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#2576 Jev

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

 

Sea'nRob: 

We gave this cat, which came last year to us and now permanently lives in our garden/gardens house, the name "Knut", it's a german males name. Now I found out a week ago, Knut is a girl.

Do you have a girls name for Knut meeeoooow please?

 

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What about Sophie?

 

 Or Eva...



#2577 Sean Ae

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

One of my early favorites of yours is Dropp. I've always kinda seen it as that synth part, the drums, and then swirling stuff.

- The swirling stuff kinda seems triggered or generated by the drums, is that the case?

- Do you remember what synth you used for that first synth line, and how did you sequence it?

 

its a nord, sequenced in logic iirc

the swirling stuff is autechre® trade secret 



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:38 AM

re piezo - funny i was saying similar early on in this thread. definitely a travelling past regular waypoints situation, with large scale moire patterns, then as the strings emerge 2mins in as a horizon rising up. it could work.

Yeah, that's it - kind of vast/epic but contained at the same time. Taking in stuff as it comes along rather than all at once.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:39 AM

The Amber artwork/photos works truly well with the music. Have you been to Cappadocia actually ?

Seems like the promised land for Autechre's fans.

Could you named my semi audiophile 1992 Sony Playstation SPCH 1001 (main cd player) ?



#2580 Rob Ae

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:39 AM

Oh I have one more track specific question. I forgot to ask about Outh9x. It's my favourite autechre track, and I could ask leading questions based on my interpretation of it as a polytonal masterpiece. But maybe I should ask about it in a more general way.

 

What was it like writing Outh9x? How did you come up with matching that bass melody with those pads? What gear is playing what part?

a lot of that is NMG2, and simmonsSDE. trying to get the tunes to peel off upwards all the time, most of it quick instinctive off the cuff reactions, but we were just quite careful not to rush it i think cos we had to get  thebleakerthemorebeautiful bits to really work in the second half. 



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:40 AM

Would u guys  play in a carpark in south london? Russell Haswell did stuff there last summer,       .... pls can u name a juno 6 & korg delta?   thx!!  

 

 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:41 AM

 

One of my early favorites of yours is Dropp. I've always kinda seen it as that synth part, the drums, and then swirling stuff.

- The swirling stuff kinda seems triggered or generated by the drums, is that the case?

- Do you remember what synth you used for that first synth line, and how did you sequence it?

 

its a nord, sequenced in logic iirc

the swirling stuff is autechre® trade secret 

 

 

Damn, are the marble and frying pan used to make Scose Poise trade secrets as well?



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:41 AM

 

Do you like the sound of a particular old computer or game console? Is so, Have a favorite?

 

i know it's boring but the fm in sega megadrive was really beautiful

esp on games like Taz

 

I like the same sound.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:41 AM

Can you still hear the hf noise (a sine at maybe 18 khz) in Piezo clocking in at 00:13? For me, it got lost rather suddenly. I remember it well, but now I'm 40+ and once I got back to Amber, it was gone.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:43 AM

If an L-Event were to actually occur, what would it be?



#2586 Rob Ae

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

Do you often set out with a specific brief before making music? (Such as 'make a beat which inverts the position of the up and down beat over time' or something like that)

fold4wrap5 was a bit of an exercise. these things to toy around for a time, yeah it happens. not always


 

 

I love the "EPs, 1991-2002" box, but the collector in me is a bit disappointed that the Basscad EP isn't complete (it's missing the beaumont hannant and seefeel mixes). And I'm also a bit miffed by the fact that EP7 was spread over two discs, instead of keeping it on one disc as I assume it was intended.Why were some Basscadet mixes left out? Why was EP7 split like that? Were those your decisions, or was is Warp's decision and you had no say in the matter?Also, the OCD filetagger in me is confused about the Garbage EP. Originally the tracks were named with numbers (Garbagemx36, PIOBmx19, etc...) But on the EP compilation box those numbers are left out of the tracknames. Was this a mistake, or a conscious decision?

The remixes by other ppl weren't to be inluded on this collection, and the split ep7 i think was a good way to reflect the way it was split onto two vinyl.

The garbage titles weren't left incomplete as such, more like they weren't relevent that way anymore in this collection.

 


Ah, something I forgot to respond to.

What do you mean, not relevant in that way anymore? What did the numbers refer to?


