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FLeure4:51
irlite (get 0)10:01
prac-f4:19
jatevee C4:14
T ess xi6:43
vekoS6:41
Flep6:42
tuinorizn3:40
bladelores12:19
1 1 is7:17
nodezsh8:40
runrepik4:35
spl97:06
cloudline10:12
deco Loc5:27
recks on9:21
YJY UX8:24

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    Version DetailsData Quality
    Cover of Exai, 2012, CDrExai
    2×CDr, Album, Numbered, Promo
    Warp Records – WARPCD234PUK2012UK2012
    New Submission
    Cover of Exai, 2013-02-07, FileExai
    17×File, MP3, Album
    320 kbps
    Warp Records – WARP234UK2013UK2013
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Exai, 2013-02-07, FileExai
    17×File, WAV, Album
    24bit
    Warp Records – WARP234UK2013UK2013
    Cover of Exai, 2013-02-07, FileExai
    17×File, FLAC, Album
    Warp Records – WARP234UK2013UK2013
    Cover of Exai, 2013-02-27, CDExai
    2×CD, Album
    Beat Records – BRC-365, Warp Records – BRC-365Japan2013Japan2013
    Cover of Exai, 2013-03-04, VinylExai
    4×LP, Album; Box Set
    Warp Records – WARPLP234, Warp Records – WARPLP 234UK2013UK2013
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Exai, 2013-03-04, CDExai
    2×CD, Album
    Card Sleeve
    Warp Records – WARPCD234UK2013UK2013
    Cover of Exai, 2013-02-27, CDExai
    2×CD, Album, Limited Edition
    Beat Records – BRC-365LTD, Warp Records – BRC-365LTDJapan2013Japan2013
    Cover of Exai, 2013-03-00, CDExai
    2×CD, Album, Unofficial Release
    Jewel case
    Warp Records (2) – WARPCD234Russia2013Russia2013
    New Submission
    Cover of Exai, 2013-03-04, FileExai
    17×File, ALAC, Album
    Warp Records – WARPCDD 234UK2013UK2013
    New Submission
    Cover of Exai, 2013-03-04, FileExai
    17×File, AIFF, Album
    Warp Records – WARPCDD 234UK2013UK2013
    New Submission
    • miss.erica's avatar
      miss.erica
      mine was sealed with a printed message saying the CD contains a uniquely identifiable watermark. in red print it says HOLLAND 12
      • Mossy2953's avatar
        Mossy2953
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        • Alx331277's avatar
          Alx331277
          I first bought this as digital files in 2013. Hearing this on vinyl in 2021 is a revelation.
          • Veryinterested's avatar
            Edited one year ago
            Took me 7 years to get into this one! Seems crazy now but worth the effort.
            • Orinami's avatar
              Orinami
              repress please?? :pleading_face:

              the website discogs wants 7 more words
              • Mau5Kids's avatar
                Mau5Kids
                Edited 4 years ago
                Uno de mis álbumes favoritos de Autechre ;)
                Digamos es una mezcla entre lo viejo, lo nuevo, moderno y de lo mejor. Este álbum aprovecho mucho el potencial.
                Mis canciones favoritas son:
                jatevee C, 1 1 is, prac-f, bladelores, cloudline, YJY UX, deco Loc, spl9.
                Les recomiendo a todos los fanaticos y los que quieren inicialmente a escuchar esta banda.

                5/5
                • nvkid909's avatar
                  nvkid909
                  Listening to Exai now. It's one of those albums you listen to occasionally. Then feel guilty for that. Some of it is truly epic. I say this on a personal level but some of the tracks you'd like to play to the masses. THAT epic. Most of the fickle people won't get it. But a good percentage will find it most profound. Which is what counts.
                  • srcosmo's avatar
                    srcosmo
                    Even by Autechre's typical standards, "Exai" is one unfriendly beast. I'm a longtime listener and I found it almost impenetrable at first. My usual strategy is to find some unguarded entry points that I can use to crawl inside the megastructure and explore. If you're looking for those, here they are: jatevee C, bladelores, 1 1 is, nodezsh, YJY UX. Venture beyond at your own risk.

                    The average track length is 7 minutes. Much like the "Versions" edition of "Quaristice", the longer tracks tend to begin chaotically, but then change into a quieter second movement. It's these second movements that interest me most: more melodic elements present themselves, themes emerge, and sometimes the track takes an abrupt left turn. Here and there, you get a tantalizing snatch of almost-recognizable musical styles (dubstep, dub, etc) viewed through Autechre's unique lens.

                    I pre-ordered the digital copy of Exai, listened a bit, and was initially put off. Some time later, I heard YJY UX almost by accident and suddenly connected with it, which led me to delve in further. But even now, I find Exai best in small doses. Yes, the sound design is flawless (use headphones), and yes, there are great moments waiting to be found. No, it doesn't cohere at all into a unified whole, and no, it doesn't have the same emotional weight as their early work (but hey, that ship has sailed). So my final opinion is mixed.

                    Still, I must hand it to these guys: while many musical acts mellow out with the passing of time, Autechre have gotten, if anything, even LESS accommodating. I mean that as a compliment. I really do respect their devotion to artistic rigor, even if it doesn't always stir the heart or agree with the eardrums.
                    • blammoAMS's avatar
                      blammoAMS
                      Edited 6 years ago
                      I was in Japan at the time of release and fretted endlessly over which version to buy. The limited Japanese edition is packaged like the standard European edition (although it does have the extra track), so in the end I decided to buy the standard Japanese double-cd in jewelcase, referenced above. It has quite a flimsy booklet representing the inner sleeve designs, so it doesn't feel very special.

                      As a silly little extra, though, my version, bought at Discunion, had a keyring shrinkwrapped with it. It's about 1.5" square, bearing the front cover design - no lettering. On the back, it says

                      Exai _ Autechre
                      27 Feb 2013
                      AUTECHRE.WS
                      • donotseemecricket's avatar
                        Finally got ahold of a physical copy of the vinyl. Don't agree at all about the packaging being ugly.
                        I really love the cover, the box, the art design and all the chosen colours.
                        Also awesome that it's designed to fit the L-event EP inside too. Slide mine right inside ;)

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