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Poll Results

OptionVotes
3. "known(1)" 4:43 3
1. "r ess" 5:13 1
13. "krYlon" 6:09 1
10. "d-sho qub" 6:26 1
9. "O=0" 4:53 1
8. "os veix3" 4:38 1
7. "Treale" 6:05 1
14. "Yuop" 6:22 1
6. "see on see" 4:37 0
5. "qplay" 4:39 0
4. "pt2ph8" 4:10 0
11. "st epreo" 4:08 0
12. "redfall" 3:49 0
2. "ilanders" 5:32 0


penis with a man hanging from it (Leee), Sunday, 19 December 2010 18:43 (nine years ago) link

Previously: 9POLL1POLL1--5l-l -- Autechre :: Quaristice :: LP9

Listening to this for, possibly, the third time ever, wow @ "r ess."

penis with a man hanging from it (Leee), Sunday, 19 December 2010 18:45 (nine years ago) link

the original leak version of ilanders was twice as long

No Wicked Heart Shall Prosper.rar (nakhchivan), Sunday, 19 December 2010 18:45 (nine years ago) link

O=0 was my "o wau" track, but there are lots of standouts here. Their best album since Confield.

keep amanda leared (corey), Sunday, 19 December 2010 19:53 (nine years ago) link

"d sho qub" pwns this. Yes it's by far their best album since Confield.

Bernard V. O'Hare (dog latin), Sunday, 19 December 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

I think I listened to all the songs on this album twice and it none of them had any emotion for me. they only had atmosphere

I haven't voted in any autechre poll since Gantz Graf but I'm tempted to listen to this album yet again

more affecting actually. (CaptainLorax), Sunday, 19 December 2010 21:27 (nine years ago) link

This isn't emotional?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGA68vYFytw

keep amanda leared (corey), Sunday, 19 December 2010 21:28 (nine years ago) link

well there was one track I liked and that seems like the one (47 seconds in)

more affecting actually. (CaptainLorax), Sunday, 19 December 2010 21:29 (nine years ago) link

...But on a track or two I did imagine a marsh at night full of tall trees with reddish bark being lit up by passing will 'o' the wisps among tin sounding machinery still churning away in the saturated overgrowth of moon-lit marsh

Needs more listens

― CaptainLorax, Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:45 PM (10 months ago)

I need to figure out what song I was thinking of at the time

more affecting actually. (CaptainLorax), Sunday, 19 December 2010 21:39 (nine years ago) link

before i get stuck into this, thanks to leee for running the polls. i've really enjoyed revisiting all the records, and the ensuing discussions, and i feel like i've come to an even deeper appreciation of the music.

e.g. delete via naivete (ledge), Sunday, 19 December 2010 23:26 (nine years ago) link

also autechre now even more firmly cemented at the top of my last.fm charts, three times as many plays as the 2nd place.

e.g. delete via naivete (ledge), Monday, 20 December 2010 09:41 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, me too: http://www.last.fm/user/cccooorrreeeyyy

keep amanda leared (corey), Monday, 20 December 2010 14:44 (nine years ago) link

Definitely the best since Confield. A very consistent sonic palette, and sense of atmosphere, they probably haven't been this consistent-sounding since Amber/Tri Repetae. It also more directly harks back to Amber with some of the ambient pieces, pt2ph8 and os veix3 would probably not seem too out of place on that record. But this isn't a step back, the influence of Confield is still strong here - in fact, arguably they have found something of a ideal middle ground between their Amber-era melodies and their Confield-era less melodic, more textural work.

I sympahtise with Lorax a little tho, although heavy with the atmosphere not all of the tracks are emotionally affecting, but there's a good third that push my buttons, and only a couple leave me really cold. Top three
for me, in no particular order:

os-veix-3. I love the space in this, and the sense of sadness or regret that is not overwhelming, just gently hinted at.

known(1). on top of the multiplicity of metallophone melodies (alliteration lolz) there is a demented squawking, a chaotic element that almost eclipses the order beneath. And which sounds grebt.

