Autechre ‎– Incunabula

Warp Records ‎– WARP CD17, Warp Records ‎– WARP.CD17, Warp Records ‎– Warp CD17
CD, Album


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

Companies, etc.



(Warp Music/EMI Music)
℗1993 Warp Records. ©1993 Warp Records. All rights reserved. Warp (Artificial Intelligence) series. 07
Made in England.

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

Cat# on spine: WARP CD17
Cat# on back sleeve: WARP.CD17
Cat# on CD: Warp CD17

The CD has silver gray lettering on the blank disc (no printed background colour like on the reissues).
Issued in a clear tray jewel case with 4-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (written): 5 021603 017122
  • Barcode (scanned): 5021603017122
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): WARPCD17 10255431 02 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): WARPCD17 10255431 03 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): WARPCD17 10255431 04 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): WARPCD17 10255431 06 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): WARPCD17 10255431 08 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

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 CD17 Autechre Incunabula(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records WARP CD17 UK 2005 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


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May 18, 2018

I can remember buying this album from Cob Records and listening to it whilst on the way back to Sheffield. What I thought then I still feel today: it is a classic album. With this release Warp Records set the new standard for electronic music of that era - and god bless them for that (because rave music was just bloody awful).


March 30, 2018

Arg another dodgy PDO release, blatant signs of disc rot showing on my old copy...


September 22, 2016
Bleeps Repressing This album Amber + Tri Repetae all as 2xLP!!! Shipping on November 11th i think it said - looking forward to these


September 3, 2015
An interesting incunable(latin incunabulum) is a very early printed work(anything printed before 1501)from Europe. Fitting, as this is Ae's first album...

Still a classic of electronic music in every way; and still one of Ae's best works to date. Starts with the brilliant "Bike"; 8 minutes of gorgeous ambient head-bobbing. "Basscadet" is a stormer; "Doctrine" is another mover. "Windwind" takes the crown for best work in Ae's catalog...lilting acid, walls of ambience...just listen.

For anyone schooled in Ae's more recent work, this won't even sound like the same group...


February 14, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
To me this album represents days where bold musicians had a lot of room and space for creativity, sadly this is the cancer today's dance music suffers from. genre fixation of the music, what is this - techno? house? dub step? grime ?

non of it, it is just pure electronic music, when Incunabula was released it was actually being played by DJ's all around the world, a few cuts were seriously a dance floor material. but now, no more - it is too "undefined" for the modern crowd who wants to know what genre is the music he dances too. we have become our own enemies to the self conciseness.

Who ever said electronic is not emotional suffers from blunted affect and should listen to this and it's spirit, even 20 years after this album was released very few artists come close to the high bar of quality Autechre has managed to set up with this classic work.


September 12, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
I`ve got this info from a trusted seller:

"All of the Autechre albums were (officially) repressed around this time (2001-ish). They can be difficult to tell apart from the original pressings (except Chiastic Slide, where the repress dosen't have the artwork on the inside of the sleeve) unless you're familiar with the runout etchings and centre labels of the originals.

On "Tri Repetae", the plant Warp used for the repress (Damont) has a distinctive slightly sunken centre to their labels, which this original pressing dosent have. These originals also have MPO runout etchings, the repress has Damont etchings.

The main visible identifier is the labels themselves - one ring on the original press, 2 rings on the later press.

But yes, the later pressings are also identified by the presence of Damont run-out etchings

All this is first-hand information, but there are also quite a few references (very few that are hugely useful unfortunately) to various Warp repressings from the early 2000's around the web."



September 12, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

For a first Album and for 1993 this is so absolutley out of its time, after 20 years this Album sounds much better than most of the electronic music produced in these days. "Incunabula" has a selection of beautiful melodic musics, very relaxing, deep and touching, also a few dark tracks in the middle. My favourite musics are : "Kalpol introl", "Eggshell", "Windwind" and "444". This is one of the best releases by Autechre.


September 10, 2013
Can anybody tell me how to tell the original vinyl release of Autechres debut LP 'Incunabula' released on Warp in '93 from the 2001 repress??
In the info on here it says the sleeve was slightly lighter on the repress but the pic's look identical. The only other difference I can see is the price and somebody I know is selling one as the original so I don't want to pay twice the price and get a repress.


August 10, 2013

Pure techno melancholy - it doesn't get any better than this!


August 27, 2012

lowride is my underated favorite on their first album: it is brilliant, the sub is perfect, try it on a big system