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
WARPCDD25 Autechre Amber(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD25 UK Unknown
WARPLP25 Autechre Amber(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP25 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SRCS 7609 Autechre Amber(CD, Album) Warp Records SRCS 7609 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
WARPCD25 Autechre Amber(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCD25 UK 2006 Sell This Version
WARPCDD25 Autechre Amber(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD25 UK Unknown

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DLD493

DLD493

July 14, 2016
edited about 1 month ago
When Ae do ambient, they do it right. Yes, there is quite a bit of percussion, but there are quite a few moments where it's just atmospheric bliss. Personally, I prefer the crazier stuff, but it's always nice to hear some ambient now and then.
TheRealTrevor

TheRealTrevor

July 13, 2016
This album is good, but Autechre has really improved! Yay!
Bottin1995

Bottin1995

February 25, 2016
Funny how humans are.....in the comments section one person says it is their favorite Ae album.....while another says it is the weakest......odd how perception is retaliative.
sorenfissure

sorenfissure

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

radiophonic72

April 8, 2015
edited about 1 year 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.