Autechre ‎– Amber

Label:
Warp Records ‎– WARPCD25
Format:
CD, Album
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Tracklist

1 Foil 6:04
2 Montreal 7:15
3 Silverside 5:31
4 Slip 6:21
5 Glitch 6:15
6 Piezo 8:00
7 Nine 3:40
8 Further 10:07
9 Yulquen 6:37
10 Nil 7:48
11 Teartear 6:45

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Credits

Notes

Warp Music/EMI Music
Teartear is for Gerrard O'Hara.

℗ 1994 Warp Records © 1994 Warp Records
Made In England

Incidental info:
Issued in a standard jewel case with six page foldout booklet.
The pictures on the sleeve are from Cappadocia, Turkey.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 025127
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603025127
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 + 2): WARPCD25 MASTERED BY MAYKING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 95405 WARPCD25
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2 + 3): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 7305
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 7302

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TVT7230-2v Autechre Amber(CD, Album, Promo) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT7230-2v US 1994 Sell This Version
WARPCDD25 Autechre Amber(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD25 UK Unknown
TVT7230-2 Autechre Amber(CD, Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT7230-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
WARPLP25 Autechre Amber(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Warp Records WARPLP25 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WARPLP25 Autechre Amber(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP25 UK 1994 Sell This Version

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sorenfissure

sorenfissure

December 19, 2015
For me the weakest Ae album.
radiophonic72

radiophonic72

April 8, 2015
edited 10 months ago
Very underrated AE album. I love their early moody ambient work with melodies and this album doesn't hold back. I think it's their best album. They have touched on the sounds from this era more recently on their newer albums such as Oversteps and I hope they continue to do more as I feel after 15yrs of hearing the same noisey experimental beats it's time for them to explore their roots and do what they always did best - dark moody ambient! 10 out of 10!!
reverberation

reverberation

February 18, 2014
A year after their first album "Incunabula" was released, Autechre took a second round with "Amber" , a softer less edgy side of them. some say this album was a big definition to the term "ambient", but I certainly feel it was much more then one kind of specific genre.

Amber has set Autechre not just as visionary group but also as a sound engineering and sound aesthetic moniker, "Nil" moves from the bubbling deep sound to this luscious melody, "Montreal" is a broken beat dark song. . . . . . . . .
if you consider yourself an electronic music producer/lover/thinker you must listen to this album even a few more times then you thought in the first place.

Are there any more words needed to be spilled in order to get people appreciate what these guys were doing?
Cardia1

Cardia1

September 12, 2013
edited over 2 years ago

For me this is their best Album , very melodic, touching, relaxing and original, my favourite musics are: "Piezo", "Nine" and "Yulquen" wich is my top track of this Album, very relaxing, beautiful and deep, makes me imagine the sea reflecting the sunlight, and a vast lasndscape filled with mountains and buldings reflecting the sunglight from their Windows. The rest of the musics are also amazing and for 1994 this was so foward. Outstanding release with lovely musics.
camphorescent

camphorescent

December 27, 2012
I believe that Autechre have produced two masterpieces in their career: Amber and Confield. I could never choose a "favorite" between the two because they are so different they may as well have been composed by entirely different musicians. For me, Amber, alongside Aphex Twin's SAW I, represents the pinnacle of what could be referred to as "ambient techno". This album affects me emotionally on a level I will not even attempt to put into words. They could not have chosen a better opening track than Foil; one of the most literally hypnotic tracks I have ever heard. I feel like the album reaches a satisfyingly early climax with the perfect pairing of Glitch feeding right into the album's highlight Piezo. I have never heard anything like Piezo; it has to be one of the greatest pieces of electronic music ever recorded. It has literally brought me to tears from the shear magnitude of its beauty. I could not recommend this album enough!
jacderida

jacderida

February 5, 2012
A superb album.

However, just to say something specific about 1 track...

A friend of mine randomly tweeted with a link on Friday to Montreal on youtube, saying how it still sounds so good 18 years later. I have spent most of this weekend listening to this tune on repeat, both in the house, and walking around with my headphones.

What an unbelievable piece of music this is. That synth line that comes in right from the start is absolutely bursting at the seams with melancholy and emotion. It's so simple, but there's something about it that makes me want to go and look at the stars and contemplate our place in the universe. I'd love to know if the place Montreal was the inspiration for it - if it was, I need to get myself over there!

Added to my list of tunes I want played at my funeral :).
badhack

badhack

March 25, 2011
This album works well both as background music and as something you'd put headphones on and listen to. Reminiscent of RDJ, but more beat driven and definitely a prelude to when they get all crazy around LP5.
8tro

8tro

March 4, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
I was introduced to the A.I. series with A.I. vol.2 back in 1995.
Undergoing an experiment with psychedelics,this was the first time i had ever heard anything from Warp.records.
The next day i went around the corner to Soundwaves and purchased Autechre's 'Amber' CD.
This album to this day is still one of the finest imprints of music combining, mood, machinery and color.
The album cover, along with it's color collage, definitely represents the music.
Timeless and Beautiful album by Autechre. One of my ' Top 20 ' most influential albums of all time.
destroyculture

destroyculture

July 23, 2010
:-) One of my favourite releases from Autechre - nearly perfect, if I sayso myself....
Maurautius

Maurautius

December 1, 2009
edited over 6 years ago
As if Incunabula wasn't biggest enough of a masterpiece, Autechre returned the following year in 1994 to release their opus - Amber. This album is almost difficult to describe. There certainly are IDM traits running throughout it but really this album transcends beyond anything a mere label can classify it as. Foil is like trying to start up an engine on some alien planet. Silverside is like being stuck in a nightmare. Nine is like being stranded on some desert island. And Nil... Nil is perfection contained within 1 single track. The solo drum-beat at the end leaves me breathless everytime. A timeless album that you only hurt yourself by not owning.