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lol while we're on ae video spam, here's my rendition of a video using fol4:

 

 

fun in the woods with the vaseline.... we basically had the footage first, but then thought fol4 sounds matched it quite nicely.... editing is super chancey, tried to sync it up partially, but mostly it's kinda intuitive/chunky/luls.....

 

gotta say it scared the shit out of some folks at the screening....

vaseline, ah focus i expect

 

yeah dope

 

 

thx... nah got covered in the stuff for the Beuys reference / for the luls / placenta FX (art school project)

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Hi Sean/Rob please visit mexico, here are many people that wants to enjoy your music live.

 

I think that your albums have different character, but for me Confield is special because is based on generative sequences, how did you avoid using random number generators?

 

UnderBOAC has one of my favorite complex beats, did you program a polyrhytm sequencer in max?

 

Are you still using the nord lead, yamaha fs1r, akai mpc 1000 on Exai/L-event?

 

What do you think about ipad/lemur as a controller?

 

Best regards

laloslalos

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Sweet, thanks for answering my question! I hope one day you release that different version of Cavity Job.

 

Seriously, everyday I get in my car I'm like, "why can't I play that awesome Autechre track right now?" I'll just keep humming it in my head for the time being.

 

It has been a pleasure reading all 155 pages of this AAA by the way. Thanks ae!

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I was really happy to see you give a shoutout to SoundEdit 16 a couple times and hear a couple tracks you've used it in -- what do you use now for similar editing purposes?

 

I'd ask for a recommendation for editing software, but I'm not necessarily interested in the "best" -- just something with a similar feel that doesn't require going back to OS9. SE16 was my favorite software years ago and I'm thinking of resurrecting an old OS9-era powerbook so that I can use it again.. I've never been happy with Audacity or other newer editors considered to be similar. Any recommendations?

 

usually i use digital performer but if its something really simple like trimming starts and ends i'll use wave editor

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mountains or volcanos? (personally i like volcanoes cos they explode & stuff but is there anything like the tranquility of mountains? gona b a tough 1) ((thx 4 the epic epic awesomeness by the way!))

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What do you do for sinus problems?

steam mostly

i'm feeling fucked tonight tho i might have to bow out soon

 

No Sean, don't go! Get Better!

 

Sean, no!

 

Sean!

 

SEAAN!

 

 

 

 

SEAAAAN!

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first i want to extend my sincere thanks to autechre and joyrex for making this happen. i still remember fondly autechre answering my email to them via the old warp web site when i was 18, answering all 5 of my silly questions, so here are some more from when i should be older and wiser, with my apologies if anything has been covered already.

 

are you playing the dc area any time soon? *crosses fingers*

 

what was it like being signed in the u.s. to wax trax! and later on to trent reznor's nothing records imprint under major label interscope? did trent solicit a remix for "the perfect drug" or an exclusive for the nothing changes sampler disc he put out with XLR8R mag? maybe even some studio work like he later on did with richard devine and photek? i don't recall ae ever releasing anything especially for this imprint (in fact, ep7 was missing a bit), whereas plaid gave a one-off to that compilation, and plug did a "TPD" remix. it would have been a fine place for an ae/coil release since you were labelmates there, but coil never got anything released during this time, unfortunately. (NIN, ae, and coil are 3 of my all-time favorite recording artists.)

 

mark bell from LFO tells a version of the story of ae getting signed to warp because he liked your demo he heard over the phone during his own conversation w/ rob mitchell (r.i.p.). how much of that is mischievious embellishment and how much actual factual? obviously there's a lot of love there between you guys over the years (perhaps you could gently encourage some more material from the man).

 

who's the last hip-hop artist (emcee or producer) you reached out to work with or vice versa? i enjoy the sensational remix and any time rap pops up in one of your live sets/dj mixes.

 

finally, i absolutely love the lego feet reissue. i'm sure this has been said, but if you have any more like this in the vaults, it would be great to hear.

 

love,

-travis

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Sean and Rob, thank you for being with us all these days. It was great and unexpected!

And the last question:

Guys, do you consider yourself happy?

Sean, please give the name of my collection of CDs and vinyls Autechre :music:

Wish you all the best! :beer:

Sean, you do not like my avatar? Or am I asking too stupid questions? :wink:

 

 

ah hi

sorry i have a cold and i keep missing things today

no excuse tho

 

yeah i mean, i dunno, what's happy? does it even mean anything?

 

your collection is now called autechre

 

Loool

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What BMX tricks did you do? I dont know anything about BMX but...

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What's your favorite hardware synthesizer (that isn't the G2)?

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ah yeah re Dael. i mean it could be said as dial, or dale or whatever, so i'm glad we came upon autechre, and like that start and end of = ae, it works well in my local ancient surroundings in many ways that are cool. so yeah. thanks for the details there norway cru

 

you're more than welcome Rob! yea, I think the ae abbreviation is quite catchy and fitting =)

 

 

okay so just a few more before bed,

 

I'm really curious about (sorry if this have been asked/answered earlier somewhere) :

 

- parhelic triangle, those eerie chimes, is that a sample from something, like some kind of bell instrument or something else?

- in krib, is that screws or marbles droppin on the table or something else?

 

 

just to give it another try, as it seems everyone is doing it: any chance of getting a name for my new kindle?

(sorry, not into making music so I don't have any music related gear to be named, but I'm an avid reader so would be nice to have my reading device named by u guys!)

 

 

oh and I just need to: ............................ rob sean pls, come back to Norway on your next tour! .............. there, I did it!

