AeA: What Else Do You Listen To Besides Autechre??


This was a big thread that I managed to catch most of... BTW if you want to add to it, email dto@iname.com!
updated 1.14.98

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From: cyberclay <cclay@shell.fastlane.net>
Newsgroups: alt.music.techno,rec.music.ambient,rec.music.industrial
Subject: Re: Besides Autechre, what kind of music do you like? :-)

In alt.music.techno Eli Bingham <lye@soda.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU> wrote:
> In article <880586424.2417@dejanews.com>, <dto@iname.com> wrote:
> > Hi! I was wondering, I'd like to put together a list of bands/artists
> >that Autechre fans listen to when they're not listening to autechre. What
> >else do ae fans listen to?

Hey,
Autechre, FSOL, Aphex Twin, Photek, Atari Teenage Riot, Shizuo, ec8or,
Orbital, Orb, Goldie, Eat Static, System 7, Alec Empire, Headrillaz, some
Crystal Method, classical music, Empiron, Ken Ishii, Underworld, and
some KMFDM.

Regards,
cyberclay

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From: Drew Kalapach <drewk@futurefone.com>
Newsgroups: alt.music.techno,rec.music.ambient,rec.music.industrial
Subject: Re: Besides Autechre, what kind of music do you like? :-)
Eli Bingham wrote:
>
> In article <880586424.2417@dejanews.com>, <dto@iname.com> wrote:
> > Hi! I was wondering, I'd like to put together a list of bands/artists
> >that Autechre fans listen to when they're not listening to autechre. What
> >else do ae fans listen to?
>
> Oh, ceiling fans...old lightbulbs burning their last vestige of frail
> filament into dust...University air conditioning ducts...Freeway accidents...
>
> Preferably time-stretched into oblivion and given some riddim with a 190bpm
> Roland 727 marimba pattern and some DX7 plonks.
>
> -Eli
Had to laugh when I saw this.... reminded me of a quote I once read by
Brian Eno when asked what type of music he was into these days. He
replied, "African Tribal Music and the sounds of highways being
constructed...".

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From: Drew Kalapach <drewk@futurefone.com>
Newsgroups: alt.music.techno,rec.music.ambient,rec.music.industrial
Subject: Re: Besides Autechre, what kind of music do you like? :-)

>
> In article <880586424.2417@dejanews.com>, <dto@iname.com> wrote:
> > Hi! I was wondering, I'd like to put together a list of bands/artists
> >that Autechre fans listen to when they're not listening to autechre. What
> >else do ae fans listen to?

Ozric Tentacles, Can, Kraftwerk, Neu, Amon Duul, FSOL, Orb,Spring Heel
Jack,Global Communication, Faust, Guru Guru, Hawkwind, King Crimson, a
lot from the Acid Jazz series ... and Miles Davis (of course....) ;)
Well... that's a start anyway....

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From: weird things feed me <tactaht@moc.mocnet.xi>
Newsgroups: alt.music.techno,rec.music.ambient,rec.music.industrial
dto@iname.com wrote:
>
> Hi! I was wondering, I'd like to put together a list of bands/artists
> that Autechre fans listen to when they're not listening to autechre. What
> else do ae fans listen to?
>
> I listen to Autechre, Aphex Twin, Bjork, Leftfield, Orbital, some FSOL,
> Ruby, Underworld, Fluke, Portishead, Lamb, Nine Inch Nails, muZiq,
> Photek, Tricky, Tori Amos, and more.

most of the skam stuff, squarepusher/aphex/mu-ziq/vibert, black dog,
scorn, godflesh, skinny puppy, download, neubauten, throbbing gristle,
spk, joy division, the cure, some jazz, some classical...anything
interesting...

np: autechre "slip"

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From: - peng - <a.p.bettison-95@REMOVEstudent.lboro.ac.uk>
Newsgroups: alt.music.techno,rec.music.ambient,rec.music.industrial
> I listen to Autechre, Aphex Twin, Bjork, Leftfield, Orbital, some FSOL,
> Ruby, Underworld, Fluke, Portishead, Lamb, Nine Inch Nails, muZiq,
> Photek, Tricky, Tori Amos, and more.

