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  1. On 4/7/2020 at 4:07 PM, mushroom said:

    gonna cut all the lights tomorrow night and sit in front of my speakers and let one of these sets blow my face off

    havent heard any of this stuff yet bootleg or otherwise so im excited

    [busts open door to thread, stumbling, gasping for breath] TAL---TALLINN 31:43

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  2. gonna cut all the lights tomorrow night and sit in front of my speakers and let one of these sets blow my face off

    havent heard any of this stuff yet bootleg or otherwise so im excited

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  3. didnt see my old account in this thread orz. but yeah to be perfectly honest I think this is my favorite Autechre track. compelling selection of sounds, super hard hitting busy beat, stunningly beautiful middle section and funky comedown/breakdown at the end, every section has so much to offer on its own and fits and flows together with the others in satisfying ways. its really representative of Untilted as a whole in that all of the album's strengths are fully represented.

  4. On 11/17/2019 at 3:23 PM, Zantman said:

    Philadelphia.  I am curious. Never gave it a go. So many to go through. 

    for posterity here's my full list of Sets that Made the Biggest Impression On Me When I Listened to them One Time, in one post instead of several across the last page:



    Los Angeles

    New York





    imo, you can't go wrong with any and all of those.

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  5. 10 hours ago, Chabraendeky said:

    No they're not. They just require a different type of listening.

    Why do you blame your impatience on the track?

    Where on your self-indulgence-scale would be Sederunt principes by Pérotin?  Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart? Movements for Orchestra by Webern? String Quartet II by Feldman?

    Sorry if I'm attacking too hard on this, but I can't stand this "self indulgence" criterium against art. I often read it in reviews of Malick-movies, and just don't understand it. I think it's ridiculous.

    There is the term l'art pour l'art. In art there is a place for just being what it is. It's false to criticise it with "self indulgence": to turn something aesthetical in negative, you know?

    You should accept them for the experience what they are and not expect something they aren't.

    For what it is, all end is perfectly paced and structured. No difference from Gantz Graf.

    You say they require "a different type of listening". Attentive listening? Non-attentive? While driving? Falling asleep? While working? In a dark room? On speakers? Headphones? In a club? Taking a walk in the park? From what kind of listening standpoint should I offer criticism?

    Let's step back a bit. When I said that some of Autechre's newest material -- that is, elseq and NTS -- can be self indulgent, I mean that some of it is long for the sake of wanting to have a lot of material, or to make a track seem more epic in scope, when I consider the content of their previous 10+ minute long tracks. This is as it seems to me, and it should be noted here that whether Sean and Rob actually put a lot of time and effort into all end but just kind of blagged out Gantz Graf in an hour, or vice versa, is immaterial.

    If a track makes me grow impatient, then why am I not to include that in a criticism of it? Again, from what standpoint can I offer criticism? What aspects of a piece of music shall I make note of, and what shall I let pass? Or does this place for allowing a piece of art to be what it is, exclude criticism entirely? Why do I have to place it there? Is, "I really loved the sound design and rhythm of this track but the latter bit went on too long," not a valid criticism? Here, I can only speak for what I like and dislike. These are the aspects I enjoyed, and these are the aspects I did not.

    all end was great when it was part of bladelores, and also when it was a part of splesh. In the form where it takes up an entire CD, I see nothing but a gimmick.

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  6. on the same end of this imaginary spectrum as gantz graf is any track from Draft or Untilted. that (now middle O_o) period of ae was their best imo. I love their entire catalogue and they hit a lot of the same peaks nowadays, and for sure their newest stuff is way better than their earliest stuff, but they frequently have issues with making material that remains interesting for the runtime they allot it.

  7. ok then let's imagine a sliding scale of self indulgence. on one end is say, gantz graf. taut. perfectly paced and structured. compelling. never overstays its welcome. on the other end is 9chr0 and all end.

  8. some of their newer stuff is a little self indulgent at times, sure, but there's not a lot of it i would call structureless, or completely random.

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  9. 4 hours ago, KovalainenFanBoy said:

    this site is slow as shit. A full minute between clicking on a track and having it play. Not to mention the layout being unasable both zoomed out and zoomed in. Its somehow worse than the old site

    i think it's just getting slammed, it was reasonably snappy yesterday morning. but yeah not a huge fan of the zoomy interface

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