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I keep asking about harmonics as you guys do it so well you give the most abstract sound a soul by adding harmonics to it that still send shivers down the spine 10 years later. You say you can not play instruments well so how do you create these great melodies? Are they all max generative patches or do you just jam and harmonise everything after? All your records since the first sound like you really know what you are doing with your melodic / harmonic content while for me its really hard to nail the expression in a way you just seem to do with ease. Any suggestions where to start? A book? A tool? technique?

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See you guys. Promised myself that I will sleep properly today.

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it sounds like piles of rubbish fighting each other

 

 

 

That's what some people have said about Fol3 to be fair :)

 

 

haha shit man you're right

oh well

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuaXqa660KI

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J2gv80ttK8

 

:biggrin:

 

 

Why is the first link Amon Tobin's ISAM? :cisfor:

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I keep asking about harmonics as you guys do it so well you give the most abstract sound a soul by adding harmonics to it that still send shivers down the spine 10 years later. You say you can not play instruments well so how do you create these great melodies? Are they all max generative patches or do you just jam and harmonise everything after? All your records since the first sound like you really know what you are doing with your melodic / harmonic content while for me its really hard to nail the expression in a way you just seem to do with ease. Any suggestions where to start? A book? A tool? technique?

i dunno, i mean even when we first started doing tracks being new to working with each other, we hadn't really learned anything by then, we'd do bits of tunes separately and they turn out to be in key with each other - or if not - something that really worked in interesting ways harmonically.

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I don't have a question to ask right now. But Sean/Rob can you please validate my existence?

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I'm not sure if you saw the question, but ()

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hey rob, I noticed you clicked on my profile. I'm just going to assume it wasn't one of those accidental clicks and you were intending on sending me a soundboard or a cool photo for my house. thanks man.

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do you turn up the volume when they play in the air tonight on the radio in the car

 

is the matrix the third member of autechre?

 

how many kickdrum rushes are there in Phylopn?

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So at the end of The Thing, Macready and Childs are alone in the snow, with everyone else seemingly dead, drinking whisky. Which of them is an alien and which is human? Are both still human?

 

Also, are you John Carpenter fans? Love his 80's films, and the soundtracks him and Alan Howarth were doing are great, are y'all fans?

 

Do you use digital/analog feedback ever in your tracks? It's one of my favorite tricks to breathe life into tracks...I started doing so often digitally when I got comfortable with AudioMulch (which if you've never heard of, is a pretty nice little prog).

 

What was the last track that you remember scratching with actual turntables on? Who did the scratches in Goz Quarter?

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Are r ess and t ess xi related in anyway? What about other tracks with similar namings?

i've seen mentions of how those two titles are sharing some meaning but they're not.

 

tracks like bronchus's are from an imaginary series, we add to when they sound like from the same cannon - in our way of thinking about them, or used to be, thats a kind of habit thats not happened in a while.

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Could you recommend an essential record in your opinion that most of us might now know?

 

 

Not sure if youre after something more obscure, but an all time mind blower for me as a schoolkid quite new to more grown up hiphop electro. the bit that rolls in from 3'04" is one of my favourite moments in popular electronic music.

 

 

esp. as a similar passage had occurred once already (2'20") but with less added

 

sorry this megathread killed my browser for a sec, missed out the link

 

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is parental advisory recommanded with an autechre release

 

does phylopn have the most basskick rushes in the world?

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Rob, I asked this already but I understand not every question from that huge pile can be answered:

 

How big role plays a mastering engineer when it comes to the vibe of the records. Is he only supposed to make sure the mix of the album is consistent by light touches here and there or were there any situation when he really pushed a track sound to another level?

yeah sorry i saw it and wanted to answer but sometimes the best response isn't the immediate one, cos i know what i mean, but it may not articulate to be worthwhile.

 

noel summerville,he's the only guy that could actually cut draft 7.30 to vinyl (yeah think thats the right lp). we weren't happy with the first few test presses we got from another plant, so we got warp to throw the premasters to all the cutting rooms they trusted.

