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This review is from: Move Of Ten (Audio CD)
Move Of Ten is the second full-length release from Autechre in 2010, considered an EP but worth the price of an album. It happens to be their tenth EP, it has ten tracks and was released in 2010; perhaps this is why it has 'Ten' in the title? The title could also be a play on 'move often'. The sleeve is rather ugly, especially considering it was designed by Designer's Republic, albeit the design is a small complaint given the generous price and the quality of the music. Some of it sounds almost straight-forward which is rare for Autechre nowadays. My favorite track on the album is probably 'pcefreeze 2.8i'; it has elements of hip-hop, industial and dare-I-say dubstep; all spliced together to create a sinister, funky and beautifully produced track; the album is great from start-to-finish though, and it could be a good starting point for those interested in getting into Autechre for the first time. The track: 'y7'; almost sounds like an homage to AFX's Analord series, something I like, a lot!
In conclusion; I definitely recommend you check this album out. It's worth more than the low price-tag.
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Initial post: 15 Feb 2011 14:49:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Feb 2011 14:55:16 GMT
Has anyone else noticed how nth Dafuseder sounds really like Boards of Canada? there's even a recognizable flute in the background at times! I wonder if some of these tracks are homages to contemporary musicians in the field of electronic music. Afterall, Autechre were instrumental in signing Boards of Canada to Warp, having been former labelmates on the ill-fated SKAM imprint. 'Iris was a Pupil' has somewhat of a Gerald Simmonds vibe to it too. These tracks aren't rip-offs or copies so to speak, more like genuine homages.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2012 23:20:53 BDT
Absolutely agree regarding the BoC thing on this track - was thinking the exact same thing the other day. It's almost how I hope BoC will sound on their next record! I'm loving Move Of Ten - possibly my favourite Autechre album.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 19:07:40 BDT
It kind of reminds me of BOC's 'seven forty seven' from the 'Warp20 Unheard' compilation but in general it does have a real BOC feel to it. Mindpower, I'm not sure if you've heard Lego Feet but I recommend it. An autechre release from 1991 recently reissued on CD, even on that there are some similarities with BOC's work of that period, they were both signed to the same label back then too, Skam instead of Warp. I've read somewhere that Autechre asked Warp to sign BOC after the Skam label fell apart.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 19:26:35 BDT
Hi Octo7, as it happens I was reading about Lego Feet the other day and I haven't heard it - will likely snap that up in due course, thanks for the recommendation. Very intrigued by the idea that Autechre helped BoC.. I've got several Autechre albums and been listening to them for quite a while, but only recently got their debut album - so am spinning that a lot too at present. I heard Lowride way back in the 90s on an awesome Headz compilation.
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