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on 27 January 2008
It seems fair enough after Confield and Draft 7.30 that Autechre should go a bit more minimal as a few people have mentioned already, but its the melodic content that has been dropped right down, the drums haven't been toned down that much and take centre stage throughout- and it still seems Autechre are incapable of writing a drum beat without developing it in to something a zillion times more complex.
The result is sometimes exciting and sometimes a bit 'much of a muchness'- the soundworld of the synths is suggesting ambient but the untuned stuff is going mental.
I'm giving this 3 stars as someone who likes all of Autechre's output but feels that they're not firing on all cylinders here creatively. I still haven't heard a weak Autechre release.