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  1. There are numerous tracks on elseq that I absolutely love, and enjoy more than the majority of NTS or SIGN/PLUS

    however, to this day I still cannot shake the opinion that it is overall “less than” / weaker within the more recent material. 
    it’s just not a cohesive document 
    the highs are extremely high, but there is too much that makes me wish for tighter quality control. Meanwhile NTS is long as all hell and yet with rare exception nothing seems to overstay its welcome.

    perhaps I am in the minority on this though 

  2. 37 minutes ago, rekosn said:

    bit OT but, anybody remembers something from the mxlr 2020 streams that was like a radio broadcast...cant remember the name but I looked it up and it was like 6 cds of assorted transmissions and stuff. dont feel like going thru the streams rn heheh

    The Conet Project?

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  3. On 5/18/2022 at 1:09 PM, sidewinder said:

    Looking at the RYM releases, Cavity Job is included but I'd venture to call that a single. Basscad,EP is literally called an EP so for me it counts. Plenty of artists have released EPs consisting of remixes. Discounting the 1999 Peel Session (though I'm not sure why it would be discounted), EP7 is the 7th.

    This is basically how i think it is counted too

    cavity job is a single, basscad is an EP, and to make EP7 the 7th requires Peel Sessions to not be counted.

    while I agree it makes no sense to not count Peel Session, it seems consistent because to make Move of Ten be the 10th would also mean Peel Session 2 wasn’t counted either 


    I’m not saying it makes sense and I agree it’s all likely part of a troll on the notion of what is an EP vs an LP

    In my mind cannon EP7 is much more than an EP, and I’d put it as one of my favorite albums. 

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  4. 18 minutes ago, someguy said:

    dunno about skull snap ep, but it's practically confirmed somewhere that sean did all of iss:sa i think?

    This gets thrown around a lot, but I would disagree that it’s “practically confirmed”

    someone asked Sean about it in the AAA, and while he didn’t say no, he seemed put off by the idea people thought that 

  5. On 1/9/2022 at 8:23 AM, MIXL2 said:

     melody here follows a fibonacci pattern

    Could someone perhaps explain how this follows a Fibonacci pattern?

    im sure I’m just being dumb

    numerically I understand what the Fibonacci sequence is, but I fail to hear anything in that song which sounds like 1,1,3,5,8,13,etc 

  6. I will also say that of the post-Exai material, elseq is my least favorite 

    however some tracks on elseq are absolutely amazing, and are superior to much of NTS. But the “whole” document just doesn’t hold up well enough. It would have made a great ~2hr album with certain tracks cut out 

  7. 45 minutes ago, Amen Lare said:

    I recall Sean Anthony attributing that track to DMX drum machine hacked (not his exact word) in some way. Can't find the exact quote.

    Around the 8min mark in this interview he says Pen Expers was made with a minidisc and pausing a DMX drum machine: 


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  8. 3 hours ago, Boxus said:

    I was listening to Mouse on Mars and thinking about how great that time period around 98-02 was for music in general (and 'IDM' in particular). In addition to Ae you had some of the best ever material from Aphex and Squarepusher, BoC's Geogaddi, MoM's Niun Niggung and Idiology, Brothomstates' Claro, Amon Tobin's Supermodified, and so many more.. I'm sure my millennial nostalgia is a factor, but I do think it was really one of the most interesting eras in the history of electronic music.

    Very much agree. supermodified and out from out where for Amon Tobin in that era. Plus Radiohead had Kid A. Golden era.

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  9. 33 minutes ago, kuniklo said:

    This thread motivated me to go back and listen to Oversteps again. Like a lot of Ae records I'm enjoying it much more in hindsight. I think I just really hate the 3rd track but the rest of it is right up there with their best work.

    I skip known(1) every time I listen to oversteps

    the rest of the album is good but that track is just annoying (mostly because of the skipping-cd sound) 

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  10. 9 hours ago, nikisoko said:

    LP5 to gantz graf was a fuckin' run. 

    This is basically my opinion

    I might slightly extend it to include the cichlisuite EP 

    That run of Chichlisuite -> LP5 -> EP7 -> PeelSession2(for Gelk!!!) -> Confield -> Gantz Graf   
    *Chef's Kiss*

    There are some of their other albums I might put above LP5, and some other releases I'd rank above PeelSession2 as a whole. 
    But I just find that stretch of time to be the absolute crystallization of everything they are best at, being executed with such perfection

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  11. 1 minute ago, toaoaoad said:

    I was creeping the Twitch thread not long ago, and didn't Sean say somewhere in the chat that he had time to play around with that stuff because "his half of the live set was already finished" [paraphrasing]?  So we know the material is there.

    I may have been misinterpreting Sean’s meaning in that thread, but my understanding was that he was referring to the soundboards for the ‘16  and ‘18 live sets. Rob was working on his parts. 
    And this worked out with the timing, as it was a few months later that those AE_live sets went up, seemingly after Rob finished his parts 

  12. 5 hours ago, mcbpete said:

    This could be the equivalent B side


    Nonsense. incomplete without wild record scratching (don’t care if the scratching is programmed as some have said). Honestly it’s not the drums underneath that I care about at all. 

    I had seen most of these turntable competition vids already, and they don’t really fit what it is about this set that I like. I have also seen wavetwisters before, but as Im digging into to some of the other Qbert stuff I guess it does give me the feels I’m looking for. 
    still, something about this gescom one just really does it for me.


  13. Can anyone recommend some great albums/tracks that would be similar to this scratch-tastic marathon? 
    I know turntabalism is a pretty immense genre to explore, but this seems way more intense than most of what I’ve stumbled upon before 

  14. For years I had decided I didn't care for Eastre

    After maybe 2 listens I just opted to skip it, and for the past 4 years when going through elseq I would exclusively listen to mesh cinereaL when I got to elseq3. It was a huge issue I had with elseq; my inability to just listen through as i always felt there were tracks I had to skip to get to the gold level stuff

    But today after thinking about how I have been more than happy to live in the slow burns on NTS like e0, I went back and gave eastre a try
    I can't see what I didn't like about it. I thoroughly enjoyed the listen 
    It obviously wasn't the length I took issue with, as there are longer tracks on elseq and NTS that I immediately liked. 

  15. Just started listening the past few days. 
    I find it a bit of a mixed bag. 
    I disagree with the notion that they seem like they are only just getting into Ae. 
    The last episode I listened to they discussed how they were grateful to have gotten into Ae before the days of streaming. One referenced maybe starting listening in 2006.
    So... while they may be newer to Autechre than myself and may others around here, I don't think they come off as uninitiated (on the surface)

    That being said, one of the early episodes they seemed like they were unsure if they should bother covering cichlisuite (they ended up covering it). 
    But to even be on the fence about discussing that ep makes me doubt everything about them 
    I also heard one of them refer to the era between Confield and Quaristice as one he struggled to get into the most. 
    I hope for their sake the act of going through the discography for this podcast makes them re-evaluate some of the albums in that era

    I have yet to listen to their take on LP5 and EP7. I feel like that will be the defining moment for if I keep listening to them

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