Autechre ‎– Garbage

Label:
Warp Records ‎– WAP58
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A1 Garbagemx36 14:22
A2 PIOBmx19 7:35
B1 Bronchusevenmx24 9:35
B2 VLetrmx21 8:23

Credits

Notes

Labels have the titles as:
A: Garbagemx. PIOBmx.
B: Bronchusevenmx. VLetrmx.

Published by Warp Music/EMI Music.
Pressed at Damont Audio Limited.
Made in England.
℗ & © 1995 Warp Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 058064
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603058064
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching A): WAP58 A¹ - DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching B): WAP58 B¹ - DAMONT

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP58CD Autechre Garbage(CD, EP) Warp Records WAP58CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
WAP58CD Autechre Garbage(CD, EP, RP) Warp Records WAP58CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
WAP58 Autechre Garbage(12", Promo) Warp Records WAP58 UK 1995 Sell This Version
WAP58CD, Wap58CD Autechre Garbage(CD, EP) Warp Records, Warp Records WAP58CD, Wap58CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
WAP58CDD Autechre Garbage(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Warp Records WAP58CDD Unknown

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tommylarsson

tommylarsson

December 10, 2016

VLetrmx21 is one of the most beautiful ambient tunes ever made. So deep.
maasiachris

maasiachris

October 2, 2016
Any idea of a repress any time soon? . . . .
030crash

030crash

March 13, 2015
maybe a long shot, but if anyone has just the picture sleeve (no record) please let me know
spa5tik0lonz

spa5tik0lonz

March 30, 2014

It's a shame autechre don't make music quite like this anymore, I find their new material unlistenable without melody and cold. But when I listen to this it still reminds me how good autechre actually used to be, for me the track "VLetrmx" is the most haunting, yet beautiful ambience I have ever heard.
muziktic

muziktic

October 2, 2013
Garbagemx one of the best electronic track ever done
moire

moire

December 20, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

This is one of my favorite Autechre records, due mostly to the first track. This is not to say that the other three tracks are weak, but Garbagemx36 completely blows me away every time I put it on. One of the truly epic Autechre tracks, it clocks in at over 14 minutes. Many people would point to the fourth track, Vletrmx21, as the highlight of the record, but I would have to disagree. The fourth track is indeed beautiful, but essentially just a really good ambient track. The first track, however, is a different story.

Garbagemx36 is the closest thing I can imagine to a work of musical surrealism. Much music is said to express certain feelings and emotions, but to me this track does more than that. It seems to conjure a whole subconscious landscape. To call it "atmospheric" would be an understatement. Indeed it's atmospheric, but also cohesive and distinct -- the painting of a picture straight from the minds of Booth, Brown, and their machines.

Of course, that's all subjective, but it's not the only reason I love this track. For one thing, there's just lots of great programming: the bizarre trademark Autechre samples, dubby synths, and an excellent repetitive drum pattern. There are a lot of mysterious vocal events happening low in the mix (I'm not sure if they're actual vocal samples or synthesis/manipulation made to approximate speech dynamics). Whatever it is, it adds to the surrealism of the music. I honestly can't imagine how Autechre made these sounds, let alone managed to arrange them in such a beautiful way.

One thing that really sets this track apart from some other great Autechre tracks is its structure. This is a tricky area within Autechre's work -- some of their tracks have a very structured layering of loops (particularly the Tri Repetae stuff). Others have abrupt, distinct mutations (mostly their more recent work). Some of their tracks don't seem to develop much at all. Most Autechre tracks just layer or mutate, as if the overall composition and contrast of elements over time is not huge a concern. This tendency is made apparent in their live shows, where they simply assault the audience with fast, intense loops without much regard for high/low points, pacing, etc. Not so with Garbagemx36 -- it spans a long path of development while maintaining the repetitive structure that makes Autechre songs what they are.

The numbers in the song titles refer to percentages of the total EP running time.
gescom33

gescom33

January 29, 2003
This is still Autechre's finest moment for me.Classical music meets what i called at the time "ambient". Whenever i play this 12" i still drift off to my own little world. Utterly essential.