* 2021 stock * 3LP in printed inners sleeves in wide spine printed outer sleeve. DL card insert. ‘NTS Session 1’ is the first of four Autechre albums broadcast by NTS radio station back in April in 2018. Developed during live shows over 2017 and in the studio following release of ‘Elseq’, these are the first two hours of the total eight hour broadcast, which was originally split over the course of four weeks.
Following the lead of ‘Elseq’, here they also favour longer track lengths, giving room for their ideas to fully play out in a durational, amorphous manner that echoes the generative scapes of Roland Kayn, but heard thru the prism of abstract rave music. A few highlights stand out from the batch, most notably for the dancers in the plasmic electro hydraulics of ‘four of seven’ with its gloopy bass and piquant top line, and also the tumultuous hardcore rufige of ‘north spiral’, but if you’re after that Ae melancholy, run check the diffractive hyaline dimensions of ‘32a_reflected’.