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  Autechre. Ae.webshell
The linearity of their albums had always been counterbalanced by the more experimental edge of their singles, but this was Autechre at their most extreme: a singular journey into the hinterlands of brutal beauty; a trek no-one had made before.
The reaction to Autechre's third album, released in the smoking vapour trail of Anvil Vapre, in October, was unanimously ecstatic.
Autechre's music has always been an attempt to give solid form to those most nebulous of thoughts that float through the deepest recesses of their psyches.
www.autechre.info   (1674 words)

 Autechre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Autechre has also recorded under various pseudonyms, possibly as a way of escaping from the attentions of the media and the obsessive Autechre fanbase.
Autechre helped initiate the music festival All Tomorrow's Parties in 2000 and was responsible for curating the 2003 festival.
A recurring element in Autechre's work is the use of extremely short snippets of sound to create a buzzing, percolating, grainy effect.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autechre   (757 words)

 EvilSponge: Albums: Granz Graf by Autechre
Autechre have decided that since their place in the pantheon of Electronic Music Gods is assured, they are going to go all out for experimentalism.
That is to say, Autechre started off as kinda wierd, but since then mainstream music has embraced the glitchy beats they pioneered, so in order to stay relevant they are becoming even wierder.
If you are one of the billions of music consumers who do not really care to have their boundaries pushed, then you probably want to pass on this one.
www.evilsponge.org /albums/Autechre__GranzGraf.htm   (460 words)

 Autechre - New Music - Peoplesound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In truth, the plaudits and reverence with which Autechre have been showered throughout a fourteen year-long career are simply the fruits of creative integrity and consistently fearless experiment.
The follow up to 2003?s critically lauded Draft 7.30, Autechre?s eighth full album is a dense yet elegantly expansive work that ripples with some of the duo?s key signatures: epileptic rhythmic counterpoints, complex, spiralling melodic cells, immense tectonic shifts in the low end, dagger sharp glacial crackles in the upper registers.
In fact, Autechre are one of the few operative musical units who can genuinely claim to be exploiting the synergy between technology and aesthetics, pushing the proverbial envelope principally as artists, not lab-coated technicians.
www.peoplesound.com /artist/autechre   (959 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Autechre
Because they color exclusively outside the lines (heck, they barely recognize 'em), Autechre's records are powerfully evocative even without a specific emotional agenda; Booth and Brown avoid intentionally communicating any in their compositions.
Amber may, on first exposure, bear much in common with the debut, Autechre's second album is a further retreat into their own world (although unlike the misanthropic James, they seem to take pains to make their extraterrestrial environment inviting to aural explorers).
The rhythms on these four tracks are Autechre's hardest — hitting and combine with the unnerving melodic textures into their most confrontational release.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=autechre   (947 words)

 Autechre: Untilted - PopMatters Music Review
Autechre, however, are unique among almost all music of any kind in that they strive to eliminate all elements of human emotion, indeed, all elements of human presence, from their work.
At their best, Autechre create the kind of pristine music you imagine computers would make if computers had any need for music: hermetically sealed and permeated with a frighteningly foreign intelligence.
There is a degree of work involved in acclimating one's self to the extremely heady altitude at which Autechre dwell, but it is trivial compared to the serious delights that await the conscientious listener.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/a/autechre-untitled.shtml   (864 words)

 Autechre: Untilted (2005): Reviews
Autechre certainly aren't launching any new styles, and there's no innovative music to be heard here, but Untilted does represent the duo returning to the green fields of their youth after a few years sowing their wild oats.
Having said that, what Autechre is now, is about as far away from typical pop music as you get while still having itself rooted in pop traditions (repetitive beats, melodies, etc.).
Autechre back to form at last and not without rewriting the electronica rulebook as well.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/autechre/untilted   (979 words)

 The History of Rock Music. Autechre: biography, discography, reviews, links
Autechre smashes its sources and then uses debris to manufacture music that does not seem to belong to this world's musical traditions.
Autechre fracassano le loro fonti e ne usano i detriti per confezionare della musica che non sembra appartenere a nessuna delle tradizioni musicali di questo mondo.
This time around, Autechre's sound-sculpting is an exploration of cacophony, both in terms of timbric dissonance and in terms of rhythmic inconsistency.
www.scaruffi.com /vol6/autechre.html   (3529 words)

