L-event is an EP by electronic music duo Autechre, released on Warp Records on 28 October 2013. Like Exai, L-event features album artwork and packaging by The Designer's Republic. It was released on 28 October 2013 as a CD and LP, accompanied with either a downloadable. mp3 o. AV version of the album when purchased from Bleep.
L-event isn’t a world away from the Exai material. It's not passive listening. Autechre work operates at a high level of engagement, requiring a commitment from the listener that's as great as the detail poured into the music. That holds true across their output, and only seems to increase with each passing record. Osla for n" follows the pattern set by a track like "veKoS" from that album, where the focus begins to slip by the middle and then drifts into aimless contemplation. At least on "tac Lacora" they demonstrate how well they can still transform their overriding preoccupation with digital interference into sound, although there is a creeping sense that Brown and Booth are looping back on themselves, returning to ground they've already covered in abundance.
Shop Vinyl and CDs and complete your Autechre collection. As mentioned, it's clearly made from leftovers from the Exai sessions, but the tracks fit very nicely into this four-piece set, and complement the parent record well. Don't expect anything too new or groundbreaking here, but if you enjoyed what the duo did with Exai then this is likely to please. Remixes from that album or not? Autechre keep exploring the universe of beats, rhythms, sounds and melodies. Fresh, harsh and at times difficult. For instance, It takes some time to absorb the longest track on this EP "Osla for n", but once it's inside your mind it's hard to make it leave.
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In stock now for same day shipping. Autechre have a long history of releasing impressive standalone EPs, from the early brilliance of 1994's Anti, to the unusual rhythms of 1997's Cichlisuite and sci-fi electronics of 2010's Move of Ten. L Event, a four-track EP with artwork from long-time collaborators The Designers Republic, continues this trend. Despite the sci-fi electronics, there's something almost tear-jerking about the melancholic melodies of "Newbound", while "Tac Lacora" sounds like an invitation to dance (though, inevitably, only jazz dancers on speed need try it).
Autechre follow their excellent ‘Exai‘ album with this four track brace of further productions. Two releases in one year is generous for the generally reclusive duo, and we should suspect that this’ll be our fill for a while to come judging by their usual release infrequency. So, what does it sound like? Like the last album, it’s relatively funky Autechre: ‘Tac Lacora‘ vaults and fragments in spine-reassembling spurts and spats, whereas ‘M39 Diffrain‘ is wormholing steppers’ techno concrète
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