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Autechre's second album of 2010,
This review is from: Move Of Ten (Audio CD)
"Move of Ten" has a WAP, rather than a WARP, catalogue number (usually the Warp label's way of signifying a single, as opposed to an album). But in fact it IS a full length release, consisting of 10 brand new tracks - a companion piece to their "main" LP released earlier this year, Oversteps. In contrast to that record, "Move of Ten" shows (relatively speaking) Autechre's more avant-garde side and as such it was probably a wise idea to present it this way, rather than as the main event, so to speak.
It's densely packed with sonic innovation, though not to the extent that it's unlistenable. It is a bit more structured than the group's infamous mid-period work. Only on "Etchogon-S" will your friends have difficulty in discerning whether they're listening to music, or if your boiler's on the blink. Elsewhere, it's not exactly alienating, but still more likely to be of interest to the harder-core of electronica fans. There are certainly some interesting noises and rhythms going on. Check the weird contrast between military pipe band drumming and off-kilter drum 'n' bass percussion on "Cep_puiqMX" for example.
Not as heavy-going as some of Autechre's releases and fares particularly well as a headphone listen.
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Initial post: 6 Aug 2010, 23:50:42 BST
"Only on "Etchogon-S" will your friends have difficulty in discerning whether they're listening to music, or if your boiler's on the blink" - ha ha - nice one!!!
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