IS IT WASHAPOLL? - ILM ARTIST POLL #57 - AUTECHRE - RESULTS thread

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Big thanks to ledge, who did 110% of the graphics for the main poll, and everyone who sent in a ballot (all 20 of us).

Roll-out order:
Remixes
Non-AE
Albums
Tracks

cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:30 (three years ago) Permalink

18T. Silvania - 1Belm : Autechre Mx - 28 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/Q4hkNzD9H3U

cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:31 (three years ago) Permalink

18T. Tortoise - Ten-Day Interval (To Day Retreival) - 28 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/SkHIVu06Nh8

cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:32 (three years ago) Permalink

18T. Slowly - On The Loose (Autechre's For Internal Use Only Mix) - 28 points
| 1 vote

http://youtu.be/EiDADIjHvdc
18T. Black Dog - Tunnels Ov Set (Autechre Remix) - 28 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/n-08N2Vzo9g

cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:32 (three years ago) Permalink

17. Scorn - Falling (Autechre - "FR 13" Mix) - 30 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/okKFz-lKTg0

cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:33 (three years ago) Permalink

14T. Higher Intelligence Agency - Speech3 (Conoid Tone reformed by Autechre)
- 33 points | 1 vote

http://youtu.be/0xzk9y8J_TM
14T. Gescom - Keynell (Mix 2) - 33 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/dRj26_olsYY
14T. Impulse - One-Six-Four-Seven (Numbers Rammed down My Ear Mix by ae) - 33
points | 1 vote

http://youtu.be/71Y_ZEr30q4?t=35m17s

cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:33 (three years ago) Permalink

12T. DJ Food - sexy bits (AE9V) - 36 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/A1EUn6SRiZQ
12T. Buck-Tick - Iconoclasm (Don't X Ray Da DAT Mix) - 36 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/8vej5V_OI6c

cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:34 (three years ago) Permalink

11. Soft Ballet - Jail Of Freedom (Jailtilsli) - 58 points | 2 votes
http://youtu.be/63ztC74ODRI

cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Continues tomorrow.

cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:34 (three years ago) Permalink

You tease

octobeard, Saturday, 27 September 2014 16:57 (three years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/34lbnUJ.gif

octobeard, Saturday, 27 September 2014 18:55 (three years ago) Permalink

10. Seefeel - Spangle (Autechre Remix) - 60 points | 2 votes
http://youtu.be/9kx5zS92Bn0

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:36 (three years ago) Permalink

9. Earth - Coda Maestoso in F(flat) Minor - 61 points | 2 votes
http://youtu.be/9NT3Kls8Jek

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:38 (three years ago) Permalink

8. Gescom - Viral Rival (Rmxd By Ae) - 69 points | 2 votes
http://youtu.be/TTc9zYFi4Kw

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:39 (three years ago) Permalink

7. Dominique Dalcan - Aveugle & Sourd (Autechre mix) - 72 points | 2 votes
http://youtu.be/w4pg_UkqF2U

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:40 (three years ago) Permalink

9. Earth - Coda Maestoso in F(flat) Minor - 61 points | 2 votes

\m/

glad i'm not the only vote for this one

the late great, Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:46 (three years ago) Permalink

Is it actually a remix? It sounds like a reverse Aphex Twin mix where Autechre didn't change a damn thing.

Not that that stopped me from voting for it.

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:56 (three years ago) Permalink

5T. Beaumont Hannant - Psi-Onyx (Psix Million Dollar Myx Oscar Goldmans Bonus
) - 76 points | 2 votes | 1 #1 vote

http://youtu.be/ilRTFwJXCXE
5T. Palm Skin Productions - The Beast (Autechre Mix) - 76 points | 2 votes |
1 #1 vote

http://youtu.be/tnml0qU4S54

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:56 (three years ago) Permalink

4. Stereolab - Refractions In The Plastic Pulse (Feebate Mix) - 80 points | 2
votes | 2 #1 votes

http://youtu.be/uZja9HKh0Q4

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 03:59 (three years ago) Permalink

3. Gescom - Keynell (Mix 1) - 91 points | 3 votes
http://youtu.be/bMxj75WvOWg

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:00 (three years ago) Permalink

Pitchfork: If you compare the collaborative EPs with Hafler Trio to your new remix of "Earth" [on the Earth remixes CD on No Quarter records], it seems like lately you are really careful and respectful with other people's material.

