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Are Ae getting better as they age?

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#126 sweepstakes

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:50 AM

i don't know if 'detailed' is the word i would use for Quaristice. maybe 'subtle' is a better description. more nuanced than Untilted. more shades. more organic.

 

to me, Untilted is like some hyper detailed cubist painting. Quaristice is more like wildstyle graffiti. still technical but more loose & funky.

 

a lot of it comes down to how the 2 albums were made. Untilted was all intense midi programming. taking time to program & chain together all sorts of sequences. Quaristice was all jammed out realtime.

 

when i listen to Quaristice, i can really hear their hands on the controls. I think it's the album that is the most 'them' as people. when you hear something change on that album, you know for the most part a hand was moving a fader, or triggering a button, or whatever. i really felt their unique sense of rhythm & timing with all of their Quaristice stuff, and the relative sparseness of the tracks allows you to hear all the things they are doing more clearly.

Yeah well put, I think this is the most accurate and also explains why I love it the most.



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 01:20 AM

Would enjoy this thread if they were actually still releasing stuff.

Might as well change the title to "Were Ae getting better as they aged?"

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 07:45 AM

 

i don't know if 'detailed' is the word i would use for Quaristice. maybe 'subtle' is a better description. more nuanced than Untilted. more shades. more organic.

 

to me, Untilted is like some hyper detailed cubist painting. Quaristice is more like wildstyle graffiti. still technical but more loose & funky.

 

a lot of it comes down to how the 2 albums were made. Untilted was all intense midi programming. taking time to program & chain together all sorts of sequences. Quaristice was all jammed out realtime.

 

when i listen to Quaristice, i can really hear their hands on the controls. I think it's the album that is the most 'them' as people. when you hear something change on that album, you know for the most part a hand was moving a fader, or triggering a button, or whatever. i really felt their unique sense of rhythm & timing with all of their Quaristice stuff, and the relative sparseness of the tracks allows you to hear all the things they are doing more clearly.

Yeah well put, I think this is the most accurate and also explains why I love it the most.

 

Agreed, good description digit.

 

 

Would enjoy this thread if they were actually still releasing stuff.

Might as well change the title to "Were Ae getting better as they aged?"

You, you shut the hell up. IT WILL HAPPEN. They've certainly been more consistently releasing over the last decade than any other featured artists around here so yeah. They can take a year off if they want.



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 09:10 AM

[quote name="goDel" post="2593167" timestamp="1512112838"]

Would enjoy this thread if they were actually still releasing stuff.

Might as well change the title to "Were Ae getting better as they aged?"[/quote]
You, you shut the hell up. IT WILL HAPPEN. They've certainly been more consistently releasing over the last decade than any other featured artists around here so yeah. They can take a year off if they want.[/quote]

Lol, yeah.

No one knows what goes on in people's lives. For all we know they could have been dealing with death and sickness for the past year. And they've got no obligation to us anyway.

That being said in my head I'm going "Sean pls" every time I look at watmm.
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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:30 AM

i don't know if 'detailed' is the word i would use for Quaristice. maybe 'subtle' is a better description. more nuanced than Untilted. more shades. more organic.

to me, Untilted is like some hyper detailed cubist painting. Quaristice is more like wildstyle graffiti. still technical but more loose & funky.

a lot of it comes down to how the 2 albums were made. Untilted was all intense midi programming. taking time to program & chain together all sorts of sequences. Quaristice was all jammed out realtime.

when i listen to Quaristice, i can really hear their hands on the controls. I think it's the album that is the most 'them' as people. when you hear something change on that album, you know for the most part a hand was moving a fader, or triggering a button, or whatever. i really felt their unique sense of rhythm & timing with all of their Quaristice stuff, and the relative sparseness of the tracks allows you to hear all the things they are doing more clearly.

Yeah well put, I think this is the most accurate and also explains why I love it the most.
Agreed, good description digit.

Would enjoy this thread if they were actually still releasing stuff.

Might as well change the title to "Were Ae getting better as they aged?"

You, you shut the hell up. IT WILL HAPPEN. They've certainly been more consistently releasing over the last decade than any other featured artists around here so yeah. They can take a year off if they want.

Yep, this.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:09 AM

I wonder if el-seq will be their DOS moment or not



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:56 AM

Quaristice is dope. Overall, I'm not a huge fan of EP7, Confield, and Untilted. They're a bit drab overall, but Draft 7.30 has some bangers. They seem to be having more fun these days, I dunno. 



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:11 PM

That being said I'd like warp to drop the next repress wave !

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 08:15 PM

We’ve definitely seen drastic stylistic transformation from them over the years, but I have a hard time seeing it as genuinely linear, logical, or progressive (except in terms of technical expertise), so it feels weird to say they have or haven’t “gotten better.” For the most part their marked shifts seem more on the level of genre or palette than quality. For example, it’s not like Oversteps is structurally or texturally richer than Untilted; it’s just aiming to be something completely different. Quaristice is another good example: initially, I thought, ”Oh, cool, they got sick of autistic slice’n’dicery, & instead had some fun w/ their pre-/epi-Autechre loves (hip-hop, acid, etc.),” but soon I realized the same attention to detial/nuance that’s so front-&-center in Draft/Untilted is there in Quaristice too, only the traditional simplicity of the latter’s main genre tropes demanded understatement, reserve, & to some extent even deliberate obscurantism. Whereas Oversteps & especially the Elseqs are shooting for an almost completely antithetical vision, i.e., all texture & detail, with almost no adherence to recognizable generic structures or tropes. Like, the pendulu(m) casually swung hard one way, then even harder another.

 

TLDR: The boys aren’t getting objectively “better” over time; they’re just accumulating technical & artistic mastery, while simultaneously working really hard to avoid doing the same thing twice (unless/until they feel they can significantly outdo a previous effort in the same vein).


Edited by doorjamb, 02 December 2017 - 08:18 PM.




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