Autechre

Formed 1991.
Autechre

Biography

Autechre are an English electronic music duo consisting of Rob Brown and Sean Booth, both from Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Formed in 1987, they are one of the most prominent acts signed to Warp Records, a label known for its pioneering electronic music and through which all Autechre albums have been released.

While heavily associated with IDM (intelligent dance music), Booth and Brown are ambivalent about relating their sound to established genres. Their music has exhibited a gradual shift in aesthetic throughout their career, from their earlier work with clear roots in techno, house, electro and hip hop, to later albums that are often considered experimental in nature, featuring complex patterns of rhythm and subdued melodies.

Autechre have also recorded under various pseudonyms. One of the duo's earliest recordings was a 12" under the alias Lego Feet, released in 1991 on Skam Records. The majority of releases by the mysterious "umbrella project" Gescom, most of them on Skam, have been attributed to Booth and Brown, among other artists.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Exai

    Exai 2013

    Reviewed by Chris Power
    This is Autechre operating at their highest level since 1998’s LP5.
  2. Review of Oversteps

    Oversteps 2010

    Reviewed by Adam Kennedy
    They continue to test themselves and listeners alike with stunningly intricate results.
  3. Review of Quaristice

    Quaristice 2008

    Reviewed by Colin Buttimer
    Quaristice is a fecund joy that deserves your attention.
  4. Review of Untilted

    Untilted 2005

    Reviewed by Colin Buttimer
    Untilted marks a new form of frenetic starkness...
  5. Review of Draft 7.30

    Draft 7.30 2003

    Reviewed by Colin Buttimer
    Long awaited newie from Sheffield glitchmasters Autechre, complete with...
  6. Review of gantz_graf DVD

    gantz_graf DVD

    Reviewed by Olli Siebelt
    Long awaited new EP from everyones favourite brothers in algorithm, Autechre.