Autechre: The "Earth" remix is something we've wanted to do for ages.

Pitchfork: I listened to it and I could barely tell it was you-- it's like you've disappeared into it.

Autechre: We wanted it to just sound like an alternative recording of the same song. We did the mix, we went in there and we did, well, I wouldn't call it a dub-- I mean I'm sure there's people that feel that it's not a dub unless you
do a wild parametric sweep or something...

Pitchfork: Yeah, but they don't read Pitchfork.

Autechre: Okay, well anyway. There's what I think of as dub as a genre and then there's the actual process.

Pitchfork: That snare was the only part that sounded like you.

Autechre: Yeah. It's their snare but it's been gated and compressed and mixed differently, and messed around with. We almost could have done all of "Phase III", which would have been amazing. Having the opportunity to do that is just killer basically. I mean, I don't care about how it's viewed as an operation. It's something I've wanted to do for ages.

the late great, Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:01 (three years ago) Permalink

from the WATMM forums

They fade in the bass and 2nd guitar later in the track, and then cut out the main distorted guitar before the solo at the end. Bringing back the main riff in the middle of the solo really adds some punch to the climax of the song, I think. I also like how they emphasize the grit in the main riff, even bringing out that little mistake a few measures in.

Then there's the bit of background noise in the beginning ... and the end is a little more coherent. The harmonic feedback in the original fade-out sounds a bit out of tune to me, and they EQ'd it out of the mix.

I've always wanted to hear them produce someone else's work.

the late great, Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Interesting! Thanks for the contexts.

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:08 (three years ago) Permalink

2. Lexis - Hypnotise (Autechre Slow Mix) - 103 points | 3 votes | 1 #1 vote
http://youtu.be/xVY1mqCeKvg

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:08 (three years ago) Permalink

1. Saint Etienne - Like a Motorway (Skin up You're Already Dead mix) - 110 points | 3 votes | 2 #1 votes
http://youtu.be/u5spbpRZnl0

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:09 (three years ago) Permalink

14T. Lego Feet - Side B - 28 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/PLNsKZzSzg4
14T. Gescom - Go Sumo - 28 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/bVyXFzwhMtE

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:41 (three years ago) Permalink

12T. Lego Feet - Keyop - 30 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/-WoeJPbe1Mg
12T. Gescom - Stoop - 30 points | 1 vote

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:45 (three years ago) Permalink

11. Gescom - Mag - 33 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/I7G0WDrCC9o

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:46 (three years ago) Permalink

8T. Gescom - Viral Rival (Rmxd By Ae) - 36 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/TTc9zYFi4Kw
8T. Gescom - Skfl2 - 36 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/T8GHDdMPwdU
8T. Gescom - Sciew Spoc - 36 points | 1 vote
http://youtu.be/pG9kEw6TGOI

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:00 (three years ago) Permalink

7. Gescom - Two Of - 40 points | 1 vote | 1 #1 vote
http://youtu.be/1pSJmnxCdjo

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:10 (three years ago) Permalink

6. Gescom - Keynell 1 - 58 points | 2 votes
http://youtu.be/5srVPfWo99A

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:12 (three years ago) Permalink

5. Lego Feet - Leaves on the Line - 61 points | 2 votes
http://youtu.be/MMG1SAxV__o

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:12 (three years ago) Permalink

4. Gescom - Puzl - 63 points | 2 votes
http://youtu.be/wQxE7Kg2LWQ

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:16 (three years ago) Permalink

3. Gescom - Keynell 3 - 66 points | 2 votes
http://youtu.be/nW4UUfiP1Xk
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cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:16 (three years ago) Permalink

2. Gescom - Go Sheep - 112 points | 3 votes | 1 #1 vote
http://youtu.be/qSapf8_mE1w

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:16 (three years ago) Permalink

1. Gescom - Keynell 4 - 120 points | 3 votes | 3 #1 votes
http://youtu.be/Qam7mKlc21Q

cichleee suite (Leee), Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:16 (three years ago) Permalink

aw man, i'm the only vote for "two of"?

autechre at their detroit-est!

the late great, Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:18 (three years ago) Permalink

I was casting around a bit for gescom votes, never properly absorbed a lot of their stuff. Sure I've got those lego feet tracks at 12 and 5 but they didn't show up in itunes, probably because itunes is shit. Keynell 4 is no question the winner for me though, absolutely classic ae style slow build up and fade out of all the different elements.

