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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

OK, cant edit my post anymore.

 

Amon Tobin remixed Doctrine live:

 

 

What do you think about it guys?



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:07 PM

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:11 PM

Can you identify either (both ?) of these two lovely tracks that you've played in your previous autechre.ws shows -





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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:14 PM

Do you have any favorite places to travel, particularly those in the category of nature or historical.

 

Subpart - do any particular Autechre tracks evoke a specific place for you>



#2155 Sean Ae

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:15 PM

 

which way do you recommend to young musicians:
create your own label
upload your tracks on Bandcamp
or send a demo on Warp, etc. ?

 

 

nah warp only signed like 2 or 3 bands off demos, ever

 

don't go to bandcamp unless you're already working it, only start your own label if you really want to run a label cos it eats your time

 

do live shows, make them memorable (and good obviously)



#2156 Sean Ae

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:17 PM

Your process seems to be very organic and of-the-moment. Will you guys continue putting out Autechre material until you can't anymore or do you foresee an end to this at some point? (not implying that you should, I was merely curious. the thought of another 10-20 Autechre albums is a welcome one)

 

can't foresee an end

the music might change, i'm sure it will, but i don't reckon i'd ever stop.  or at the very least - i'd never stop making things



#2157 John Ehrlichman

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

 

 

do you guys still feel highly respected by warp? it isn't like they've forgotten about you guys, afx, boc and other big players who have made them into what they are today?

do you get concerned about change of management at warp in the future and how this could impact your relations with them? i heard that plaid are unhappy with warp (read that in an interview) because as a label, they take such a big cut of the sales of records, that it is kind of grating on them now. i guess it might be different for your guys as you probably have a larger fan base than ed and andy?

on this tip I'll just quietly put this here

 

 

ah i see where you're going but tbh they always had weird things like coco steel and lovebomb or whatever

there's always been some things on warp we weren't hugely into, that's what labels are like

 

we approached them cos they seemed to be up for taking chances with artists, and we really liked lfo's and nightmares on wax's first albums

 

true, i was too vague, specifically what do you think about the shorts? Is this evidence that Warp is trying to go into some strange unsettling psycho sexual territory ? I only say this because of the recent Jackson and 0pn videos (have you seen?) so it made me think of the shorts. 



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:20 PM

After the mention of the PMA-5 (trying to find the reference again in this massive thread—it drove an EP7 track, I think?), one popped up here on my local craigslist for cheap money. Do you recommend that I buy it? Seems like a pretty fun piece of gear, and somewhat elegant looking in a throwback way.

 

I commute a lot so it may be valuable for the "wowwing passers-by on the bus by caning it in my seat" factor alone.

 

I have previously owned a QY-10 (similar digi-junk `pocket` sequencer from Yamaha) and enjoyed it, if that helps to know.

 

 

EDIT: does one 'cane' a drum machine? Are Americans allowed to say 'caning'? Sorry I can't decide what kind of quotes to use. Thank you for your time


Edited by Ascdi, 05 November 2013 - 03:24 PM.


#2159 Rob Ae

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:21 PM

Can you identify either (both ?) of these two lovely tracks that you've played in your previous autechre.ws shows -



rodelius

 

can't remember the other one, could it be paul lansky?



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:22 PM

there are rumors ( i think someone in here actually saw the show) that you guys played a few relatively small gigs as a mini tour for the release of Draft 7.30. Was this new/exclusive material like most of your touring music since Confield? If so can we please hear it? 

and I know this has beaten into the ground, but would you be willing to post just 1 track, the one you think turned out the best from the Oversteps or Quaristice tour soundboards to make us all have a collective fangasm ?

what's one of your favorite Rephlex releases (not including anything by aphex twin)? 


Edited by John Ehrlichman, 05 November 2013 - 03:24 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:22 PM

it's my birthday so could you name my old shitty laptop. the screen aint working and it has no keyboard if it helps to think of anything.

 

your laptop is now called stephen



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:23 PM

It's assumptive to think that Warp has some agenda with the video content. Mostly we're talking about artist/director concepts that they simply approve. Also you're sounding vaguely puritanical.

 

Btw the !!! guys are some of the nicest people I have ever met. It may not be your cup of tea. But people do like it. Also: Nik is a awesome dancer and doesn't take himself too seriously. Always a good thing.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:26 PM

can't remember the other one, could it be paul lansky?

oh my gosh thank you - It's from Paul Lansky's Alphabet Book (The track being - 'As Things Were')

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:28 PM

After the mention of the PMA-5 (trying to find the reference again in this massive thread—it drove an EP7 track, I think?), one popped up here on my local craigslist for cheap money. Do you recommend that I buy it? Seems like a pretty fun piece of gear, and somewhat elegant looking in a throwback way.

 

I commute a lot so it may be valuable for the "wowwing passers-by on the bus by caning it in my seat" factor alone.

 

I have previously owned a QY-10 (similar digi-junk `pocket` sequencer from Yamaha) and enjoyed it, if that helps to know.

no don't get one, unless u srsly want to fly through batteries, its a monster for consumption,

and general midi sounds only - but has fx - and moderate recording of cc's. it is weirdly 80s looking for a 90s bit of kit, so it may do it for yr commute image! cos chrome stylus.

 

yeah the qy10 is a little tough nut. claude young used to do techno gigs with one of these iirc


Hi Sean, Rob.

