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demigod!
May 4th 2014


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yeah, RDJ is definitely the sort of "founder" for this style, but i feel like Autechre and Boards

took it in separate yet kinda symmetrical directions.



AE is more cold and calculated, explores less spiritual themes and is generally much more mechanical

sounding. darker in tone,more suffocating and creepy and just... kinda robotic, but still retaining

emotional resonance. BoC's sound is lighter, (generally, i mean they get quite dark) a lot more

curious, colourful and human on the other hand. their sound also feels more liberating as opposed to

the brooding nature to a lot of AE's works.



the balance between the two of them is kinda interesting imo. it's like technology vs. nature in a

way. i mean it doesn't really matter but it's something i've noticed after listening to a fair bit

more AE



Digging: Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun

zakalwe
May 4th 2014


11496 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Acronym city!

demigod!
May 4th 2014


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im crazy

Relinquished
May 4th 2014


29127 Comments

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yea listening AE does make you write paragraphs a lot

demigod!
May 4th 2014


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long winded theories are fun maaaaann

zakalwe
May 4th 2014


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Album Rating: 3.5

I think I might be a nutter as Tomorrow's Harvest is BoCs' best for me.

Relinquished
May 4th 2014


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not theories dude u just wrote impressions after just peeling away their first couple surfaces

demigod!
May 4th 2014


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i honestly still dont 100% know how i feel about TH other than the fact that i like it a lot



it's just...different from their older stuff i guess. but in a good way

Gwyn.
May 4th 2014


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I think I'm just gonna spend my day listening to all of these guys now

zakalwe
May 4th 2014


11496 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

TH is the most solid for me with some deep stuff going on. The cut and spliced 70s stuff of the other albums still rocks my world though.

demigod!
May 4th 2014


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it definitely aces the empty dystopia mood. not quite as big and psychedelic as their first 3, but i admire them for doing what they want and goin more minimalist and ambient. really didnt expect it but damn did i enjoy it

demigod!
May 4th 2014


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@rel thats true, and theres still a lot to learn and understand bout AE but im just starting to grasp what theyre about and im excited so sue me!!

Relinquished
May 4th 2014


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scratch off the minimalist statement

Keyblade
May 4th 2014


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Album Rating: 5.0

TH is stunning. It'll be MHTRTC and Geo level for me very soon

demigod!
May 4th 2014


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you dont hear it? its easily their most minimal effort. I think its a key to the sombre atmosphere they pulled off there.



maybe subtles a better choice



iunno

Relinquished
May 4th 2014


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the other albums had [louder, more prominent use of] drums but it's still around the same level of grandiosity I hear from them

Relinquished
May 4th 2014


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I can imagine that on the more ambient tracks (sans Sundown and Semena) that if they opted on putting

on interesting drum programming that they would be on some Geogaddi level shit



same if you imagine OUT the drums in their other albums that they'd be almost as good as the tracks

I'm talking about

zakalwe
May 4th 2014


11496 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

All this BoC banter has given me cause to spin TH again. I swear the thing just keeps getting better and better. Beyond classic.

demigod!
May 4th 2014


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it seems like the lack of drum programming variety or bombast is sorta what makes me hear it as slightly more minimalist, but i guess its just one of BoCs clever little "tricks" dudes are goddamb wizards. it would almost lose its atmosphere if it had more dynamic drum loops. they can get a bit stale at points though.



the slightly more lofi production and flatter sounding mix might attribute to it too, but that might just be me

Relinquished
May 4th 2014


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edit: idk there is a minimalist side to this but the techno they're known for is more present than any

claims of minimalism



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