The Disquiet.com “MP3 Discussion Group” returns with its first full-length-recording consideration since pondering Oh, Oval’s recent return to commercial recording in almost a decade (see: disquiet.com). This time around, we’ve been listening intently to Move of Ten, the new EP by Autechre, the duo of Rob Brown and Sean Booth — it follows quickly on Autechre’s full-length album Oversteps. The 10-track Move of Ten has characteristic titles like “pce freeze 28i,” “ylmo0,” and “Cep puiqMX” — what sonic characteristics it shares with previous Autechre releases is up for discussion.
Participating with me in this week’s MP3 Discussion Group are:
Alan Lockett: “I write music reviews and commentary on ambient/drone, the more adventurous end of techno/house, post-dub, and IDM. Based in Bristol, epicentre of the Dub-zone in the Wild West of England, I can mainly be read on igloomag.com and furthernoise.org.”
Joshua Maremont: “I record as Thermal and pursue my musical and other obsessions in San Francisco.”
The conversation will play out in this post’s comments section, below.
A little note on the MP3 Discussion Group format: This is by no means a closed conversation, so do feel free to join in. The initial posts by participants were all written before they had an opportunity to see each other’s take on the release in question, but after that it’s intended to play out in real time.
More on Autechre’s Move of Ten at the website of its releasing label, warp.net. It’s available now as a download. Physical release will arrive July 12.