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Move of Ten
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
On the heels of their most well-received album in several years, Oversteps (released via Warp in March 2010), experimental electronic music producers Autechre bring an EP of ten all new tracks titled Move of Ten. The EP wi... more »
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On the heels of their most well-received album in several years, Oversteps (released via Warp in March 2010), experimental electronic music producers Autechre bring an EP of ten all new tracks titled Move of Ten. The EP will be released July 13th, and will be available on digipack CD and as two separate vinyl releases (four tracks on one, six on the other) with exquisite packaging design and artwork from legendary UK firm The Designers Republic.
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Y. Jossa | NJ | 07/13/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Autechre seems to have hit a particularly fertile period, after a couple of years of silence, in 2010 they released the well-received "Oversteps" album.
Then, out of nowhere, a few months later, to my surprise, they released an EP: "Move of Ten"
I thought "Move of Ten" (MoT) was a Overteps remix / variant album, focusing more on melody than on rhythm, much like the second Quaristice "versions" CD.. but after listening to MoT, i was completely surprised, because MoT sounds more at times, like early 2000's Autechre than Oversteps.
The album starts with the jazzy, crazy tempo and rhythm shifting "Etchogon-S"
More strangeness follows with "y7", a quieter rhythm-shifting piece. "pce_freeze_28i" is a retro piece driven by a simple rhythm, that wouldn't be out of place in any of Autechre's early albums. "rew1" cranks the complexity level a bit, with its fat, crunchy, 12-bit Elektron Drum Machine (Autechre's favorite hardware piece) driven sounds, which are the common denominator in the most recent Ae albums. "nth_Dafusederb" continues the retro direction of this EP, with its almost danceable rhythms. "iris was a pupil" is one of the few tracks that has any link to Oversteps, sounding at times almost like "known(1)", probably because it uses the same Max/MSP synths / programs. "no_border" sounds like an Oversteps outtake, while the next piece "M62" sounds as close as Ae could ever get to AphexTwin. "ylmo" is a very strange ambient piece, followed by the album's closing track, "Cep_puiqMX" revives Ae's algorithmic programming period.
Overall, Move of Ten is a very enjoyable 48-minute album that should please most (if not all) Ae fans.. this album should quickly dispel the thoughts of any fan about Autechre having gone "soft" and "ambient""