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my annual attempt to appreciate cornfield

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yeah i break this album out once, maybe twice a year, in an attempt to appreciate autechre. broke it out yesteday and i must say i QUITE enjoyed track 8. quite enjoyed it indeed. i think i even "got" it.

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Keep at it man, you'll get there eventually. Once you learn to appreciate track 5, the rest of the record comes naturally.

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Keep at it man, you'll get there eventually. Once you learn to appreciate track 5, the rest of the record comes naturally.

Track 5 - parelchic triangle is the best track on the album, it reminds me of an 8 bit nintendo kung fu game. I made a drunken monkey kung fu video set to the first minute of this song.

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by the way, you do know its confield and not cornfield??

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Keep at it man, you'll get there eventually. Once you learn to appreciate track 5, the rest of the record comes naturally.

Track 5 - parelchic triangle is the best track on the album, it reminds me of an 8 bit nintendo kung fu game. I made a drunken monkey kung fu video set to the first minute of this song.

 

i actually find that track kind of unnerving and anxiety-inducing!

 

first time i "got" autechre was with tri repetae, still really into that album

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how could you not like confield?

 

I can totally understand why someone wouldn't like Confield as it took many listens for me to appreciate it. But the thing with Autechre is that the payoff is almost always worth it if you stick with an album. Now it's one of my favorites, although I have to be in the right mood for it.

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It's weird really because Confield took some people ages to apppreciate. I loved Pen Expers the first time I heard it. It had a strange effect on me, as if I'd heard it before when I was really young or something. I get that with a few Autechre tracks, like Maphive 6.1, reminds me of when I was playing FF7 and I got the highwind.

 

Weird.

 

Yeah, Confield is amazing. My girlfriend likes it too, rock on.

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im intrigued why you would focus on confield fred, if you're looking to make an effort to crack ae.

 

personally, i reckon it's probably the last album to give time to...i found it one of the most difficult to penetrate (though very rewarding in the end!) and came in on the chronological angle, starting with the earliest three and then chiastic and lp5.

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first time i "got" autechre was with tri repetae, still really into that album
Just blasted that today on the turntable. Nice hefty slab of vinyl. Soun ded greeeeaat.

 

im intrigued why you would focus on confield fred, if you're looking to make an effort to crack ae.

 

personally, i reckon it's probably the last album to give time to...i found it one of the most difficult to penetrate (though very rewarding in the end!) and came in on the chronological angle, starting with the earliest three and then chiastic and lp5.

 

I agree.

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I bought Confield today. What a coincidence! I'm more or less into it and I'll eventually give it several listens to get it.

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im intrigued why you would focus on confield fred, if you're looking to make an effort to crack ae.

 

personally, i reckon it's probably the last album to give time to...i found it one of the most difficult to penetrate (though very rewarding in the end!) and came in on the chronological angle, starting with the earliest three and then chiastic and lp5.

 

 

 

well i find the earlier stuff quite enjoyable already. i'm particularly interested in cornfield because so many people say so many good things about it and i've yet to be able to throw it in and enjoy the album. but i must say the past few weeks i've appreciated 3 or 4 tracks off the album now. i think i understand what's going on. i like it. took me a few years to be in the right frame of mind to appreciate a record like this.

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i'm particularly interested in cornfield

 

It's Confield!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Sorry

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cornfields is such an easy album theres melody theres beats whereas somethign like ep7 is just a maze - you only have to look at the front cover.(not syaing cornonthecobfields cover is simplistic but hey)

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cornfields is such an easy album theres melody theres beats whereas somethign like ep7 is just a maze - you only have to look at the front cover.(not syaing cornonthecobfields cover is simplistic but hey)

 

I think it differs from person to person. I thought most of the tracks on EP7 were more immediately accessible than Confield, whereas I still don't enjoy Draft and am thinking I probably never will.

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I didn't really care for Confield; too much generative stuff. Same for EP7.

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Confield's what got me into Autechre. I loved it the first time I heard it.

 

It's true that the field of corn to con ratio could be higher though.

