Autechre ‎– Confield

Warp Records ‎– warpcd128
CD, Album


1 VI Scose Poise 6:56
2 Cfern 6:41
3 Pen Expers 7:08
4 Sim Gishel 7:14
5 Parhelic Triangle 6:03
6 Bine 4:41
7 Eidetic Casein 6:12
8 Uviol 8:35
9 Lentic Catachresis 8:30

Companies, etc.



Published by Warp Music \ Electric and Musical Industries
p and c 2001 Warp Records Limited
Made In England

Packaging: White tray jewel case with four page booklet.

As with some other Autechre releases on Warp, this album was assigned a catalogue number that was significantly ahead of the normal sequence (i.e. WARPCD127 and WARPCD129 weren't released until February and March 2005 respectively).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker): 5 021603 128125
  • Barcode (Printed): 5021603128125
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 to 3): WARPCD128 03 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 to 3, Etched In Inner Plastic Hub): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M&L
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 3): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 042C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 04E3
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 04D9

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCDD128 Autechre Confield(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD128 Unknown
warpcd128 Autechre Confield(CD, Album) Warp Records warpcd128 US 2001 Sell This Version
warplp128 Autechre Confield(2xLP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Warp Records warplp128 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BRC-471 Autechre Confield(CD, Album, RE) Beat Records, Warp Records BRC-471 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
warplp128 Autechre Confield(2xLP, Album) Warp Records warplp128 UK 2001 Sell This Version


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June 1, 2017
By the end of the 90s, electronic music had painted itself into a corner, and Autechre, with their back against the wall, decided to smash right through it. They changed the rules, paved new ground and made an absolute trailblazer of a record.


March 26, 2017
edited 3 months ago

I dig this album. Give it multiple listens and it will grow on you. It is pretty amazing


September 22, 2016
edited 9 months ago
Confield is an album of mind-crushing brilliance... one that requires your full attention. It's definitely a worthy successor to LP5 and all.

People talk of this album being soulless... like the albums before weren't already soulless. I'd say they're all alike. There are deep melodies to be found here, very abstract... but soul??

If I want soul I'll listen to Otis-fucking-Redding.


June 9, 2016
Yer not my favourite thats for sure, all technique not much soul.
More for chin stoking than enjoyment. *just my opinion.


June 21, 2015
I loved Autechres first 5 album's but this is dog shit, all I can here is a load of racket. All the reviews below must of got a totally different cd in there's that was great. It's the only Autechre Cd I have ever got rid of.


November 14, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
oh my fucking god. it's undescribable. like shooting ketamine in your vein while beign abducted by intangible alien examination machine. best autechre's album. i can not imagine how ANY electronic music artist could top what sean and rob done here. the only thought that this music is made by humans makes me wonder: how the fuck is that possible? masterpiece


September 9, 2013
edited over 3 years ago

This is for one of my top 5 Albums by Autechre, "Confield" is a journey into the underdark world, "Bine" is a good example of a creepy music , i love all tracks, but "Uviol" is my favourite.


May 6, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
I don't know. For me, listening to this album now, ten years after I first heard it, it makes way more sense than it once did. Autechre albums are like cities, when you're right up against them they seem dense and impossibly obtuse. But when you get some distance and listen to many of the later releases, and are consequently "trained" by them, the albums come into greater focus. Granted, a number of songs remain infuriating, Lentic Catachresis being an obvious example, but I feel this is more to do with the album concept as a whole. I don't buy the whole bit where Booth, or was it Brown, claim they don't have an overarching concept for each album. Why would they order their songs the way they do then? Dael kicking off Tri-Repetae, for example, or Bladelores sitting at the very heart of their latest effort, Exai. Regardless, Confield is certainly a seminal, much unheralded, work of brilliance. You really can't gush enough over it. Ten years on, it may not be as cutting-edge as it used to be, yet it is still remarkable in the artistry of its sound design, precision and absolutely one of the most engaging works released by anyone working in any sort of musical genre today and, probably, for years to come. A stunning work capable of confounding the listener while simultaneously leaving them breathless.


December 27, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
This is Autechre's second masterpiece, alongside their earlier album, Amber. Compared to Amber, Confield feels dark, cold, and utterly alien. There is nothing particularly "pretty" about this record. While Amber had me daydreaming about psychedelic landscapes much akin to its album cover, Confield evokes images of desolate, machine-populated wastelands. Don't get me wrong, I would not call it a particularly depressing album. There is just something so alien about it that at times it is more unsettling than it is an album to relax to after work. I could definitely understand if some people do not like this record; it is not for everybody. I personally think Parheric Triangle is one of the greatest songs in Autechre's catalog, seeping more industrial elements than anything that could be pigeonholed under the "IDM" tagline.


October 15, 2012

One of the most divisive albums in the Autechre catalog. Shunned by lovers of the early Autechre albums for its harsh and difficult tracks like Pen Expers, Bina and Lentic Catachresis, there are also plenty of evocative though abstract melodic moments to be found. The opening VI Scose Poise for example, is one of my favorite tracks, with its weird little bouncing metallic sounds against a backdrop of soothing gong sounds. Parhelic Triangle lays a rusty groove on a tension building ambient carpet, and Eidetic Casein contrasts a rather straightforward main groove with borderline off-key melodic embellishments.
Most of the tracks make use of this type of contrast, which make the album rather interesting to my ear. But the main attraction as with any Autechre album is the strange sounds themselves, alienating and beautiful at the sametime, with their trademark crystal-clear production.
As other reviewers have noted this may not be the best album to start if you are new to the world of Autechre, but once you get into their sound, this one can bring you many hours of deep-listening joy.