the headphones in-store to listen to this for the first time and finding it instantly likeable.

abcfsk, Monday, 6 December 2010 10:21 (nine years ago) link

Iera sounds like Lil Jon.

What are you doing here? (dog latin), Monday, 6 December 2010 10:22 (nine years ago) link

couldn't decide a vote on the last couple but on this one I think I wd pick the track that ends in the prolonged dub bass breakdown when I can remember which track that is/go home and listen to the album again

absinthe of malithe (Noodle Vague), Monday, 6 December 2010 10:51 (nine years ago) link

Sublimit is such a massive rush when it starts pounding at you.

abcfsk, Monday, 6 December 2010 10:52 (nine years ago) link

This one's on Spotify. Will give a thorough listen.

Cap.Obv (acoleuthic), Monday, 6 December 2010 11:03 (nine years ago) link

I really wish I wasn't at home and could sit down to listen to this all the way through so I could say something interesting about it.

What are you doing here? (dog latin), Monday, 6 December 2010 15:54 (nine years ago) link

you can't listen to music at home?

e.g. delete via naivete (ledge), Monday, 6 December 2010 16:00 (nine years ago) link

woops, i meant at work... duh.

What are you doing here? (dog latin), Monday, 6 December 2010 16:12 (nine years ago) link

this was the first autechre album that really disappointed me, though I feel like I've never really given it the same chance I gave to the albums preceding this one.

Gonna try and relisten to it a couple of times this week

peter in montreal, Monday, 6 December 2010 16:22 (nine years ago) link

For me it was more like, well Confield was a mindfuck and Draft7.30 left me cold, so I had middling hopes for this one. When I heard it I was just, well that's that. I didn't feel terribly let down but I did feel that Ae wouldn't ever release a good album again. I was wrong.

What are you doing here? (dog latin), Monday, 6 December 2010 16:41 (nine years ago) link

well I loved Draft 7.30 and I think at the time I rated it as their best album, so I really wasn't expecting something like Untilted.

Confield and Draft 7.30, while overall not initially appealing, at least had a couple of songs that hooked you in and gave you a starting point for understanding the album. Untilted didn't have that for me.

peter in montreal, Monday, 6 December 2010 16:48 (nine years ago) link

Didn't hate Untilted like Draft 7.30, and it had some high points, but I never really grew to love it. Looking forward to spinning it again.

e.g. delete via naivete (ledge), Monday, 6 December 2010 16:50 (nine years ago) link

funny, i hear Draft7.30 and Untilted as two sides of the same coin. Find it strange that someone would love one and really dislike the other.

What are you doing here? (dog latin), Monday, 6 December 2010 16:54 (nine years ago) link

Can someone who's listened to this and really likes it give us a bit of positive review, with reference to individual tracks (maybe like LJ et al did with Confield). I think these kinds of discussions get more interesting when discussing Ae rather than everyone moaning that they can't hear the melodies or w/e.

What are you doing here? (dog latin), Monday, 6 December 2010 17:01 (nine years ago) link

Listening again, yeah I can see your point, this is not a total split from Draft or even Confield - there are dense textures and enormous forces at work here. But, I think this one has something else going for it. Like abcsfk I see it as their funk album, their hip-hop jam, their dancefloor smash. Ok it ain't four-on-the-floor but it's much more about provoking a physical reaction, than the purely textural brainfood of the previous two. That regular, granite-hard beat that kicks off the first track is a statement of intent. Ipacial Section starts off opaquely but then a dub melody comes in, and a fast 16th note figure anchors it to the dancefloor.

Pro Radii, yeah we could be back underground with Confield, but then we hear the MC, the crowd noise, the beat kicks in - it's an underground club! Augmatic Disport and Iera playing in the chill-out room. (Hmm, maybe I wouldn't recommend coming down in this room.) Fermium is cuet. Then scary. Like a vampire care-bear.

And how about The Trees? Glorious, crunchy sounds and you feel like they're just jamming this shit out in real time, hammering the boards.

