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Tapr is great -- it has a regular rhythm, but not a 'beat' exactly. And the low synths that swell in and out in volume are just awesome. It's almost like someone fucking with one of those organs that you push air through with a pedal. The swell and surge of the beat did and will always make me think of rotting, floating wood shifting around on distant wave currents, near the shore of some seaweed-laden lake. It doesn't have a melody exactly (I mean, it does but), so you can't quite 'sing along' to it, and yet it paints such a vivid picture, I feel like I'm listening to a moving still life and can just smell the algae and resin. Plus, the little handclaps punctuating every bar are the best! :)

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Speaking of Draft 7.30, does anyone know much about the "original track titles" floating around?

 

Benk Chin

Nwnw8

606.ie

Reppat

Theft

Prince Moth Mothy Moth Moth

Vlimpton Alpha 5

Foam Conduit

Uprock

Kidney Bean

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Hahaha those track titles are hilarious, I can't take most of those seriously (Kidney Bean).

 

kidney bean

 

 

ren·i·form

Adjective:

Kidney-shaped.

 

 

 

 

pulse (plural pulses)

  • Any annual legume yielding from 1 to 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod, and used as food for humans or animals.

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Just listened to this album tonight. I've been going back through all their work since hearing about Exai and I saved Draft for next to last. Like others here, I really appreciate the album and most of the tracks, but it just doesn't excite me as an album. Every time I go back to it I get a little excited because the cover is awesome and it's autechre I haven't listened to recently, but I have the same reaction to it afterward every time as well.

 

And V-PROC is one of my favs here along with Xylin, 6IE and Surripere!

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This album is the tits. Below Confield and LP5, but exceptional.

When I first had Autechre's discography given to me by a friend (about a year and a half before Untilted) he didn't give me Draft, and for several months I didn't know it existed. After getting into them enough to start reading up on them, I found out about Draft. I confronted my friend about trying to hide the release from me, turns out he hated the album so much he didn't want to give it to me for fear I would not listed to the rest of their music if I heard it.

It took me awhile to get into it when I got it, but my friend hates everything from Draft on to this day. Kind of disappointed in his refusal to give them the time they diserve

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The sequence of these three albums is astonishing. 2001-2005 Autechres most exciting and interesting period.

 

bollocks. it's '95-'01, in fact. and then from 01 on was a whole 'nother kettle of fish fingers.

 

just kidding. but yeah but no but it is a fact of science.

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ugh i want the cassette so bad :/

 

and i know nothing about code so it's basically gibberish to me. someone on watmm has to have a decent idea of what that liner means. i assume it's part of coding for a track on the album, or perhaps for the artwork? i think the swirly shapes were something AE came up with.

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Bought it when it came out. took me a while to get into it. Got really into it in 2007. when Quaristice came out I wished I could hear other "drafts" rather than other quaristices

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ugh i want the cassette so bad :/

 

and i know nothing about code so it's basically gibberish to me. someone on watmm has to have a decent idea of what that liner means. i assume it's part of coding for a track on the album, or perhaps for the artwork? i think the swirly shapes were something AE came up with.

It kind of looks like Rube-Goldberg code (i.e. a convoluted way of doing nothing) in what looks like Pascal - A whole bunch of 'for'/wait loops with no actually functional part of the code, so it's either a timing section from a larger piece of code or (more likely) a bit of geeky humour by the boys about the process of the audience listening to the album (eg. Repeat Listendraft; until time = 1894 for tracknum = 1 to 12 )

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Confield and Draft especially seemed to have more traditional synthesised/source sounds totally morphed/melted until tracks were more musical 'bio-mechanical' organisms. What alien sound design! Apart from V-Pro (with its very recognisable beat sounds), even the percussion kicks and squelches from another living world. From Untilted onwards the sound design seemed far less non-referential and more overtly 'synthy', with Quaristice and then Oversteps being the clearest expression of this. I love those three, but I also miss the days of inhabiting alternate wooden universes as supplied on Draft.

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i think the swirly shapes were something AE came up with.

Nope. Alex Rutterford, buddy!

 

oh! i was thinking it was like a Rutterford designed album, but AE provided those swirly bits themselves. information spontaneously creates itself in my mind sometimes.

 

I have the cassette ... I wonder what I could get for it?

 

$5 bid from me!

 

ugh i want the cassette so bad :/

 

and i know nothing about code so it's basically gibberish to me. someone on watmm has to have a decent idea of what that liner means. i assume it's part of coding for a track on the album, or perhaps for the artwork? i think the swirly shapes were something AE came up with.

It kind of looks like Rube-Goldberg code (i.e. a convoluted way of doing nothing) in what looks like Pascal - A whole bunch of 'for'/wait loops with no actually functional part of the code, so it's either a timing section from a larger piece of code or (more likely) a bit of geeky humour by the boys about the process of the audience listening to the album (eg. Repeat Listendraft; until time = 1894 for tracknum = 1 to 12 )

 

that'd be funny if it were a nice little joke they did. i assumed with all the for/wait/if things it could be actual code for a track; i've personally used the dumbed down version of things like that in Ableton Live, to help create seemingly random/constantly changing patterns within particular rules. and that is something i could imagine they'd used on this album, if not others. just guesswork here though, i definitely know nothing about real code.

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