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2 minutes ago, drillkicker said:

gr4 is so beautiful.  It's a choir of plaintive voices desperately urging the chords into disparate directions until they disappear entirely, the structure is lost, and the voices die away.

Probably the most beautiful track on the album.  It reminds me of Ives' "Unanswered Question."

I think me and Mrs stevieG are going to listen to the album again tonight, make sure we properly absorb the more ambient tracks. 

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au14 is track of the day for me, gotta say. This has got some serious bass that goes undetected without good speakers or headphones.  And it occurred to me that the fluttery little melodic bits are quite similar to those bits in north spiral (5 min mark onward)(and the part of AE_Live that does that same bit), and also keyosc. And those tracks are all about the same tempo. 🤓

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29 minutes ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

I think me and Mrs stevieG are going to listen to the album again tonight, make sure we properly absorb the more ambient tracks. 

is SIGN Autechre's Let's Get It On? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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My gosh, F7 suddenly hit me today. That one is a grower to think, and much denser than I realised. It’s very emotional and quite dramatic, but via sonic means that wouldn’t usually elicit those associations. I like that they didn’t utilise drums in any foreground sense here, but rather left spaces for your your brain fill in the gaps. It couldn’t be in contrast more with the opener, which as I’ve said too many times I love and find the best track - but at this point in the album I am now finding the stark difference of sound between 1 and 2 very cool.

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12 hours ago, Amen Lare said:

I hear more of Cocteau Twins' Beatrix in known(1), they played it in one of their marathon streams somewhere

(and regarding SIGN -- F7 definitely resembles known(1) to me, that was my immediate reaction on the premiere, and not only mine, i recall somebody throwing known(2) comment)

 

Yes! Nice spot

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6 hours ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

I think me and Mrs stevieG are going to listen to the album again tonight, make sure we properly absorb the more ambient tracks. 

Me and Mrs EXTRASUPER are definitely not going to listen to SIGN together tonight, because we have not only opposed tastes in music, but opposed ideas about what music is, should be and is for haha.

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3 minutes ago, EXTRASUPER81 said:

You should always use Century Gothic for old times sake

ackchyually pretty sure it's avant garde (aka "the original"). notice how the bow of the e ends parallel to the head:

https://i.ibb.co/QPPG6FQ/av.jpg

as opposed to:

https://i.ibb.co/ZYjHZH4/cg.jpg

gantz graf cover for reference:

https://i.ibb.co/HYkXgry/gg.jpg

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2 hours ago, Key said:

As well as known(1), F7 is beginning to remind me of the 2nd half of Rae but without any drums and a more paranoid vibe.

Agree. That kind of plucked melody stuf was always present in Ae discography. First and earliest example is 444. The sound changed and evolved obviously, but that was nothing really new in Oversteps.

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3 hours ago, jaderpansen said:

ackchyually pretty sure it's avant garde

Good type nerding. Century Gothic is to Avant Garde as Arial is to Helvetica—a filthy, horrible imposter. 

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si00 is the most sinister metronome to have a jam too, I love it.  I've also had some fun sessions in the drum room with gr4 on repeat for over an hour.  The groove in there, and the wide-open spaces to play with takes me on an adventure.  It also gives me the most classic 90's ae vibe of the album.

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