Autechre ‎– Anti EP

Warp Records ‎– WAP54
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, EP


A1 Lost
A2 Djarum
B Flutter

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Warp Music/EMI Music.
℗ & © 1994 Warp Records.
Made in England.

Printed on sticker placed as a seal:
"Warning: Lost and Djarum contain repetitive beats. We advise you not to play these tracks if the Criminal Justice Bill becomes law. Flutter has been programmed in such a way that no bars contain identical beats and can therefore be played at 45 or 33 revolutions under the proposed law. However we advise DJs to have a lawyer and musicologist present at all times to confirm the non-repetitive nature of the music in the event of police harassment.

By breaking this seal, you accept full responsibility for any consequential action resulting from the product's use, as playing the music contained within these recordings may be interpreted as opposition to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill."

Although the note above implies that 'Flutter' can be played at either speed, the track on the CD release correlates to the 45 rpm version. The A side plays at 33⅓ rpm.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, on sticker): 5 021603 054066
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching A): WAP-54-A₁ MA.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching B): WAP-54-B₁ MA.
  • Other (Catalog number side A): WAP54A
  • Other (Catalog number side B): WAP54B

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP54CD Autechre Anti EP(CD, EP, RE) Warp Records WAP54CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
WAP54CD Autechre Anti EP(CD, EP) Warp Records WAP54CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
WAP54CD Autechre Anti EP(CD, EP, RE) Warp Records WAP54CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
WAP 54 Autechre Anti EP(12", EP, Promo) Warp Records WAP 54 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WAP54 Autechre Anti EP(12", EP, W/Lbl) Warp Records WAP54 UK 1994 Sell This Version


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November 11, 2017
"Lost" is a neat track and I'm not too crazy about "Djarum", but "Flutter"... wow.

I've listened to quite a bit of Autechre - this was actually the first Autechre track I ever heard - but this has to be the prettiest sounding track that they've ever made. In the chaotic anti-rave bill influenced beats, the ambient, almost nostalgic (and perhaps even flutter-y :>) melodies keep a serene, almost fantastical mood all throughout before fading into a dreamlike wall of reverberated sound in its last moments.

One of Autechre's most interesting releases. I would pick it up for Flutter alone.

Highlights: "Flutter"


September 24, 2014

good production.


February 8, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
"Lost" is mad dark Autechre business, I played it loads "Djarum" is more hard techno
"Flutter" erratic whispering breaks, skipping about all over the place
Beats are arranged with no repetition in order to meet the regulations of a mental new law, this evil "puritan" law mean't no playback of repetitive beats. So Autechre had their breakbeat bleepy, acid techno origins fit perfectly into this scenario. This EP however, it's release actually did educate more people about the ruthless government bill than the mainstream media could cater.
Sheer quality of these earlier tracks


September 9, 2011
Electronic music has never been so political and politics never so musical again after this release.


October 19, 2005
edited over 8 years ago

The 'Ambient Soho' shop had just closed, damn we were too late and already bags half full of cakes from other shops in the area but the little Indian girl owner (which I later learned isn't Indian but South African and named Chantal) felt we weren't from the U.K. and so couldn't visit that shop so often... She was still in the shop with the long bold clerk and two other clients hanging. She came back at the door and let us in, closing back directly after us. What was currently playing there was so amazing, that I stared at the clerk and asked directly for that record. He told me 'No', I felt like falling down in the abyss, 'I can't sell it, it's not out yet, it's a test-pressing'. I insisted as I found that track so great 'I need it now, I know white labels, I buy lots of these, this one is fantastic, I can't leave without it, please, I'll pay you 3 times or your price, whatever'. 'I'm really sorry, I can't do that'. 'Well I'll have to wait until it's out then, test or not it has to be' I concluded, then asked 'Who did this?' (I didn't recognised directly Autechre's music, even if I had previous cakes from them) and while I was totally under the sonic effect of this piece the guy at the turntable pointed me at these two guys in the shop 'They did it' and my all space travelling mate 'Eiffel' gave the duo our little label contact card. 'Ow! These are the guys from the blue record' he told, pointing the logo to his companion: 'Aah! yeah.'. 'What does he said?' asked Eiffel to me, 'They know our records' This is Rob and Sean ... I returned on the continent without this back then yet not officially released "Anti EP" but we had unforgettable good time at Megatripolis where I got tuned for too long into a Californian VJ software named Bliss. Back home I urgently broke up the seal, as an opposition to the Criminal Justice Bill and of course because I could not wait any longer to listen to that new Autechre. Each records brings his memories ... memories can't wait.

p.s. edit: How can some ppl disagree on the above? I was just telling an anecdote!


September 18, 2002
I love this release. It was the first Autechre I ever bought. At the time(1994?), I was totally into acid, 4/4 stompers and very "traditional" detroit. I played this and was blown away. Opened my eyes.