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alco review by alco:   this is the new "autechre" album by them, the brothers. it's called "sign" which is short for "signs." i believe this is an m night shaymalan (or whatever) reference a

the autechre brothers. "the signs" in 2020. october. i forget the date. i'm meeting up with them, the "boys" of autechre. sean, the one who thinks its sick to make beats super wacky is smoking a cigar

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I can't get that si00 out of my mind. Not that it's a problem, on the contrary, I welcome it willingly; the fact is that too many melodies intertwine, and their mood changes, so when i whistle, muffled by the mask, a mangled combination of cacophony comes out of my mouth. 

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12 minutes ago, Draft78 said:

I can't get that si00 out of my mind. Not that it's a problem, on the contrary, I welcome it willingly; the fact is that too many melodies intertwine, and their mood changes, so when i whistle, muffled by the mask, a mangled combination of cacophony comes out of my mouth. 

such a cool track.  some choice quotes from the livestream>

On 10/8/2020 at 3:17 PM, jaderpansen said:

flep's saying hello.

#autechre from BULL WALLET VERSIONS
On 10/8/2020 at 3:22 PM, Roo said:

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1 minute ago, Lacerbanerva said:

Vinyl preordered, must admit its been a while since a vinyl release has got me this happy

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The Wire has spoken

Autechre SIGN Warp CD/DL/LP

Autechre’s propensity for excess over the last seven years – numerous mixes, Warp Tapes 88–93, elseq 1–5, that eight hour NTS box set, and so on – may have obscured the eagerness of Rob Brown and Sean Booth to smuggle pop beauty into their fractured arrhythmias. To put it another way, we all might be forgiven for forgetting that these two have LPs like SIGN lurking in their compositional DNA. For all its hyperactive mania, 2013’s Exai was home to sloping, cybernetic gems like “jatevee C” and “YJY UX” where the duo’s inherent idiosyncrasies proved incapable of quashing all those sweet, sweet micro-hooks, jutting from their unfixed geometries like crystalline splinters.

On SIGN, Autechre lean harder into new age bliss than one might expect. Opener “M4 Lema” folds soothing, glowing tonal sweeps around digitised spackles and clicks. “r cazt” lays out a dissonant, stormy drone, its synthesizers flaring up like space rock guitars. “Metaz form8”, with a host of extended overlapping chords and searching, psychedelic resolutions, is only slightly less linear than a Kali Malone or Sarah Davachi meditation. the cascading “all end” from NTS Sessions aside, they’ve rarely come across as quite this pretty, this ambient, this willing to sidestep the impossible 16 limbed IDM beat entirely.

Yet one can always count on Booth and Brown to wild out pensively and endearingly. Thus there’s the electronic xylophone bongo bounce of “si00” and the felicitous “au14”, which sounds like the outcome of a long, very complex round of the memory game Simon. The tangled, baroque “sch.mefd 2” is another of those certified low-key Ae stunners – think “Gelk”, “Y7” or “Vose In” – that captivates, apparently without really trying. Lumpen notes chase each other up and down engorged, echoing scales; separate chords stalk a warm, bleary melody. A percussive continuity is established – a pop, an imitation snare, a trail of snaps. Seemingly locked in a cycle of self-reinvention and darkening as it advances, the tune is as puzzling as it is gorgeous.   Raymond Cummings

 

 

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1 hour ago, ignatius said:

"It’s difficult to listen to because it’s too emotionally resonant. "

nail on the head. fuck. this is how i felt on first listen. so heavy. 

definitely 

I was amazed some of y'all were diving right back in after the live stream. I needed to lie on the floor and take deep breaths I was so emotionally exhausted.

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2 hours ago, d-a-m-o said:

The capitalized album title, Brown said, is “an initialization, but we don’t want to tell anybody what it stands for.”

 

Society Is Gone Now

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18 minutes ago, ignatius said:

it's rare that i understand wtf a review is even about. 

 

Reference-dropping and cringey thesaurus usage, mostly. And a paycheque. 

Still not sure how this person clumps Gelk, y7 and Vose In together. Quick scan of a playlist is my guess.

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As a kid my nightmares were typically based around a repetitive dread, tableaux of water bore drilling, failed crop enterprises, and sinister infinite livestock counts, and a few tracks here tickle that brooding  procrastinating demonic twist.

I personally don’t have an endurance problem with the emotional resonance here. I’m an introverted empath of sorts, so I get the need for boundaries, but SIGN doesn’t overload me at all. I love emotionally raw music and find it therapeutic.

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3 hours ago, d-a-m-o said:

The capitalized album title, Brown said, is “an initialization, but we don’t want to tell anybody what it stands for.”

 

Sean Is Gay Now

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