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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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  • TWarwick64

    I agree with Tuntury; Piezo is vast and stunning. Hard to suggest what might be their Ae's lowest moment though isn't it? Every album demonstrates progress and, retrospectively, occupies the site that it should, like fossils or ice core data.

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  • F7sus4

    Surripere.

    Yesterday 8:02am Reply
  • I0000days

    I think the only slippery and glitchy part of Amber is the Slip-Glitch combo.

    23 Jul 6:34am Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    Yes, it's the only amazing track on that album.

    22 Jul 11:05am Reply
  • Tuntury

    Amber is a lush album coz it contains one of the greatest ae trakks of all time, Piezo.

    21 Jul 6:46pm Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    He's in America. Spying.

    21 Jul 12:02am Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    wow russians got internet

    20 Jul 5:26pm Reply
  • drochlen

    Эти мужики однозначно являются мастерами своего дела. Потрясающие эксперименты со звуком, которые способны заинтересовать любого человека с широким музыкальным кругозором, а уж для эстетов это настоящая находка. Начиная с действительно приятной и любопытной электроники они перешли к сложно воспринимаемой на слух, что скорее приводит в недоумение, чем доставляет удовольствие.

    18 Jul 10:45pm Reply
  • MilenLoktionov

    http://waqs.bandcamp.com/

    14 Jul 7:21pm Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    try mixing them together in your playlist and play tracks in random order. it might work.

    14 Jul 1:23pm Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    Incunabula is awesome. Amber is one of their weakest releases tho. I've never understood the fuss around this album.

    14 Jul 11:07am Reply
  • Tuntury

    I just love listening to their live sets with demented screams. Those friggin' Aussies. On a second note, I don't understand why their live stuff hasn't been released in a comp or something. It's obviously da bess электронный muzak ever made. I'd be willing to pay 149,99£ for that comp. Peace & love, gramzz.

    14 Jul 7:32am Reply
  • I0000days

    Their first two albums are growing on me unstoppably. Sean and Rob don't know nothing about their own music when they call these albums "cheese" in interviews, proof being Draft 7.30 and Exai and other of their late stuff that could easily sneak on mainstream radio.

    14 Jul 7:08am Reply
  • cheza64

    Music for my father...

    13 Jul 9:32pm Reply
  • comate11

    Autechre in Cracow ? Be or no to be ! XD

    12 Jul 11:40pm Reply
  • Tuntury

    Blyz Castl really is the sound of Blieskastel

    12 Jul 4:05pm Reply
  • TWarwick64

    Listening to their albums in order of release at the moment. Having a lot of fun with it, too. The most seminal fun that can be had

    10 Jul 2:41pm Reply
  • iMurk

    yep what

    8 Jul 9:30pm Reply
  • drochlen

    Охуительный дуэт! У меня просто нет слов, это надо слушать

    8 Jul 8:28pm Reply
  • HeadShoteR

    I hope I don't make you feel uncomfortable.

    8 Jul 7:53pm Reply
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