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cornfields is such an easy album theres melody theres beats whereas somethign like ep7 is just a maze - you only have to look at the front cover.(not syaing cornonthecobfields cover is simplistic but hey)

 

I think it differs from person to person. I thought most of the tracks on EP7 were more immediately accessible than Confield, whereas I still don't enjoy Draft and am thinking I probably never will.

 

You're missing out son, Draft is probably my favourite album of theirs. Fucking adore Vl.Al5 and 61e.CR, wicked choons. They really mastered their craft with Draft.

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i think 'confield' is probably my favourite autechre album... along with 'amber' probably.

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You're missing out son, Draft is probably my favourite album of theirs. Fucking adore Vl.Al5 and 61e.CR, wicked choons. They really mastered their craft with Draft.

 

I've listened to it from start to finish, stoned and sober, headphones and speakers, at least 20 times, and still don't enjoy it. Shame as I really want to and love every other release they have put out. I like Xylin Room, 6ie.cr, and Theme Of Sudden Roundabout, but the rest just rubs me the wrong way. Tracks start off strong and then just fall apart into a mess. I know that's kind of the point, but even Confield makes more sense to me. I felt a potential to be a grower with every release except for Draft, which despite my efforts has never clicked. Has my favorite artwork though Different strokes...

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I finally really dig Draft. Each track has it's great moments. Personal faves>

IV VV IV VV VIII, Tapr, Theme, 6ie.cr.

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You're missing out son, Draft is probably my favourite album of theirs. Fucking adore Vl.Al5 and 61e.CR, wicked choons. They really mastered their craft with Draft.

 

I've listened to it from start to finish, stoned and sober, headphones and speakers, at least 20 times, and still don't enjoy it. Shame as I really want to and love every other release they have put out. I like Xylin Room, 6ie.cr, and Theme Of Sudden Roundabout, but the rest just rubs me the wrong way. Tracks start off strong and then just fall apart into a mess. I know that's kind of the point, but even Confield makes more sense to me. I felt a potential to be a grower with every release except for Draft, which despite my efforts has never clicked. Has my favorite artwork though Different strokes...

 

Wow, I thought that the tunes ended amazing for the most part (apart from VPROC, but how can you top the opening of that tune), I mean, P.:Ntil ends fucking brilliantly, even sounds sad somehow.

 

Ah well maybe in twenty years time you'll chuck it on and suddenly love it for no reason.

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I finally really dig Draft. Each track has it's great moments. Personal faves>

IV VV IV VV VIII, Tapr, Theme, 6ie.cr.

 

 

 

you do know it's "its" right?

 

 

 

:laughing:

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You're missing out son, Draft is probably my favourite album of theirs. Fucking adore Vl.Al5 and 61e.CR, wicked choons. They really mastered their craft with Draft.

 

I've listened to it from start to finish, stoned and sober, headphones and speakers, at least 20 times, and still don't enjoy it. Shame as I really want to and love every other release they have put out. I like Xylin Room, 6ie.cr, and Theme Of Sudden Roundabout, but the rest just rubs me the wrong way. Tracks start off strong and then just fall apart into a mess. I know that's kind of the point, but even Confield makes more sense to me. I felt a potential to be a grower with every release except for Draft, which despite my efforts has never clicked. Has my favorite artwork though Different strokes...

i think draft is pretty good... but the first 2 tracks i always have to skip. 'xylin room' and the roman numerals one... being autechre, they'll probably be my favourites in 5 years time... but whenever i put that album on to listen as an 'album' both of those tunes just put me off.

 

but yeah, there's some really good ones on there like '6ie.cr' obviously... 'theme of sudden roundabout' is very dense and creepy. and the first bit 'surripere' is really nice - a real 'city at night' atmosphere to it. and i can appreciate - like you say - the way that track slowly starts malfunctioning and breaks down... but it breaks down for 6 minutes you know :laughing:

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I finally really dig Draft. Each track has it's great moments. Personal faves>

IV VV IV VV VIII, Tapr, Theme, 6ie.cr.

 

 

 

you do know it's "its" right?

 

 

 

:laughing:

 

(damn it)

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