Autechre - Confield
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2001 Ratings: #62 / 180
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Based on 134 ratings
2001 Ratings: #23
Liked by 7 people
May 15, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Label
Electronic / Genres
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On this album, Autechre underwent a stark turn in their music direction as they changed from making simple IDM music to making complex glitch patterns. It is a very fast album and it doesn’t feel like a long album at all. The structures are meticulously layered, the drums are manic on this and the whole album feels like a zombie apocalypse. It is cold, dystopian and out of control yet so sublimely crafted. A truly perfect album
i honestly don't even know what to say about this. confield is arguably autechre at their most cold and "emotional" sounding, and it is pulled off flawlessly. there isn't a second of non-essential content on here (well, maybe except for Eidetic Casein, but even that obviously isn't a truly "bad" track.) this was the album that made me truly realize i would grow to love autechre, and i honestly never get tired of it. i could spend several paragraphs gushing about each track, ... read more
Autechre's most mindbending and least accessible album, the atmosphere it creates is unmatched in electronic music.
As unorthodox as it can appear, off-kilter even, the gimmickry to endure such abstract leftfield structures is utterly amazing - and plays a decisive role in casting about for an outline of deeper sense, which here sits on masterful modulations like multi-layered bells, chaotic drum patterns, metallic marble sounding, a whole matrix of magnetic airwaves. Insofar as they’re presented in a streamlined workflow of psychic apparatus, it is more than justified that the band effort has ... read more
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Track List

  1. VI Scose Poise
  2. Cfern
  3. Pen Expers
  4. Sim Gishel
  5. Parhelic Triangle
  6. Bine
  7. Eidetic Casein
  8. Uviol
  9. Lentic Catachresis
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