Autechre are an English electronic music duo (consisting of Rob Brown and Sean Booth) that formed in 1987.
Their 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 album, ''Oversteps'', was released on 22 March 2010. A new [[InNameOnly EP]], ''Move Of Ten'', was released on July 12 2010.

* ''Incunabula'' (1993)
* ''Amber'' (1994)
* ''Tri Repetae'' (1995)
* ''Chiastic Slide'' (1997)
* ''[=LP5=]'' (1998)
* ''Confield'' (2001)
* ''Draft 7.30'' (2003)
* ''Untilted'' (2005)
* ''Quaristice'' (2008)
* ''Oversteps'' (2010)
* ''Exai'' (2013)

* BrokenPedestal / OldShame: The band consider their first two albums, all of which were highly influential and commonly considered their best work, "cheesy."
* CanonDiscontinuity: The first release was the generic oldskool rave single ''Cavity Job'' (1991); the fans and the duo themselves rarely acknowledge it.
* CommonTime: Believe it or not, Gantz Graf.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The cover art for ''Draft 7.30''. [[https://protein-cms-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/grafik/78/large_Draft_7.30.jpg Behold.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Played straight in ''Cavity Job'' and ''Incunabula''
* EpicRocking: "Perlence subrange 6-36" is almost ''an hour long'', which, despite its genre (ambient), counts for length alone.
** Their latest album, ''Exai'', is over 2 hours long.
* GenreRoulette: Seriously, compare ''Amber'' to ''Confield.'' ThatOtherWiki has.
* 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: Two of their [=EPs=] are similar in length to that of an average album. One is twice as long.
* 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: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aV687aKEIg Altibzz]] -- ''Quaristice''
** Level 2: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFm87ncj-Xc Treale]] -- ''Oversteps''
** Level 3: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiRLb8AYgIc bladelores]] -- ''Exai''
** Level 4: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41Ky3pKqjI0 Second Scepe]] -- ''Anvil Vapre EP''
** Level 5: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NySz4SR-0Q nodezsh]] -- ''Exai''
** Level 6: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU_A5p04VXc Clipper]] -- ''Tri Repetae''
** Level 7: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlR1dOC0y_U Ipacial Section]] -- ''Untilted''
** Level 8: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6zT3kVtpHc Second Bad Vilbel]] -- ''Anvil Vapre EP''
** Level 9: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Exrc19gRb4 Bine]] -- ''Confield''
** Level 10: [[http://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: ''Confield'' and to some extent, ''Oversteps''.
* NoNameGiven: [=LP5=] does not have any actual name.
* 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''.
* 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'' samples Music/GangStarr's "DJ Premier Is In Deep Concentration", which samples Kool & the Gang's "Summer Madness" in its turn.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Due to the fact that a title is not printed anywhere on the case, but the band's name is, ''[=LP5=]'' is often 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" which 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.
* 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.