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Autechre are an English electronic music duo consisting of Rob Brown and Sean Booth that formed in 1987. Both artist met through Manchester's graffiti scene, and after trading mixtapes and eventually creating their own compositions, releasing an EP under the name of Lego Feet. They released their first single under the name Autechre ("Cavity Job") in 1991.

Their 1993 debut album Incunabula, was a surprise success and their third album ''Tri Repetae'', was considered a breakthrough and is still to this day considered a classic. Though their first few albums had an ambient techno sound, this changed completely with their 2001 album ''Confield'', which was drastically different from their earlier works and was considered largely inaccessible. Their latest releases have been conspicuously lengthy and experimental: a 9-part live recordings release titled ''AE_LIVE'' in late 2015; a 4-hour, 21-track mammoth in five parts called ''elseq 1-5'', on May 19, 2016; and four 2-hour long broadcasts via NTS Radio, released as ''NTS Sessions 1-4'' in April 2018.

Their style is a bit hard to pin down, but they draw a lot of inspiration of hip hop and electro music, and are typically associated with [=IDM=].

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!!Discography:
[=LPs=]:
* ''Incunabula'' (1993)
* ''Amber'' (1994)
* ''Tri Repetae'' (1995)
* ''Chiastic Slide'' (1997)
* untitled (1998) [[note]]no official title; commonly referred to as ''[=LP5=]'', to match ''[=EP7=]''[[/note]]
* ''Confield'' (2001)
* ''Draft 7.30'' (2003)
* ''Untilted'' (2005)
* ''Quaristice'' (2008)
* ''Oversteps'' (2010)
* ''Exai'' (2013)
* ''elseq 1-5'' (2016) [[note]]formally divided into 5 parts (''elseq 1'', ''elseq 2'',...) but released all at once[[/note]]
* ''NTS Sessions'' (2018) [[note]]formally divided into 4 parts (''NTS Sessions 01'', ''NTS Sessions 02'',...)[[/note]]

[=EPs=]:
* ''Anti EP'' (1994)
* ''Garbage'' (1995)
* ''Anvil Vapre'' (1995) - this and ''Garbage'' were also bundled with the US release of ''Tri Repetae''
* ''Envane'' (1997)
* ''Cichlisuite'' (1997)
* ''Peel Session'' (1999) - material recorded for John Peel's radio show
* ''[=EP7=]'' (1999)
* ''Peel Session 2'' (2001)
* ''Gantz Graf'' (2002)
* ''Quaristice.Quadrange.ep.ae'' (2008)
* ''Move of Ten'' (2010)
* ''L-event'' (2013)

