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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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1 hour ago, jules said:

I still want to make my shirt for the live tt1pd assault tour. sean pls

 

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tt1pd is their biggest achievement yet.

PEeeRiiiOooD

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17 hours ago, Rotwang said:

This is a truly bizarre opinion. Rob and Sean have always come across as sincere and down-to-earth and yet you're accusing them of spending the last decade maintaining a lie - based on what? Even if they could have made all of their recent output with a regular DAW (debatable), why the hell wouldn't they program their own stuff in Max? Writing music software isn't that hard - I've done it, and I'm an amateur hobbyist with a day job - and it's obviously something that appeals to the sort of people who make nerdy electronic music. Who do you think uses tools like Max or develops new synths/effects anyway, if not people like Autechre?

Nah, not as harsh as you are saying.

Programming stuff in Max and letting all the lights marketing shine on it. It helps maintaining a nerd status.

I think I didn't say marketing is a bad thing.

I may totally be wrong, I mean cmon we aren't sitting in their studios.

WATMM literally forces me to break the circle of jerk that resides here.

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