My list reads much the same: Ae, Aphex, Bjork, Orbital, FSOL, Fluke, NIN
(well, further down the spiral, anyway) and Tricky. What I've heard of
by Leftfield, Ruby, Photek and Tori Amos I like, and I also listen to
Mick Harris stuff (Quoit, Scorn), Tangerine Dream, Black Dog, some
Scanner, hia, biosphere, global communications (76:14), some eat static
stuff, pete namlook, chemical bros, prodigy, cranberries, a bit of air
liquide, spooky... oh I could go on for hours.

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From: bkingZ03@emory.edu (brand0)
Newsgroups: alt.music.techno,rec.music.ambient,rec.music.industrial
> My list reads much the same: Ae, Aphex, Bjork, Orbital, FSOL, Fluke, NIN
> (well, further down the spiral, anyway) and Tricky. What I've heard of
> by Leftfield, Ruby, Photek and Tori Amos I like, and I also listen to
> Mick Harris stuff (Quoit, Scorn), Tangerine Dream, Black Dog, some
> Scanner, hia, biosphere, global communications (76:14), some eat static
> stuff, pete namlook, chemical bros, prodigy, cranberries, a bit of air
> liquide, spooky... oh I could go on for hours.

Pretty similar:

Bjork, FSOL, Orb, NIN, Photek, Scanner, a little Tori, Portishead, Lamb,
Switchblade Symphony, Oingo Boingo (Hazzzahh! Danny Elfman!), Depeche
Mode, New Order, Xymox, Juno Reactor, Cure, Information Society, oh, and
of course Aphex Twin.

I found a few Autechre mp3s and i didn't think they were really anything
special. Maybe I just haven't found the right ones.

brand0

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From: bart.mediamind@tornado.be (Bart Lateur)
Newsgroups: alt.music.techno,rec.music.ambient,rec.music.industrial

Funny thing. I listen to most of those bands, but I don't listen to
Autechre. Never heard a thing of them that drew my attention, so I don't
know the band.

Maybe I SHOULD check it out.

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From: jack <jacko11@telegram.infi.net>
Newsgroups: alt.music.techno,rec.music.ambient,rec.music.industrial

I think "TriRepetae++" would be a good place to start. If you're in
America you can get the 2cd bonus version from TVT.. it includes on the
second CD "anvil vapre" and "garbage", two of their short-form albums,
which are both so gooooood.

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From: Ben Coffer <ben@hybridgame.demon.co.uk>
Newsgroups: alt.music.techno,rec.music.ambient,rec.music.industrial
Subject: Re: Besides Autechre, what kind of music do you like? :-)

In article <880586424.2417@dejanews.com>, dto@iname.com writes
> Hi! I was wondering, I'd like to put together a list of bands/artists
>that Autechre fans listen to when they're not listening to autechre. What
>else do ae fans listen to?
>

I listen to Aphex, Squarepusher, Brian Eno, Bochum Welt, actually a lot
of the Rephlex stuff (predictable i know, but it *is* good), B12
Records' output (lovely stuff), Biosphere and Black Dog.

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From: sps
Subject: Re: Besides Autechre, what kind of music do you listen to?
Duke Jupiter, Belle and Sebastian, Pink Floyd, Empirion, Catherine Wheel,
Meat Beat Manifesto, Garth Brooks, Beethoven, Parliament Funkadelic,
Bad Boy Bill, Thompson Twins, Black Sabbath, Anne Murray, Billy Graham's
Gospel Choir, Spice Girls, Santana, Orb, Journey, Talking Heads,
Snapcase, Edelweiss, Earth Crisis, Orbital, Willie Nelson, Atari
Teenage Riot, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Rush, Boymerang,
Red House Painters, Laurent Garnier, Elton John, Future Sound of London,
Miles Davis, Grateful Dead, Josh Wink, The Commodores, Devo, DJ Krush,
Klute, Aphex Twin, Melissa Etheridge, Frank Zappa, New York SKA-Jazz
Ensemble, GWAR, Molly Hatchet, DJ Sasha, then Autechre again.

