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Do you often set out with a specific brief before making music? (Such as 'make a beat which inverts the position of the up and down beat over time' or something like that)

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Hey Rob,

 

I forgot to ask this essential question:

 

Do you already have a plan which countries to visit with the Exai tour (if there is the Exai tour)?

 

More specifically, anywhere in central Europe? Even more specifically the Czech Republic?

 

I know you were in Brno during the Oversteps tour but I don't know how successful it was for you and so if there's a possibility you would visit us again. I missed the show so I would love to have at least one more chance to experience your sonic-battering.

 

Thanks.

Brno was very successful imo. the place almost got trashed because we'd finished, wasn't acceptable.

 

 

So you are basically saying "yeah, we will definitely come this tour again, we will maybe even tour three to four Czech cities". Cool!

 

Seriously, how satisfied with the Czech Republic you were here? No problems with people and services compared to UK?

 

srsly. the ppl were great, welcome was warm, taxi prompt, laundry fine, but yeah they got really really pissed at us for stopping after 1.5 hrs.

 

 

You mean like really pissed? Wow, I thought you mean it like "very sad it's over, want more" but in a good way. I hope there was no booing.

 

So 1.5 hour just Ae or the whole show?

 

no actually annoyed, they'd been getting pissed all day i expect,

 

the set we played was about that , 50% longer than usual. the night was early evening to early morning

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I'll assume by not answering, I was on to something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob & Sean,

 

I know nothing of your personal lives, but, like, you guys sitting in your respective homes, answering a bunch of questions from fanboys & girls for most of the day, the past several days.

 

Aren't your wives/girlfriends like "awwright, can you like fix the damn running toilet, get the kids to school, go pick up some milk & cream, take out the trash, for christ sake, do something besides tappity, tap, tapping on your laptops!!!"???

 

or

 

"Oh, you're on watmm dear, let me top off your tea & fluff that pillow...carry on love."?

 

Don't get me wrong, you guys are f'ing champs for doing what your doing, but aren't you like bored yet?

lol

 

"...carry on love"

 

i fluff my own pillows thnx

 

Seriously though, in deeper context, you guys have spent several days on watmm. You realise now, watmm has slowly crept into some synapses & implanted itself in you. There is no going back I fear. After this experiment is over, you'll go back to your kickass lives, but days will pass. Maybe weeks or months. But, you'll be compelled to come back, you won't know why, but you will post here again. Slowly but surely swallowed into the bowels of watmm.

 

You will post threads about goatse. You will ponder the true meanings of heat or night. Threads about RDJ's next release will consume you. You will one day be like "who the fuck really was CUP?"

 

I pray for you.

 

on a side note, when you guys blow through Detroit again, you should find a way to do a guerilla set at the old packard plant. The Autechre sounds will draw in bald white dudes, (some German, some Polish), and the scrappers already in the plant will have some working music. Would be damn mental.

 

Holla when you guys come through. Again, cheers for helping me waste my days at work in this thread.

 

 

 

 

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i think warp would let us do anything tbh, if we wanted to just release individual tracks they'd go along with that

we do albums cos we like making albums, it's prob cos we spent so much time as kids compiling things into long mixes and so on, still do

Cool, I respect that. I think this approach probably ensures quality control a lot better, as it allows a certain amount of time to go back over stuff months after it was made.

Cheers for the answers!

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What do you think of banksy?

 

Could you please name my waldorf blofeld?

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autechre, I loved the formatting destroyer thing that came with the l event announcement. Also I loved the bizarre and wonderful fucked up myspace of yesteryear. Are you fans of browser art / net art ? Do you dabble yourselves in a little of it? Might we see more fascinating autechrian remixes of the internet?

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Do you have track titles for the live tracks you do?

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Hi, Sean and Rob. Please answer the following questions:

1. What hath made you most proud of? (track, album, or something other than music). And they would like to forget?

2. What is your favorite place on the planet?

3. Please give a name for my new home audio system :happy:

Thank you very much :beer:

heya, liked your wedding photo btw, wasn't ignoring yr post. but i can't scribble on it.

 

1 dunno what makes me proud really. probably just actually getting a record out, and being out and watching people i didn't know hear it . that was a significant point i think.