 EvilSponge: Album: Vol. 2 -- Peel Session by Autechre
That just kills me. No seriously -- early Autechre, the stuff i play to drive people out of a party when i am ready to go to bed, is grating.
It is as if, after years of just making really cool noises with their computers, Autechre discovered that there is some purpose to "structured music" after all.
If you have never heard Autechre and are not sure you would like them, listen to this.
www.evilsponge.org /albums/Autechre__Peel2ep.htm   (698 words)

 PIXELSURGEON | Reviews | Music | Autechre
As with most of their output over the past 14 years it is a piece of work that is minimal yet complex and which requires many listens before you start to fully appreciate the fractured rhythms and subtle sounds swirling in and out of the mix.
That's the beauty of Autechre: their work is not immediate or instantly accessible.
Autechre follow no trends and make the sounds that they want to make.
www.pixelsurgeon.com /reviews/review.php?id=696   (601 words)

In producing their complex, abstract electronica, Autechre have taken the idea of the studio as an instrument to new extremes...
Autechre's Rob Brown and Sean Booth have been called the superstars of the electronic music world, yet they operate in near-obscurity.
Autechre is arguably the most ear-catching of all the fantasy titles that Booth and Brown have come up with.
www.soundonsound.com /sos/apr04/articles/autechre.htm   (4238 words)

 ON: Autechre in Conversation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Autechre's new album 'Amber' saw the murky light of day on November 7th, a much anticipated follow up to the highly influential 'Incunabula'.
Deeply personal and always far from the easy option, Autechre are never easy to define (or pronounce) and their elusive and enigmatic qualities reflect a complete indifference, even a mistrust of popularity and recognition.
Autechre are at pains to distance themselves from the growing British techno scene.
www.state51.co.uk /on/catharsis.html   (238 words)

 Browse by Artist: AUTECHRE
Autechre would follow this up with Amber, Tri Repetae, Chiastic Slide etc. -- a perfect progression of electronic sound imagery, from the ambient-scape, lushly atmospheric moodiness of the early works to the crunch-process specification that has become so insanely detailed on the later albums.
Autechre's 4th full length and one of 1997 most essential sound documents.
Autechre harness these constructs, push them beyond their breaking points and recombine them into glistening creations.
www.forcedexposure.com /artists/autechre.html   (1329 words)

 Autechre - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
As Autechre, their 2005 album "Untilted" is typically chaotic, abrasive, and unimaginably intricate, but those not familiar with the group's sound need not fear.
Autechre's music may seem, on one level, to be more a product of the laboratory than the dancefloor, but study more closely their trademark moiré of collapsing electronic counterpoints, melting wave forms and ominous digital thrums and you find ghosts prowling the microprocessors.
Autechre: "Second Bad Vibel" With saturated color and disjointed robotic video effects, this Chris Cunningham-directed video offers a bizarre trip into the futuristic beyond.
music.download.com /autechre/3600-8367_32-100004204.html   (656 words)

 Amazon.com: Garbage: Music: Autechre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Autechre would probably fit better under contemporary, since their works are more comparable to e.g.
Autechre seems to work in a very structured way, layering samples over one another to create new sounds, layering percussions over eachother to build new rythms and layering tracks onto others to construct songs.
What Autechre really excels in, is adding to these intricately constructed tracks a sense of emotion that is familiar, that grabs you and puts you off, that instantaneously moves you to tears, that leaves you all alone and very very small.
www.amazon.com /Garbage-Autechre/dp/B000006Z6M   (1614 words)

 Autechre | Beatfreax - Electronic Music Platform
Within electronica, where everyone says Autechre have spawned a genre unto themselves, their clopped rhythm strings and clipped melody shards epitomize anti-dance intellectual purism.
Also popular is the model of architecture: Autechre tracks, it is said, resemble the blueprints for buildings that could never actually be constructed.
Autechre is itself abbreviated by the band down to Ae, suggesting both aesthetics and a need to jigger music's basic Table of Elements.
www.beatfreax.com /artist/Autechre.html   (1010 words)

 ArtandCulture Artist: Autechre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Informed by mid-'80s hip-hop and American electro, Autechre’s sound is the result of intricate, technological feats.
Autechre’s recent releases, including the well-respected "Amber," have reached a wider audience as a result of American issue through Wax Trax!/TVT and Nothing Records.
There are quite a few interviews with Autechre floating around the Web, but this one is one of the better ones.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?id=1215   (367 words)