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From: cowsfan@NOSPAM.ix.netcom.com (Persinthia)
Newsgroups: alt.music.techno,rec.music.ambient,rec.music.industrial
In article <880586424.2417@dejanews.com>, dto@iname.com says...
>
> Hi! I was wondering, I'd like to put together a list of bands/artists
>that Autechre fans listen to when they're not listening to autechre. What
>else do ae fans listen to?
I like alot of post rock (Tortoise, Jessamine, Mogwai, Aerial M, Gastr Del
Sol, Bardo Pond, Flying Saucer Attack, Ui, etc) and alot of minimal stuff
like Panasonic, Oval, Farmer's Manual, Microstoria, etc.

Also dig stuff like DHR (ATR, EC8OR, Christoph De Babylon, Shizou), Skam
(Jega, Gescom, Freeform, Bola, etc) and other labels like Schematics, Mego,
Carpet Bomb, Drop Beat, Music Aus Strom, Warp, Clear, Compost, etc.

I love Krautrock (Silver Apples, Faust, Can, Amon Duul, Neu!, etc) and some
Japanese stuff (Ghost/Masaki Batoh, Ground Zero, Keiji Hano, Boredoms, etc).

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From: Cicatrix@cris.com (V Sarada Holt)

damn, persi, yer list looks a hell of a lot like mine.

Persinthia (cowsfan@NOSPAM.ix.netcom.com) wrote:
: I love Krautrock (Silver Apples, Faust, Can, Amon Duul, Neu!, etc) and some

you _do_ know that the silver apples are from new york, right?

: Alec Empire - Squeeze The Trigger

review! review!!

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From: lajazzbaby@aol.com (LAJazzBaby)
>Persinthia (cowsfan@NOSPAM.ix.netcom.com) wrote:
>: I love Krautrock (Silver Apples, Faust, Can, Amon Duul, Neu!, etc) and some
>
>
>you _do_ know that the silver apples are from new york, right?

I'm sure you also know that Deelite sampled the silver apples on their debut
release...

And as for Krautrock, we shan't forget Dagmar Krause, Skeleton Crew, Fred
Frith, Chris Cutler, et al.

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From: cowsfan@NOSPAM.ix.netcom.com (Persinthia)
In article <65mb2f$f6a@examiner.concentric.net>, Cicatrix@cris.com says...

>: Alec Empire - Squeeze The Trigger
>
>review! review!!

Well, if you liked 'The Destroyer' then you'll like this. More distorted
jungle, yet a little more ragga influenced. I actually think this album is
more creative and varied than 'The Destroyer'. Not sure if Grand Royal is
gonna distribute this domestically. Incidentally, Empire fans should pick up
his No Savety Pin Sex EP (DHR-Limited002). Kind of like Empire's take on the
elektro sound. Great stuff.

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From: siren@algonet.se (Daniel Lundberg)
Well, I listen to : Autechre, Aphex Twin/Polygon Window, Black Dog,
mu-Ziq, Orb, Orbital, Fluke, Underworld, Hardfloor, Front 242,
Frontline Assembly, Skinny Puppy, Dance or Die, Nine inch Nails,
KMFDM, Nitzer Ebb, Depeche Mode, Leather Strip, :Wumpscut:, Covenant,
Pankow, Apoptygma Berzerk, X-marks the Pedwalk, Birmingham 6, Laibach,
Einsturzende Neubauten, And One, Scapa Flow, Seven Trees, A Split
Second, Haujobb, Kraftwerk, New Order, Project Pitchfork, Individual
Totem, Coil, Sisters of Mercy, Paradise Lost, The Cure, Joy Division,
The Merry Thoughts, Radiohead, Therapy, U2, Tori Amos, Bjork, Pink
Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, and more...

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From: chrisl@stud.ntnu.no (Christian Stigen Larsen)

dto@iname.com <dto@iname.com> wrote:
| Hi! I was wondering, I'd like to put together a list of bands/artists
| that Autechre fans listen to when they're not listening to autechre. What
| else do ae fans listen to?

