Sad to say goodbye to one of electronic music’s most influential and staggering talents. Ear Influxion recently reviewed the Recollection GRM remaster and vinyl reissue of Parmegiani’s seminal De Natura Sonorum, a body of work that still sounds radically advanced today.
With Autechre’s new EP L-event just released, Charlie Frame catches up with the veteran electronic duo’s Rob Brown to discuss music and memory, this year’s sprawling Exai album, and the methods and ideas that underlie each of the new EP’s tracks
The Quietus published a fantastic new interview with Rob Brown of Autechre today.
What a fantastic slowed down recording of crickets. SoundCloud details follow:
Tom Waits (on Jim Wilson): “Wilson, he’s always playing with time. I heard a recording recently of crickets slowed way down. It sounds like a choir, it sounds like angel music. Something sparkling, celestial with full harmony and bass parts - you wouldn’t believe it. It’s like a sweeping chorus of heaven, and it’s just slowed down, they didn’t manipulate the tape at all. So I think when Wilson slows people down, it gives you a chance to watch them moving through space. And there’s something to be said for slowing down the world.”
Source: “Woyzeck to run at Freud Playhouse”. Daily Bruin (USA), by Andrew Lee. December 3, 2002
This lengthy article and interview with Autechre is one of the better ones I’ve read in a long time. It’s especially timely as I find myself a bit frustrated by their most recent EP, L-Event, after raving about their sprawling Exai album earlier this year. The interview provides some rare insight into the duo’s motivations and intentions with their music, as well as debunks some erroneous assumptions about how or why they create material.