If a job's worth doing it's worth doing, Horatio (ledge), Sunday, 28 September 2014 08:04 (three years ago) Permalink

I mean I'm sure there's people that feel that it's not a dub unless you do a wild parametric sweep or something...

Pitchfork: Yeah, but they don't read Pitchfork.

Autechre: Okay, well anyway.

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Sunday, 28 September 2014 10:57 (three years ago) Permalink

possibly the most revealing three lines of dialogue in any pfork interview ever

the Coda Maestoso remix is exquisite but it was also the only one I knew, so I didn't vote

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Sunday, 28 September 2014 10:59 (three years ago) Permalink

I didn't vote in the non-AE poll but voted for the Keynell EP in the other polls. Glad to see it getting so much love here, I've always thought it was way underrated even by hardcore fans.

I'm listening to some of the remixes I didn't have time to hear when I put together my ballot. I forgot how good the Slowly remix is! I'm not sure why I didn't vote for the HIA remix either -- I played that EP to death when it came out.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:03 (three years ago) Permalink

I like the poll title. Not tempted by Kalpoll Introll then? ;)

Noel Emits, Sunday, 28 September 2014 13:23 (three years ago) Permalink

Or Polled4,Wrap5

Noel Emits, Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Keynell 4 the win! That track is an absolute epic. Glad I wasn't the only one who thought so.

octobeard, Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:04 (three years ago) Permalink

glad "go sheep" got love

the late great, Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Go sheep was my #2 non-Ae track

octobeard, Monday, 29 September 2014 00:04 (three years ago) Permalink

Kapoll Intro would've been a good one!

IncunaPOLLa -- Autechre :: LP1 :: Incunabula
POLL4, Wrap5 -- Autechre :: LP5 :: LP5

cichleee suite (Leee), Monday, 29 September 2014 01:21 (three years ago) Permalink

~* ALBUMS + EPS *~

cichleee suite (Leee), Monday, 29 September 2014 01:22 (three years ago) Permalink

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/Autechre_untilted_cover.jpg

10. Untilted - 208 points | 7 votes | 1 #1 vote

cichleee suite (Leee), Monday, 29 September 2014 01:22 (three years ago) Permalink

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8b/Autechre.garbage.jpg

9. Garbage - 218 points | 7 votes | 1 #1 vote

cichleee suite (Leee), Monday, 29 September 2014 01:24 (three years ago) Permalink

great poll,
surprised at the #1, but what a tune.
surprised at the lack of love for cloudline, my #1, to me it's the perfect summation of their ideas.

tracks:
cloudline
cfern
gantz graf
cipater
VLetrmx21
viral rival (gescom (rmxd by ae))
LCC
Fleure
spl9
redfall
pen expers
ilanders
rae
clipper
bike
characi
second scout
acroyearII
under boac
cichli

albums:
untilted
confield
exai
chiastic slide
lp5
gantz graf
draft 7.30
cichlisuite
l-event
oversteps

thanks leee and ledge

cheeseburger, Saturday, 4 October 2014 10:34 (three years ago) Permalink

my ballot:

1. Pen Expers
2. Cap. IV
3. Surripere
4. VLetrmx
5. The Plc ccc
6. Cfern
7. Arch Carrier
8. V-Proc
9. Eidetic Casein
10. Under BOAC
11. Zeiss Contarex
12. Dial.
13. Perlence
14. bladelores
15. Autechre Play At Drowning In A Sea Of Indiependance
16. spl9
17. pce freeze 2.8i
18. Ccec
19. recks on
20. Gantz Graf

Larminard Darzingargle (silverfish), Saturday, 4 October 2014 11:02 (three years ago) Permalink

I too am on the Cloudline bandwagon following mentions ITT. If I'd clocked it properly before it would have ranked quite high in my ballot. Puts me in mind of Funkadelic or something, that one and I'm a sucker for formant filter vocal effects or whatever it is. Otherwise Uviol is the latest released track on my ballot.

I only named 14 tracks on my main list. May well be some changes if doing it again. Thanks to the organisers and contributors, it's been fun!

Goz Quarter
Glitch
Corc
444
Uviol
Overand
Cichli
Tilapia
Secong Peng
Fold4, Wrap5
Draun Quarter
VLetrmx21
Cipater
Montreal

Noel Emits, Saturday, 4 October 2014 11:38 (three years ago) Permalink

thanks for doing this Leee and ledge. I had a lot of fun rediscovering autechre. the tracks that didn't make the top 50 are in bold.

