AUTECHRE / TRI REPETAE + MP3

AUTECHRE / TRI REPETAE : Tri Repetae, the third album from Autechre finally made available again on vinyl, having been out of print on vinyl since 2001. On reflection, Tri Repeate stands tall as one of the most out-there (and if you know what that means...) and boundary-pushing releases from Ae ever. Going back to the group's roots as b-boy's, Tri... features ten variations on street sounds from hip-hop and techno to industrial and jungle. Released at a time when producers were ripe with ideas for cosmic breakbeat experimentation, Tri... mixed the glitchy twisted dynamics of EPs such as the criminal justice bill protest Anti and sculpted a long player that resembles some of the most 'floor friendly' Ae to ever grace a packed nightclub soundsystem. The ten tracks pulled influence from previous outings, from the glacial Amber chug of Overand to the Incunabula acid of Leterel. But the overall sound is one of mixing influence from the avant-garde of Iannis Xenakis, Edgard Varese & Tod Dockstar with the mid 90's post-hardcore sound of jungle.For anyone looking to get to grips with Ae but wanting something that bridges the gap between the early analogue escapism and the latter deconstructionist stance of elseq, Tri Repetae is the perfect point to dive into. Mixing elements of groups such as Coil at their most industrial, the austere techno of the Downwards crew and the cold yet funky electro of Man Parrish, they composed an album that still, twenty one years since its release, has one of the most singular sounds for anything resembling electro techno, and what other group can you think of who have you can say have ever managed that?

AUTECHRE / TRI REPETAE : Tri Repetae, the third album from Autechre finally made available again on vinyl, having been out of print on vinyl since 2001. On reflection, Tri Repeate stands tall as one of the most out-there (and if you know what that means…) and boundary-pushing releases from Ae ever. Going back to the group’s roots as b-boy’s, Tri… features ten variations on street sounds from hip-hop and techno to industrial and jungle. Released at a time when producers were ripe with ideas for cosmic breakbeat experimentation, Tri… mixed the glitchy twisted dynamics of EPs such as the criminal justice bill protest Anti and sculpted a long player that resembles some of the most ‘floor friendly’ Ae to ever grace a packed nightclub soundsystem. The ten tracks pulled influence from previous outings, from the glacial Amber chug of Overand to the Incunabula acid of Leterel. But the overall sound is one of mixing influence from the avant-garde of Iannis Xenakis, Edgard Varese & Tod Dockstar with the mid 90’s post-hardcore sound of jungle.For anyone looking to get to grips with Ae but wanting something that bridges the gap between the early analogue escapism and the latter deconstructionist stance of elseq, Tri Repetae is the perfect point to dive into. Mixing elements of groups such as Coil at their most industrial, the austere techno of the Downwards crew and the cold yet funky electro of Man Parrish, they composed an album that still, twenty one years since its release, has one of the most singular sounds for anything resembling electro techno, and what other group can you think of who have you can say have ever managed that?

AUTECHRE / AMBER + MP3

AUTECHRE / AMBER : Amber, the second full-length from Autechre and considered by many to be their ambient opus (though we imagine they wouldn't call it that!) having been out of print on vinyl since 2001. Amber contains eleven tracks of sparse Ae minimalist machine modules that blur the boundaries between isolationist electronica and richly vivid techno soundscapes. Considered by many fans to be the most crucial recording from the group, it contains some of their most immersive soundscapes to date. Steering away from the post-hardcore dynamics that shone through on Incunabula, Amber moves further away from anything resembling 'techno' and moved into more territories of abstract ambience. These eleven crystal-like cubes of sound came together to produce some of the most mind-bendingly hypnotic sounds to be committed to wax during the 90's. Placing Ae up in the ranks of legendary composers such as Steve Reich and Manuel Gottsching as well as their Artificial Intelligence contemporaries with whom they were crafting the building blocks of the future.There is something uniquely immersive about Amber, it's almost as if as you are playing it the sounds are fading away before they even begin, when played from the start you can lose a lot of time within the endless gradients that adorn its cover, before the sounds just seemingly, disappear.

AUTECHRE / AMBER : Amber, the second full-length from Autechre and considered by many to be their ambient opus (though we imagine they wouldn’t call it that!) having been out of print on vinyl since 2001.

