AeA: Oddities 1998

The Importance of Pronouncing Autechre, Secret Messages ("I buried Sean"), Missing Teeth, and other miscellaneous thingies.


J S Beier wrote:
> another one i've hear various interpretations for: autechre..
> how does one say this?

According to autechre themselves, "say it however you like, it's a made
up word".
They pronounce it awe-tek-er. I started pronouncing it Ow-tek-ruh and
can't seem to persuade myself to pronounce it any other way.


Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 23:37:03 -0800 (PST)
From: Jeff Macht <>
Subject: (idm) cichlisuite/chiastic/recury
The cichlisuite part: do they master on vinyl sometimes? :)

On chiastic slide:recury (Track 8), a sample gradually fades in. It sounds
as though someone is saying "Teg-Oh-Ra" which just might be a chopped up
sample of someone yelling "Autechre". Did anyone else hear this? It's just
something I heard about quite a few months after buying the thing.


Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 11:07:16 -0800
From: Jon Logan <>
Subject: (idm) cichlisuite
Is cichlisuite pronounced 'sickly-sweet'? Or, along the lines of
'autechre', are we licensed to pronounce it any way we please?

Electronic music folks are, for the most part, pretty weird.

;) jon

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 22:00:12 -0500
From: (chris r graves)
Subject: (idm) cichli pronounce
> Is cichlisuite pronounced 'sickly-sweet'? Or, along the lines of
>'autechre', are we licensed to pronounce it any way we please?

ah-tek-er: chee-chlee-sweet
is how i say it

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 22:06:45 -0600 (CST)
From: Gil Yaker <>
Subject: Re: (idm) cichli pronounce
my two cents on pronounciation : aw-tek-er kish` lee suite

great EP nonetheless

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 18:23:05 +0000
From: "brian flanagan \(DA7A7H13F\)" <>
Subject: Re: (idm) cichli pronounce
awe tec er

sickly sweet

from the horses mouths

and just for fun..any of you brits notice the coronation street
connection on the their titling of the track on softballetforms??

don't's just for fun (and for confusing non uk residents)

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 16:01:05 +0000
From: dis2 <>
Subject: Re: (idm) autechre(back to the 45/33 bull**** again-sorry)
> cichlisuite isn't supposed to be played at 45 or 33 it's in between, because
> when compared to the cd versions the vinyl tracks are too slow at 33 and too
fast at 45 (and no,
> it's not because my turntable is jacked) isn't that a first?

That's odd, 'cos when I play it at 45 on my decks, it sounds pretty much
identical to the CD version. I guess someones turntable must be
jacked. 45 sounds fine for the first 3 tracks, but to get the best
results for Krib & Tilapia, I like to fiddle about with the turntable
settings so it can play at a speed in between 33 & 45. I find 33+8 is
too slow and 45-8 is too fast.

Dan Shoebridge

np: Journey by DJ - Coldcut

From: j-v <>
Subject:Autechre - Cichli Suite Question and Observation
when I bought Cichli Suite (Sickly Sweet)
on CD when it came out,I noticed that the
"teeth" of the CD-holder were completely gone.
I attributed this to mishandling during shipping
and thought nothing more of it.

The other day I put CS on, and I think the

Cichli suite = Sickly sweet = leaves you "toothless"

Is this mere coincidence that the CD case had its
entire circle of teeth missing? Or is it a in-joke
by Booth and Brown? Does anyone else have a
toothless Cichli Suite CD case?

From: Stephane ACOUNIS <>
Subject: Re: Autechre - Cichli Suite Question and Observation
Come on, don't abuse beer|drugs !!! Your CD case is broken.
(I have played the record 30mn ago, now it it Chiastic Slide's time)

From: peng- <secondpeng**remove**this**>
Subject:Re: Autechre - Cichli Suite Question and Observation
I think it's coincidence; mine's fine....

From: (Persi)
Subject: Re: Autechre - Cichli Suite Question and Observation

I think some people are taking Autechre's music WAY too far. :)

Seriously though, my CD's fine. You must have got bad packaging.

From: jack <>
Subject: Re: Autechre - Cichli Suite Question and Observation
Mine's okay, but I definitely have noticed that happening on a lot of
imported CD's. For instance, I went nuts awhile ago getting imported
Bjork singles (with her excellent B-sides and remixes) and about half
had a few missing teeth. I think it might be the overseas shipper. This
would be pretty scary though... "sickly-sweet"! :-) I have to admit it's
pretty funny.

From: Jesper Larsson <>
Subject: Re: Autechre - Cichli Suite Question and Observation
It must be a coincidence, but I think the cichlisuite box is unusually
sensitive. I ordered three copies wrom warpmart, but by mistake got
only one, whose teeth were all gone. Then greg sent me three new ones,
but one of them had a smashed box as well, so greg sent me yet another
one which was only slightly damaged.