1. Rettic AC
2. Ccec
3. Recury
4. Eutow
5. Acroyear2
6. Clipper
7. Leterel
8. Sim Gishel
9. Rae
10. Nil
11. Bine
12. Liccflii
13. Rsdio
14. Gelk
15. Simmm
16. Basscadet
17. Pen Expers
18. Dropp
19. Pir
20. Foil

1. Tri Repetae
2. Confield
3. LP5
4. Chiastic Slide
5. Amber

prince moth mothy moth moth (cajunsunday), Saturday, 4 October 2014 11:55 (three years ago) Permalink

This was a really interesting rollout to follow as a non-voter, esp since the work is on Spotify and I could drop in and listen along when the comments really piqued my interest. Favorite new discovery - Vletrmx.

it's taco science, but it works like taco magic (WilliamC), Saturday, 4 October 2014 12:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes, many thanks for all your efforts Leee and Ledge.

Autechre newbies following this are also recommended to checkout the individual LP/EP poll threads that Leee organised a few years back. First one is here: IncunaPOLLa -- Autechre :: LP1 :: Incunabula and I think each thread has a link to the next somewhere in the posts, so you can follow the trail all the way to Oversteps/MOT.

I credit those threads with reviving my interest in AE, which had flagged a bit. They inspired me to try again with Confield and pick up Draft 7.30 / Quaristice, which are now some of my favourite albums, by anyone.

Steve Reich In The Afternoon (Against The 80s), Saturday, 4 October 2014 12:41 (three years ago) Permalink

lol the world is only now ready for the early noughties shit

was continually consulting those threads fwiw, they're a useful resource

lots of ballots with plenty of later stuff, three of us with both cap.iv and surripere in the top 3

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Saturday, 4 October 2014 12:50 (three years ago) Permalink

Great poll! Thanks guys... I'll be back with a few thoughts on the last few entries - particularly Arch Carrier, my #1.

Looks like most of my choices made it in. Whoop!

Still, I was listening to Zeiss Contarex, which has to count as the most evil insidious track they've ever made (WTF are those scratching, cackling noises at the beginning?! Mummy!!) and sad it didn't place higher. Netlon Sentinel could have made an appearance too - pure apocalypse.

Arch Carrier
Cichli
Pir
Rae
Maphive 6.1
Piezo
Fold4, Wrap5
Netlon Sentinel
Garbagemx
Zeiss Contarex
Under BOAC
Slip
Gelk
Vose In
Krib
Eutow
Milk DX
Leterel
d-sho qub
V-Proc

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Saturday, 4 October 2014 14:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Last four tracks of EP7 all on your ballot - that run of tracks is probably my favourite discovery of the poll, they're all superlative. Maphive and Netlon especially may have troubled the upper reaches of my ballot. More even than LP5, those tracks may represent the most balanced moment of transition between Autechre and Autechre 2.0

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Saturday, 4 October 2014 14:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Agree. EP7.2 is my favourite run of any autechre

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Saturday, 4 October 2014 15:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Thanks Lee and ledge -- I've listened to more Autechre in the past two weeks than I had in the past couple of years. My opinion on the post-Gantz Graf stuff has been slowly shifting over the years so it's always nice to have a reason to revisit that stuff.

#1 was a big surprise -- is this the first ILM poll where the winning track didn't get a single #1 vote? I thought that "Arch Carrier" was a shoo-in, seeing that LP5 won the albums poll and most of the tracks from it finished in the top 50.

I sort of regret splitting the "Basscadet" vote by voting for one of the remixes, if I'd voted for the original then it would have finished somewhere in the low 30's.

I think this was the "purest" ILM poll that I've participated in. With most polls, there's a subtle bias in the ballots depending on how voters feel about the established canon, where people leave out some obvious hits for somewhat challopsy reasons so they can get a few of their secondary faves into the poll (obviously I am guilty of this as well). I think with Autechre, the canon is established for albums but not so much for individual tracks (or even EPs), and I think it's reflected in the final results. People voted for their favourite songs without really caring about what other voters would do. This is how it should be!