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!!Autechre provides examples of the following tropes:
* CanonDiscontinuity: The first release was the generic oldskool rave single ''Cavity Job'' (1991); the fans and the duo themselves rarely acknowledge it. Averted when it was included in the 5-CD ''[=EPs=] 1991-2002'' box set.
* CommonTime: Believe it or not, Gantz Graf.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The cover art for ''Draft 7.30''. [[http://i.imgur.com/x0vMI.jpg Behold.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Played straight in ''Cavity Job'' and ''Incunabula''.
* EpicRocking:
** Nearly each album contains a few lengthy pieces, including: "Windwind" from ''Incunabula''; "Stud" and "Rsdio" from ''Tri Repetae''; "Nuane" from ''Chiastic Slide'' and "Sublimit" from ''Untilted''.
** Ambient piece "Perlence subrange 6-36" is almost ''an hour long'', which counts on length alone.
** ''Exai'' is 2 hours long and features 7 songs over the 7-minute mark.
** ''AE_LIVE'' is 9 hour-long live sets of otherwise unreleased music.
** ''elseq 1-5'' is over 4 hours long and half of the songs are over the 10 minute mark; 3 are over 20 in length, with "elyc6 0nset" being 27 minutes.
** ''NTS Sessions'' is an 8 (!) hour album, with the average song length being 15 minutes.
*** the last track of which "all end" is nearly an hour long by itself.
* GenreRoulette: Seriously, compare ''Amber'' to ''Confield.'' Wiki/ThatOtherWiki has. It's difficult to pick out at times, but Autechre's love for classic hip hop from both the UK and the US is very apparent throughout their catalogue; it's whatever chaos they decide to lay ''over top of'' those rhythmic and sonic foundations that makes this trope.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The majority of their albums' names are linked to what number it is chronologically, e.g. debut album is called ''Incunabula'', derived from a latin word meaning 'the earliest traces of something'; third album ''Tri Repetae'' has the prefix 'tri-' indicating three; a chiastic phrase has four parts, thus the fourth album being called ''Chiastic Slide''; [=LP5=] and Draft 7.30; eighth album ''Untilted'' has eight letters in the title and eight tracks; ''Quaristice'' has the catalogue number 333 which adds up to nine; ''Exai'' is a phonetic reading of XI, the roman numeral for "eleven".
** More recently, the EP ''Move Of Ten'' has also drawn speculation over its name: it's their first release after their tenth album, it was released in 2010 and its title is possibly a PunnyName (they were on tour during the release).
** Furthermore, three of Autechre's early [=EPs=] each had their own quirk when it came to naming the songs on them. On ''Garbage'', each track's name is followed by the suffix "-mx" and a number which represented how much of the EP the song took up as a percentage. On ''Envane'' every track name ended with the word "quarter", and on ''Anvil Vapre'' each track name begins with the word "Second".
* InNameOnly: ''[=EP7=]'' and ''Move of Ten'', both ostensibly [=EPs=], are similar in length to an average album. ''Quaristice.Quadrange.ep.ae'' is twice as long.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Some of their more ambient leaning works can be this. as they repeat a short loop (or multiple ones) for all of its running time. Taken to extremes with tracks like "Perlence Subrange 6-36" which loops 2 notes for nearly an hour.
* MinimalisticCoverArt: Possibly the poster child of this trope. [[http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=47276 This is the cover]] of their most popular album, ''Tri Repetae''.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: They cover the entire scale, from a 1 to an 11. Here are examples by Autechre in each level:
** Level 1: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zXQ-RiKhRM Altibzz]] -- ''Quaristice''
** Level 2: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFm87ncj-Xc Treale]] -- ''Oversteps''
** Level 3: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiRLb8AYgIc bladelores]] -- ''Exai''
** Level 4: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDGd69rVf8M Second Scepe]] -- ''Anvil Vapre EP''
** Level 5: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NySz4SR-0Q nodezsh]] -- ''Exai''
** Level 6: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU_A5p04VXc Clipper]] -- ''Tri Repetae''
** Level 7: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtC-iN_PFlM Ipacial Section]] -- ''Untilted''
** Level 8: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6zT3kVtpHc Second Bad Vilbel]] -- ''Anvil Vapre EP''
** Level 9: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhK4E3DUYyg Bine]] -- ''Confield''
** Level 10: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdO9SzDd3OU Pen Expers]] -- ''Confield''
** Level 11: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1RrVa_axRY Gantz Graf]] -- ''Gantz Graf EP''
* NewSoundAlbum:
** ''Tri Repetae'' took great influence from classic hip hop of the 1980s.
** ''Chiastic Slide'' is when the algorithmic tendencies began to show.
** ''Confield'', an entirely algorithmic album, polarized everyone who heard it.
** ''Oversteps'', which was influenced by grime and dubstep.
* NoNameGiven: Their fifth album does not have an actual name. It's usually called ''[=LP5=]'', to match ''[=EP7=]'', which was released around the same time.
* NoPronunciationGuide / WordPureeTitle: Autechre are kings of this trope, down to their name ("aw-TEK-er" being the commonly accepted pronunciation.) Most song titles range anywhere from "Perlence" and "Cipater" to "Cep puiqMX" and "Cfern". The most egregious use of this has to be "O=0" on ''Oversteps''.
* PunnyName: ''Confield'' and ''Untilted''. Also ''Basscad,EP'', a collection of remixes of "Basscadet", from ''Incunabula''.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: The title of their eighth album is ''Un'''tilt'''ed'', not ''Untitled''.
* {{Sampling}}: "The Plc" off of ''Quaristice'' samples Run DMC's "Here We Go".
** "Lowride" from ''Incunabula'', which itself is a chain of sampling: it samples Music/MilesDavis' "The Doo-Bop Song", which sampled Music/GangStarr's "DJ Premier Is In Deep Concentration", which in turn samples the original song, Kool & the Gang's "Summer Madness".
* SelfTitledAlbum: Due to the fact that a title is not printed anywhere on the case, ''[=LP5=]'' is sometimes referred to as ''Autechre'' or ''The Autechre Album'' by the more oblivious.
* SensoryAbuse: Most of their songs play it straight, but the worst offender right now is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNzxsOB2Q3g "Gantz Graf"]].
* ShoutOut: "Theme of Sudden Roundabout" references a local landmark near where Rob and Sean used to live, while "Montreal" refers to the Canadian city and the friends that they have there. And "Second Bad Vilbel" refers to a town in Germany.
* [[SurprisinglyGentleSong Surprisingly Gentle Track]]: ''Slip'' is an upbeat, happy tune that happens to be on ''Amber'', one of the darkest and unmelodic Autechre albums to date.
* SurrealMusicVideo: Second Bad Vilbel (which was directed by Chris Cunningham) and the iconic Gantz Graf video.
* UncommonTime: Even their early works show signs of this.
* WordSaladTitle: Some of their more coherently named works.
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