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I just recently finished listening to Quaristice so this ranking is obviously
subject to change, as a lot of Autechre's best albums take a long time to
fully reveal themselves, but now that I've heard all their LPs, I've decided
to rank them. The new one, Exai, is a fucking beast.
How a group can go from creating one of the most gripping, stunning masterpieces
of modern music to creating such a bland, fidgety, formless piece of sound-art in
only 2 years is beyond me. But alas, Autechre found a way. Thankfully, this slide
into unlistenability didn't last long, though it had one or two revivals later on in their
A lot of this is tolerable, but most of it is hindered by having no sense of structure
or rhythm. I get that that was "the point" but it doesn't make for an enjoyable
listening experience. There are some good moments, but not nearly enough.
I've listened to this at least two dozen times but still can't remember any of the
songs. It's one of those sorts of albums: not bad, just kind of forgettable.
A brief glimmer of hope. Perhaps a return to form was in the cards? They had just
followed up their best album with their worst, but LP5 showed signs of progress. It
was abandoned though, and the next five or so years saw Autechre making their
most meaningless, formless, and forgettable music ever.
Like I said, I just heard this for the first time today, so I'm still digesting it. At the
moment, I feel like it is definitely a solid album, very mind-fuck-y, which is cool, but
it suffers at times from not having a clear identity like Untilted did (which came out
directly preceeding this album). But likely I am just missing something and it will all
click on my tenth listen, we'll see.
Their debut was a massive accomplishment, and most groups would be proud to
have this as their best album. But for the up and coming Manchester duo, this was
only the start of an illustrious career filled with many notable releases.
The most cohesive sounding album since the Tri Repetae days; a sign of things to
I misread the album title until today. Underrated album here.
Don't dismiss this if you don't like it right away. I was underwhelmed when I first
listened, but this double-LP is laced with so much subtle brilliance that it takes at
least a handful of spins before Exai reveals itself to you.
The Autechre album to listen to while taking a bath.
Still my favourite electronic LP of all time. Even though my favourite song is on the
++ compilation's second disc (Second Bad Vibel, check it out), the original Tri
Repetae is a cohesive masterpiece, the likes of which the world of IDM/techno does
not see very often. It's cold and inhuman, but something about is it gripping and
|happy fucking valentine's day|
|2 is my 1. But nevertheless, nice ranking.|
|I alternate between Untilted and Tri Repetae.
You're a bitch for what you said on LP5|
|Quaristice is awesome. It's like their weirdest album other than Confield (I guess Exai is pretty
weird too though)|
|i've been going crazy listening to all their albums lately. I used to pretty much only listen to Tri Repetae and occasionally the first two, and I more or less dismissed anything they made after LP5. Lately I've been jamming Oversteps and Untilted so damn hard. and Exai omg Exai.|
I'm really stoned right now, giving Quaristice another listen and it's really hitting the spot.
|My Autechre Ranked:
|I'd put Confield way up in my list|
|solid list though. Quarisitce is probs one of mah favs|
|9 is prob my least fave although v-proc rules. 8 is prob my fave|
|8, 9 and 1 are my favourites. |
though the new one is really fucking good
|so much love for LP5 weird, gonna re-jam|
|Oversteps is easily the weakest thing they've put out. It's too bouncy and melodic, like Quarstice without any balls.|
|Tri Repetae is completely astonishing, in my top 5 electronic albums with Music has the Right to Children, Untrue, Ravedeath, 1972, Looping State of Mind, and (but of course) James Blake. Looking at Autechre's discog, Incunabula is a distant 2nd followed by Amber and LP5. Original list choice compared to what we usually get on this site, so props on that. |
|ahh man I love that shit|
|that was at MisterTornado|
Ali have you heard all their albums? and have you listened to Exai yet?
|Nope, and I currently have it, just waiting for the right time. I've been listening to old favorites since the start of the year and haven't been inclined to change that yet. |
|I've heard less than five albums released this year lol |
|I feel like it could still grow on me, but as of now it's just decent. About a year back on vacation I listened to everything from Incunabula to Oversteps in a row over the course of a couple days. Was a wild ride.|
|damn that does sound like a wild ride. I dunno if I could handle that much Autechre. but then again I've been listening to Exai like at least twice a day for the past week so who knows.|
|I misread "untilted" for at least a year.|