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LP5 (2LP)

Label: Warp

Format: 2LP

Genre: Electronic

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* 2 x LP in die cut card inner sleeves, in wide spine outer sleeve with thumb cut and embossed cover. Postcard sticker insert plus download card insert.  * The untitled fifth studio album by English electronic music duo Autechre was released in 1998 by Warp. No title was printed anywhere within the artwork, so it is commonly referred to as LP5, in line with the later EP EP7; it has also been called Autechre, as well as Album, as listed on promotional copies  Landing in 1998 between the endlessly imitated Chiastic Slide (1996) and the deceptively impenetrable ‘Confield’ (2001), LP5 and the following year’s EP7 feature some of Ae’s most effortlessly fucked rhythm mechanics; less abstract than much of what came after it, more complex and interwoven than what preceded it - just end-to-end brilliance.  Arriving at a time when bedroom producers were still busy trying to emulate the glitched prism of Chiastic Slide, LP5 unexpectedly shifted perspective in typical Ae style, seemingly toning down the DSP’s and slowly funnelling into the algorithmic-aping abstraction of their new millennial output lying in wait just around the corner. LP5 was the last in a run of albums that still allowed harmonic and melodic logic to penetrate their arrangements - with a funked/jerking emphasis that made for some of the most advanced and propulsive music of their career.  The pure energy of ‘777' reflects the endless unravelling of their sets around that time - a forever shifting arrangement of drums and synths deployed and made for movement, while ‘Vose In’ takes formative electro landscapes and shifts them into unstable domain, all cascading synths crumbling through space. Tears also flow on this one; the lonely nerve-ending melody and key changes on ‘Corc’ supplying some of the most sentimental work in the Ae canon, while ‘Drane2’ provides a prototype for the desolate Gamelan topographies that opened ‘Confield’ 3 years later, at the dawn of a new century.  One of the most multi-faceted and deadly Ae albums, no question. (Boomkat)

Cat. number: WARP LP66R
Year: 2021
Reissued in a coarse cardboard sleeve, with sidelong cut out and debossed "autechre"-lettering on front. All release information, apart from track list, on front sticker. White card paper inner sleeves with completely rounded corners at the top. Durations do not appear on release.