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on 17 January 2001
After expericencing the bliss (and difficulty) of autechre's previous releases, i myself was excited at the prospect of new autechre material, not just to learn how they have progressed and to which direction they choosen to work, but to see if the english duo could possibly create anything more changelling and innovative then their previous bodies of work. After finally listening to these 4 recordings the only expression i could managed to force was a grin. 'Peel session 2' is possibly their finest work and maybe even their most demanding. What impressed me greatly about autechre's lastest effort was the way in which autechre have combined such a vast degree of textures that sound both new, yet so familiar at the same time. A friend of mine quoted that it sounds like a collection of their trademark sounds from their entire careea, even going back as far as 'incunbula', i tend to agree with this. This is hightlighted in track one where the piece consists of the acidy ep7(ish)percussion, yet is layered with melodies that are reminscient of the emontional ambience that is primerarly featured on the 1994 release, 'amber'. With this impressive release Autechre prove that they have not exhusted their creativeness and orginality. By simply listening to the chaotic track three one can safely assume that autechre have yet again discovered another avenue of alien origins and mystery.
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on 16 January 2001
After listening to Ep7 (and every one of their other releases) I really didn't know what to expect from Autchre. They seemed to have gone through every emotion, and taken me to every place that music could and discovered or created every sound. I was worried that I might actually have conquered Autechre. Rest assured however, this is most certainly not the case. Only Autchre could possibly have progressed further then Ep7. In Peel Sessions 2, they have adopted a very polished sound. But I do get the feeling that the last track is somehow improvised, which is an interesting thought given that improvisation through electronics is nearly impossible (especially live!). Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), has been quoted as saying that he is trying to discover a way to make his music spontaneous. It seems that Autchre have beaten him to it! Please do not hesitate buying this CD, you will not regret it; track one is worth the price alone. It's beautiful, rythmic and melodic all at the same time, just try listening to one of the many layers of sounds and you will almost go mad! But even if you do, it would all have been worth it!!!!
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on 16 January 2001
After listening to Ep7 (and every one of their other releases) I really didn't know what to expect from Autchre. They seemed to have gone through every emotion, and taken me to every place that music could and discovered or created every sound. I was worried that I might actually have conquered Autechre. Rest assured however, this is most certainly not the case. Only Autchre could possibly have progressed further then Ep7. In Peel Sessions 2, they have adopted a very polished sound. But I do get the feeling that the last track is somehow improvised, which is an interesting thought given that improvisation through electronics is nearly impossible (especially live!). Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), has been quoted as saying that he is trying to discover a way to make his music spontaneous. It seems that Autchre have beaten him to it! Please do not hesitate buying this CD, you will not regret it; track one is worth the price alone. It's beautiful, rythmic and melodic all at the same time, just try listening to one of the many layers of sounds and you will almost go mad! But even if you do, it would all have been worth it!!!!
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on 16 September 2014
Very good
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on 4 April 2006
This is a good solid E.P however , if you have heard as much Autechre as I have (all their releases bar one or two) this release is nothing you haven't heard before . If you have never heard later Autechre then this is a good place to start however .
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