Autechre ‎– Quaristice

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Altibzz 2:53
The Plc 4:17
IO 3:08
plyPhon 2:33
Perlence 3:25
SonDEremawe 1:21
Simmm 5:00
paralel Suns 3:03
Steels 2:56
Tankakern 3:39
rale 3:43
Fol3 3:47
fwzE 2:39
90101-5l-l 3:11
bnc Castl 2:52
Theswere 2:12
WNSN 4:57
chenc9 4:57
Notwo 5:34
Outh9X 7:15

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARP CD 333 Autechre Quaristice(CD, Album) Warp Records WARP CD 333 UK 2008 Sell This Version
WARPCDD333 Autechre Quaristice(20xFile, ALAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD333 UK 2008
WARPCDD333F Autechre Quaristice(20xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD333F UK 2008
WARPCDD333 Autechre Quaristice(20xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD333 UK 2008
WARPCDD333 Autechre Quaristice(20xFile, WAV, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD333 UK 2008
WarpCD333X Autechre Quaristice(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Warp Records WarpCD333X UK 2008 Sell This Version
WARP LP 333 Autechre Quaristice(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARP LP 333 UK 2008 Sell This Version
BRC-333 Autechre Quaristice(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-333 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WARP CD 333 Autechre Quaristice(CD, Album) Warp Records WARP CD 333 US 2008 Sell This Version
WARP CD 333 P Autechre Quaristice(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARP CD 333 P UK 2008 Sell This Version
WARP CD 333 Autechre Quaristice(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2) WARP CD 333 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
WARP CD 333 Autechre Quaristice(CDr, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARP CD 333 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SB 091 Autechre Quaristice(2xCDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, woo) Star Box (3) SB 091 Russia 2019 Sell This Version
GS08057 Autechre Quaristice(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Golden Shoe GS08057 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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sdwilson

sdwilson

January 14, 2021
referencing Quaristice, 2xLP, Album, WARP LP 333

Quaristice was the first and only Autechre album I've bought on vinyl, It's a great pressing blah blah but I've never really been able to immerse myself like I have with the CD releases. I decided to dub to tape and had some Japanese brand tape called That's from my grandfathers tape collection and it sounds fucking amazing on tape. The awesome thing was the first three sides sat nicely on the first side and after dubbing side D onto the second side I added the unique tracks from the japanese versions, nu-Nr6d, Blyz Castl, 90101-51-4 with remaining 7 minutes I dubbed the stand alone track Byproduct 2.b and ended it with 9013-2.
Recs-and-Tapes-Innit

Recs-and-Tapes-Innit

December 12, 2020
edited 11 months ago
referencing Quaristice, 2xLP, Album, WARP LP 333
I don't really listen much to this these days but I have always loved the sleeve design. Really great modern design. That blue! Probably the best inner sleeve design I can think of too
TropicalDandy

TropicalDandy

December 4, 2020
referencing Quaristice, CD, Album, WARP CD 333
I've ignored this album since it was released because of the reviews. I feel like a damned fool. It's absolutely one of their best. The smaller tracks and wider variety of soundscapes make it a virtual tour of experimental electronic music. It's a museum piece. Gold.
sharpedges

sharpedges

June 21, 2020
referencing Quaristice, 2xLP, Album, WARP LP 333
repress this shit PLEASE WARP please please please please please
planetbjork

planetbjork

November 27, 2019
referencing Quaristice, 2xLP, Album, WARP LP 333
Definitely my favourite Autechre album, and 'Rale' is my favourite track by them, always takes my mind into another realm, or dimension.
Chroma02

Chroma02

August 12, 2018
referencing Quaristice, CD, Album, BRC-333
The Japanese exported version of this record is really only worth the money for serious collectors and completionists. "nu-Nr6d" is similar to "Paralel Suns" in that it's a very subdued ambient track.
Cardia1

Cardia1

September 7, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Quaristice, CD, Album, WARP CD 333

This Album could have been much better with a better selection of the musics to be included in this Album, so many tracks included with different tunes that it compromises some of its coherence, nevertheless it turns out to be a satisfying release after many attempts to assemble its content...still some tracks sound aggressive and distressing to my ears. My top track is "Paralel Suns" witch is absolutely amazing and impressive, it places me before giant Temples falling apart , also i love "Altibzz" which is very melodic and makes me fly over a vast landscape,"Rale" with its dark tune , "Notwo" witch is like a mysterious force growing, and "Outh9x" that makes me imagine a forgotten surreal temple immersed in deep fog during daylight.
Yage_2097

