I was just reading through old AE interviews and came across this extract: “I mean I really like Art Of Noise and On-U-Sound, mainly as I used to collect that stuff, and the overlaps used to do my head in. You know, like ‘ahh that bit’s off that track’ or whatever, and I quite like that. When we came back to listening through all our material, it was quite disorienting in the same way, it was a similar feeling. There’s only two or three bits from the 2005 tour set that ended up on the album though.”
I've had that same listening experience throughout the NTS sessions, as if AE were creating hybrid songs out of their own catalog. Some of the tracks I can place, like carefree counter dronal combining that early speedy section from the 2015 lives with some pendulu hv moda from elseq. I think some tracks even blend/remix three or more previous songs.
Anyone else have this listening experience? Really masterful, deliberate disorientation.