Autechre ‎– Draft 7.30

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The name Draft 7.30 supposedly derives from the album being the 30th edited version of their 7th album.

Tracklist

Xylin Room 6:09
IV VV IV VV VIII 4:50
6IE.CR 5:38
Tapr 3:14
Surripere 11:23
Theme Of Sudden Roundabout 4:51
VL AL 5 4:56
P.:NTIL 7:07
V-Proc 6:00
Reniform Puls 8:38

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD111 Autechre Draft 7.30(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD111 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WARPCDD111 Autechre Draft 7.30(10xFile, WAV, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD111 UK 2003
WARPLP111 Autechre Draft 7.30(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP111 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WARPCD111, RTD 126.4092.2 Autechre Draft 7.30(CD, Album) Warp Records, Zomba WARPCD111, RTD 126.4092.2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
BRC-67 Autechre Draft 7.30(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-67 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
WARPMC111P Autechre Draft 7.30(Cass, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPMC111P UK 2003 Sell This Version
WARPCD111 Autechre Draft 7.30(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCD111 UK 2008 Sell This Version
WARPCDD111 Autechre Draft 7.30(10xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD111 UK 2017
WARPCDD111 Autechre Draft 7.30(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD111 UK Unknown
WARPCDD111 Autechre Draft 7.30(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD111 Unknown
WARPCD111 Autechre Draft 7.30(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2) WARPCD111 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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danielv99

danielv99

November 15, 2020
edited 20 days ago
referencing Draft 7.30, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP111
The physical quality of the product is very high class with a thick gatefold sleeve and glossy print effects. For the music aspects of it, well it is definitely an electronic music masterpiece for sure & the press reflects this on playback. Get this « cheap » if you dont own it on vinyl as it tends to be cheaper than other autechre releases.
bbritooo

bbritooo

September 14, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing Draft 7.30, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP111

Very slippery and moist, skullfucks my brain like no other. IV VV IV VV VIII sounds like you're being scanned in an MRI
Thermospore

Thermospore

February 28, 2019
referencing Draft 7.30, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP111

The packaging for this album is beefy as hell. Very thick and study. The music, of course, is absolutely bangin. Every track is great, but my favorite would have to be "6IE.CR", which is pretty much the pinnacle of gut wrenching glitchy drum madness along with a great melody. A must have
rosepierre

rosepierre

January 25, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Draft 7.30, 2xLP, Album, WARPLP111

My favorite of all Autechre albums. Once you HEAR it there's nothing more to say about it.
memeko

memeko

October 21, 2017
referencing Draft 7.30, CD, Album, WARPCD111
Just picked this up second hand on vinyl, perfect sound, in Shibuya, Tokyo for 2000 yen. Score.. now my autechre discog is fundamentally complete.
born 1983, Ive been obsessed with Autechre since I found EP7. That sound completely changed my perspective of sound.I forget.. when Draft came out and I was 20ish I guess. Still love the textures... sounding phat through this sub right now..
Numanoid

Numanoid

December 17, 2016
edited 9 months ago
referencing Draft 7.30, CD, Album, WARPCD111
Too bad they didn't edit beyond version 30, I think around version 50 or 60 they might have nailed it.

Like sketches thrown together, lacks an album feel. Surripere at 11:23, "we tired of it, so just switch it off", forget about the fade out. The next track is just thrown in the listeners face.
adam01

adam01

May 28, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Draft 7.30, CD, Album, WARPCD111
This is their magnum opus.
Tri Repatae is their peak time master piece, but Draft stands as the total sum of their sonic technology artistic output.
Grab a vile, an ocean view, a hi fidelity sound system and go here....
Cardia1

Cardia1

September 8, 2013
referencing Draft 7.30, CD, Album, WARPCD111

This Album is similiar to "Untilted", although i found this one more satisfying. The first music "Xylin Room" has an impressive melody, it reminds me Ghosts doing crazy things, the following tracks share a similiar style with lovely glitches, i also love "Surripere","Theme of Sudden Roundabout" wich are very dark, and "Reniform plus" wich sounds morbid :). One of the best Autechre releases.
Pitchhiker

Pitchhiker

June 3, 2012
referencing Draft 7.30, CD, Album, WARPCD111

Once you get into these breaks beats and glitches your all over it! I just can't get enough! Very cool album and i think is good somebody who is just going to get into Autechre.
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dghkfhldfdhlfa

December 13, 2010
referencing Draft 7.30, CD, Album, WARPCD111
the inevitable "back to the classic sound" record tends to follow an extended period of creativity and experimentalism. it also tends to signal the death of an act in the sense that it means the act has given up on the creative process and has collapsed back to what they know sells, what they know is a marketable product.

that's not to say that this is a bad record, nor is it to say that autechre did not apply any of the techniques that they had previously pioneered in the post-repetae phase. this is unquestionably a post-repetae record, but it comes off as a record that could have been released immediately after tri repetae. all of the hallmarks of that era are here - the intricate yet club friendly beats, the thick harmonic layerings, the haunting ambience, the brilliant sequencing and the creative use of samples and random noises - but they have been spliced with the creativity and abstract nature of their several previous heavily experimental and partially generated records.

likely, this was created as a compromise to bridge the growing gap between two increasingly disparate groups of people that were buying autechre records and had it been released in 1997 right after repetae and not in 2003 after 6 years of brilliant creativity and abstraction i would probably declare it a masterpiece. yet, as it is, it seems oddly regressive. yes, autechre have managed to take a piece of music that is decades away from entering the consciousness of mainstream culture and have managed to make it sound outdated but that reflects more on their past work than it does on this record.

everybody who has ever liked anything that autechre have ever released should like at least parts of this record. anybody who enjoys most of what they've produced over the years should like the whole thing all the way through. yet, it's hard to pick out a demographic of longtime listeners that would find themselves really entranced by this. those who only like the early stuff will complain that it's better, but it's still too noisy; the late 90s listeners will complain that it's too structured and "poppy", although it must be understood that some relative concept of pop needs to be employed when talking about how it is that anybody could consider this record anything remotely close to pop music. it comes off almost as though it's two very different eps that are mixed and matched together; the constant jumps from abstraction to structure are punctuation, not evolution and as a result do not let the record flow, breathe or ebb in the way that the preceding records did. that's not bad, it's just different and, maybe, from my viewpoint, less enjoyable.

the people most likely to find this record mesmerizing are people that would have been likely to like chiastic slide in 1997 but were between the ages of 10 and 15 and so are unlikely to have been exposed to it. these people would be in their early 20s right now.....they are people that likely first experienced popular music through chemical brothers videos on mtv and so have grown up with a conception of semi-obscure electronic music that is likely fairly similar to the conception of semi-obscure industrial and punk music that i had at that age, they have grown up with mp3s and cell phones and all kinds of other contraptions that incessantly buzz and whir, they measure time in years BI(nternet) and years AI and couldn't even conceive of what to eat in the absence of a microwave......if you're in this demographic, look for this disc and then move backwards through the back catalog.

if you're a little older, i will admit that i can't see any reason to recommend not listening to this disc because it is absolutely an enjoyable (if perhaps slightly disengaged) piece of music from beginning to end. however, given the band's back catalog, i can't see any reason to recommend it to you either.