Amber contains eleven tracks of sparse Ae minimalist machine modules that blur the boundaries between isolationist electronica and richly vivid techno soundscapes. Considered by many fans to be the most crucial recording from the group, it contains some of their most immersive soundscapes to date. Steering away from the post-hardcore dynamics that shone through on Incunabula, Amber moves further away from anything resembling ‘techno’ and moved into more territories of abstract ambience. These eleven crystal-like cubes of sound came together to produce some of the most mind-bendingly hypnotic sounds to be committed to wax during the 90’s. Placing Ae up in the ranks of legendary composers such as Steve Reich and Manuel Gottsching as well as their Artificial Intelligence contemporaries with whom they were crafting the building blocks of the future.There is something uniquely immersive about Amber, it’s almost as if as you are playing it the sounds are fading away before they even begin, when played from the start you can lose a lot of time within the endless gradients that adorn its cover, before the sounds just seemingly, disappear.

AUTECHRE / INCUNABULA + MP3

AUTECHRE / INCUNABULA : Incunabula, the debut full-length offering from Autechre finally made available again on vinyl, having been out of print on vinyl since 2001. Having first emerged onto a post-acid house 1993, Incunabula was released as part 7 of the now legendary Artificial Intelligence series of albums and compilations from Warp. A series that gave us early records from artists who went on to sculpt the electronic landscape both in and out of the club. Being lined up against such contemporaries as Black Dog Productions (Balil and Plaid) Aphex under his Polygon Window guise, Richie Hawtin's FUSE project, Speedy J, B12 & on the series' closing compilation, artists as diverse as Seefeel, Richard H Kirk & The Higher Intelligence Agency. Incunabula set the tone for the following landmark albums from Ae, huge caustic dissections of sound that almost resemble vast mathematical equations more than they do club fodder (though tracks like the breakbeat whip crack of Doctrine and the acidic euphoria of Maetl, which when deployed by the right DJ will go off). For those just arriving at the edge of Ae's world and are looking for an entry point into the sprawling discography of the group, or those of you looking to delve into the pre-MaxMSP archives, this is the record for you. There is not much we can say that has not been said before, but this truly is a landmark album of UK electronica, a legendary

AUTECHRE / INCUNABULA : Incunabula, the debut full-length offering from Autechre finally made available again on vinyl, having been out of print on vinyl since 2001.

Having first emerged onto a post-acid house 1993, Incunabula was released as part 7 of the now legendary Artificial Intelligence series of albums and compilations from Warp. A series that gave us early records from artists who went on to sculpt the electronic landscape both in and out of the club. Being lined up against such contemporaries as Black Dog Productions (Balil and Plaid) Aphex under his Polygon Window guise, Richie Hawtin’s FUSE project, Speedy J, B12 & on the series’ closing compilation, artists as diverse as Seefeel, Richard H Kirk & The Higher Intelligence Agency.

Incunabula set the tone for the following landmark albums from Ae, huge caustic dissections of sound that almost resemble vast mathematical equations more than they do club fodder (though tracks like the breakbeat whip crack of Doctrine and the acidic euphoria of Maetl, which when deployed by the right DJ will go off). For those just arriving at the edge of Ae’s world and are looking for an entry point into the sprawling discography of the group, or those of you looking to delve into the pre-MaxMSP archives, this is the record for you. There is not much we can say that has not been said before, but this truly is a landmark album of UK electronica, a legendary recording that still even after twenty-six years still sounds like a future we are yet to arrive at.

BEANS / WOLVES OF THE WORLD

BEANS / WOLVES OF THE WORLD : Passionné de comics et de dessin, Beans intègre les beaux-arts. Parallèlement, il découvre la scène spoken word naissante, et se fait un nom aux rencontres Rap meets Poetry à SoHo. C’est là que se rencontrent les futurs membres d’AntiPop Consortium.  Au sein du groupe il développe un rap staccato, rapide et distinctif, des textes sophistiqués – un mélange de « braggadocio » et de narration « fracturée » typique de la nouvelle école. Les talents associés des membres d’Anti-Pop Consortium lui permettent de devenir un groupe culte, aux côtés des artistes d’Anticon ou Def Jux. Anti-Pop offre à Beans toute latitude pour expérimenter et perfectionner son style de production, citant la No Wave de Suicide comme influence principale (aux côtés de Sun Ra, Mantronix, Sonic Youth, Public Enemy et Autechre). Avec High Priest, M.Sayyid et Earl Blaize, Anti-Pop a réalisé quatre albums pour des labels de renom comme Warp ou Big Dada, et assuré la première partie de Radiohead sur la tournée Amnesiac, avant de se séparer en 2002.