2 deep water below clear skies sunshine/moonlight/stars

3 vanishing point

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Hey Rob,

 

I forgot to ask this essential question:

 

Do you already have a plan which countries to visit with the Exai tour (if there is the Exai tour)?

 

More specifically, anywhere in central Europe? Even more specifically the Czech Republic?

 

I know you were in Brno during the Oversteps tour but I don't know how successful it was for you and so if there's a possibility you would visit us again. I missed the show so I would love to have at least one more chance to experience your sonic-battering.

 

Thanks.

Brno was very successful imo. the place almost got trashed because we'd finished, wasn't acceptable.

 

 

So you are basically saying "yeah, we will definitely come this tour again, we will maybe even tour three to four Czech cities". Cool!

 

Seriously, how satisfied with the Czech Republic you were here? No problems with people and services compared to UK?

 

srsly. the ppl were great, welcome was warm, taxi prompt, laundry fine, but yeah they got really really pissed at us for stopping after 1.5 hrs.

 

 

You mean like really pissed? Wow, I thought you mean it like "very sad it's over, want more" but in a good way. I hope there was no booing.

 

So 1.5 hour just Ae or the whole show?

 

no actually annoyed, they'd been getting pissed all day i expect,

 

the set we played was about that , 50% longer than usual. the night was early evening to early morning

 

 

So you had to improvise for half an hour because they really enjoyed it? Were they dancing or just standing like, you said, americans? That was your first time in the Czech Rep, wasn't it?

 

They were obviously incredibly enthusiastic, addicted fans of your music

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Do you have track titles for the live tracks you do?

 

not usually

but like, when we get handed a PRS form to fill in we make up a ton on the spot

so there are a lot of PRS listings for weird tracks that are only parts of live sets and that we subsequently forgot the names of

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What do you think of banksy?

 

Could you please name my waldorf blofeld?

 

Please, name it "Waldorf Blofeld".

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i think you guys blanked Mike Paradinas. he's "Bambi" IIRC and he posted a few pages ago

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What do you think about this?

 

proof that confidence is generally considered to be a reasonable substitute for ideas on american television

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I haven't read all the questions, so don't know if this has been asked (or answered) but

 

In your opinion why and how do you think music (making and appreciation) evolved in humans?

 

communication

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Do you have track titles for the live tracks you do?

not usually

but like, when we get handed a PRS form to fill in we make up a ton on the spot

so there are a lot of PRS listings for weird tracks that are only parts of live sets and that we subsequently forgot the names of

 

Do you still have such list? Can you show it to us? Sounds it would be good for a laugh.

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Garbagemx36 runs the gambit for me, sinister in the beginning, hectic and chaotic throughout, a breath of fresh air at one point, and then beautiful calm at the end, any memories or stories about this track pls?

i remember being quite stoked that we'd pulled off a 14 min+ track hahah. it was good riding the EPS+ FX units live, knowing that the R8 programming was dope. wanted to get it really John Barry'ed.

 

something along those lines.

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What do you think of banksy?

 

Could you please name my waldorf blofeld?

 

utter shit

i was deeply saddened when i heard that munnery was writing jokes for him

 

your waldorf blofeld is now called simon

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When people say Envane is all reworkings of Nuane, are they talking out their ass or is there truth to this?

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Do you have track titles for the live tracks you do?

not usually

but like, when we get handed a PRS form to fill in we make up a ton on the spot

so there are a lot of PRS listings for weird tracks that are only parts of live sets and that we subsequently forgot the names of

 

Do you still have such list? Can you show it to us? Sounds it would be good for a laugh.

 

 

not to hand but if any surface i will chuck them somewhere later

When people say Envane is all reworkings of Nuane, are they talking out their ass or is there truth to this?

 

it's like, slightly true

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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

Ahhh I would love it if you'd elaborate on this although it seems like you'd rather not. I get that vibe so strongly from Quaristice too, and I mentioned something similar about irlite (get 0) earlier in the thread. I love that and I can't think of anyone else that can pull it off.

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Do you like the sound of a particular old computer or game console? Is so, Have a favorite?

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