Autechre ‎– Confield

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Warp Records ‎– warplp128
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
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IDM

Tracklist

A1 VI Scose Poise 6:56
A2 Cfern 6:41
B1 Pen Expers 7:08
B2 Sim Gishel 7:14
C1 Parhelic Triangle 6:03
C2 Bine 4:41
C3 Eidetic Casein 6:12
D1 Uviol 8:35
D2 Lentic Catachresis 8:30

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Notes

Printed inner sleeves.
Pressed onto 180 gram vinyl.

Durations do not appear on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5021603128118

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
warpcd128 Autechre Confield(CD, Album) Warp Records warpcd128 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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

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dumaisaudio

dumaisaudio

January 14, 2017
Does anyone know if this originally came with a folded poster? I got a copy a few years ago off eBay and it has a folded poster (20" by 30") of the cover and saying Tour 2001 along the side. Not sure if it was a promo that someone just threw into their copy or if it was included with early copies.
drillkicker

drillkicker

March 24, 2015
I think it's amusing that all of the liner notes are written exclusively on the spine.
harbri

harbri

March 6, 2015

Probably Ae best release .. but Untilted is still growing .. 5/5
__Human__

__Human__

November 13, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
I'll always be a fan of their earlier work... but I still love this release! It's my fave out of the newer direction they took... after LP5.
Draft 7.30 is a close 2nd.
honicz

honicz

October 24, 2013

one of the best pieces of electronic music
cyclo-bob

cyclo-bob

August 1, 2013

The beginning of ae making music without soul.
Sorry, I love autechre but this dissapoints. Its not the worst album but I miss the human note.
differented

differented

December 21, 2010

I'm not sure I agree with people who suggest to start with earlier Autechre rather than this release. It depends what you're looking for, of course. I discovered Autechre because I was searching for boundary-pushing electronic music. This delivered in spades. It certainly took a few listens for me to be familiar enough to really feel the emotion of many tracks, but I've since had more orgasmic listening experiences with this album than most others in my collection. It's not for everyone, but if you have an interest in this sort of music, you will find little else that comes close, excepting subsequent Autechre releases such as Draft 7.30 and Untilted.

After getting into this I excitedly checked out Autechre's back catalog, and in contrast with popular opinion if find the older stuff to be much less organic, less original, less engaging, less interesting. To my ear, this is Autechre at their best. It's music that plays by its own rules, and that's just how it should be.
brokedog

brokedog

January 22, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
ok so it won't be playing at the school disco, unless perhaps every child is born with a computerchip riveted onto their cerebral cortex... but this album is simply incredible, in every sense of the word. This is the sound of the dream/nightmare kraftwerk had before they woke to write their music. This is Deep-Blue humming to itself whilst thinking what move to play. and yet it is not inorganic. This is also the sound of the earths heart; seismic tremmors, pulses, shifting rhythms -subsiduary patterns envelop the first, glitches become the form and the form a glitch, a mass of fighting snakes, the dance of a beehive. - This is ice flows creeping slowly across earless wastelands. electric cables in a desert storm, wailing a lost lament... Spirits of stone and ice singing, and sometimes the rough wildness of the forest fire, and, distantly, the fierce drumming of a pagan listening, playing to the chaotic devine order.
AkA

AkA

January 6, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

Confield: Autechre and broken beat music at the highest level.

You have never heard anything like this before. It's like letting a computer loose to make beats. The idea that a computer has no emotion. Just twisted genius. There's angry music, but I've never heard anything so cold and dark before. It really is nasty and has no soul, but at the same time there's a warped beauty about Confield. (Notably on Cfern.)

No hooks or structure to the majority of the tracks. Percussion that can seem totally random, although each track does actually keep to its time signature. Formless and very minimal melody, just swirling, growling moans and digital glitches. For these reasons, most listeners can't grasp the concept of this LP.

It's been said that Confield is an album to respect but not enjoy. I think anyone who is open enough will love it. It leads you everywhere and nowhere at the same time. An album I personally could never get bored of listening to.
moire

moire

March 26, 2004

I consider myself a pretty experienced Autechre listener, but I just can't get into this one. I've listened to most of the tracks lots of times, and they don't impress me -- the exceptions being track 3 (which is really quite dramatic once you "get" it), and maybe 7.

I think Autechre even admitted in an interview that they got too caught up in experimenting with their generative software tools for Confield. Most of the tracks feel claustrophobic, paranoid, and obscured, like some from EP7 and many from Draft 7.30. I know this is a lot of people's favorite, but I think you need a masochistic edge to really enjoy this.