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So I've rediscovered this set and gotten heavy into this weekend. I need all good iterations of it and generally just want to gush over how good it is. As of right now I've got three good copies of this: Toronto (soundboard), Oakland, and Cologne. Links:

 

TORONTO

 

https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1587-autechre-2001-05-09-canada-torontomp3/

 

or

 

https://archive.org/details/Autechre2001-05-09

 

COLOGNE

 

https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1557-autechre-2001-04-01-germany-cologne-1mp3/

https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1555-autechre-2001-04-01-germany-cologne-2mp3/

https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1678-autechre-2001-04-01-germany-cologne-3mp3/

 

or

 

https://archive.org/details/Autechre2001-04-01

 

OAKLAND (track 1 on archive isn't AE, just seems to be recorded from before they started, some sort of sludge metal or something, I assume the watmm downloads is the same thing so i didn't link the first part)

 

https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1687-autechre-2001-05-18-usa-california-oakland-2flac/

https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1695-autechre-2001-05-18-usa-california-oakland-3flac/

https://forum.watmm.com/files/file/1601-autechre-2001-05-18-usa-california-oakland-4flac/

 

or

 

https://archive.org/details/Autechre2001-05-18

 

So basically, this is great stuff. Essentially an album's worth of material...I'm generally terrible at this sort of thing, but I don't recognize anything that got used elsewhere...would be curious if anyone's better ears for that makes some connections to released tunes. The 'tracks' remind me now of NTS in its general structure, flow, attitude, and even sounds...even though obviously we're talking about ~17 years apart, different equipment, etc., AE just gonna be AE it seems. 

 

There was this thread (https://forum.watmm.com/topic/85140-autechre-live-in-toronto-9-may-2001-redux) that had some remaster of it, but I wasn't particularly curious in hunting down a copy as the links I tried didn't work. But otherwise, except some praise in a few other threads, this stuff hasn't been fully discussed or appreciated as far as I can tell. I think it deserves some time in the sun.

 

Beyond just chatting about it, what I'm curious about is this: what other good recordings are there of this set? I see a fair amount from very near these dates, but I haven't begun digging through the rest. Obviously we have a soundboard, but there does seem to be a bit of variation between dates, I'm wondering if there's even more music they were doing as part of it that I haven't found yet...anyone else familiar with these already, or want to start digging through?

 

tl;dr good Confield era tour set is good and needs to be heard

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I love the 2001 stuff

I think I have a few other decent audience recordings other than the ones you listed (plus the soundboard)

 

I’ll have to dig through and see if any are really good. Probably no better than what you already listed

 

I think parts of the 2001 set were very tangentially related to some portion of either Dial or CapIV

I forget which one, but when I use to listen to the 2001 live stuff daily i remember putting on that ep and one of those two songs gave me the “oooh that’s where that came from” feel

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I love the 2001 stuff

I think I have a few other decent audience recordings other than the ones you listed (plus the soundboard)

 

I’ll have to dig through and see if any are really good. Probably no better than what you already listed

 

I think parts of the 2001 set were very tangentially related to some portion of either Dial or CapIV

I forget which one, but when I use to listen to the 2001 live stuff daily i remember putting on that ep and one of those two songs gave me the “oooh that’s where that came from” feel

 

Yeah, Dial. and Cap.IV are absolutely fantastic; Gantz Graf is one of my favourite of their EPs, the style exhibited in these two songs is definitely something I could use more of, that seems to be vaguely echoed in Etchogon-S

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Huh that's really weird, wonder why some of the soundboard recording was cut. Thanks for pointing that out.

 

 

 

I love the 2001 stuff
I think I have a few other decent audience recordings other than the ones you listed (plus the soundboard)

I’ll have to dig through and see if any are really good. Probably no better than what you already listed

I think parts of the 2001 set were very tangentially related to some portion of either Dial or CapIV
I forget which one, but when I use to listen to the 2001 live stuff daily i remember putting on that ep and one of those two songs gave me the “oooh that’s where that came from” feel

 

Yeah, Dial. and Cap.IV are absolutely fantastic; Gantz Graf is one of my favourite of their EPs, the style exhibited in these two songs is definitely something I could use more of

Cool fikkinz :) other good audience recordings are fine by me, hoping to have all the good versions available and until Sal and Rod start putting up their copies of these soundboards (pls&thx) we'll have to make due. I think you're right on the somehow related to Dial. or Cap.IV, hadn't thought of that.