Biosphere, Mental Overdrive, Lustmord, Lull, Jarre, Sublevel3, Ryoji Ikeda,
Mu-Ziq, Mind Over Midi, Omni Trio, Stephane Picq, Mekon, Wiseguys, FSOL,
Crystal Method, Dead Can Dance, Leftfield, Information, Aedena Cycle,
Rogue Unit, etc. etc. etc.

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From: kodonova@maths.tcd.ie (Kevin O'Donovan)
dto@iname.com <dto@iname.com> wrote:
> Hi! I was wondering, I'd like to put together a list of bands/artists
> that Autechre fans listen to when they're not listening to autechre. What
> else do ae fans listen to?

Aphex Twin, Red Snapper, Squarepusher, Two Lone Swordsmen, Spiritualized,
Curve, Slowdive, dECAL, Anodyne, Stereolab, Seefeel, Scala, Disjecta,
the Orb, Portishead, Mira Calix (over and over), Broadcast, Laika, etc etc..

kod

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From: mrsparkle@hokkaido.jp (Seth Robson)
dto@iname.com <dto@iname.com> wrote:

> Hi! I was wondering, I'd like to put together a list of bands/artists
> that Autechre fans listen to when they're not listening to autechre. What
> else do ae fans listen to?

Well, isn't that a toughie... What I've been listening to the past
couplea months:

Photek, Aphex Twin, Stereolab, Mouse on Mars, Squarepusher, Broadcast,
Mirza, Windy & Carl, Tortoise, Lee Hazlewood, Frank Sinatra, Astrud
Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Serge Gainsbourg, Section 25 (their spacey
stuff, not their New Orderish stuff), Jessamine, Bowery Electic, Unwound,
The Sea & Cake, Slint, David Sylvian, Spring Heel Jack, -Ziq, Brian Eno,
Bowie (esp "Low" and "Heroes"), Can, Jessamine, Gastr Del Sol, Return of
the DJ's Vol. II comp., &c. But mostly it's been Autechre, believe it or
not -- for some reason, I've developed quite an attachment to them of
late, esp. "Garbage"

What can I say? It's been a weird couplea months...

Seth.

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From: jack <jacko11@telegram.infi.net>
Abergary wrote:

> > I agree. I had also not heard anything BY this band (band?), but was intrigued
> by the praise I've seen flowing from these corners. I checked out
> "TriRepetae++" 2xCD and found it to be REALLY good music. I would even go as
> far as to say that if all their stuff is of this caliber, I think I would
> consider Autechre to be my favorite techno-esque music machine, *slightly*
> beating out Aphex Twin (although "Selected Ambient Vol. 2" still mesmerizes
> me).
>
> But a question here for the well initiated: ARE the other Autechre albums as
> appealing as this? And how many other albums are there? (Feel free to e-mail
> me personally if I'm flogging the proverbial "dead horse" with these
> questions!)
>
Yes it is appealing.... there are four LP's and a bunch of cool EP's
under the Autechre name.

I have most of their stuff.. I also run an Autechre webpage:
(http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Lounge/8542/Autechre.html)

"Tri Repetae" is currently my favorite, it was the first I'd ever heard.
Indeed I was very intrigued by praise I'd heard on usenet about the
band, and saw TR++ in the store, and bought it. If you haven't listened
to "vletrmx" on cd2 yet, turn out the lights and turn it up for that
one. "Garbage" is great... I mean the whole second half of that record
not just the track. I also like "stud" and "leterel" on cd1

"Anti EP" this is a little older I think, with a cyan cover and a black
sticker with cool "legal warnings" which only apply in Britain. :-)
Anyway, this cd has 3 tracks. Thr first two are cool, the third
"Flutter" is one of Ae's best IMO. It has non-repetitive beats in it, ie
no 2 measures are the same... it was done to prove a point (see sticker
on cover) but turned out an excellent song.

