Autechre ‎– Oversteps

Released on vinyl, CD and a variety of file formats including a lossless 24bit WAV via

A bonus track "Xektses sql" is available on the Japanese CD and as an AAC file from the Japanese iTunes store.


r ess 5:12
ilanders 5:32
known(1) 4:43
pt2ph8 4:10
qplay 4:39
see on see 4:37
Treale 6:05
os veix3 4:38
O=0 4:53
d-sho qub 6:26
st epreo 4:08
redfall 3:49
krYlon 6:09
Yuop 6:22

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD210 Autechre Oversteps(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD210 UK 2010 Sell This Version
WARPCD210P Autechre Oversteps (CDr, Album, Num, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD210P UK 2010 Sell This Version
WARPCDD 210 Autechre Oversteps(14xFile, AIFF, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD 210 UK 2010
WARPCDD210 Autechre Oversteps(14xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD210 UK 2010
WARPCDD210 Autechre Oversteps(14xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD210 UK 2010
WARP210, WARPCDD210 Autechre Oversteps(14xFile, WAV, Album, 16-) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP210, WARPCDD210 UK 2010
WARP210, WARPCDD210 Autechre Oversteps(14xFile, WAV, Album, 24-) Warp Records, Warp Records WARP210, WARPCDD210 UK 2010
none Autechre Oversteps(15xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Warp Records none Japan 2010
WARPLP210 Autechre Oversteps(2xLP, Album + Box) Warp Records WARPLP210 UK 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-252 Autechre Oversteps(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-252 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
WARPCD210 Autechre Oversteps(CD, Album, RP) Warp Records WARPCD210 UK 2010 Sell This Version
WARPCDD 210 Autechre Oversteps(14xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD 210 UK 2017
BRC-252, WARPCD210 Autechre Oversteps(CD, Album, RP) Beat Records, Warp Records BRC-252, WARPCD210 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
WARPCD210 Autechre Oversteps(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2) WARPCD210 Unknown Sell This Version


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November 14, 2020
referencing Oversteps, CD, Album, WARPCD210
Never have i gotten really into this album until now (10 years after), and i can say that it is definitely part of autechre long list of amazing albums of varying experimental moods.


October 14, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Oversteps, CD, Album, BRC-252
Looking for this item on Japanese websites, I found one with catalog number BRC-252X for 600 yen. Would anyone here know what was special about that edition? I know Japanese editions are often sold with a T-shirt wrapped in (or on), but they usually have the additions M, S, L, XL for the sizes, AND don't cost this much more...


March 4, 2019
referencing Oversteps, CD, Album, WARPCD210
Had been listening since Confield so was sort of surprised when I hear this one. But after Untilted and Quaristice, this was sort of a welcome break from the manic, aleatoric drum machining of the last several years. I love their percussion, it's a big part of their current sound, but I always like to see artist challenge themselves, which is what I think they did on this record. For me, it's a got a really weird overall vibe, the synths are *very* digital/fm'ish... (i)known, qplay and O=0 are my standout tracks...some of my fav all-time tracks. If I were to recommend an good introductory record by Autechre, it would be this one. Definitely not the upcoming one, Exai. LOL Though that's one of their better ones as well.


March 23, 2018
referencing Oversteps, CD, Album, WARPCD210

The track "See On See" also brings tears to my eyes for some reason. Amazing stuff from Autechre.


February 11, 2018
referencing Oversteps, CD, Album, WARPCD210
Wow this album will be a decade old soon enough. It has a ver concise and fully realised sounds, with the tone of some sort of imperialistic seaside future aeon flux music. It is definitely a more melodic and less percussive approach than much of their other work. This album should really not be underestimated. Recommend seeing them live if you get a chance too.


January 25, 2018
referencing Oversteps, CD, Album, WARPCD210

Aunque si bien, no es mi álbum favorito, no niego lo bueno que elaboraron el álbum. Con un regreso de las canciones ambientales y cálidas, que lo que empezaron en el grupo. OBVIAMENTE con nuevos sintetizadores, no los antiguos.
Lo único malo del álbum, es que como 3 canciones usan el mismo sintetizador pero con otro ritmo y tono. Pero lo demás esta muy bien. Un buen álbum, aunque es un poco fanservice xD, pero bueno :)


August 5, 2014
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Oversteps, CD, Album, WARPCD210

Revisited this one and Move of Ten after not hearing them since they came out. This one is not as good as Move of Ten. The rhythms are not as engaging. Melodically it's kind of a downer of a record. It's reminiscent of Chiastic Slide in that regard; by the time I've reached the last couple tracks I can't take any more of it.


