If I had been a member of watmm when AE did their ask-me-anything, I definitely would have asked about their approach to melody. Don't understand people who say they wish Autechre would return to their earlier days when they had melodies, for I feel every one of their releases has interesting and arresting melodies.
There was an interview from Oversteps era where they said that beat stuff came naturally to them, so they decided to focus more on 'harmony, melody, and counterpoint.' Always wondered what this looked like on their end: cannot see them sitting down to study Bach's chorales. I imagine them doing everything intuitively, experimenting guess-and-check style with microtonal tunings, building sequencers in max that are more suited to four-part harmony expression than percussion, etc.
Was curious if anyone else speculates on what their harmonic turn looked like, or for any reflections upon the non-beat side of their music, or just favorite melodic AE tracks. I really like Move Of Ten for this, especially the second half.