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Autechre – Exai

Author: Colin | Published: 16/3/13

Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai

Autechre - Exai

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Autechre - Exai

Artist Autechre
Title Exai
Label Warp
Year 2013
Design The Designers Republic
Music Autechre
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 five ten hour radio shows the other weekend. You can listen via autechre.ws.

It’s my birthday today, so here I am wishing myself a happy birthday.

Also On Hard Format
- Autechre – Quaristice
Autechre – LP5
- Autechre and The Hafler Trio – aeo3 and 3hae
- Autechre – EP7

Music reviews
- Autechre ~ draft 7.30
- Autechre ~ Untilted
- Autechre (Live, March 2005)

Listen

Comments

  1. Happy Birthday Colin! :)

    Comment by kevin foakes — March 17, 2013 @ 1:47 am
  2. Have a lovely day! And thanks for sharing this! Any links to give it a listen? Excerpts or anything?

    Comment by Jakob von Gunten — March 17, 2013 @ 4:12 am
  3. “They played two five hour radio shows the other weekend.”

    Slight correction: It was two ten hour broadcasts. Great photos btw!

    Comment by Jasondonervan — March 17, 2013 @ 11:39 am
  4. Thanks Kevin and Jakob!
    Jakob, did you miss the YouTube embed of one track above?
    Jason, thanks, I’ve corrected that now.

    Comment by Colin — March 17, 2013 @ 4:47 pm
  5. Oh, so stupid of me – thought it was a Vimeo link, which doesn’t run well on my netbook due to crappy internet connection. I’m listening to the track on YT right now. Thanks again for sharing. Great artwork and very nice photos here indeed!

    Comment by Jakob von Gunten — March 20, 2013 @ 4:37 am
  6. Hey
    are you planning to get L-Event (the EP “sibling” to Exai. I would get it on vinyl because interestingly enough the Vinyl has the size of an inner sleeve and according to internet comments it fits inside ths parent albums vinyl box

    Comment by Robin — November 1, 2013 @ 9:16 am

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