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  • Autechre listening survey: Amber

    1 Feb 2008, 03:14 by mrkvm

    Autechre : Amber (1994)

    Continuing my survey of the Autechre discography.

    First listen...

    This was really the first Autechre album I actually owned. It looks like the US release date was in 1994 or 1995, so I most likely bought this in my sophomore year of college (1994-1995) when I was still just really discovering electronic music beyond the industrial scene. It seems kind of amazing to me now that I could have had any hangup about purely instrumental music, but I can remember playing Amber for an old friend in my car and giving him a lot of (as it turned out, unneeded) justifications for its existence before even playing it. "It doesn't have any vocals, but it's really cool!"

    I find myself anticipating the lovely higher-pitched melodies that drop into Montreal around 02:46 right from the beginning of the song. A sign of a well-listened track for sure.

    The word "icy" has probably been used to describe this album in more reviews than I can count, but you can't really deny it.
  • Flashbacks (October 14-19)

    20 Oct 2007, 01:43 by liftmuziek

    So this week I decided to dust off some old CDs, just so that I can rip them into Apple Lossless for my new iPod and enjoy them all over again. My biggest personal goal was to find out how well these classics preserved. After a week of revisiting these old and dear friends, I wasn't disappointed. Generally, when speaking about the "classics" I can go on and on. But instead, I want to share a list of what I actually listened to this week. Perhaps it will get you to pop these gems back into your rotations.


    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (Mo Wax, 1996)
    A beautiful work that still feels fresh after ten years! In his first groundbreaking full-length work, Josh enters the Guinness World Records for the "First Completely Sampled Album". But one doesn't detect even a bit of reuse, as DJ Shadow re-assembles and re-shapes the pieces into new compositions. Still as exciting as the day I bought it. And you! You've heard it, right? To me, besides Preemptive Strike, there haven't been another album like it.
  • 500

    13 Dec 2005, 19:26 by Isera

    Dobiłam szczęśliwie do 500 tracka i postanowiłam napisać coś o "królu" mojego zestawienia>Autechre.
    Nie będzie to wnikliwa analiza ich tworczości.Czysto subiektywna ocena pewnych znaczących dla mnie albumów, kawałków, powiązań.
    Kalpol Introl
    Od tego kawałka zaczęłam szukać.Odnalazłam w nim coś co mnie zaintrygowało,tknęło itp itd.Cały album
    Incunabula jest niezwykle spójny, wszystko się w nim układa w logiczną calość.
    Amber
    jest tu o wiele "czyściej", gra odbywa się na innych emocjach.Uwielbiam Silverside.
    cdn cz.1
    Powiązania.
    Oczywicie Mistrz Aphex Twin.Jednak w jego twórczości nie odnajduję pewnego pierwiastka smutku i refleksji.Większość rzeczy Rycha ma w sobie jakieś zakamuflowane, bądz też nie, jajo.Mogę go słuchać wyłącznie wtedy gdy mam dobry dzień :)
    Chris Clark< wielki szacunek dla zdolnego ucznia Mistrza.Zdążył wyrobić sobie nawet swój styl, miejmy nadzieję ż e szybko z niego nie zrezygnuje.Pozycja dla mnie obowiązkowa Empty the Bones of You