Autechre ‎– elseq 1–5

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elseq 1
feed1 11:37
c16 deep tread 12:31
13x0 step 8:57
pendulu hv moda 12:15
curvcaten 6:59
elseq 2
elyc6 0nset 27:09
chimer 1-5-1 5:03
c7b2 13:22
elseq 3
eastre 22:15
TBM2 6:44
mesh cinereaL 24:28
elseq 4
acdwn2 11:52
foldfree casual 9:49
latentcall 14:31
artov chain 4:04
7th slip 6:36
elseq 5
pendulu casual 9:01
spTh 8:21
spaces how V 9:57
freulaeux 11:06
oneum 11:01

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP512 Autechre elseq 1–5(21xFile, WAV, 24b) Warp Records WARP512 UK 2016
WARP512 Autechre elseq 1–5(21xFile, MP3, 320) Warp Records WARP512 UK 2016
WARP512 Autechre elseq 1–5(21xFile, WAV, 16b) Warp Records WARP512 UK 2016
sl ae-box Autechre elseq 1–5(5xCDr, Album, Unofficial) Star Line (7) sl ae-box Russia 2016 Sell This Version

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pokechannek

pokechannek

December 14, 2020
referencing elseq 1–5, 5xCDr, Album, Unofficial, sl ae-box
70 dollars for a bootleg tho

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mkbutler

mkbutler

August 10, 2020
referencing elseq 1–5, 5xCDr, Album, Unofficial, sl ae-box

This review is my appraisal of the Star Line CDr release of the elseq 1-5 set. I make no comment on the music here, although I like and admire is a great deal - other reviews have already dealt with the content.

The individual slipcases are good quality card, and the quality of the printing is good. The black geometric figures are quite shiny, on a matt white background, rather like the characters on the NTS Sessions artwork. The reverse side of the slipcase features a black square with a white border, and inside the square is the track listing for the disc and the Star Line label logo. Each disc is (pointlessly) sealed with adhesive red tape, featuring Russian alphabet characters ("Collector's Edition", according to Discogs). After some deliberation, I decided to carefully peel the red tape off - underneath is a printed red band, and the same lettering.

The discs are housed in slim jewel cases, of the type often used for CD singles. Each of these has a card insert (again good quality), featuring the artwork for that part. On the reverse is again the black square with white border, this time containing a miniature reproduction of the artwork and the Star Line logo.

The discs themselves show a demarcation between the annular region recorded on and the unrecorded region, indicating that these are indeed CDr and not CD. The label side of each disc is not printed, but has an adhesive sticker attached, again the black square with white border and a single geometric shape in white.

Upon playing the discs, I was distressed to hear quite a few glitches - until I compared with the tracks on YouTube and found that (most of) these were actually part of the recording! That said, the most tiny speck of dust or smudge can cause glitching, perhaps indicating that these are not terribly good quality CDr - I have taken the precaution of backing up everything to hard drive.

Verdict: For the money that I paid, I think this purchase was worth it. The official download of WAV files would cost a similar price, and the shipping fee was justified by the packaging. That said, if one already has the WAV files then I think this would only be a good investment for an AE completist.
Numanoid

Numanoid

July 20, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing elseq 1–5, 21xFile, WAV, 24b, WARP512
A nigh on impossible release to review, if something is missing it is on my part. This release demands a LOT from the listener.

"13x0 step" is the Autechre I feel on safe ground with.
migmag

migmag

July 13, 2019
referencing elseq 1–5, 21xFile, WAV, 24b, WARP512
After listening to this in its entirety, and concluding that I find it over- rather than underwhelming (warps and all), I join the considerably large host of aephiles/maniacs who are infuriated by the absence of a physical (in my case, CD) release. I simply cannot fathom the reasons for such a choice: I own EVERY CD ae ever put out, including the NTS behemoth (and the two official t-shirts that celebrate it). I understand that the AE_LIVE collection may be too much to release physically (though I might consider a “best of”, something anathema to the duo), but in the case of elseq, I feel robbed and seaned. There.
6rx

6rx

March 30, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing elseq 1–5, 21xFile, WAV, 24b, WARP512
mesh cinereaL is currently one of my favorites off this record. Was sort of "meh" when this first came out but I've slowly learned to give their records at least a *month* (normal shit might take a day...) before you write it off as *meh*. :) Also, if using headphones- which I recommend- make sure they are decent (or at least semidecent) studio monitoring headphones, something for focused listening... el seq / nts sounds incredible on my Sony MDR-7506's. Turn the technology off and the lights out for this one...the only bad thing about this record is once you get into this "style" of music, almost everything else starts to sound WAY TOO STRAIGHT-UP...not a good thing...lol...
daftcombo

daftcombo

February 10, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing elseq 1–5, 21xFile, WAV, 24b, WARP512

This is their best release since Confiled in my opinion. Pure immersive ambient.

Listening to "Feed1" with proper headphones is a fucking experience.
Opiadic

Opiadic

November 25, 2018
referencing elseq 1–5, 21xFile, WAV, 24b, WARP512
latentcall is blowing my mind today. everytime I play elseq a different track clicks with me
rebelliousjukebox

rebelliousjukebox

September 28, 2018
referencing elseq 1–5, 21xFile, WAV, 24b, WARP512
MY LIFE IS INCOMPLETE WITHOUT THIS RELEASE ON VINYL

SEAN PLS