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  1. Listened to this a few times now and enjoying it. Feels like it needs to be played loud. Kinda gives me a similar feeling to OpN's "Mutant Standard" from Garden of Delete... Like it takes all these cheesy tropes from 90s rave/techno/trance/videogame music and throws it all together in his own unique way. It's nostalgic. Been thinking about the way he presents himself and the music... Ie the "pretentiousness" of it... I don't think the music lacks depth... I just don't think it expresses or evokes what he thinks it does in the slightest. It's like he thinks it's angry protest music... but to me the distortion just makes it sound warm and fuzzy, and hence nostalgic in sort of shoegazey way. The melodies are too cute and cheesy to be angry, and too earnest to be "ironic"... But that's kinda why I like it too... I get bored of irony really quickly.
  2. I've only listened to a couple of them and they were both ambient drone. If you like that kinda thing it's good stuff but I will admit it's not as interesting as his earlier stuff. Anyway I really like In-between.
  3. I somehow feel like this early material fits in better with their newer material than Incunabula... I think just cos it has a slightly darker, more aggressive edge to it maybe? Somehow it feels like it fits the black-and-white graphic design aesthetic they use on newer releases a lot better...
  4. Aye. A few months ago I found an old supposedly limited edition version of orbus terrarum on vinyl with extended tracks, even just the occasional extra minute here and there made it feel like I was listening to the entire album for the first time again ❤️
  5. springymajig

    WXAXRXP

    I'm not usually a massive fan of this era of Autechre (at least, not as much as the later stuff) but that was an awesome mix and I danced around the lounge like a kid and it was fun. It makes me wanna give Lego Feet another go.
  6. Oops... sorry... I missed an "of" 😨 " an album OF simple, fun dance music".
  7. I reckon the music by itself is not pretentious, it's the way it's packaged and presented that is... calling an album simple, fun dance music "World Eater" and then including a message to donate to your local LGBT and animal rights groups is super pretentious (not to mention politically insipid). To make a serious, objective appraisal of any work of art, one should consider the full package (titles, artist statements etc. don't happen by accident) BUT... that doesn't stop the listener from listening to a piece of music on their own terms and enjoying it for their own subjective reasons. I loved the last two albums and this sounds like it'll be fun too, but I personally can't take it seriously. It's a little like he doesn't understand why his own music is good.
  8. I recently discovered this album and absolutely fell in love with it. The first album is good too, and I guess I can sorta see why it seems to be most peoples preference but Persistence of Vision really does it for me. I feel like... it's harder to discern how it was made, I feel like the further back I go back into his discography, the more obvious it is that the music is made from cut up samples. Not that that's a bad thing, I think it's pretty obvious on PoV, it's just that it feels far more seamless. I also like how much darker it is... I saw another comment here describing the artwork as 80s/early 90s cyber-horror, and I think that describes the music really well too.
  9. Ah... Ok that does ring a bell...
  10. I may be confusing that name, so I am terribly sorry if this is the case and I am mistaken, but if memory serves me right,the user/musician who went by the name Quelnt tragically passed away in a motorcycle accident.
  11. What about the two circlont syro tracks? The more I listen to them, the more I realize how dynamic and rich of emotion they are. New solution in connecting elements and satisfactory up tempos there I gave both of those a listen, individually, and I have to admit I like them a lot more than I did when the album came out. I'm gonna try listening to each track individually for a bit. Maybe I was actually overwhelmed by how much is packed into each track, so my brain just averaged it all out into one flat sounding clump :P Thanks watmm for encouraging me to give this album another chance.
  12. What about the two circlont syro tracks? The more I listen to them, the more I realize how dynamic and rich of emotion they are. New solution in connecting elements and satisfactory up tempos there Can't remember those, will give them a listen some time... Perhaps I'm not listening carefully enough, perhaps subtle is a more appropriate word than flat.
  13. I had to relisten to T69 to fully appreciate this thread because I gad only listened to it twice and didn't even notice distinct sections the first coupla times. I have found most of what RDJ has donevsince his comeback very flat, lacking the dynamic range that everyone here is describing. Syro in particular... At no point does it feel intense, or ambient, happy or angry etc. It just feels very moderate consistently throughout, I couldn't tell the difference between one track and another. At best I felt like it captured melancholic drudgery which I think is artistically valid and beautiful in its own right but in not sure that's what he was going for and it never really won me over. I like Collapse a bit more but compared to Drukqs and everything before it, still very flat, and still feels gloomy and melancholy but in a way that seems to click with me more. Anyway in regards to the original question, I don't think it's a "all or nothing" scenario. I think people can listen to music however they want to. Personally, I have grown to appreciate how dynamic Drukqs is. I used to hate 54 Cymru Beats but now I like how it contrasts with tracks like Vordhosbn and the piano tracks. Makes it feel like a journey.
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