I've been in to Ae for ages now, and this is still my favopurite release. For me, it seems that sometimes Ae suit EP releases better than album releases, and this is the best example.
The EP is completely coherent. Goz Quarter is a legend, building slowly around a mentalled hip-hop beat, before breaking in to one of the best melodies Autechre have ever produced. Latent Quarter is the soundtrack to a drunken robot oldman in a skanked-up rag n'bone yard, before he gets smacked upside the head by his horse, who's just recently become crazed on the stench of electronic giblets.
Laughing Quarter is quite possibly a murderer, shrunken and digitised for convenience, and is also immediately good. Draun Quarter is the perfect closer, a sprawling, beautiful masterpiece, brilliantly put together - an outstanding track.
I think it's this EP that really propelled me on the costly Ae journey I've blundered through over the past few years. It took me a while to really appreciate it, but once I did I never looked back.