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(photos via https://www.waste.org/~alone/autechre.html) So I've rediscovered this set and gotten heavy into this weekend. I need all good iterations of it and generally just want to gush over how good it is. As of right now I've got three good copies of this: Toronto (soundboard), Oakland, and Cologne. Links: TORONTO https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1587-autechre-2001-05-09-canada-torontomp3/ or https://archive.org/details/Autechre2001-05-09 COLOGNE https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1557-autechre-2001-04-01-germany-cologne-1mp3/ https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1555-autechre-2001-04-01-germany-cologne-2mp3/ https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1678-autechre-2001-04-01-germany-cologne-3mp3/ or https://archive.org/details/Autechre2001-04-01 OAKLAND (track 1 on archive isn't AE, just seems to be recorded from before they started, some sort of sludge metal or something, I assume the watmm downloads is the same thing so i didn't link the first part) https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1687-autechre-2001-05-18-usa-california-oakland-2flac/ https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1695-autechre-2001-05-18-usa-california-oakland-3flac/ https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1601-autechre-2001-05-18-usa-california-oakland-4flac/ or https://archive.org/details/Autechre2001-05-18 So basically, this is great stuff. Essentially an album's worth of material...I'm generally terrible at this sort of thing, but I don't recognize anything that got used elsewhere...would be curious if anyone's better ears for that makes some connections to released tunes. The 'tracks' remind me now of NTS in its general structure, flow, attitude, and even sounds...even though obviously we're talking about ~17 years apart, different equipment, etc., AE just gonna be AE it seems. There was this thread (https://forum.watmm.com/topic/85140-autechre-live-in-toronto-9-may-2001-redux) that had some remaster of it, but I wasn't particularly curious in hunting down a copy as the links I tried didn't work. But otherwise, except some praise in a few other threads, this stuff hasn't been fully discussed or appreciated as far as I can tell. I think it deserves some time in the sun. Beyond just chatting about it, what I'm curious about is this: what other good recordings are there of this set? I see a fair amount from very near these dates, but I haven't begun digging through the rest. Obviously we have a soundboard, but there does seem to be a bit of variation between dates, I'm wondering if there's even more music they were doing as part of it that I haven't found yet...anyone else familiar with these already, or want to start digging through? tl;dr good Confield era tour set is good and needs to be heard
Guest posted a topic in New & Upcoming ReleasesHi, hope no one minds me posting this info about the first release on our label. http://soundcloud.com/blue-tapes/matt-collins-excerpt-from-the http://bluetapes.co....hout-an-outline We're very proud to announce that the first release on the new blue tapes label is a solo release from former Ninja High School leader Matt Collins. Toronto's NHS were arguably the 00s most overlooked band. Their ferocious 2005 album, Young Adults Against Suicide (Tomlab) - feted by Plan B, Pitchfork, Drowned In Sound, etc - is one of the greatest albums by bands who only ever released one album ever! Their self-styled "positive hardcore dance-rap" was a life-changing racket that, when screamed in your face by four faces backflipping around the venue, made for seriously one of the greatest live shows we've ever witnessed. Matt's The Grin Without The Cat or The Cat Without An Outline is a severe change of pace from that band's ever-escalating levels of energy. Entirely instrumental, dense with almost Tangerine Dreamy textures, The Grin is an impressively sculpted piece of dreamsound. At some points on this release Matt sounds exactly like the kind of producer Björk should be ringing right now to supply a classic sequel to Vespertine. Colours and shapes mood-shift across this C30. If things start getting too relaxing the ghosts of ambient rave are chased by away by sky-strafing synth jetstreams and psychotropic flamethrowers. If things start getting too abstract then Silver Apples drums shuffle in, ushering us towards a resolution. Lacking none of the imagination of his early work, The Grin sees Matt source new power in haunting our spaces between waking and sleeping, summoning whole new feelings out of nothing but tones.