Yuop. The end of Atlantis, not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with a majestic sliding under the ocean currents, which silently close again over the top.

O=0 is a bit wibbly for me, but I love the vastness that opens out in the last few seconds. It occurs to me that endings are something that ae have always been fantastic at, from the long, slow, mournful wind-downs, to the long, slow, descents into chaos, to the fragmentary melodic codas.

e.g. delete via naivete (ledge), Monday, 20 December 2010 15:12 (nine years ago) link

Yuss, Autechre are very much about the endings. The moving from A->B, whihc I always thought they weren't so hot on in Confield.

Bernard V. O'Hare (dog latin), Monday, 20 December 2010 15:22 (nine years ago) link

Huh, I always thought that the transitions between tracks on Confield were especially strong. (Maybe I should have posted this on the Confield thread so as to bring 5 Autechre pollz onto the front page.)

ledge, thanks, it's been instructive for me as well as, in some points, a surprise and delight, especially with this album. First two tracks are the strongest, I think -- very warm Amber-esque (maybe even Incunabula-esque) melodies, but with contorted Confield beats == the direction I wish B&B had immediately gone in this past decade.

penis with a man hanging from it (Leee), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 19:43 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 24 December 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

Went with "r ess" if only because the beats are much more coherent to me, but "ilanders" came rilly close.

penis with a man hanging from it (Leee), Friday, 24 December 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

went with yuop, it's just such a perfect ending for this album

peter in montreal, Friday, 24 December 2010 02:38 (nine years ago) link

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

System, Saturday, 25 December 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

otm

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Saturday, 25 December 2010 17:42 (nine years ago) link

most of my relistening the last few weeks have all been on earbuds and I had never really noticed before the percentage of autechre that is recorded in mono

this album is not in mono

Milton Parker, Saturday, 25 December 2010 21:18 (nine years ago) link

mono!!

that just seems… improper.

j., Sunday, 26 December 2010 01:50 (nine years ago) link

three years pass...

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j., Thursday, 11 December 2014 23:13 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

cannot believe this thing is 71 minutes long. it really breezes by.

I think every tune is great but in particular d-sho qub and Treale = wow

frogbs, Thursday, 28 April 2016 14:59 (four years ago) link

d-sho qub is one of the very best latter-day Ae tracks.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Thursday, 28 April 2016 15:45 (four years ago) link

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Elvis is all sho qub

I've had Eno, ugh (ledge), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 12:31 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/steve-lehman-the-people-i-love/

Elsewhere, Taborn reimagines some of the sound of the saxophonist’s past groups—most memorably in his work on a tune like “Beyond All Limits,” where his vaulting intervals stand in for some of the more thickly orchestrated material from Lehman’s octet. And he also knows when to pull back, as on “qPlay,” the Autechre cover. After establishing some of the harmony from the original track, the pianist hangs in the background, allowing the song to become a feature for Brewer and Reid, who jointly adapt Autechre’s unpredictably pulsing electronic sound for jazz-quartet context.

j., Saturday, 14 September 2019 21:51 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

d-sho qub would’ve been my vote

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 04:21 (two weeks ago) link

kinda think this is the jazziest autechre record

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 04:22 (two weeks ago) link

good lord, known(1) is my least favorite track on this. d-sho would have been mine too, so alas, we could have had a tie.

octobeard, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 05:27 (two weeks ago) link

side note - I kinda wish we could vote on these again... I feel the Autechre fanbase present on ILM has grown considerably over the years.

octobeard, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 05:27 (two weeks ago) link

look everyone put on a few kilos over lockdown, there's no need to get personal about it

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 05:52 (two weeks ago) link

ಠ_ಠ

octobeard, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 08:22 (two weeks ago) link

I love jazzy Autechre. EP7 and Incunabula are also pretty jazzy in places

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 11:32 (two weeks ago) link

d-sho qub only getting one vote is indeed weird.

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 11:32 (two weeks ago) link

that is weird, but hardly anyone voted in this poll.

Looks like I voted for yuop, which I still think is the correct choice.

silverfish, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 17:29 (two weeks ago) link


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