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Autechre – SIGN (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Autechre – SIGN (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:05:27 minutes | 671 MB | Genre: Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warp Records

Autechre albums are like language immersion programs: At first they don’t make sense, but listen close and familiar shapes emerge. Not that SIGN is accessible per se: We’re still talking about something closer to computer programming than what most people would consider music. But for a group that can be almost mythically forbidding (2016’s four-hour-long—and 12-hours-dense—elseq), SIGN is almost pop. Thirty years in and the UK production duo’s roots still show: Hip-hop on “M4 Lema,” house on “psin AM,” far-out synth soundtracks on “F7” and “Metaz form8.” But it all remains deconstructed and once removed. Most music depends on memories of something you’ve heard before. With Autechre, you can feel your brain stretch as you listen. Normally they sound like they’re pushing forward or settling in. With SIGN, it’s both.

It’s always hard to predict where Autechre will go next with their music. After years of releasing music and playing concerts (35 of them since their last quintuple album elseq 1-5 in 2016, not to mention the four NTS Sessions livestream volumes released in 2018), the British duo has finally decided to release a “normal” album. Eleven tracks taken from 750 hours of jams and recordings which were made, as often is the case these days, from a distance. Familiar to conference calls well before lockdown, Sean Booth and Rob Brown moved onto a new level of composition some years ago, using exclusively their own production software to generate sounds in an algorithmic manner. They no longer send each other audio files like all other IT-centred musicians, but units of code which create synth and machine-like sounds. This allows them to simultaneously break away from the electronic music norms which they have challenged since the 90s. Interestingly, the duo have realised that they come up with likeminded ideas even at a distance. This gives the record some dizzying moments like the addictive au14 and some more contemplative ones like the electronic sunset that is Metaz form8. An album that consistently surprises in a way that only Autechre can. – Smaêl Bouaici

Tracklist:
1. M4 Lema (08:49)
2. F7 (05:56)
3. si00 (05:51)
4. esc desc (04:55)
5. au14 (05:03)
6. Metaz form8 (06:00)
7. sch.mefd 2 (05:25)
8. gr4 (03:21)
9. th red a (06:35)
10. psin AM (06:20)
11. r cazt (07:12)

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