Also, did you edit your post to make that typo on purpose? ;p

 

don't make us spoil anything

 

no its spelled just fine



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

What do you think of banksy?

 
utter shit


Can you elaborate? I'm curious to hear your opinion, seeing as you have had a history in graffiti.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:46 AM

I'll assume by not answering, I was on to something.

 

Spoiler

lol 



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:46 AM

 

Oh I have one more track specific question. I forgot to ask about Outh9x. It's my favourite autechre track, and I could ask leading questions based on my interpretation of it as a polytonal masterpiece. But maybe I should ask about it in a more general way.

 

What was it like writing Outh9x? How did you come up with matching that bass melody with those pads? What gear is playing what part?

a lot of that is NMG2, and simmonsSDE. trying to get the tunes to peel off upwards all the time, most of it quick instinctive off the cuff reactions, but we were just quite careful not to rush it i think cos we had to get  thebleakerthemorebeautiful bits to really work in the second half. 

 

Thanks for the response!

And thanks for the music. You have so many tracks that are awesome in a way I've never heard before.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:47 AM

I always thought the numbers were percentages of the disc, so if they're on a disc with other tracks they don't really work.
edit - Garbage, that is.

Edited by purlieu, 06 November 2013 - 09:47 AM.


#2591 Sean Ae

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

Do you often set out with a specific brief before making music? (Such as 'make a beat which inverts the position of the up and down beat over time' or something like that)

 

not really

might try it out as a sketch, if i have an idea that basic a sketch would be a good test, but in terms of implementing that i would more likely then shelve the idea so that it can come to me as a flash later when i'm in the middle of something else


I always thought the numbers were percentages of the disc, so if they're on a disc with other tracks they don't really work.
edit - Garbage, that is.

 

yeah exactly, 100 watmm points



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

 

autechre-1.jpg

 

What where you doing there, Rob?

on my imaginary phone, yeah sand in my eyes, no crying

 

are you sure no crying coz in this next one it really looks like you are.

 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

Do you have track titles for the live tracks you do?

i need them as a sort of memory aid, i mean, i have done. not sure if i always will do tho'.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

Is Banksy's real identity something also famous?  Like is he famous for something else too?



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

your picks:

 

r8 vs machinedrum

 

dx100 vs tx81z (don't know if these were ever used by you in particular but nice question. little dx100 with buttons vs tx81z multitimbral - you ever spend time on dumb questions like this? I do and I know it is such a waste - esp. when i own both and are so cheap).

 

nord g1 vs g2

 

did you use the machinedrum to trigger the nords like with the r8? maybe this was already answered as i know you had the g2 around on tours with the elektrons?



#2596 Sean Ae

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

 

 

What do you think of banksy?

 
utter shit

 


Can you elaborate? I'm curious to hear your opinion, seeing as you have had a history in graffiti.

 

 

yeah his style is shit and his shit cynical jokes are unfunny

 

and risk free cos stencils, so fails at graff



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

 


What's a day in the life of Ae?

Any interesting stuff you can say about any of these tracks? Theme of sudden roundabout, iera, cfern, nuane, latent quarter, 777, netlon sentinel, perlence, they're a few of my faves.

Can you name my oxygen 49?

Space, deep sea or Antarctic?

Android or iOS?

Cheers, thanks again for this q&a session, it's been a great show!

will get to this tmoro

 

You broke my heart by not delivering, Rob. I'm going to run away and cry now.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

your picks:

 

r8 vs machinedrum

 

dx100 vs tx81z (don't know if these were ever used by you in particular but nice question. little dx100 with buttons vs tx81z multitimbral - you ever spend time on dumb questions like this? I do and I know it is such a waste - esp. when i own both and are so cheap).

 

nord g1 vs g2

 

did you use the machinedrum to trigger the nords like with the r8? maybe this was already answered as i know you had the g2 around on tours with the elektrons?

 

r8 cos it was there first

 

dx cos it pushes you more (but that's a tough one)

 

g2

 

nah but not thru choice or anything, just never did that



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

I absolutely love 

krutonsmallfish pa track 2 (autechre remix)

 

 

Can you tell me a bit about it and have you listened to it recently? 

 

Any source for the original track online?

 

Its so filthy!

not sure i can find it online. could be out there somewhere.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

do you enjoy Nutella spread?

 

do you enjoy listening to your tracks over anyone elses'?


Edited by sergeantk, 06 November 2013 - 09:54 AM.




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