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Amber | 2016 Reissue

Warp Records

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1994's Amber, the second full-length from Autechre, returns to vinyl after being out of print since 2001. Amber contains 11 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 more into territories of abstract ambience. These 11 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. Included with this release is a download of an original Autechre live set, previously only available in the Autechre webstore, with artwork by long time creative collaborators The Designers Republic. – Press Release

“When hearing Amber for the first time the production really caught my ear. Every drum beat, synth, and keyboard sound was captured beautifully by the warm, slick production. The bubbly, quirky keyboard sparkles that dominate “Nine” are extremely simple, yet the song is captivating and entrancing due to the polished production. “Silverside” is another track that benefits from the lush production. Driven by moody orchestrations ‘Silverside” contains a natural, crisp sound due to the multi-layered orchestrations and keyboard dynamics.” – Sputnik Music

About Autechre:

Autechre are an English electronic music duo consisting of Rob Brown and Sean Booth, both from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. Formed in 1987, they are one of the most popular acts signed to the Warp Records label, known for its pioneering electronic music and through which all of Autechre's 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 and electro, 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" single released under the alias Lego Feet in 1991 by Skam Records. The majority of releases by the umbrella project Gescom have been attributed to Booth and Brown, among other artists. One recent critic stated that Autechre create "some of the most complicated music you could ever hope to drown in" and are "recognized as pioneers in experimental music". – Wiki

Item description:


Autechre ‎




Warp Records


2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress



Release Date:

This reissue: 2016 | Original – 1994




Abstract, IDM, Ambient

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