Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A step up from Incunabula
D. Lynch | 07/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is not the best Autechre release I have heard, but I can't deny that it is very good. 5 remixes of Basscadet from Incuabula, that range from suprisingly dancefloor-friendly (BCDTMX) to beautiful ambience (Basscadubmx). What I find most interesting about this album is noticing the progression from Incunabula. Beats have become fuller and more powerful, layers of alien sounds that spiral around the melodies and intertwine between the beats.BCDTMX: As I said, suprisingly dancey, a pounding techno beat and buzzing bass sound, accompany the trademark bleep-bloop from the original song (now drenched in reverb).BeumontHannantTwomx: Excellent. Beumont Hannant layers all the twinkling chatterring rhythms from the original for about two minutes before absolutely beautiful ambient chords play over it. Minimal and very beautiful.Seefeelmx: This one's weird. An ambient drone loops over and over again over Basscadets trademark bleep-bloop motif, held together with a very slow, odd beat. Not much else happens, and it's very haunting.Tazmx: Autechre are known for making remixes that sound nothing like the original. This one starts with what sounds like the little tiny dinosaur babies from Jurrassic Park. The sound plays through the entire song, but can be barely heard over the mechanical screech that takes over the song... it's the first time they did anything like this. The rest of the instrumentation is rather jazzy. It's very interesting to say the least.Basscadubmx: Similar to Beumont Hannant's remix, cept Autechre does it better. Slow and minimal on percussion, it focusses more on the melodies and strange sounds like Tazmx. Excellent stuff.Overall, very good, but I would get Incunabula first."
Worth the small price
D. Lynch | MN United States | 12/31/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album may be an EP, but it is longer than a lot of albums out there, and this one is cheaper, too. Comprised of 5 of the many, many "Basscadet" remixes, you may think this could get repetitive. Well, think again. While the bassline in each song may be close to the same, each is so different that you wouldn't even know they were remixes of the same song. The standout track is number 2, "BEAUMONTHANNANTTWOMX". A very eery, almost scary track. Listening to this track in the dark may not have the best results.Look, it's an EP, so if you like Autechre, or electronica in general, then you should spend the few bucks to get this. Or do what I did: place a regular order of all the stuff you want, then add this to make yourself feel like you're getting a lot for your money :)"
A good start for the Ae curious
Jack Baur | Eugene, OR United States | 08/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Beautiful noise from Autechre, particularly the second and fifth tracks. Other reviewers seem not to think as highly of it, but I imagine it is because this is a more accessible album than most of their others, seeming in most places to favor harmonies and tunes over their usual skittering beats. This was the first Ae album I ever *enjoyed* and since their unique soundscapes have grown on me considerably."