Yeah it's nostalgia. I got into ae properly when Draft was released and it's still the album I feel clicks most with me, as I've been listening to that one the longest. On the other hand I found Amber the hardest to get into because of its minimal nature.
Yeah i'm sure nostalgia is a big part of it, amber was the first ae album i listened to and i fell in love right away.
ae peepz gonna shit on me but i say nah. i honestly don't like alot of what they do these days. when they first shifted styles i was like "damn i like dis alien funk" but now it all sounds samey and too glitchytryhard, i think they ditched alot of the emotion in their earlier stuff.
now i know the true ae fans are gonna disagree with this cause they get riled up anytime someone hates on their two bfs sean and rob and they'll say i just don't get it but i'll take amber and tri repetae over exai any day of the week.
That is interesting because I experience more emotions with their later output than with quite cold Tri Repetae. I would not label their later output as glitch-try-hard music but I have certainly heard music from different producers I would label this way. There is a lot of elegance and smoothness to their later output. 1 1 is or Osla for n are flowing smoothly like water imo. A seamless flow of emotional music. And Oversteps...
I love the coldness and grittiness of Tri Repetae, that's in fact what brings out the emotions for me with that album. At the end of the day what makes someone emotional is completely subjective, and is a debate that can go on forever, so I'm done in that department. As far as glitchytryhard, that's the impression i got with the live stuff but see below for more on that. They certainly do it the best, I'm not disagreeing with that at all.
Quaristice and the live stuff has certainly been my least favorite of their recent stuff, with oversteps being probably my favorite. is there a better live set than the krakow one? that's the only one i downloaded since people on here were hyping it up so much, but i really did not like it. i think they were just pushing it way too far, too chaotic...kinda became a chore to listen to. i understand that's because they improvise the live stuff and i can totally understand why some people like that but it's not for me. i prefer the more controlled chaos they do on their albums. if there's a live set people think i will like better, im all for trying it out.
and just to reiterate, I still like their music, they still make some of the finest electronic music known to man.
Edited by orangebattery, 13 December 2015 - 12:14 PM.