September 6, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Oversteps, CD, Album, WARPCD210

This is my third Favorite album By Autechre, the musics evoke always wide spaces, with vast landscapes and the constant presence of the sunlight even if "st Epreo" or "redfall" evoke more moonlight , also some of the tracks will toss the listener into mysterious places and there´s also a lot of action (and that´s up to your imagination). My favorite musics are :"Ress", "Known(1)", "See on See","Youp" and "Os Veix3" wich is for me the best music of this Album and one of the best musics from all Autechre productions.


March 2, 2013
referencing Oversteps, CD, Album, WARPCD210

This album is much more enjoyable and listener-friendly than Untilted and Quaristice (for different reasons though), but not as creative as EP7 or Confield. For me, the best track here is clearly "Treale", which has a superb beat, dark atmosphere and inspiring melodies. Another Autechre masterpiece! Most melodies on other tracks are a bit too "evident", which is striking for Autechre ("see on see" and "O=0" are good examples). There's also a lack of beats, in my opinion, which is what I like the most in electronic music. The last song of the album has nice sounds and remains in the mind after listening, like some Gescom material (Key Nell 1 and 4...).
So, a good album but not the best of Ae.


May 17, 2012
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Oversteps, CD, Album, WARPCD210

In 2009 I was truly horified by one of the worst news: The Designers Republic, the legendary group of designers whose work for me personally is the best thing that could happen for the contemporary art since Kasmimir Malevich's discovery of Suprematism, are broke. The global economic crisis made it all possible. That was surely the final nail in the coffin of a once great label called WARP, which has literally killed itself more or less with a more poppy music fixation since about 2004. This decline was crowned by questionable decisions, eg the limited (to 100 pieces) version of Autechres previous album Quaristice. Within 12 hours it was sold out (price around 30 pounds). The rest of the fans stood dumb by having the wonderful option to buy either the stripped-down standard version of the album or the special edition (packaging made of steel) from clever traders who bought up more pieces of the special edition to offer them for horenden prices (300, 400 or even 1,000 pounds). The question is, what has even persuaded Autechre to participate in this regard (easy money??). However, one should forget the past and sometimes forgive. The year 2010 seems to be full of surprises.
The best news right away: The Designers Republic is back. Thank God! Yes! This time with an artwork that looks like a variation of the artwork of AFX´s Hangable Auto Bulb compilation. The second good news: no more LIMITED SPECIAL EDITIONS. Great! Ok, but will this black hole painted on the cover swallow ourselfs with its music? Yes, definitely. With Oversteps, Sean and Rob released one of their most melodic albums since ... hmmm, Tri-Repetae? Fans of Autechre already struggled to describe the sound of Autechres past albums, because the group always tried to move the boundaries of innovation in modern electronic music.
Let's try to descibe Oversteps:
Oversteps is like (Terminator 2 fans take note) a "mimetic poly-alloy", music like liquid metal. Take the concept of "Eutow" (intricate, catchy melodies, simple beat), mix it with the Autechres latest music detours (Untitled, Quaristice) and the atmosphere of Confield. But don`t be misled the title of the album: Oversteps has nothing to do with the latest UK music style called "Dubstep". As always Autechre create their own sound far away from common music structures. Many beats on Oversteps sound simple melody jumps. They are organic, but on the other hand also artificial. "known (1)" for example sounds like an artificial clarinet session. Then "Ilander" boasts with "evil" melodies and beats. If you take a close listen to "O = 0" you might think to hear a tuba and between "d-sho qub" and "st epreo" a human chorus seems to sneak in. Tracks such as "r ess" or "pt2ph8" then again invite for a simple chill. Unlike Quaristice, the beatless ambient tracks (of which "Oversteps" consists for the most part) are no longer simple sounds and minimal soundscapes (in the vein of Pan (a) Sonic), but of beautiful sloping melodies which take the listener on a journey into future worlds. Influences of some of Autechre's favorite bands, like Coil and Throbbing Gristle are quite noticeable, but Sean and Rob still stay true to their distinctive indescribable trademark sound.
If they could only "step over" to such labels like Rephlex, Skam or Planet Mu which did not sell out....