Yeah this really does have the feel of some of their live stuff. And Sublimit, up until its final breakdown, is just a straight-up floor-filler. Honestly most of this album would be fantastic just played as-is in a club setting.

e.g. delete via naivete (ledge), Monday, 6 December 2010 22:15 (nine years ago) link

Have NEVER heard this album! Can't wait to dig in. Draft 7.30 has been really rewarding after the initial couple of listens.

patrick NAGL (corey), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 00:26 (nine years ago) link

Man LCC is so gorgeous — that plastic-ripping beat decaying into that beautifully melancholic melody

shanti ram emmanuel (corey), Thursday, 9 December 2010 02:53 (nine years ago) link

I wonder if the poll for Quaristice will have more responses than this one

shanti ram emmanuel (corey), Thursday, 9 December 2010 02:56 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 11 December 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

I wonder if the poll for Quaristice will have more responses than this one

There's no reason it should! If people haven't listened to it yet they should do as you, spin it and realize how great it is.

abcfsk, Saturday, 11 December 2010 00:35 (nine years ago) link

Untilted, that is.

abcfsk, Saturday, 11 December 2010 00:35 (nine years ago) link

my favorite moment on the album has to be the bit in "augmatic disport" when the original beat collapses on itself and shortens to bursts of machine-gun fire, and then the old school deep bass groove and hi-hat come in underneath

which ear is the queer ear (corey), Saturday, 11 December 2010 00:38 (nine years ago) link

it's weird how I can't get into this album (listened to it twice this week, just to remind myself how it sounded) but thought their live show supporting this album, which was very much in the same style, was incredible. Maybe I just need to listen to this very loudly or something.

anyway, I voted sublimit

peter in montreal, Saturday, 11 December 2010 01:05 (nine years ago) link

I didn't really like it until the third listen, and a fourth listen just confirmed it.

which ear is the queer ear (corey), Saturday, 11 December 2010 01:54 (nine years ago) link

The first vocal sample section of Pro Radii is awesome, wish they do an all hip hop based album one day.

Can't stand the rest

laser precise purpose maker era, Saturday, 11 December 2010 03:34 (nine years ago) link

listened again but on headphones while at work. really have to give this one a proper (LOUD) listen, it's been years. "sublimit" still the standout track.

anyway, this one clicked right away with me and I always thought it was an underrated lp. I think the folks saying that this is a very rhythmic record are otm. if you feel like listening to some autechre but still want some head-nodding shit, this ain't a bad choice.

original bgm, Saturday, 11 December 2010 22:03 (nine years ago) link

do you work at the hadron collider?

jed_, Saturday, 11 December 2010 23:32 (nine years ago) link

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

System, Sunday, 12 December 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

I feel bad for Fermium. Was hard to pick a standout though, I went for sublimit as it's the most dancefloor-friendly.

e.g. delete via naivete (ledge), Sunday, 12 December 2010 10:45 (nine years ago) link

four years pass...

the entire aesthetic from the cover on down is just right

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:14 (five years ago) link

this is up there all right. could end up my favourite one

Ban Kil Moon (imago), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:15 (five years ago) link

just a perfect, distinct soundworld, as argument and as an integration this works as well as any of their lps, it doesn't have standout tracks as alluring as others because it invalidates the notion of having standout tracks

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:19 (five years ago) link

i listened to this tonight, was digging it, but i was kind of wistful because i wished i could actually hear it. i've been frequenting a really corporate coffeeshop that pipes in terrible overbearing insistent autotuned 'eclectic' (lil rootsy, lil rocky, lil urbane, something for every customer) decorous-but-brash semi-pop, and i would so like to hear something like this album there, not in a like 'the masses must be civilized by traumatic encounters with the avant-garde/underground' way, but just because i honestly have less of a sense of what the music ~sounds~ like when there's no chance ever of being aware of how it shapes a public space and how people react to it. it doesn't bounce off anything the way it would when the unpredictable public is there to receive it.

j., Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:46 (five years ago) link

lil rootsy, lil rocky, lil urbane

don't make fun of my favorite rappers pls

virtuoso thigh slapper (Jordan), Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:59 (five years ago) link

oh, except, obviously, there is no way they can play rap in there, their line in the sand in the year 2-0-1-5

j., Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:09 (five years ago) link

i think you could perhaps play lp5, so long as it was loud enough, to a group of teenagers and at least some of them would like it

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:12 (five years ago) link

'this is, like, "old school"'

j., Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:20 (five years ago) link

"There are still melodies, like."