 

I've only started reading this thread, and am really amused :happy:

 

I was wondering what book you are currently reading?

well, I'm gonna read the valis trilogy again next.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:28 PM

We gave the cat, which came last year to us and now permanently lives in our garden/gardens house, Knut, it's a german males name. Now I found out a week ago, Knut is a girl. Dog does insist on not letting her into the flat btw...

Do you have a girls name please?

 

knutmcq3i.jpg


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:30 PM

Ghostface Killah has an annual 10 softest rappers in the game list. Do you think we could get an "Autechre's 'N' softest electronic music makers"  list?

Or feel free to substitute "softest" with some other adjective to your liking. All in jest of course.  

 

On a more serious note: you've both talked about starting out Autechre with very basic to no real understanding of music. Has that had any effect on communicating and working with other musicians/composers? Do you two have your own kind of "language" when discussing work, that doesn't transfer so well when conveying things to others Autechre might be working with?

Bonus question.

Have you sought out training for specific things since then? Possibly not music related, but still relevant to Autechre's output; I think Sean mentioned he went and learned some physics in this thread. 

 

Cheers! You guys have been a huge inspiration. 



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:31 PM

 

 

 

do you guys still feel highly respected by warp? it isn't like they've forgotten about you guys, afx, boc and other big players who have made them into what they are today?

do you get concerned about change of management at warp in the future and how this could impact your relations with them? i heard that plaid are unhappy with warp (read that in an interview) because as a label, they take such a big cut of the sales of records, that it is kind of grating on them now. i guess it might be different for your guys as you probably have a larger fan base than ed and andy?

on this tip I'll just quietly put this here

 

 

ah i see where you're going but tbh they always had weird things like coco steel and lovebomb or whatever

there's always been some things on warp we weren't hugely into, that's what labels are like

 

we approached them cos they seemed to be up for taking chances with artists, and we really liked lfo's and nightmares on wax's first albums

 

true, i was too vague, specifically what do you think about the shorts? Is this evidence that Warp is trying to go into some strange unsettling psycho sexual territory ? I only say this because of the recent Jackson and 0pn videos (have you seen?) so it made me think of the shorts. 

 

 

weird i can't connect them but ok, i guess he is wearing shorts

 

i dunno i'm not disturbed at all by this. just seems a bit like, 'ooh look he's wearing shorts on stage he's being edgy, in a kind of prescribed 'new york musician' way'.

and the 0pn vid is deliberately unsettling and highlights all these issues and stuff.  at least it feels deliberate

 

 

are you expecting them to try to sneak some porn into one of our videos?  i'll keep a lookout



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:31 PM

i never got into zappa

when i got into beef heart it was that mirror man period stuff i first heard and the funk on it blew me away tbh

i never heard any zappa that's really got that.  john french is just a stupidly good drummer when he's doing that rolling blues style, totally sick

 

yeah i dunno why that never came out, maybe just didn't feel very finished, but now it's one of my fave mixes of it

 

but Sean she was a fine girl!

 

 

Iris was a pupil is a brutal (awesome) track, my gf tells me everytime to put it off cause the weird atmosphere freaks her out
Has it ever happened to you that someone begged you to turn it off  cause it drove them insane? what song and pliss tell a bit more

 

 

this is unrael!!! :watmm: :beer:



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:32 PM

Anything behind the title "Ilanders"? 

 

Besides being one of my top 10 Ae tunes, "Landers" has been my nickname for a good few years now so have always wondered what it refers to :)



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:32 PM

Have you ever gotten deep on some wavetable synthesis?

 

Were you boosted when Arsenal signed Ozil?



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:34 PM

 

can't remember the other one, could it be paul lansky?

oh my gosh thank you - It's from Paul Lansky's Alphabet Book (The track being - 'As Things Were')

 

did u find the rodelius one yet? not at my lib so can't scan for it soz


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#2172 Sean Ae

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:35 PM

Something I always found intriguing was the way you talk about the use of space.

For ages I associated that with the use of like timbre and dynamics to create like imagery of external spaces, but I always got a weird vibe from Quaristice, and I couldn't quite put my finger on it.

I think what it represents to me is more of an internal or perceptive space, almost with like dissociative or solipistic feeling, like the way when you're having an internal dialogue with yourself and it almost exists in its own sort of space. 90101-5l-l is probably the track I get that feeling from the most, IO is another.

"bladelores" from Exai gives me almost the opposite feeling, where it feels very much like an external space (I always imagine like Antarctica for some reason).

Not saying that it's like an intentional part of your design or anything, but do you ever pay any thought to that kind of thing when you're listening to music yourselves? Sorry if that came across as vague or abstract, it's kind of hard to translate into words.

 

yeah i would agree with both of those, i know what you mean i had a similar thought

quaristice is meant to flow like a long dream, you know how doors lead to different chapters and worlds before you realise

oops im revealing things now



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:36 PM

How to you keep that "momentum" for a track going when you've made something cool and then have to save it and come back to it the following days?
 
Do you run into dry spells... times when you have all kinds of creative energy and drive but are unable to make anything decent?
 
These are some problems I run into... I was wondering if you ever ran into these problems and if they came in bursts


#2174 Rob Ae

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:36 PM

 

it's my birthday so could you name my old shitty laptop. the screen aint working and it has no keyboard if it helps to think of anything.

 

your laptop is now called stephen

 

whats it used as a USB warmer?



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:37 PM


and I know this has beaten into the ground, but would you be willing to post just 1 track, the one you think turned out the best from the Oversteps or Quaristice tour soundboards to make us all have a collective fangasm ?


Seriously, this would break us. Please consider this request.



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