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The duo of Rob Brown and Sean Booth have amassed a musical catalogue that is as varied and unique as it is consistently challenging. But just over the barrier of inaccessibility lies one of the most rewarding and intriguing discographies in music. This list functions as a guide for exploring one of the premiere electronic acts of our time.
- •AmberWhile I'm a big fan of the chronological approach, unless you're very prepared, it's not always possible (I sure didn't follow it). To prepare you for this journey Amber is probably the best place to start. This is where Autechre really started to flesh out their unique style. It's just unique enough while still being accessable to prepare you for what's to come, while still being immediately rewarding. Recommended tracks: Piezo, Further, Nine.
- •Incunabula (Optional)Incunabula is the debut release from the Ae duo, and while it's easily one of the highlights of the early Warp armchair electronic releases, it is definitely a product of it's time. Complex 808 patterns, Roland synths, and some inventive sampling make this a good, but very dated, release. If you have an affinity for early 90's Warpcore and ambient techno, this is essential. For everyone else, it might be too "of it's time". Recommend tracks: Bike, Eggshell, 444.
- •Tri RepetaeThis is where most everyone starts. It's their most well received release, and not without reason. It's got a far more glitchy, angular aesthetic but still pleases the ear with evolving melodies and tactile ambience. This is where they begin to be "cold and alien", but there is far more warmth and emotion here than most people give it credit for. Recommended tracks: Eutow, C/pach, Overand.