Autechre ‎– Incunabula

Warp Records ‎– WARP CD17
CD, Album, Reissue


1 Kalpol Introl 3:18
2 Bike 7:57
3 Autriche 6:56
4 Bronchus 2 3:33
5 Basscadet 5:23
6 Eggshell 9:01
7 Doctrine 7:48
8 Maetl 6:32
9 Windwind 11:15
10 Lowride 7:15
11 444 8:55



Mastered @ The Townhouse.
Warp (Artificial Intelligence) series .07.

'Eggshell' is an extended version of 'The Egg' from the 'Artificial Intelligence' compilation WARP CD 6.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 01061 00172 8
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L038
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI RZ08
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPCD17 /3 00

Other Versions (5 of 29) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP LP17 Autechre Incunabula(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARP LP17 UK 1993 Sell This Version
WARP LP17R, Warp lp17r, Warp LP17R Autechre Incunabula(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records WARP LP17R, Warp lp17r, Warp LP17R UK 2016 Sell This Version
WARP LP17, Warp lp17 Autechre Incunabula(2xLP, Album, RP) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP LP17, Warp lp17 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TVT 7210-2 Autechre Incunabula(CD, Album, RP) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7210-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
WARP MC 17 Autechre Incunabula(Cass, Album) Warp Records WARP MC 17 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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December 13, 2010
although this is not autechre's first recording, it is their first record. while it is the only thing they've ever done that could be unambiguously labelled as "techno", that's not to say it's void of value.

their techno is ambient, spacey. they draw equally on tangerine dream, coil and skinny puppy. while it's not hard to dance to this, it is hard to determine where you would dance to it, other than on a moon of jupiter. that being said, the record is a lot more human and warm than their later output despite the fact that it is a little constrained by traditional techno formulas.

there are a few points where it is plainly too formulaic, the most glaring being the 7th track. given the title, it may be tongue-in-cheek. still, there is no excuse for incorporating the standard techno rise up - you know the one, where it starts with quarter notes and goes to eighths, sixteenths and continues until the drum machine can't get any faster before it explodes back into the track. it's just simply cheesy and cliched.

they make up for it with tracks like bass cadet - which has almost become synonymous with the artificial intelligence series - and eggshell, which is one of my top 5 favourite songs for walking around while accompanied by a light snowfall.

the record was enough to get them some attention, but not enough to really break them. you can hear the talent, you can hear the abstraction; but it's hard to predict that they would go down the path they went down. early commentators may have heard an act that aspired to be a tangerine dream retro act. if, like me, you're more into their later stuff then approach with caution. but, approach. this is extremely enjoyable if a little bit formulaic.