 

 

I think that was that, I mean I could go on ask you all kinds of stuff, like what's ur favourite tooth paste and stuff like that. but I think I'll just leave it with this. discussing Lost, SW, Huxley, Batman etc with Sean, and Yello and stuff with Rob I guess is more that I could ever ask for! cheers guys once again. I'll keep following your work as long as you keep on going, so just keep on going making sounds/tracks/albums for us!

 

need to prepare for bed. This have been out of this world super awesome, Thanks a million times guys! :)

 

 

-it's an instrument

 

-no, it's not marbles or screws

 

your kindle is now called jimmy wales

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Really great to hear that you're fans of zoviet-france too -- I've been really into both Ae and z-f since about mid-1990s and was surprised when I heard later that you played a show together. (I saw the earlier answers about that)

 

Curious if you have any favorites of 'classic' z-f work (say, Shadow Thief of the Sun and before) or any recollections of how you first got into them ?

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cheggers plays bump

 

 

Today, 02:24 PM

I really like your remix of Medium - Celsius for 7 Hills Clash Rebuilt (Forgemasters track is great too)

Anything you can tell us about that mix, or the artist?

 

 

 

dunno if i have any real details. they lived in sheffield same time as us, drew wasn't it sean? had to keep it pretty dubby and brittle cos they new bass up in sheffield and they're good at the sport, esp. the small labels like 10 denk, always pretty characteristic of the sheffield scene as i knew it.

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What do you do for sinus problems?

steam mostly

i'm feeling fucked tonight tho i might have to bow out soon

 

Man steam is GREAT for congestion. Nothing better than standing in a hot shower and just letting it do its trick. Have you tried using a "nedipot" yet? Its pretty wild and makes you feel like you are drowning but will clear the nose and sinus out real quick.

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Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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squarepusher judging fan remixes, BoC throwing international breadcrumbs around the place for their new album release and now the 'chre chatting like its no big thang.

 

what the fuck is next....... RDJ popping over for a green tea with a memory stick of 6 new albums....?

 

AAAARRRGGHHHH

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Hi Sean/Rob please visit mexico, here are many people that wants to enjoy your music live.

 

I think that your albums have different character, but for me Confield is special because is based on generative sequences, how did you avoid using random number generators?

 

UnderBOAC has one of my favorite complex beats, did you program a polyrhytm sequencer in max?

 

Are you still using the nord lead, yamaha fs1r, akai mpc 1000 on Exai/L-event?

 

What do you think about ipad/lemur as a controller?

 

Best regards

laloslalos

 

 

i dunno it's easy enough not to use random in max

not that i'm against it any more (at least in principle - as long as it's done carefully noise can be really useful), but on confield we weren't doing that

 

no that was all programmed in logic audio

 

i think there's a bit of mpc on a couple of tracks but none of the rest

 

never used lemur

iPads are great but tbh i prefer something tactile for using with max, for now anyway

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was it a conscious decision that M62 doesn't even reach above 4khz?

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Some people consider Second Peng the first Dubstep track, predating all others which are like early 2000

 

Do you agree or disagree with this assessment?

Edited by Zeffolia

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What do you do for sinus problems?

steam mostly

i'm feeling fucked tonight tho i might have to bow out soon

 

No Sean, don't go! Get Better!

 

Sean, no!

 

Sean!

 

SEAAN!

 

 

 

 

SEAAAAN!

 

aw my ribs! not agaaaaaiiiiinnnn

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Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

fucking lol

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mountains or volcanos? (personally i like volcanoes cos they explode & stuff but is there anything like the tranquility of mountains? gona b a tough 1) ((thx 4 the epic epic awesomeness by the way!))

yeah but u can hang out on a mountain with little else to worry about.

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Really great to hear that you're fans of zoviet-france too -- I've been really into both Ae and z-f since about mid-1990s and was surprised when I heard later that you played a show together. (I saw the earlier answers about that)

 

Curious if you have any favorites of 'classic' z-f work (say, Shadow Thief of the Sun and before) or any recollections of how you first got into them ?

we did 3 shows together iirc

one of them was a joint bill where we overlapped our sets but the others were collab gigs

(i might have that wrong, maybe 2 of them were overlapping, my brain is gone)

i can def rem 3 gigs tho, one in newcastle, one in amsterdam, one in nottingham (i think)

 

got into them in 94 cos of chantal, she played me collusion and what is not true and look into me, and i backtracked

 

 

What do you do for sinus problems?

steam mostly

i'm feeling fucked tonight tho i might have to bow out soon

 

Man steam is GREAT for congestion. Nothing better than standing in a hot shower and just letting it do its trick. Have you tried using a "nedipot" yet? Its pretty wild and makes you feel like you are drowning but will clear the nose and sinus out real quick.

 

 

nedipot

 

yeah self-waterboarding lol

nah i don't trust it man

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sean if u go, wait till 808, kraftwerk would be proud.

 

then u can go get some crashage

 

pls

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Sean and Rob, thank you for being with us all these days. It was great and unexpected!

And the last question:

Guys, do you consider yourself happy?

Sean, please give the name of my collection of CDs and vinyls Autechre :music:

Wish you all the best! :beer:

Sean, you do not like my avatar? Or am I asking too stupid questions? :wink:

 

 

ah hi

sorry i have a cold and i keep missing things today

no excuse tho

 

yeah i mean, i dunno, what's happy? does it even mean anything?

 

your collection is now called autechre

 

Thank you again! Guys, keep us happy for the fantastic tracks! You are out of the competition! Until we meet again :music:

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