|Design||The Designers Republic|
|Notes||This is sexy design. It’s wonderful to see the continuing association between The Designers Republic and Warp. The colour palette is less industrial and more natural – brown, green and blue and silver, each with a lovely sheen – which makes the blocky, pixel-like design all the more mysterious. There’s also a sense of the pharmaceutical about the typeface and layout. This vinyl edition is just beautiful.
The music is simply amazing. I’ve been a fan of Autechre since Incunabula and I rate Exai as their most delightful music yet, I’m tempted to say it’s their masterpiece, but I should go back and listen to Untilted and Confield again. I’ve listened to the whole album seven times so far and feel like I’ve just beginning to really appreciate parts of it while knowing there’s a lot more to discover. I’m praying I’ll get the chance to see them play live this year, I’m still kicking myself I didn’t see their London car park gig.
They played two
It’s my birthday today, so here I am wishing myself a happy birthday.
On Hard Format
- Autechre – Quaristice
- Autechre – LP5
- Autechre and The Hafler Trio – aeo3 and 3hae
- Autechre – EP7