Autechre ‎– We R Are Why / Are Y Are We?

Label:
Warp Records ‎– wap72
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A We R Are Why 8:35
AA Are Y Are We? 6:08

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Notes

Available via mail order only. They also sold the record during the 1996 tour.

There is intentionally no speed listed on the release. The track durations listed above were measured at 45 RPM.

The title of the EP is rather unconfirmed. On warprecords.com the EP is listed as "We R Are Why", in the book for the Warp20 box set it is listed as "Untitled", whereas the label on the EP reads "We R Are Why, Are Y Are We?" like both titles fuse to one question.

℗ & © 1996 Warp Records.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Side A): MPO WAP - 72 A¹
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Side AA): MPO WAP 72 B¹

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spa5tik0lonz

spa5tik0lonz

November 3, 2015

One of my favs from "Autechre" only available by mail order back then so it wasn't easy to find. Both tracks are way ahead of there time and can be played at both speeds..5/5
Andd

Andd

April 13, 2010
I like play this at 45rpm with assimetric, break-dub techno, IDM records. Example for Brothomstates_Te Noch Rp...Killer, Highly recomended
Salinger

Salinger

May 6, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
If you like mid 90's Autechre, you'll surely enjoy this.
Somewhat reminescent of Tri Repetae (which came out the same year)in style and sound, but definitely a unique work on it's own. Too bad it's hasn't been re-pressed, as it was available only by direct mail order. Oh, well.

If possible, download the versions of this song recorded at
33 1/3 rpm. They really give you a different feel for the tracks.
Matvey_Andreyev

Matvey_Andreyev

October 29, 2004
edited over 11 years ago

I find "We R Are Why" to be one of the very best Autechre tracks - it's maybe the only track with a cheerful feel by them. The rhythm is smooth and doesn't become boring through whole 8:33. All sounds are distinct.

The second track is not that good, as for me. It has a darker feel, at least in its first half.