Autechre ‎– Exai

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FLeure 4:51
irlite (get 0) 10:01
prac-f 4:19
jatevee C 4:14
T ess xi 6:43
vekoS 6:41
Flep 6:42
tuinorizn 3:40
bladelores 12:19
1 1 is 7:17
nodezsh 8:40
runrepik 4:35
spl9 7:06
cloudline 10:12
deco Loc 5:27
recks on 9:21
YJY UX 8:24

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD234 Autechre Exai(2xCD, Album, Car) Warp Records WARPCD234 UK 2013 Sell This Version
WARP234 Autechre Exai(17xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARP234 UK 2013
WARPCDD234 Autechre Exai(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD234 2013
WARP234 Autechre Exai(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARP234 UK 2013
WARP234 Autechre Exai(17xFile, WAV, Album, 24b) Warp Records WARP234 UK 2013
BRC-365 Autechre Exai(2xCD, Album) Beat Records, Warp Records BRC-365 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BRC-365LTD Autechre Exai(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Beat Records, Warp Records BRC-365LTD Japan 2013 Sell This Version
WARPCD234 Autechre Exai(2xCD, Album, Unofficial, Jew) Warp Records (2) WARPCD234 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
WARPLP234 Autechre Exai(4xLP, Album + Box) Warp Records WARPLP234 UK 2013 Sell This Version

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blammoAMS

blammoAMS

December 30, 2015
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Exai, 2xCD, Album, BRC-365
I was in Japan at the time of release and fretted endlessly over which version to buy. The limited Japanese edition is packaged like the standard European edition (although it does have the extra track), so in the end I decided to buy the standard Japanese double-cd in jewelcase, referenced above. It has quite a flimsy booklet representing the inner sleeve designs, so it doesn't feel very special.

As a silly little extra, though, my version, bought at Discunion, had a keyring shrinkwrapped with it. It's about 1.5" square, bearing the front cover design - no lettering. On the back, it says

Exai _ Autechre
27 Feb 2013
AUTECHRE.WS
donotseemecricket

donotseemecricket

October 8, 2015
referencing Exai, 4xLP, Album + Box, WARPLP234

Finally got ahold of a physical copy of the vinyl. Don't agree at all about the packaging being ugly.
I really love the cover, the box, the art design and all the chosen colours.
Also awesome that it's designed to fit the L-event EP inside too. Slide mine right inside ;)
rinchen108

rinchen108

July 25, 2015
referencing Exai, 2xCD, Album, Car, WARPCD234

Not sure what I think about this album yet. What I do feel is that CD 1 feels a bit formulaic and mechanical. CD2 strikes me as being both more inventive and emotionally grounded. It definitely doesn't have the impact for me of their best though - for me: Incunabula, EP7, Confield, Draft 7:30, and Chastic Slide. Don't know how anyone could declare as a masterpiece?
drillkicker

drillkicker

March 15, 2015
referencing Exai, 4xLP, Album + Box, WARPLP234
Autechre really demonstrate their amassed skill with electronic music on this album more than any other. Every detail is altered so much throughout the length of the tracks that I can't tell what they are even doing regardless of how much I listen. This album will provide endless thought and contains all the aural experimentation of previous releases on an even larger scale than before. As previously stated here, the box itself is a very ugly package, much uglier than the photos make it look, but the music inside more than makes up for that.
chris.topp

chris.topp

September 3, 2014
referencing Exai, 4xLP, Album + Box, WARPLP234
Brilliant album, that really seems to stand the test of time (not like Oversteps for example)...but that big brown 4LP monolith is a really unattractive physical object.
SKX

SKX

August 31, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Exai, 2xCD, Album, Car, WARPCD234

In my opinion Autechre need to slow down with the releases or at least release something new or original. The past albums have sounded too similar to me and I feel that Exai also falls into that category. It has some good tracks on this album such as jatevee-C, T ess xi and 1 1 is but a lot of the others just sound like the other stuff they've released. Its worth a listen but don't expect it to be something new or original.
Ictal

Ictal

August 25, 2014
referencing Exai, 2xCD, Album, Car, WARPCD234
Amazing release, really happy to have it !
danielbockwi

danielbockwi

April 20, 2014
referencing Exai, 4xLP, Album + Box, WARPLP234

Thumbs up if you're still listening and considering this album. So dense! Love this one...
kapervisser

kapervisser

March 10, 2014
referencing Exai, 4xLP, Album + Box, WARPLP234

oh yes. Patience with thisone.