Quaristice

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22

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  1. StevenH.
    Mar 13, 2008
    3
    While suffering through this album's first 8 meandering and a-melodic noise, I had to ask myself....why am I doing this to myself? The answer was that I used to really like Autechre. The next question was...why did I used to like Autechre? The answers to that one were numerous...Tri Repetae, LP5, Innacabula, etc. The only question left is "what the hell happened?" Experimentation While suffering through this album's first 8 meandering and a-melodic noise, I had to ask myself....why am I doing this to myself? The answer was that I used to really like Autechre. The next question was...why did I used to like Autechre? The answers to that one were numerous...Tri Repetae, LP5, Innacabula, etc. The only question left is "what the hell happened?" Experimentation with sound is awesome...but to the the maximum return on these sounds, you have to make a song out of it. This album is almost completely devoid of anything resembling a song. I got into autechre because they pushed the envelope on what a song was, what a song could be....they stripped the melodies and rhythms down to their roots. Sadly on their last 2 albums, they've thrown both out the window entirely. Expand
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Not since "LP5" has being impressed been so obviously secondary to enjoyment.
  2. 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.
  3. Quaristice--the band’s 9th full length, with about as many EPs--is probably the best album Autechre could have created at this point in their career.