Autechre - Incunabula
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1993 Ratings: #70 / 371
User Score
Based on 116 ratings
1993 Ratings: #37
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November 29, 1993 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp Records / Label
IDM, Ambient Techno / Genres
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This a really solid debut. It's nothing mind-blowing, but it's still a very unique early 90s IDM album. There's some clear techno influences on here and as a result of that some of the songs feel a bit repetitive. When the album works, it's soundscapes are really fun to get lost in. When it doesn't work it can be almost boring.
I especially love songs like Eggshell and 444 for their unique production and odd sound combinations. Others, like the intro for example can be a bit of a slog.
Autechre’s first two albums are incredibly overrated, personally find them quite boring and lacklustre. If I can say something good about this album is that the flow is clean and smooth. Their debut is a tad better than the sophomore but overall, Autechre’s early work just couldn’t click for me.
Same with LP5 except I took a walk
Pretty amazing IDM / Ambient Techno release. I discovered these guys last year when I was experimenting with techno artists similar to Aphex Twin (so stuff like IDM, glitch, ambient techno etc) and I came across these guys with “Bike”. I’m so glad I did cuz this album is damn good and alongside “Tri repetae”. Still haven’t heard their album, “Amber” yet though, which I’ll get round to doing soon. Anyway yeah, this is some cold, almost ... read more
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Track List

  1. Kalpol Introl
  2. Bike
  3. Autriche
  4. Bronchus 2
  5. Basscadet
  6. Eggshell
  7. Doctrine
  8. Maetl
  9. Windwind
  10. Lowride
  11. 444
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Added on: May 6, 2013