 

Agree vproc, Gantz is highly underrated, I always love the more amorphous and hype/high-tempo AE (why I'm so into this live set)

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Huh that's really weird, wonder why some of the soundboard recording was cut. Thanks for pointing that out.

 

 

 

I love the 2001 stuff

I think I have a few other decent audience recordings other than the ones you listed (plus the soundboard)

 

I’ll have to dig through and see if any are really good. Probably no better than what you already listed

 

I think parts of the 2001 set were very tangentially related to some portion of either Dial or CapIV

I forget which one, but when I use to listen to the 2001 live stuff daily i remember putting on that ep and one of those two songs gave me the “oooh that’s where that came from” feel

Yeah, Dial. and Cap.IV are absolutely fantastic; Gantz Graf is one of my favourite of their EPs, the style exhibited in these two songs is definitely something I could use more of

Cool fikkinz :) other good audience recordings are fine by me, hoping to have all the good versions available and until Sal and Rod start putting up their copies of these soundboards (pls&thx) we'll have to make due. I think you're right on the somehow related to Dial. or Cap.IV, hadn't thought of that.

 

Agree vproc, Gantz is highly underrated, I always love the more amorphous and hype/high-tempo AE (why I'm so into this live set)

You really think so? I always thought GG was highly rated by pretty much everyone on here. Maybe it's just me.

 

What did me was when Sean said (in the AAA I think) that Gantz Graf was made around the time of EP7, but they didn't know what to do with it. Mind blowing, such an incredible piece of music.

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Gantz Graf, the track, is pretty highly rated I think but I'm not sure how much love & appreciation there is for the EP altogether. Dial. and Cap.IV and GG and therefore the whole EP are among their best work imo. It's the only AE EP I personally have zero criticism of: as far as I'm concerned, it's perfect. It seems to be a bit forgotten amongst most fans I think, at least the vocal ones.

Gantz (the track) being written fairly early is a bit crazy yeah, but I think it goes towards the point I was getting at in the original post of them always sorta having certain sounds and ideas and directions they always tend towards with their tunes.

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On 1/12/2019 at 7:30 PM, auxien said:

relistening to this B Complex set and it's so fucking good. can hear so much buried in the mix, can't imagine how fucking killer the soundboards of all these sets would be. crazy melodic stuff all just coming across in bits here and there.... the fuckin insane bassline/lead arp lasers on 'tracks' 7 & 8, so fucking ace.

was listening to a onesix set yesterday and it's just so great in HQ like that. maybe they've got some recordings of this shit they'll dredge up and drop one day :music:

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58 minutes ago, auxien said:

relistening to this B Complex set and it's so fucking good. can hear so much buried in the mix, can't imagine how fucking killer the soundboards of all these sets would be. crazy melodic stuff all just coming across in bits here and there.... the fuckin insane bassline/lead arp lasers on 'tracks' 7 & 8, so fucking ace.

was listening to a onesix set yesterday and it's just so great in HQ like that. maybe they've got some recordings of this shit they'll dredge up and drop one day :music:

 

wow, hadn't heard his before. good stuff indeed!

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1 hour ago, kieselguhr kid said:

wow, hadn't heard his before. good stuff indeed!

worth digging through all those sets available linked in the first post, there's a fair amount of variation between the sets, some moreso than others. really feels more 'live' than anything of theirs ever, imo.

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Well, this thread convinced me and I haven't heard much of the live material from this period. Listened a lot more to AE_LIVE, onesix, the Quaristice and Oversteps livesets and of course the classic Glasgow Arts School set of 2005. So, I'm now listening to Live at Bowery Ballroom on 2001-05-04 [New York City, NY, USA] and have 2001-05-18 - Club Indigo [Oakland, CA, USA] lined up for afterwards. It's really funny to me now that I got into more straight ahead/conventional techno, etc. after and through liking Autechre and other iddumz first instead of the other way around as is the case for I think more of their fanbase?

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from what i've gathered over the years there's plenty of others like you who got into techno and such after being into AE, Aphex, Squarepusher, etc. i'm one of them as well, still not into much more 'conventional' electronic stuff at all really. i think the main split in many cases seems to be whether people got into music scenes via dance clubs or not. there's lots of electro and house and techno that i've heard that sounds great, but just sitting around listening to it in my house just doesn't vibe really. 

these live sets tho, they're the type that sorta transport my brain to a strange place. a lot of AE's live stuff can do that to some extent but these 2001 sets in particular feel like digging into the brainspace of an alien or something. surreal stuff.

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