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Rochdale, United Kingdom (1987 – present)

Autechre is an English music group consisting of Rob Brown and Sean Booth, both natives of Rochdale (in Greater Manchester, England). They are one of the most prominent acts signed with Warp Records, a label known for its pioneering electronic artists.

Booth and Brown formed the group in 1987 while they were both living in Rochdale, United Kingdom. They began by making and trading electro and hip-hop mixtapes, but gradually collected some cheap equipment (most notably a Casio SK-1 Sampler) and moved on to their own compositions. By the time Warp Records released their debut, Incunabula, they were employing a variety of electronic instruments to create their evolving style.

Booth and Brown have explained that the name Autechre can be pronounced in any way anyone sees fit. They pronounce it “aw-TEK-er” (IPA) /ɔ ˈtɛk ɚ/.

Autechre helped initiate the music festival All Tomorrow’s Parties in 2000, and were responsible for curating the 2003 festival.

Autechre utilize a wide array of analog synths in their production as well as analog and digital drum machines and samplers. They have also made extensive use of a variety of computer based sequencers, softsynths, and other applications, such as Max/MSP.


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  • HeadShoteR

    What Exai stuff. Are they doing DJ sets of their already released tracks now or something? Doubt it.

    28 Jul 11:09am Reply
  • Xhi

    The set at Melt! 2015 was a black monolith, that consisted mostly of Exai stuff and some phasings of electroacoustic improvisation. Spasms all around.

    26 Jul 10:06am Reply
  • GaaraGOinMusic1

    *throws a coin to the fountain* i wish a new album

    22 Jul 5:19am Reply
  • papabuscemeys

    daaamn, these guys so ahead of their time, all of the time. hard to believe that Tri Repetae released in the same year that Windows 95 did

    21 Jul 8:53pm Reply
  • Danomagico

    oh man their live performance tonight at dour festival was sooo fucked up ! didn't sound like anything i had heard from them before

    19 Jul 11:01am Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    Sean, Rob, new album pls.

    16 Jul 5:56am Reply
  • Tuntury

    Mixlr Webcast is the perfect work/travel companion, need to check out their other mixes.

    12 Jul 10:18am Reply
  • I0000days

    Did you knew that if you invert 'Boston' you get 'not sob'? which is exactly what I am going to do now while jamming some Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, scrolling down endlessly on 9gag, and totally not remind myself that I'll never see Ae onstage.

    7 Jul 7:01am Reply
  • EnderFoShowYo

    got my ticket to the Boston show. suck my dick everybody. if they don't play a confield-only set, i'm deleting all my plays and breaking up with I0000days

    6 Jul 11:38pm Reply
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  • Tuntury

    There was a line of mics in front of the stage in Sónar, but I guess the owners kept the treat to themselves. The funny thing is that the lights were put on for a few seconds during the show.

    29 Jun 6:18pm Reply
  • altermaven

    The only reason why I'm not all edgy and waiting for a new release is because they're on tour. And since they're nailing Philly in October, it's gonna break my heart because I can't find a way to go! >_<

    24 Jun 12:50am Reply
  • smpcln

    @The_SchoziodMan, thanks, but it will be nice to have a ears-friendly quality sound recording of a full performance

    23 Jun 8:40pm Reply
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  • smpcln

    does anyone have a recording of their performance on Sonar2015?

    21 Jun 11:27pm Reply
  • Tuntury

    Does anyone know if they participate in festivals like this anymore? Cuz I'd be really keen to sit on bleachers ~100m away from the stage while the staff is wandering around in front of me and some dude is making philosophical rants on humanity. Not to mention the staff downloading random images and announcing them.

    11 Jun 4:33pm Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    hi, add him

    11 Jun 6:49am Reply
  • cadfnofnsowg

    hi, add me

    11 Jun 1:39am Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    v No u.

    10 Jun 12:00pm Reply
  • I0000days

    Negativity baffles me lately. Don't we all know that, apart from elemental properties, everything in the material world is every bit devoid of intrinsic significance? it's as if some souls still refuse to press the “grow-up” inscripted button that allows for that reality to be unveiled and calm down these waters ever so troubled by the murky ripples of hideous judgments and groundless comparisons. I swear that you cannot spin an useful thought on this site anymore without breaking to pieces the defense place of a 20 years old something yet-to-hatch egg dweller.

    9 Jun 7:07pm Reply
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