I second that. In some specific niches this site is totally the quickest source of information around. It's true about Autechre news, but also Burzum news, updates on Soundcloud rappers that got jailed/shot dead, and critical discussion of Opeth's output
I remember first finding Autechre after finding IDM in the mid-90’s (I’m 46). My first exposure was from Aphex Twin, then Warp Records’ Artificial Intelligence compilation(s). Then I got on various Usenet newsgroups, the IDM Mailing List and IRC to discuss them and other bands like them. So how and when did you find them?
Basically they totally reconstructed the musical and listening experience format by building upon their greatest forefathers with an yet very nameless and super-minimal artistic presentation...With their latest work, among others, they craftily rediscovered what we might tag as the (pitch-dark) break-ambient-ragga-pop-beyond-contemporary-core music... the true meaning of post-post-post-modern experimental science of not-necessary-pleasing in terms of being understandable; but unavoidably-diminishing-drone-deep-rhythmic sounding! ;-]
i love their creativity and originality with their recent works, seriously talented dudes, but it's so fucking hard to get into it, you have to find some spare time & sit down to listen to autechre properly