Beans peaufine son style en solo. Arty et minimal sur Tomorrow Right Now en 2003. Il revient en 2005, confient et « entier » sur Shock City Maverick. En 2008, Thorns, son travail le plus personnel à ce jour, lui permet d’exorciser quelques démons. 2009 marque la reformation d’Anti-Pop Consortium et la sortie de Fluorescent Black. Beans travaille en parallèle sur End It All, son quatrième album solo qui sort sur Anticon en 2010. En mars 2017, après cinq ans d’absence, Beans reviens sur le devant de la scène, non pas avec un, mais trois albums : Wolves of the World, Love Me Tonight et HAAST, ainsi que son premier roman : Die Tonight. Wolves of the World, premier album de la trilogie, est entièrement produit par le canadien Toboggan. Sur ce premier volet, Beans s’est entouré de deux pointures du rap underground : Cities Aviv et Elucid. Beans confirme son retour prolifique en 2018 avec une édition vinyl de Wolves of the world sur le label rennais a night on canopy et Nights without smiles, un EP en cassette édition limitée sur le label clermontois Hello.L.A. Beans propose son travail solo le plus ambitieux à ce jour, réaffirmant son statut de pionnier, tout en défiant les auditeurs contemporains.

CHAPELIER FOU / NUANCES

CHAPELIER FOU / MUANCES : Muance comme une contraction entre « Mue » / « Mutation » et « Nuance ». Un mélange de mots qui correspond parfaitement à cette idée de métamorphose qui hante depuis toujours la réflexion du musicien Chapelier Fou. En presque dix ans, Chapelier Fou a imposé une signature singulière au fil de maxis et d'albums qui ont trouvé un bel écho auprès des médias comme du public. « Chapelier Fou prouve qu’il est l’un des grands créateurs de musique électronique, aux côtés d’Aphex Twin, Autechre et Amon Tobin » LE MONDE

CHAPELIER FOU / MUANCES : Muance comme une contraction entre « Mue » / « Mutation » et « Nuance ». Un mélange de mots qui correspond parfaitement à cette idée de métamorphose qui hante depuis toujours la réflexion du musicien Chapelier Fou. En presque dix ans, Chapelier Fou a imposé une signature singulière au fil de maxis et d’albums qui ont trouvé un bel écho auprès des médias comme du public.

« Chapelier Fou prouve qu’il est l’un des grands créateurs de musique électronique, aux côtés d’Aphex Twin, Autechre et Amon Tobin » LE MONDE

IDEES CADEAUX DISQUES NOEL

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IDEES CADEAUX DISQUES NOEL: de beaux coffrets à offrir pour Noël.

Sufjan StevensNikki SuddenWilliam OnyeaborKruder and DorfmeisterOrk RecordsGiant Sand/, Creedence Clearwater RevivalBlonde RedheadPere UbuFauve …

D’autres idées parmi les arrivages récents : Leonard Cohen et le posthume « You want it darker » en vinyle (26,90€, un prix hyperconcurrentiel), Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, un peu d’électro avec Nicolas Jaar et son dernier LP « Sirens », la réédition du premier volume des Ethiopiques : « Ethiopian Hit Parade« . Pour la scène française cette semaine: Fai Baba, et François Virot et son « Marginal Spots »paru sur Born Bad Records. Ou bien des classiques parmi les Rolling Stones ou Pink Floyd , ou encore Prince.

IDEES CADEAUX DISQUES NOEL : curiosités cultes 

C’est parti pour les idées cadeaux,  : Call me Burroughs, lectures par lui-même, la BO du légendaire La Jetée de Chis Marker,  la compil’ hommage au producteur Bob Shad, ou la BO de Shadows en virgin LP par Charles Mingus.
Aussi cette semaine dans les bacs du Walrus: les LP tout récemment réédités d’Autechre ou Silver Apples, 3 rééditions encore sur Cornbread Records: Moondog, Sun Ra, Erma Franklin (oui, sœur de !). Thos Henley nouveauté chez Pan European records, le live de Sleaford Mods. On enrichit le jazz avec du Charles Mingus, Bill Evans et Ornette Coleman, tout ça en magasin et sur notre e-shop

IDEES CADEAUX: CURIOSITES CULTES

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IDEES CADEAUX: CURIOSITES CULTES : C’est parti pour les idées cadeaux, avec 4 curiosités incontournables à mettre sous le sapin: Call me Burroughs, lectures par lui-même, la BO du légendaire La Jetée de Chis Marker,  la compil’ hommage au producteur Bob Shad, ou la BO de Shadows en virgin LP par Charles Mingus.
Aussi cette semaine dans les bacs du Walrus: les LP tout récemment réédités d’Autechre ou Silver Apples, 3 rééditions encore sur Cornbread Records: Moondog, Sun Ra, Erma Franklin (oui, sœur de !). Thos Henley nouveauté chez Pan European records, le live de Sleaford Mods. On enrichit le jazz avec du Charles Mingus, Bill Evans et Ornette Coleman, tout ça en magasin et sur notre e-shop !