 The Fredscape Collective: Autechre
Autechre is bringing us music of outstandig quality, but for some it's difficult to like their music.
Autechre (or AE) continues the experiments by Stockhausen years ago, but there is one difference: Autechre is music.
The destiny of Autechre is to entertain you, that's what you can read at the covers of the group from Manchester.
www.cybercomm.nl /~teccie/technopage/autechre.html   (1481 words)

Autechre is the answer to either John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen or Brian Eno whose questions regarding sound research and electronic revolution spiced up philosophy always attended the perfect medium where sound reaches its abstract to the full...
Sorry, but Autechre, these days, my thought is that they are living out of a (good) reputation they so rightfully built up with their first and essential releases.
Autechre is one of the few groups who re-invent their sound with great care with out consideration for the trendy listener.
e.discogs.com /artist/Autechre   (1644 words)

 Autechre News
Autechre belong in the art hall not the dance hall
In Fact, Ah As I've mentioned before on In Fact, Ah, Friday afternoon is prime time for connecting to the headphones and passing a few hours in a sonic daydream before knocking off for the weekend.
Autechre By PHILIP BRASOR The often derided genre label "intelligent dance music" was coined to lend critical legitimacy to a kind of nonmelodic techno that seemed willfully avant garde and devoid of style.
www.topix.net /who/autechre   (394 words)

 Music preview: Autechre - Salon
Over the course of Sean Booth's and Rob Brown's career, from the 1993 release of their debut album "Incunabula" to the release of their last album, "Confield" (2001), synth sounds in Autechre's music have largely been demoted to a supporting role while drum tracks have leapt into the foreground.
Drum sequences dominate Autechre's sound now, but it's the often unnoticed sinewy layers of matter, the remnants or beginnings of tone, the peripheral pops and static that hold everything together.
In a time when the technology behind electronic music advances more quickly than its creators beats, it seems to be the intention of Autechre to stay as close to the burgeoning frontiers as possible.
dir.salon.com /story/audio/music/2002/08/09/autechre/index.html   (377 words)

 Autechre: Confield - PopMatters Music Review
Not being one who usually closes my third ear to any morsel of auditory art, the anarchic, nonsensical nature of this animal is too much for the best of men.
Autechre continue to sculpt unexplored musical terrain like no other.
Perhaps this was their goal all along, to stretch the sonic boundaries to the extreme.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/a/autechre-confield.shtml   (548 words)

In those two years, Autechre's patented esoteric rhythms and fractured melodies have become the blueprint for intelligent electronic music.
Autechre is, in short, The Beatles of IDM.
I wondered whether Autechre would alter their sound, push it in new directions, or if they would continue along the rather stark path that they've followed ever since lp5 (or the one most commonly called, simply, Autechre).
www.hauntedink.com /25/confield.html   (540 words)

 Autechre - Draft 7.30 - Review - Stylus Magazine
Autechre's (that is, Rob Brown's and Sean Booth's) musical progression is far more cohesive—and more dynamic—than this simple binary would let you believe.
The only real difference between the "wet" and "dry" periods is really the fact that Autechre's recent music has been released on a major label in the United States, and so all those people who already piss on major label releases decided to piss on Autechre, too.
Autechre has been battling with this familiarity over the course of their last few disks.
www.stylusmagazine.com /review.php?ID=45   (886 words)

 Autechre: Draft 7.30 (2003): Reviews
Most importantly, though, the duo has pulled away from the brink; no one ever doubted that Autechre was at the extreme of experimental techno for its own sake, but given a record like Draft 7.30, listeners might actually return for multiple listens.
Though it is at times a forbidding and daunting listen, piercing through the dense thicket of sounds reveals a wealth of melody and funk underlining Autechre's irregular electro rhythms.
Of course, since Autechre have such a consistently good back catalogue, a few mishaps here and there are excusable.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/autechre/draft730   (765 words)

 Autechre - Incunabula - almost cool music review
Way back in 1993 and 1994, Warp Records released a series of albums under the "Artificial Intelligence" series that have all nearly gone on to be classics.
One of these releases was Autechre's Incunabula, and although they've done some more experimental and fairly interesting work since then, this album will always be their benchmark.
Over the course of nearly 78 minutes, Sean Booth and Rob Brown take you to a world where machines rule, but instead of sounding harsh or industrial (except slightly for a couple moments), they draw you in even more with their delicate and overlapping sounds.
www.almostcool.org /mr/16   (502 words)

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