Autechre ‎– Exai

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Warp Records ‎– WARPCD234
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Tracklist

1-1 FLeure 4:51
1-2 irlite (get 0) 10:01
1-3 prac-f 4:19
1-4 jatevee C 4:14
1-5 T ess xi 6:43
1-6 vekoS 6:41
1-7 Flep 6:42
1-8 tuinorizn 3:40
1-9 bladelores 12:19
2-1 1 1 is 7:17
2-2 nodezsh 8:40
2-3 runrepik 4:35
2-4 spl9 7:06
2-5 cloudline 10:12
2-6 deco Loc 5:27
2-7 recks on 9:21
2-8 YJY UX 8:24

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Each disc is packed in its own printed sleeve.
Housed in a rigid slipcase wrapped in Cairn Eco Kraft stock with clear foil block to front.
Bleep orders include an instant download.
Pre-orders of Exai made through the bleep website came bundled with two Exai stickers (see Images).

℗2013 Warp Records Ltd ©2013 Warp Records Ltd.

Made in EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 801061023423
  • Barcode (Text): 0 801061 023423
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - Variant 1): CA WARPCD234-1 @
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - Variant 2): CA WARPCD234-1 @ 11/08/13 06:59:23 PM
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - Variant 3): CA WARPCD234-1 @ 01/08/13 02:00:12 AM
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 - Variant 1): IFPI 1280
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 - Variant 2): IFPI 1263
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 - Variant 3): IFPI 1284
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - Variant 1): CA WARPCD234-2 @@
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - Variants 2 & 3): CA WARPCD234-2 @@ 1/8/2013 12:44:36 AM 0000889949
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LY88
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 - Variant 1): IFPI 1283
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 - Variant 2): IFPI 1263
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 - Variant 3): IFPI 1284
  • Label Code: LC 02070

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD234 Autechre Exai(2xCD, Album, Unofficial, Jew) Warp Records (2) WARPCD234 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
WARP234 Autechre Exai(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARP234 UK 2013
WARPCDD234 Autechre Exai(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD234 2013
BRC-365LTD Autechre Exai(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Beat Records, Warp Records BRC-365LTD Japan 2013 Sell This Version
WARPCDD 234 Autechre Exai(17xFile, ALAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD 234 UK 2013

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santanderkevin785

santanderkevin785

December 14, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Uno de mis álbumes favoritos de Autechre ;)
Digamos es una mezcla entre lo viejo, lo nuevo, moderno y de lo mejor. Este álbum aprovecho mucho el potencial.
Mis canciones favoritas son:
jatevee C, 1 1 is, prac-f, bladelores, cloudline, YJY UX, deco Loc, spl9.
Les recomiendo a todos los fanaticos y los que quieren inicialmente a escuchar esta banda.

5/5
TheRealTrevor

TheRealTrevor

July 13, 2016
Bladelores is amazing. So is jatevee C and tuinorizn ❕
nvkid909

nvkid909

June 4, 2016
Listening to Exai now. It's one of those albums you listen to occasionally. Then feel guilty for that. Some of it is truly epic. I say this on a personal level but some of the tracks you'd like to play to the masses. THAT epic. Most of the fickle people won't get it. But a good percentage will find it most profound. Which is what counts.
srcosmo

srcosmo

May 15, 2016

Even by Autechre's typical standards, "Exai" is one unfriendly beast. I'm a longtime listener and I found it almost impenetrable at first. My usual strategy is to find some unguarded entry points that I can use to crawl inside the megastructure and explore. If you're looking for those, here they are: jatevee C, bladelores, 1 1 is, nodezsh, YJY UX. Venture beyond at your own risk.

The average track length is 7 minutes. Much like the "Versions" edition of "Quaristice", the longer tracks tend to begin chaotically, but then change into a quieter second movement. It's these second movements that interest me most: more melodic elements present themselves, themes emerge, and sometimes the track takes an abrupt left turn. Here and there, you get a tantalizing snatch of almost-recognizable musical styles (dubstep, dub, etc) viewed through Autechre's unique lens.

I pre-ordered the digital copy of Exai, listened a bit, and was initially put off. Some time later, I heard YJY UX almost by accident and suddenly connected with it, which led me to delve in further. But even now, I find Exai best in small doses. Yes, the sound design is flawless (use headphones), and yes, there are great moments waiting to be found. No, it doesn't cohere at all into a unified whole, and no, it doesn't have the same emotional weight as their early work (but hey, that ship has sailed). So my final opinion is mixed.

Still, I must hand it to these guys: while many musical acts mellow out with the passing of time, Autechre have gotten, if anything, even LESS accommodating. I mean that as a compliment. I really do respect their devotion to artistic rigor, even if it doesn't always stir the heart or agree with the eardrums.
rinchen108

rinchen108

July 25, 2015

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?
SKX

SKX

August 31, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

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
Amazing release, really happy to have it !
josiextrent

josiextrent

November 8, 2013
another great release from autechre, and now it's mechanical 8-bit-like schizophrenia, with notes of everything you ever heard from sean and rob - beautiful ambience of early releases, dnb-like glitch madness of lp5/ep7, melodic overstep-ish pieces, etc.. but, somthing different is indeed achieved here - particular style, that holds these, at a first sight, inconsistent tracks - it's undercurrent, as in every latest autechre release: 8-bit-alike dos ibm glitchiness (i cannot descibe it better, folks, but that's just me), and it's really amazing, counting the fact that tracks really differ one from another. the only thing i find exausting about this release is its length.. 2 hours of autechre non-stop seems too much for me, so i'm used to listen to only one of cds at the time (it really depends on a mood, both cds sound amazing).. well, all in all, it's an amazing release, i'm happy to own this badboy in my collection, one of the most reach and wealthy releases from autechre, and if you did not like it, it means that you cannot percept it right.. yet. peace!
liams_library

liams_library

October 11, 2013
Wo_w ok we get it same ol format. Not one thing new here. Same ol hey look at our cool computer graffx 8bitbullshit cover art. Trying tooooo hard boys . Time to hang up yr laptops boys.