"Envane" - excellent, groovy, a bit harder, click-pop stuff. Track one
is hip-hop for the first few minutes, and blends into a burbly kind of
orchestra, very very pretty. Tracks 2 and 3 are more hard, 3 being
almost like jungle and full of digital noise (like putting a cdrom in an
audio player) awesome. Track 4 is my fave probably, beautiful at the
end, one of what I like to call "little-people" songs.

"Chiastic Slide" - Their fourth album is really hard to describe. From
what I have been reading a lot of fans didn't like it too much at first,
and then it sort of HOOKS you! It didn't make any sense on first
listening, on the third listen for me it started to sort itself out. All
I can say is WOW, very unique, esp. "rettic ac" and "hub". This is one
of those albums that "you hear something new every time you listen." So
so much subtlety.

"Cichlisuite" - This is the latest I believe, an EP of five new songs
(claims to be a "reconstruction" of a track off CS but there's very
little in common.) This is a bit of a departure, the sound has changed
from CS (not as scratchy or noisy) and new things are in it.... I
absolutely love this little record. It's all mauve, very cool concept
art. The first track, "yeesland" is slowly climbing up with "stud",
"flutter", and "vletrmx" as my favorite tracks from Ae. This record is a
bit weird, a little more cheerful and bright than CS (and much more than
the dark opus that was TR++). Excellent, you can probably get it for
10-12$. Again, listen to it a couple times before judging! When I first
played Yeesland it just made no sense to me, I couldn't sort it out and
figure out the sounds. It merges tho, incredibly. I think it's their
Chiastic thing at work.

"Incunabula" and "Amber" are Ae's first albums... I have never heard
them tho. I plan to get them very soon.

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From: look@in.sig (Thin White Duke)
If you're a fan of industrial music, then you may find Chiastic Slide even
more appealing. It's much colder and harsher than the warm, embracing Tri
Repetae. I'd never want to have to choose between them, though.

Anyways, to answer the question of the thread, besides Autechre my faves
are David Bowie, Coil, Einsturzende Neubauten, Pigface, Scorn, Skinny
Puppy, and Test Dept.

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From: Cicatrix@cris.com (V Sarada Holt)
Thin White Duke (look@in.sig) wrote:
: If you're a fan of industrial music, then you may find Chiastic Slide even
: more appealing. It's much colder and harsher than the warm, embracing Tri
: Repetae. I'd never want to have to choose between them, though.

i find this amusing. when _tri repetae_ came out, everyone said that it
was "much colder and harsher" than _amber_, and the same comparison was
made between _incunabula_ and _amber_.

i think they both have their moments, but _chiastic slide_ is harsher, i
would agree.

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From: LMV <GoodMessage@fountain.net>
I wouldn't call Amber less harsh or less embracing than Tri repetae++, for me they are
the two faces of the same coin. I haven't heard Chiastic Slide yet, so I'll keep my
opinion for when I do.

Besides Autechre? The Chaos!!!! :-) No, I'm just kidding...
Dead Kennedys (still my favorite band), Bach, Mozart, Coil, Test Dept., Killing Joke
(once a sucker, always a sucker), everything with Martin Atkins on the drums (hey, we all
have our vices), Foetus, Nick Cave, DCD, SP, EN. Ok, this is getting too long. Got to run
my 2 miles.

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From: look@in.sig (Thin White Duke)

In article <663cab$qio@examiner.concentric.net>, Cicatrix@cris.com (V
Sarada Holt) wrote:

= Thin White Duke (look@in.sig) wrote:
= : If you're a fan of industrial music, then you may find Chiastic Slide even
= : more appealing. It's much colder and harsher than the warm, embracing Tri
= : Repetae. I'd never want to have to choose between them, though.
=
= i find this amusing. when _tri repetae_ came out, everyone said that it
= was "much colder and harsher" than _amber_, and the same comparison was
= made between _incunabula_ and _amber_.

Perhaps, but you gotta admit that Chiastic Slide is their most industrial
sounding album. I'd say that for a mainstream audience Tri Repetae is the
most accessible, but for most industrial fans CS is definitely the way to
go.