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Autechre

Where do I start with Autechre?



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#76 jules

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:38 PM

She wants weird, and I want to start with something that will blow her world wide open. I'm going to do skim through EP7, LP5, Chiastic Slide and Confield, then make a decision based on my sense of what I would grab her most.


make a playlist?

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:37 PM

Id start with eurodance


euro? no, not music

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:53 PM

 

She wants weird, and I want to start with something that will blow her world wide open. I'm going to do skim through EP7, LP5, Chiastic Slide and Confield, then make a decision based on my sense of what I would grab her most.


make a playlist?

 

I don't do playlists, full albums only.  Good suggestion though.  A more reasonable person might take it.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:45 AM

She wants weird, and I want to start with something that will blow her world wide open. I'm going to do skim through EP7, LP5, Chiastic Slide and Confield, then make a decision based on my sense of what I would grab her most.


Gantz Graf? Or go Cap.IV and follow with GG for a nice 1-2 punch.

Orrrr GG video?

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:47 AM

I don't do playlists, full albums only. Good suggestion though. A more reasonable person might take it.


Oh, whole Gantz Graf EP then.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:53 AM

Personally I've always found Dial. to be a bit of an oddball though.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:40 AM

personally I would stop overthinking the perfect AE primer that will make her fall in love the The Bros TM and just play her whatever and let her figure it out on her own

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:44 AM

Id start with eurodance

euro? no, not music

:) exactly

After euro id recommend subrange 6-36 on repeate and only then either gantz graf or bine, Vletrmx21 to tame the usual high preasure reactions; tears are welcommed.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:46 PM

 

I don't do playlists, full albums only. Good suggestion though. A more reasonable person might take it.


Oh, whole Gantz Graf EP then.

 

 

I do intend to listen to this with her after the initial priming.  Gantz Graf Ep is a masterpiece.  prob my favourite release in the entire catalog.  It's actually the perfect length for what it is.  They really nailed every second of that one.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

Work on the premise that she'll hate it and its something that you'll never connect with her about. This will be fine at the start, and you'll even tell yourself that it doesn't matter. But eventually, it'll gnaw away at you, eroding the very foundations of your relationship. Once you come to peace with the fact that your love and adoration for Ae is simultaneously the one thing that provides you comfort, is also the thing that will mean you will never have a *real* and meaningful relationship with another person then you can relax. 

 

Also, try Amber :) All my exes "liked" that one



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:53 PM

Ahaha the first paragraph may well be true.  I definitely won't listen to Amber with her though.  They're so much awesome in their discog I can't be killing time with Amber.  Killing Time with Amber is a pretty good band name tbqh.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:58 PM

Killing Time with Amber is a pretty good band name tbqh.

 

So I Heard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll get my coat.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:10 AM

My wife likes only Incunabula. For all the rest she says: I can't say it's wrong, I just don't like it.

But she likes FSOL.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:22 AM

My wife likes confield, untilted and exai plus the early albums but she is not much into ae. I think confield has an alien sounding atmosphere to it without being intimidating like draft for example. Depending on previous musical preferences like tempo and aggressiveness i’d choose one of those three as a starting point.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:57 AM

My wife likes only Incunabula. For all the rest she says: I can't say it's wrong, I just don't like it.

 

same as my gf

 

interestingly, she really liked russell haswell @onesix show, ae not at all



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:14 PM

 

My wife likes only Incunabula. For all the rest she says: I can't say it's wrong, I just don't like it.

 

same as my gf

 

interestingly, she really liked russell haswell @onesix show, ae not at all

 

So, basically, she's a masochist.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:07 AM

Hello knob twiddlers!

 

I've been getting into stuff like Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin as of late (moreso Aphex Twin) and I want to check out Autechre, but since they have a monolithic body of work I'm not really sure where to start. I'm intrigued by the elseq 1-5 albums and the NTS sessions, but those things are so freaking huge that I don't think I should start there.

 

What would you all recommend? Tri Repidae?

 

no don't.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:14 AM

I've gotten a few people into AE by giving them copies of Oversteps. They are now full blown AE fans.
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:51 AM

I've heard in the past that the best way to get into Ae if you're new to them is the chronological approach - start with the early stuff and work your way east on the timeline.

I first discovered them in '97 from the Second Bad Vilbel music vid. From then I knew only of Incunabula, Amber and Tri Rep ++ until two years later. I was more Aphex leaning until I discovered EP7, which I had a hard time grasping at first that it was indeed Ae. But EP7 ultimately ended up being the one release that solidified them as my favorite band. Still holds true 20 years later.

But I'm rambling. Honestly my personal recommendation would be to start with Envane, then go with any release you want after that. There is no one-size, fits-all approach.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:31 AM

Where to start with Ae?

- Start with track 1 and rewind back 9:47 minutes.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:02 PM

My wife likes only Incunabula. For all the rest she says: I can't say it's wrong, I just don't like it.


same as my gf

interestingly, she really liked russell haswell @onesix show, ae not at all
So, basically, she's a masochist.

Lol almost :)

Well russell was great, he was ‘different’, only he was too loud so we had to go outside od the building to properly enjoy the show. *sirius*

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:04 PM

Ear plugs man.  Or failing that, toilet paper (for advanced users).



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:48 PM

Most definitely for advanced users - toilet paper almost always gets stuck in my ears.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 02:05 PM

fak that if i need to listen to the music with toilet paper in my ears  :trashbear:



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 02:07 PM

The beginning.



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