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April 8, 2003 1:34 AM

The new Autechre record, Draft 7.30, continues the series of nearly incomprehensible 'music' that started several years ago with LP5. It's nowhere near the cacophonous EP7, but doesn't come close to the melodic brilliance of 'Incunabala' which remains as one of my favorite IDM records of all time. This new record is alienating.

I think it's interesting though that Autechre attempted to be listenable again. Their skill and musical talent has been hidden and (imho!) wasted on attempts to make noise into music. Their willingness to experiment and not kowtow to commercialism makes them worthy of repeated attempts to find enjoyment in this new batch of tunes, but I imagine I will quickly go back to Esem, BoC and Ochre for my melodic fix.

[ The Milk Factory has a more favorable review here. ]