Hollinger Escape Plan (Leee), Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:22 (five years ago) link

lol that should have read untilted

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:24 (five years ago) link

Just figured this out....

nodezsh vs No Type

UK Horseshit Cru (dog latin), Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:27 (five years ago) link

lj as this thread's frayed link to the world of teenagers, please surreptitiously hand over small folded bits of paper with written tinyurls to a flac of untilted so we can find out

the prefects of the spirit world (nakhchivan), Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:28 (five years ago) link

the link above is a download (sorry, shouldve said)

UK Horseshit Cru (dog latin), Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:44 (five years ago) link

this album really breathes on the stereo/room.. one of the coolest sounding cds i own.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 30 January 2015 18:51 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

Pretty sure this is my favorite Autechre album! Funky and playful. I like the midway twist in Ipacial Section.. but then the faint echoes of sounds past beneath the knotty, struggling beat in Augmatic Disport also get to me. Enjoy the halting groove of Iera with its blunt thuds, and the mumbling melody. Fermium is the most straightforward catchy tune. And how about The Trees? Glorious, crunchy sounds and you feel like they're just jamming this shit out in real time, hammering the boards. What variation to this album without filling it with a hundred tracks! Eight utter jams.

Yeah, listening to this now it's a fantastic album, one of my faves of the decade. Augmatic Disport wins the vote.

― abcfsk, Monday, December 6, 2010 2:48 AM (eight years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Listening again, yeah I can see your point, this is not a total split from Draft or even Confield - there are dense textures and enormous forces at work here. But, I think this one has something else going for it. Like abcsfk I see it as their funk album, their hip-hop jam, their dancefloor smash. Ok it ain't four-on-the-floor but it's much more about provoking a physical reaction, than the purely textural brainfood of the previous two. That regular, granite-hard beat that kicks off the first track is a statement of intent. Ipacial Section starts off opaquely but then a dub melody comes in, and a fast 16th note figure anchors it to the dancefloor.

Pro Radii, yeah we could be back underground with Confield, but then we hear the MC, the crowd noise, the beat kicks in - it's an underground club! Augmatic Disport and Iera playing in the chill-out room. (Hmm, maybe I wouldn't recommend coming down in this room.) Fermium is cuet. Then scary. Like a vampire care-bear.

Yeah this really does have the feel of some of their live stuff. And Sublimit, up until its final breakdown, is just a straight-up floor-filler. Honestly most of this album would be fantastic just played as-is in a club setting.

― e.g. delete via naivete (ledge), Monday, December 6, 2010 3:15 PM (eight years ago) bookmarkflaglink

two great, otm posts. the closest one gets to dancefloor autechre after incunabula, from a completely different angle, answering questions no one thought to ask such as: can something be both brittle and funky? can you dance to something that is constantly shattering like a looped clip of an overheated lightbulb? a vision of d&b where the drum loops don't leave behind whorled nebulae of compression but knock against each other dryly like a bundle of logs, which permits so much space for the melody, which doesn't really use the space at all and is always just some kind of weather floating above the percussion like cracks branching through a frozen lake that never ends!!! my favorite. should've voted for it in the decade poll

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 26 October 2019 16:31 (eleven months ago) link

eleven months pass...

god this is the best album ever made

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 October 2020 03:49 (two weeks ago) link

only during Augmatic Disport

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 6 October 2020 06:31 (two weeks ago) link

BREAK

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 16:37 (one week ago) link

I like it when LCC goes dancehall riddim about two thirds through

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:21 (one week ago) link


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