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Gwyn.
May 4th 2014


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Autechre are way more akin to Aphex Twin (Especially in their earlier material) than these guys (SAW predates any Autechre material so I'm fairly certain they were influenced by him to an extent before moving on to be their own thing completely)

All the three big names from Warp have taken influences from each other to varied levels though, yeah.

Relinquished
May 4th 2014


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obvious theories aside, BoC and AE have hung out with each other before so I'm not surprised if they bounced ideas or questions, prob same with RDJ

Gwyn.
May 4th 2014


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I BELIEVE they said yes to hanging out with RDJ as well during their AMA on Wearethemusicmakers last year.

What I do remember they said though was that at one point Aphex made a track as sort of taking the piss innocently at one of Autechre's tracks, something Autechre answered to on LP5. Supposedly RDJ made a reply to that too but never released it cuz they all have better things to do than going back and forth like that

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: Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

zakalwe
May 4th 2014


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Album Rating: 3.5

Acronym city!

Digging: The dB's - Stands For Decibels

demigod!
May 4th 2014


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im crazy

Relinquished
May 4th 2014


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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


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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

Digging: Fen - Carrion Skies

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



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