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i was also then reminded how i would really love to get my hands on a sbd from the quari tour.....grrr

Oh god let's not start that again

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i was also then reminded how i would really love to get my hands on a sbd from the quari tour.....grrr

Oh god let's not start that again

 

 

lol. i know. we got spoiled with all the quality stuff from the untilted tour and then, blammo, nothing from the quari set.

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Guest bigs

wow. i've had quaristice since release and listened to it countless times, never getting into it. today (as it always does), that changed. i had a few tracks i always liked (IO, plyPhon, rale), but it really sunk in today. i'd go as far as to say this was the most cohesive album they've put out... it flows like their live sets (no surprise here, given the live approach to production they took). as of the time being, i can't think of a single track i'd even think about skipping -- i'm lovin all of em! as a pretty die-hard fan of the group finding the most joy in works like ep7, untitled and lp5 (and pretty much assuming i'd never get into this one) i'm shocked to find that this one is currently my favorite.

 

edit: must say, i attribute my falling in love with this album at least partially to me finally getting good headphones (sennheiser hd-25 ii's). it makes a world of difference (listening, again, to untitled, et. al was like rebirth for autechre). i've always had good speakers, but headphones bring out the details you can't get without jacking speakers.

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Guest Greg Reason

They didn't *really* take a live approach to production.... Sure the tracks were recorded as live jams but then they got edited, then edited, then edited, then edited.... They said they did two hour-long jams a day then cut them down to twenty minutes, then to ten, then smaller incrementally until they felt right.

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Guest bigs

They didn't *really* take a live approach to production.... Sure the tracks were recorded as live jams but then they got edited, then edited, then edited, then edited.... They said they did two hour-long jams a day then cut them down to twenty minutes, then to ten, then smaller incrementally until they felt right.

yeah, i read all the same interviews -- but that the ideas were conceived in a jam setting means a lot... or at least it does to me!

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I feel that Altichyre (first track on Versions) is the most emotional ambient piece they've released since 'VLetrmx'. It's a great chord progression and definitely one of the best melodies they've composed; I just wish it were longer.

 

 

I agree with this sentiment completely.

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Guest Greg Reason

As far as ae ambient shit goes I'm pretty much obsessed with nuNr6d. Special mention for the Nos (Notwo, Notwotwo, Nofour) and outh9x also

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As far as ae ambient shit goes I'm pretty much obsessed with nuNr6d. Special mention for the Nos (Notwo, Notwotwo, Nofour) and outh9x also

 

nofour is great. the ending with the slowly fading pads and then these saw-y machine-like chords, pure bliss.

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i just listened to quaristice full volume today and it was really good.

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i love love love the second half of notwotwo off of quadrange...the ambient stuff on the quars is so awesome. Also, the little alien crys/moans around 2:50 of the plc ccc off of quadrange are so creepy/amazing lol.

 

 

My own little quaristice mix i've been listening to lately is:

 

rale - quaristice

outh9x - quaristice

tankraken - versions

the plc ccc - quadrange

perlence subrange 3 - quadrange

wnsn - quaristice

9010171-121 - quadrange

notwotwo - quadrange

plyphon - quaristice

perlence range3 - versions

theswere - quaristice

9013-2 - quadrange

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Also, the little alien crys/moans around 2:50 of the plc ccc off of quadrange are so creepy/amazing lol.

I believe that The Plc CCC - this is the best track from Quadrange EP.

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Tomorrow at work it's my Q day. I will play all versions of Quaristice. And I will wear my Q t-shirt (which glows in the dark bitches!)

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I´m very fond of quadrange, I like the comprohensive feel of most of the tracks. Long, and thorough with lots of variation and "faults" now and then later edited out for the main release. It has the feel of a soundboard recording of the quar-sessions and heaps of ambience/space to it as well. The secluded yet deeply engaging opposite of quaristice. So opposite anything Æ put to record before this one itself. Great for atmospheric moments or plain old raving. Thats a rare combination!

 

Cover art is weak though.. designed in the DR my arse.

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i've probably listened to these albums more than any of their others. for some reason these all have a real high replay value for me.

maybe it's because i know pretty much how it was made (moreso than their other albums) and what gear they used (some of which i own). also the fact that it's pretty much a jam album with minimal/no overdubs - it really presents a rare view of their working methods. i can see into their editing & decision making process by comparing the shorter and longer versions of the tracks on the various albums to see what they edited out of the shorter versions, and also by comparing to some of the 'proto' versions from the Untilted live sets.

 

people have been saying this is an 'aquatic' sounding album. Sean said something in an interview about this album, saying that when they were jamming the songs were coming out really nice and 'queasy' (he meant this in a positive way :lol: ). to me, that term really captured the whole 'quaristice' vibe for me. these are all 'queasy' sounding albums. very digital & sterile sounding in a way, and yet so complex & squiggily sounding in terms of the movement & transformation of the sounds used.

 

my Quaristice:

(i perserved their track order, but when there was a superior version of a track available elsewhere i just swapped it out)

 

Altibzz

The PlcLCpC (versions)

I O (Mons) (versions)

plyPhon

Perlence Range3 (versions)

Simmm

paralel Suns

Steels

Tkakanren (quadrange)

rale

Fol3

fwzE

90101-5l-l

Theswere

WNSN

chenc9-x (versions)

notwotwo (quadrange)

Outh9x

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it's been said for a while but i think now that oversteps is out people are going to start saying quaristice is amazing.

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Yep never fails but quaristice deserves the love

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it's been said for a while but i think now that oversteps is out people are going to start saying quaristice is amazing.

 

it´s always been like that. after 20 rounds of oversteps i´m digging myself into the whole quaristice/ versions/ quadrange thing again and i really enjoy it. it is better than before oversteps. weird.

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Guest uiert

Yep, a standard rule/mechanic in the Ae universe.

 

I wonder what that reflects though.

 

Quaristice was an instant hit with me though - I find it very available even to the casual listen. It was untilted / Conf that required AGES of dedicated listening to reveal themselves.

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i'm a bit behind tbh, i'm only just really getting into untilted now that i've heard oversteps.. and only really got into draft when quaristice came out.

 

though i did have a listen to quaristice lastnight and enjoyed it more than i did after the initial excitement!

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once the newer albums come out you get something to compare it to. its like two paintings next to eachother, you are automatically referencing the two rather than just looking at one and together they can build/breakdown eachother. Perhaps also it becomes easier to see what focus or whatever was driving the albums/songs because of a development in the next that is on the same path.

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Perhaps also it becomes easier to see what focus or whatever was driving the albums/songs because of a development in the next that is on the same path.

 

yeah, exactly.

 

on my lunch break earlier today i had to go to the supermarket, i smoked a cigarette outside, felt weirdly dizzy and listened to 9010171-121 from quadrange. all of a sudden that track touched my heart, funny feeling because it´s not a particularly emotional song.

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I listened to the original Quaristice yesterday and noticed a whole crapload of depth and detail that I hadn't before, although it could just be a co-incidence. Either way, I'm really loving Quaristice again, more so than when it was first released even, and I was really into it from day 1.

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Guest theSun

one of those 901s (i can never remember what's what) has a badass acid line at the end. i'm noticing that a lot of those tracks are very very similar except the end.

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it's been said for a while but i think now that oversteps is out people are going to start saying quaristice is amazing.

 

 

This has probably been the case for every AE release since LP5!

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