Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Artist: Autechre
Album: Confield
Released in: 2001
Liner Notes: blank as usual

Confield allegedly requires close attention and multiple listenings to enjoy. It's a turn away from the melodic, essentially linear compositions of Tri Repetae++ into more forbidding territory: less bass, a splintered/scattered/disorganized quality to the beats, snippets of melody that never cohere. Pretty much a paragon of bad dish-washing music. Pitchfork ultimately enjoyed it; Allmusic is more hesitant. Although it certainly wasn't doing it for me yesterday, I abstain from more lasting judgment on its merits.

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