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  1. I made my list according to my feelings with no further objective criteria. I can prefer one set of tracks over another, i.e. I can ask myself "would I rather listen to this album or this album" and then answer, also recognizing that my answer to that question could change given certain circumstances (how I'm feeling, where/how I'm listening, etc.). The only parts of my list that I knew instantly were that I wanted Untilted and Draft in the top 2 and Amber at the bottom, the rest of the albums I had to evaluate against each other.
  2. took a little while but I think this is a pretty good representation of how I feel about their mainline albums. I made a chronological list of all 13 and then sorted each one, starting from the bottom, based on whether I like one entry more than the one above it, then repeated until I was satisfied. 1. Untilted 2. Draft 7.30 3. Quaristice 4. Oversteps 5. Exai 6. Incunabula 7. Tri Repetae 8. Elseq 9. LP5 10. Chiastic Slide 11. Confield 12. NTS Sessions 13. Amber
  3. hwo do we know this guy isnt just makin shit up
  4. whats the autechre news.
  5. mushroom

    AE_LIVE

    listened to nijmegen while playing a game of Go and won. Coincidence?
  6. but also that weird fuckin big booming organ chord part. what the hell lmao. insanity
  7. [busts open door to thread, stumbling, gasping for breath] TAL---TALLINN 31:43
  8. 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
  9. i managed to download one of them but can't get the rest to go. must be gettin slammed
  10. im excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. 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.
  12. gained a few lbs lately and i cant stop doing stuff like ordering pizza randomly cuz im drunk
  13. mushroom

    AE_LIVE

    see my post at the top of this page
  14. I just realized...are there no sleigh bells on this record??
  15. mushroom

    AE_LIVE

    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: Atlanta Denver Los Angeles New York Philadelphia Portland Seattle Vancouver imo, you can't go wrong with any and all of those.
  16. acid mwan idle sounds really cool imo. it's...spacious? like a big alien space
  17. just like... all of it. well fine listen to nts 3 next, its extremely good
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. first time thru im loving it. better than la di da di, maybe on par with mirrored and gloss drop. not sure why they split two of the tracks into two tracks tho.
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