Draft 7.30 - Autechre
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  • Summary: The experimental English electronic duo of Rob Brown and Sean Booth was able to find enough time while serving as curators of the 2003 UK version of All Tomorrow's Parties to record this, their seventh full-length as Autechre.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 80
    By the time we reach "Surripere" we could be listening to a toughened-up Aphex Twin, poignant harmonies battling against oblique but splintering beats. [May 2003, p.92]
  2. 80
    The opposition between sonic abstraction and more familiar pop elements like beats, riffs and grooves creates a welcome tension. [#58, p.83]
  3. Most importantly, though, the duo has pulled away from the brink; no one ever doubted that Autechre was at the extreme of experimental techno for its own sake, but given a record like Draft 7.30, listeners might actually return for multiple listens.
  4. Though it is at times a forbidding and daunting listen, piercing through the dense thicket of sounds reveals a wealth of melody and funk underlining Autechre's irregular electro rhythms.
  5. 70
    Draft's second half will hold more sway over those pining for the minor-key melodiousness of works through Tri Repetae++. [Jun 2003, p.93]
  6. As complex and remarkable as everything that preceded it. [Jun 2003, p.92]
  7. Whereas 2001's 'Confield' often felt like a thankless task 'Draft 7.30' is often, by Autechre standards at any rate, a much more welcoming beast.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 28, 2013
    I heard this album quickly and with no concentration whatsoever, so i was disappointed, i thought this was Autechre's weakest album, i was upset and frustrated, i gave the album 10 more listenings, conclusion: Its one of Autechre's best albums. Expand

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