Key Nell 4
Teartear
Basscadet (Bcdtmx)
Piezo
Stud
Recury
Cap.IV
Second Peng
Chatter
Second Bad Vilbel
Arch Carrier
Cipater
Cichli
Lentic Catachresis
Garbagemx36
Silverside
Eggshell
VLetrmx
Flutter
d-sho qub

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 4 October 2014 17:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Loved this poll. I voted without relistening and revisited the albums during the roll out (and I loved how long the roll out was cos it resulted in some great discussion). Having heard everyone else's pics I could conceivably vote for 20 different tracks, but this is what I went for

Drane
Vlertrmx
Doctrine
Garbagrmx
Second Bad Vibel
Further
Kalpol Intro
Windwind
Yulquen
444
Eutow
Silverside
Arch Carrier
Foil
Montreal
Melve
Bladelores
Slip
Glitch
Nine

A solid little house from the p-funk boys (I am using your worlds), Saturday, 4 October 2014 17:45 (three years ago) Permalink

"Chatter" is a jam.

I think with Autechre, the canon is established for albums but not so much for individual tracks (or even EPs), and I think it's reflected in the final results.

Along with what nakh said about canon-building being equivalent to entombing them, I think that the clear divisions in their discography (melodic/pretty vs. throbbing noise) sets up a few camps of listeners, and the different perspective that each camp comes from reveals a novel understanding or appreciation of all the work. I think a lot of us have gotten a new appreciation onto tracks we'd dismissed or hadn't even heard of before, so that instead of a sepulchre (or even the vivisepulchre), this top 50 is explicitly a snapshot of taste at a specific time, and that if we were to do this again in a couple years' time (considering my history of doing such things, not out of the question!), the results would look pretty different ("Cichli" would still probably win though!).

cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 4 October 2014 18:43 (three years ago) Permalink

I kinda always knew Cichli would get #1, yet no one actually voted for it as their own #1. Interesting. Also, outside of Arch Carrier, no other song had more than 1 vote as #1. I love how so many people can latch onto and love different facets of this band in very different ways. Speaks to their talent, diversity of output and staying power. My ballot:

Song poll
1 Cipater
2 drane2
3 Psi-Onyx (Psix Million Dollar Myx Oscar Goldmans Bonus)
4 Eutow
5 C/Pach
6 Key Nell 4
7 d-sho qub
8 444
9 Clipper
10 Goz Quarter
11 Cichli
12 are y are we
13 jatavee C
14 Inhake 2
15 bladelores
16 Pir
17 M39 Diffain
18 Simmm
19 Second Scout
20 Surripere

Album/EP Poll
1 Chiastic Slide
2 Exai
3 Tri Repetae
4 LP5
5 Untilted
6 Envane
7 Incunabula
8 Draft 7:30
9 Anvil Vapre
10 Cichlisuite

Remix Poll
1 Psi-Onyx (Psix Million Dollar Myx Oscar Goldmans Bonus)
2 Aveugle & Sourd (Autechre Mix)
3 Viral Rival (Rmxd By Ae)
4 Keynell Mix 1
5 Tunnels Ov Set Autechre Remix

Non-AE poll
1 Gescom - Key Nell 4
2 Gescom - Go Sheep
3 Lego Feet - Leaves on the Line
4 Gescom - Key Nell 1
5 Gescom - Go Sumo

octobeard, Saturday, 4 October 2014 18:53 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh and thanks Leee for putting this together! I had been anticipating this poll for quite a while now and it's been showering me in nostalgic musical bliss all week.

octobeard, Saturday, 4 October 2014 18:59 (three years ago) Permalink

favorite remix is of d'breez "crazy for love"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1bTis9ee3U

clouds, Saturday, 4 October 2014 22:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Along with what nakh said about canon-building being equivalent to entombing them, I think that the clear divisions in their discography (melodic/pretty vs. throbbing noise) sets up a few camps of listeners, and the different perspective that each camp comes from reveals a novel understanding or appreciation of all the work. I think a lot of us have gotten a new appreciation onto tracks we'd dismissed or hadn't even heard of before, so that instead of a sepulchre (or even the vivisepulchre), this top 50 is explicitly a snapshot of taste at a specific time, and that if we were to do this again in a couple years' time (considering my history of doing such things, not out of the question!), the results would look pretty different ("Cichli" would still probably win though!).

