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Autechre - Exai

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  • 07-02-2013 11:25pm
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    Subscribers Posts: 8,322 ✭✭✭


    Thought there was a thread about this already but don't see one...

    Anyway, got the Bleep/Warp email notification today that this can now be downloaded ahead of the physical release on the 4th of March. Couldn't wait to get home tonight and download, clearly I'm not alone as the feckin bleep site has crashed - it took my order successfully but when I try download it keeps crashing, boo... was looking forward to listening tonight!

    Has anyone else managed to download yet? I assume iTunes is OK but I wanted to preorder the vinyl release and grab the download at the same time from Bleep.

    http://autechre.ws/exai/


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  • Subscribers Posts: 8,322 ✭✭✭Scubadevils


    Ok its now downloading but painfully slowly, reckon it will be the morning before I get to indulge... ah well, something to look forward to in the car!


  • Subscribers Posts: 8,322 ✭✭✭Scubadevils


    This is a stunning album. Best I've heard from Autechre in a long time, no question about it!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 212 ✭✭theUbiq


    I had a listen, start to finish, and I like it... definitely less impenetrable than other recent releases.

    :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 266 ✭✭Eileen Down


    I guess all the hard work I've put into Ae over the last few years, has paid off. Lp5 was the last album that I could get into straight away and enjoy. Everything else since then took time, lots of time and patience. I'm still trying to get my head around Confield but this new one is a pleasure to listen to.

    There's a extended radio show going on tonight.

    http://www.facebook.com/events/422593844498428/


  • Registered Users Posts: 446 ✭✭paulelectronica


    Just seeing this thread now , I quite like Exai , I have been listening to EPs 1991-2002 so much ever since it was released, some excellent tracks on it.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 266 ✭✭Eileen Down


    I'm a huge fan of the bootlegs of their concerts. It's as if they play a brand new album at every gig. I've collected quite a few and no two are the same (If that makes any sence) apart from being, deep, dark and brillant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,185 ✭✭✭jiltloop


    I'm a huge fan of the bootlegs of their concerts. It's as if they play a brand new album at every gig. I've collected quite a few and no two are the same (If that makes any sence) apart from being, deep, dark and brillant.

    Just out of interest, where do you acquire the bootlegs? Would love to listen to them.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,730 Mod ✭✭✭✭Boom_Bap


    I'm a huge fan of the bootlegs of their concerts. It's as if they play a brand new album at every gig. I've collected quite a few and no two are the same (If that makes any sence) apart from being, deep, dark and brillant.
    jiltloop wrote: »
    Just out of interest, where do you acquire the bootlegs? Would love to listen to them.

    MOD NOTE: If the bootlegs are acquired by illegal means, please dont post this on the forum.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 266 ✭✭Eileen Down


    Read you loud and clear, Jefe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 446 ✭✭paulelectronica


    Seen Autechre live just once , I think it was when they released Oversteps. Saw them in the button factory , Anodyne were the support , who were very good.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 420 ✭✭daUbiq


    Boom_Bap wrote: »
    MOD NOTE: If the bootlegs are acquired by illegal means, please dont post this on the forum.

    Autechre regularly allow people to plug straight into the soundboard and record their gigs


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 22 alanalien


    daUbiq wrote: »
    Autechre regularly allow people to plug straight into the soundboard and record their gigs

    Was that the case at District 8 recently? I'd love to hear that gig again!


  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭Vinculus


    There's an audience recording of that gig on Soundcloud. Well I'm guessing it's an audience recording because of the noise of the crowd.

    Edit: Actually it's on mixcloud
    Sorry can't post link.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,730 Mod ✭✭✭✭Boom_Bap


    Vinculus wrote: »
    There's an audience recording of that gig on Soundcloud. Well I'm guessing it's an audience recording because of the noise of the crowd.

    Edit: Actually it's on mixcloud
    Sorry can't post link.

    If you add the link but put spaces in around the '.'s, i'll fix it up for you. Or send it mt PM and then I'll jam it up.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,730 Mod ✭✭✭✭Boom_Bap




  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭Vinculus


    Great!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 22 alanalien


    Boom_Bap wrote: »
    Here's the link ->

    Awesome cheers!


  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭Vinculus


    This is an excellent recording from what must of been an incredible concert in Helsinki a couple of nights back.



  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭Vinculus


    Ae are playing a two hour radio show on NTSlive, every Thursday this month, starting this afternoon at 4pm.
    I smell a new album in the air.

    https://www.nts.live/projects/autechre-nts-residency/


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 59,879 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gremlinertia


    Thank you, been too long..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭Vinculus


    Here we go!


  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭Vinculus


    That was amazing! Seemed to be all new music too.
    Session 1
    https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1mMY4zqwChH5bZw-NxYyHpLEOpOmvpHyZ&export=download


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,693 ✭✭✭buried


    Me poor wallet. Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in

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    https://autechre.bleepstores.com/

    "You have disgraced yourselves again" - W. B. Yeats



  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭Vinculus


    Autechre are playing the National Concert Hall this July.




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,453 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude


    Dammit anyways another missed Electric Picnic opportunity, did anyone catch them at the Picnic in 2006?

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,945 ✭✭✭Anima


    Did anyone else make it to the gig last night? I had to leave early (caught an hour 20 mins), unfortunately.

    It was interesting for sure. The music was very intense. It was a generative sort of beats and arrangements, piercing and brutal sounds for the first hour. It was kind of tough to listen to at times and not really that musical for large sections. Just as I was leaving it started to sound a bit more synthy and less percussive, oh well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,185 ✭✭✭jiltloop


    Wasn't at the gig last night but your comments on what you got to listen to resonate with the couple of Autechre live performances I've seen.

    I'm think I'm getting to the stage where I'm not too enthused about going to live performances of Autechre. Simply because when I enjoy listening to them it's more something I do at home or in the car as a solitary exercise. I'm not sure I'm able to enjoy the music in a live setting as for me it's not the ideal environment.

    Essentially I find Autechre's output fascinating and challenging to listen to rather than actually listening to it for musical enjoyment if that makes sense. Of course the downside of not going to live performances is that you miss a unique set unless it's recorded and released later.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,945 ✭✭✭Anima


    Yeah, I agree. I don't think sitting down in that environment is a great experience. I felt too aware of the crowd and external noises from the foyer. It was supposed to be in the dark but there is a lot of light from emergency signs and other things which is kind of distracting. It would have been better if they just had a few lights themselves for the audience to focus on.

    Even for the support act, sitting down listening to techno/IDM type music in a concert hall is a bit surreal and strange.

    The sound quality at the gig was pretty good but not really like listening on a decent system in a small room. There was far too much bass and that took away from the detail of the sound. Too much reverberation from the space made it sound muddy as well.

    Overall, I was happy to see them and experience it but I expected something a bit more. Their output on NTS and their later albums have been a bit more palatable than the ultra abstract albums from before. I guess I was expecting something like that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,693 ✭✭✭buried


    All these live soundboards up on the Bleepstore are so good. Any of ye get any? I have the Atlanta, Miami, Chicago and the New York ones so far, going to get another three now for tonight. Amazing sound quality. I have them turned up to 11 on the thing here and no distortion or nothing. Great zone out fluid edge magic

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    Makes me regret not going last summer but I was afraid of having to sit and not being able to get up to go out to the jacks and not get back in.

    "You have disgraced yourselves again" - W. B. Yeats



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,945 ✭✭✭Anima




    That's the last 20 mins of the Dublin gig. Possibly the better part of the gig. First part was hard to get into.

    I like those live sets though. I think it was much more accessible music.


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