 

noels' TP was spot on given that Draft was heavy on the really quick transients, wooden mids, tight and and rubbery bass - hard to commit to vinyl and get it loud without limited to mush - and keep all the air in the tracks. since that we went in there every time, sit with him talk about our thing. he gets it, suggests often simple transparent approaches he'd like to try, explaining why, and the outcomes etc. we get into it and its done.

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Seeing that you are both into hip hop, did you ever get into the southern Chopped & Screwed type stuff? Three Six Mafia?

There was a bit of a Timbaland thread going on here recently, are you fans of his work?

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Do you both mainly listen to sequenced electronic/synthesised music, or are you also into hand-arranged sample layers stuff? What do you think of Burial, for example?

where would u put burial in the above categories?

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Rob! I know I asked this earlier but I have to know haha. Can you name drop a few tracks that were exclusively you and exclusively Sean? For science!

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hey rob, I noticed you clicked on my profile. I'm just going to assume it wasn't one of those accidental clicks and you were intending on sending me a soundboard or a cool photo for my house. thanks man.

ok cool. quaristice or untitled? ;)

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how much did it cost to get the drummer of Nile in plyPhon

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Cipater is my favourite Ae track. The beats transforming and the bassline that comes in halfway through still gives me goosebumps after a million listens.

Do you have amy particular memories of making this track?

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So at the end of The Thing, Macready and Childs are alone in the snow, with everyone else seemingly dead, drinking whisky. Which of them is an alien and which is human? Are both still human?

 

Also, are you John Carpenter fans? Love his 80's films, and the soundtracks him and Alan Howarth were doing are great, are y'all fans?

 

Do you use digital/analog feedback ever in your tracks? It's one of my favorite tricks to breathe life into tracks...I started doing so often digitally when I got comfortable with AudioMulch (which if you've never heard of, is a pretty nice little prog).

 

What was the last track that you remember scratching with actual turntables on? Who did the scratches in Goz Quarter?

i'd say human, triumph over alien scum.

 

yeah big fans of carpenter

 

yeah big feedback fans, haven't used audiomulch

 

u mean which track of ours did we last scratch on or which track ever did we last scratch on?

 

not sure if i should say - we can both scratch

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Hey Rob, I'll ask this again too, even tho it's a boring gear question. did you ever check the octatrack? i remember reading once that you initially weren't over enamoured by the MPC when you switched from ensoniq. After the elektron heavy untilted and quaristice I thought you'd both be all over it when it finally dropped but it was nowhere to be seen on yr live sets. I've read mixed reports about it as a whole, was just interested if you had a take on it.

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Rob! I know I asked this earlier but I have to know haha. Can you name drop a few tracks that were exclusively you and exclusively Sean? For science!

no

 

we like knowing just for ourselves, when its all over someone can cut us up for science then and only then all will be revealed.

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hey rob, I noticed you clicked on my profile. I'm just going to assume it wasn't one of those accidental clicks and you were intending on sending me a soundboard or a cool photo for my house. thanks man.

ok cool. quaristice or untitled? ;)

quaristice pls. no one will know.

 

thanks

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hey rob, I noticed you clicked on my profile. I'm just going to assume it wasn't one of those accidental clicks and you were intending on sending me a soundboard or a cool photo for my house. thanks man.

ok cool. quaristice or untitled? ;)

Oversteps!! 3 quarters into the melbourne set was this killer machine gun bass kick track over all sorts of fucked up synths and reverb space noises. I would kill to hear that in good quality again :)

Do you attempt to record a lot of the live set songs to craft them into structured album tracks, or do these still only exist as components to jam to play in the live setting ?

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Hey Rob, I'll ask this again too, even tho it's a boring gear question. did you ever check the octatrack? i remember reading once that you initially weren't over enamoured by the MPC when you switched from ensoniq. After the elektron heavy untilted and quaristice I thought you'd both be all over it when it finally dropped but it was nowhere to be seen on yr live sets. I've read mixed reports about it as a whole, was just interested if you had a take on it.

no not tried it, my initial disappointment with mpc1k vanished when i got JJOS as it dealt with most post Ensoniq issues, by the time octatrack got out, we were heavily software only. i might mess with one given the time - have to get one first tho'

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