Yage_2097

April 28, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Quaristice, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, WarpCD333X
This edition is by far the biggest low point in the history of Warp's music catalogue. After the obligatory music changes which happen every decade (in the 00's it was the year 2003) Warp lost their edge as a cult label by signing stupid indie-rock bands and letting their main masterminds (Autechre, Squarepusher, Nightmares On Wax) release disputable albums in terms of progressive music. Well at least we have Chris Clark who managed to be something like a new Aphex Twin mixed with Thom Yorke. Between 2005 and 2009 Warp managed to release only two memorable groundbreaking releases limiting them tw only 1000 pieces. The first one is imho the best mix by Surgeon ever released called "This Is For You Shits" showing how modern techno should sound and not fearing to mix in some classic industrial and power electronic acts. The second one is this release. Well the standard issue contained some fine and and interesting pieces like the fantastic ambient track "Altibzz" (a welcome return to Autechres ambient roots), the dynamic "IO" or the detroitesque "chenc9". The later two tracks allready appeard in slightly differnt version in Autechres live sets dating back to 2005 (see the Montreal or Glasgow bootlegs from 2005) which also makes the term "new material" questionable. But the standard issue has futher problems. A big part of the tracks are more like sketches of ideas, the more interesting tracks, as mentioned above, are too short. Go to Bleeps webpage, download the tracksnippets with an online mp3 grabber, put the tracks on a cd and you have the same effect as on the standard issue of Quaristice. But lets be honest: how often do we listen to Autechres tracks from albums like Draft, Untilted, and Confield from start to end?
The second "Versions" bonus disc works much better as an album, expanding some of the stronger tracks to "full versions" and showing how a standard Issue of this album should sound like. But only the lucky 1000 people owning this special edition will hear the full album. Well, the question still remains: why did Warp made this special edition and limted it to 1000 pieces? Is it because of the manufacturing costs of the beautiful steel package? I don't recall that similar packed albums (PiLs second album for example) needed to be this limited. Is it because that this edition should be a piece of art? Obviously yes. But do we need in times of stupid music, digitally available everywhere, such special editions? Should music like this one found on the Quaristice Versions cd be available to more people, teaching them how modern IDM should sound like. I guess everybody has a different answer to this question. As an Autechre fan (and there are definitelly more than 1000), I personally feel apaled. Special, limted or even sacred editions by genius musicians are a not a good sales-policy (a fact which always ennerved me regarding COILs work of art). This is not the time for special editions, this is the time to make great music accessible to everyone, to show todays kids how music can and should sound.
And good music will never loose its special value, even if it is available to everybody.

ragazzodoro

ragazzodoro

August 1, 2011
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Quaristice, 2xLP, Album, WARP LP 333

Hearing after Hearing and listening after listening, looking at much more recent Ae release from 2010 and 2011 i strongly came to finally get this magnificent piece of work and got forced to leave a review because this is on my opinio the best Album Autechre have done in last years, and is not easy to overcome.
Here the strenght is the lenght of music and its variety in a "pastiche-like" work so that's Quaristice: a full immersion journey into electronic digital landscape that needs all the listener deep attention and deserves heavy beat moments with good inventivness, sometimes with a feeling looking at the past synth electronica from the 80' and most of the moments delivering a re-newed Ae modern unique feeling of music, this wide unknow spacey event that fills into silence wich our duo Booth and Brown always know how to raise and maintain.
If we put near this album the Qauaristice.Quadrange Ep we have a full gift from the band, a real physical pleasure i must admit, a massive bunch of tingling nerves music with the omnious Perlence Subrange 6-36 track of 58 minutes of mental come and go blippering wich industrialize our sense of hearing with different versions of album tracks: a good idea wich should be more thought from the bands around because this thing broke away our usual feeling of the "same thing" on and on.

I'm sure Quaristice is a point of arrival, a sum of their carrer at mid point of synthesis along the way they have started togheter: many billions of mind-head are in their hands down to their fingers, awaiting to be musically educated by Autechre, this apolitical project of liberation of the mind trought Electronic Music, the technology at human service and NOT the contrary.



Still the Best and, Unrepeated.
flutternozzle

flutternozzle

December 23, 2010
referencing Quaristice, CD, Album, WARP CD 333
I just love the artwork for this release. Excellent job, Designer's Republic.