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on 8 January 2008
On Confield, every negative comment aimed towards Autechre's music comes together beautifully; yes, it's cold, inhuman & robotic, yet all of these aspects are inverted to create something that I love but don't feel I'll ever truly understand. While LP5 wears its heart on its sleeve with gorgeous melodies buried deep under tidal waves of rhythm, this album is so distant that it's barely visible. Yet, when you soon start noticing that 'Eidetic Casein' has a gritty funkiness about it, the mist clears and suddenly everything is a little clearer; the demented rhythm of 'Pen Expers' becomes apparent and for some reason, even 'Lentic Catachresis' starts making a little sense. Slowly but surely, Confield reveals itself to the listener despite always keeping something hidden. Ironically, it's that something that draws me back in, & even by my 100th listen I still can't fully get my head around it.
In the year 2090 this will be blasting out of every kid's iPod, which I assume would at that point be the height of retro cool.