― cichleee suite (Leee), Saturday, 4 October 2014 19:43 (3 hours ago)

yeah, i like things from everything they have released (note that solitary vote for accelera) so it was good to see partisans for all of those

i didnt realise cichli was quite this popular, i guessed eutow might get #1

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Saturday, 4 October 2014 22:42 (three years ago) Permalink

I really thought Leterel would place higher. It was my number one and I'm a proud mf for voting for it despite it getting some disrespect upper in the thread. Its a great tune but really I didn't know whether to put that first or Clipper so its nice to see the latter place high.

Listening to Confield again now and it is fckn magnificent.

Cheers all and especially Leee for reigniting my love for this weird and special music.

kraudive, Monday, 6 October 2014 23:09 (three years ago) Permalink

1. GoSheep (Gescom)
2. Bronchusevenmx
3. Yulquen
4. Arch Carrier
5. Cichli
6. Fold4, Wrap5
7. VI scose poise
8. Overand
9. Maphive 6.1
10. VLetrmx
11. Krib
12. Further
13. Goz Quarter
14. Rotar
15. Flutter
16. Under Boac
17. Drane
18. Lowride
19. Nil
20. Clipper

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Monday, 6 October 2014 23:14 (three years ago) Permalink

yes this was really great thanks lee and all for the kewl write-ups, also the roll-out pace was great as it allowed me to bitch

mattresslessness, Monday, 6 October 2014 23:16 (three years ago) Permalink

ty Leee

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Monday, 6 October 2014 23:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Leterel
Clipper
Eutow
Drane
Cichli
Gelk
Cipater
Krib
Basscadet
Dael
Stud
Rpeg
Gantz Graf
ylm0
pt2ph8
d-sho qub
Hub
M62
Milk DX
Inhake 2

kraudive, Monday, 6 October 2014 23:28 (three years ago) Permalink

also the roll-out pace was great as it allowed me to bitch

lol ur welcome. I don't follow these results threads much -- was this on the slow side?

cichleee suite (Leee), Monday, 6 October 2014 23:32 (three years ago) Permalink

can't find an autechre remix thread so am bumping the most recent ae thread as that'll be the one people have bookmarked.

anyway, ae remix article in this month's wired.

koogs, Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:48 (three years ago) Permalink

You mean the wire.

ledge, Thursday, 16 October 2014 13:56 (three years ago) Permalink

yes, i do (bought both this morning)

disappointingly the magazine is nothing like the tv series.

koogs, Thursday, 16 October 2014 14:05 (three years ago) Permalink

if there was a magazine called Wired all about the show the Wire it would make life even more complicated than it already is.

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Thursday, 16 October 2014 14:33 (three years ago) Permalink

So it appears that a bracing immersion in the top half of this poll was the best way to get into Autechre after a couple of failed attempts. I suppose I made a mistake starting with Incunabula and Amber, both of which did very little for me bar one or two tracks, and I never had the interest to explore further into the supposedly more 'difficult' records. This is partly because the discourse around Autechre is almost uniquely terrible - cf their supposed shift from warmth to coldness throughout their career, when to these ears something like Confield sounds way warmer than Incunabula. All those crackling and purring noises and emberish melodies, it's like watching a fire.

I'd always liked Cap IV but assumed that was an outlier, but the run from Chiastic Slide to Confield, once they start playing more with meter and texture, is just so great. And their melodies get better as well. Been taking it one album after the next and I'm about to plunge into Draft and onwards. But yeah, good work all concerned here.

Matt DC, Monday, 27 October 2014 18:55 (three years ago) Permalink

I still think LP5 is the best way to get into these dudes

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:02 (three years ago) Permalink

The idea of Autechre as having ever made 'cold' music is one of the biggest misnomers around their music. If it were so I'd probably not be a fan. Glad you got into them Matt DC. The run you mention is my favourite era. Found things a little bumpy from then on up until the Quaristice era, but as this poll proves, there are plenty who will rep for Draft and Untilted.

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:03 (three years ago) Permalink

X post yeah LP5 was my introduction to them.

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:04 (three years ago) Permalink

I've been re-discovering my love for "Leterel," well done, voters.

