Quaristice - Autechre
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  • Summary: The English electronic duo releases its ninth album, which was also released as a download earlier this year.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. After many detailed listens, the record feels like their strongest yet, a bold statement considering the importance of their previous works.
  2. 82
    The album is a suprisingly wonderful effort--perhaps even the duo's best in a decade. [Winter 2008, p.96]
  3. 80
    It's a fantastic collection, there's still nothing else remotely like it. [Apr 2008, p.104]
  4. There’s a more tangible sense of calm on Quaristice (Warp), the ninth full-length release by Sean Booth and Rob Brown, electronic programmers who record together as Autechre. But it flickers and fluctuates, often dissolving out of frame.
  5. At times it feels like a lot is going on, others not so much. The pieces are all there, but it just doesn't add up to more than the sum of its parts.
  6. There are ideas here that could have been developed into a stunning 10-track album. Unfortunately, Quaristice contains 20 ‘tunes’, many of them elusively experimental ear-tormenters.
  7. While the maverick spirit that drives this pair is admirable, it doesn't make the end result any more enjoyable. [Apr 2008, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10