4/07/2005

 

Autechre

The instrumental electronic music of British duo Autechre divides people into two distinct camps. There are those who are totally enthralled by the glitchy, stuttering beats and the intensely intricate melodies of the two Seans, Booth and Brown. Then there are those who just don't "get it" and to whom Autechre sounds like random and pointless noise. I fall into the former category, but I see how the casual listener could be confused to the point of irritation. Theirs is the type of music which gains logic from repeated listenings. Patterns begin to emerge amidst the industrial clitter-clatter of machine beats , bass drones, and exploding sound modules. Their new, eighth album, Untilted is another st ep in Autechre's progressive deconstruction of electronic music that began in 1995 with the superb Incunabula. That album now sounds quite straightforward compared with the band's recent output, which is increasingly more experimental and mind-boggling. This track is like an iceberg: white, frozen and massive. Untilted is released on Warp Records on April 18.
Autechre - Ipacial Section MP3 14.4MB, 192kbps, 44khz

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