Tantivleee Mucker-Maffick (Leee), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:38 (three years ago) Permalink

The idea of Autechre as having ever made 'cold' music is one of the biggest misnomers around their music. If it were so I'd probably not be a fan

I do think that the gap between "what they sound like if you like them" and "what they sound like them if you don't like them" is about as big as it could be for any group

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:39 (three years ago) Permalink

there is cold as shorthand for the emotional froideur that people find in neutral abstract forms that do not go out of their way to engage them....

that might be a misunderstanding, though there is something in it too, neutral implacability and indifference is integral to the sublime

then by the same measure, sean booth has said that when they make violent and choleric music, that directness is misread or not read at all and it gets described as just 'complex' as if it is that were an end in itself

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Monday, 27 October 2014 20:44 (three years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_JCt0jv86I

the exai bonus track, never got around to this before but its got a chimey mid 90s feel to it

Chetniks in Šumadija kill a Partisan through heart extraction.jpg (nakhchivan), Saturday, 1 November 2014 17:24 (three years ago) Permalink

wow yeah. their japan bonus tracks often feel a bit throwaway but that is lovely. a few untilted era sounds hidden in there.

ledge, Monday, 3 November 2014 13:46 (three years ago) Permalink

that was gorgeous

imago, Monday, 3 November 2014 13:59 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah id agree with both parts there ledge

the untilted trebly electro sound is gorgeous although compositionally its not quite up to confield or draft

Chetniks in Šumadija kill a Partisan through heart extraction.jpg (nakhchivan), Monday, 3 November 2014 16:58 (three years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

where can i see the full recap?

canoon fooder (dog latin), Tuesday, 25 August 2015 15:31 (two years ago) Permalink

hit Previous Page twice

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koogs, Tuesday, 25 August 2015 15:41 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

"Nuane" is one of my top 10 faves i think, so satisfying in every department

be the cringe you want to see in the world (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:54 (five months ago) Permalink

that whole album and especially that track gives me this vibe of abandoned missile silos in siberia

clouds, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 22:48 (five months ago) Permalink

i love the way it descends into that final outro of chattering teletype noise and the way they let it run on

be the cringe you want to see in the world (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 22:51 (five months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

been in a real Autechre mood since it turned out my housemate has had a vinyl copy of Draft7.30 stashed away and didn't tell me. Man, that album did nothing for me when I first heard it but it's taken this long to really show its colours. I always heard it as an extremely rhythmic, monochromatic album with few melodies, but listening to the record in the kitchen on my battered old portable turntable somehow made the basslines and more melodic textures jump out loads. There are at least 3 tracks on there that I'd consider putting in my top 10 or 20 tunes now, whereas before I'd written it off as a dud.

This is an interesting poll. If I'd have put money on it, I'd have expected Arch Carrier to win outright but it got beaten by a good few places. Funny that Cichli, the winner, didn't get any number 1 votes. Also strange that Cap.IV, the third track on a relatively obscure stand-alone single made it right into the top 5 - not a track I'd have expected to place so high.

It's a shame Dropp and Outpt ranked so low - two peas from the same pod that rely on a very simple idea executed really well on EP7.

The top ten is a jumble of my all-time faves and ones that just never really registered or moved me (VletRmx, Clipper, Pen Expers, the latter which I find actively horrible).

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 5 February 2018 10:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I also wonder, if we were to do this again with the latest album included, would more late-period Ae place? Much as I love Cichli and Arch Carrier etc, it's interesting to hear how some of their music has aged. LP5 sounded like the most complicated, futuristic, impossible music ever at the time and now it sounds relatively flat-pan, poppy even. I can't even listen to Amber any more although strangely Incunabula sounds better than ever these days

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 5 February 2018 12:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

'latentcall' would have a shout of making the top ten i think

imago, Monday, 5 February 2018 12:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

c16 deep tread would be in there too i'd hope

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 5 February 2018 12:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

LP5 sounded like the most complicated, futuristic, impossible music ever at the time and now it sounds relatively flat-pan, poppy even.

hah I know exactly what you mean. I still think their pre-Confield material holds up quite well (Amber still sounds great to me), but yea LP5 sounds a bit gimmicky now, though my opinion there is probably colored by the fact that I too thought that was probably the pinnacle of IDM and maybe electronic music in general at some point

would be interesting to run this again, especially given that Ae's stuff generally tends to run through a three-year cycle of "This is hardly music!" -> "It's actually pretty good, just different" -> "Absolutely classic". As great as they were in the past, every time I want to listen to them I wind up playing something from the last 10 years. "d sho qub" would be my #1 if I were to take it again.

frogbs, Monday, 5 February 2018 13:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a three-year cycle of "This is hardly music!" -> "It's actually pretty good, just different" -> "Absolutely classic"

Or even 15 years in some cases (fuck, how did Draft come out FIFTEEN YEARS AGO???)

Badgers (dog latin), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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