Label:Warp Records – warplp66
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album


B3Vose In
C1Under BOAC
C3Caliper Remote
D1Arch Carrier

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p+c 1998 Warp Records Ltd
Made in England

"Electric And Musical Industries" is presented as "Electric Music Industries".
Some copies are mislabeled with stickers showing the Cat# "WARPCD66" of the CD version of LP5.

Issued in a coarse cardboard sleeve, with sidelong cut out and only "autechre" embossed on front. All release information, apart from track list, on front sticker. White heavy stock inner sleeves are half square, half circle.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 066113 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603066113
  • Label Code: lc2070
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): WARPLP 66 A-01-01-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): WARPLP 66 B-01-01-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, stamped): WARPLP 66 C-01-01-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, stamped): WARPLP 66 D-01-01-

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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LP5 (CD, Album, Stereo)Warp Recordswarpcd66UK1998
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LP5 (CD, Album)Nothing RecordsINTD-90258US1998
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LP5 (2×LP, Album, Promo)Warp RecordsWARPLP66PUK1998
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LP5 (CD, Album, Promo)Warp RecordsWARPCD66PUK1998
LP5 (CD, Album)Rough Trade, Warp Recordsrtd126.3461.2, warpcd66Europe1998



  • friggiesmalls's avatar
    They peaked here. The perfect balance of the hypnotic rhythms of their early stuff and the sonic sculpting of their 2000s work
    • pdox11's avatar
      My least favourite AE LP. I have them all. Confield is a difficult LP but it has bags of freeform experimentalism compared to this.
      Although 1 or 2 tracks are good the reliance on boring beats weighs this down.
      The previous Chiastic Slide was much better and far more important in AE's oeuvre.
      • DogsCollection's avatar
        Warp just announced Chiastic Slide and LP5 vinyl reissues set for release to november 19
        • zevulon's avatar
          Edited 7 years ago
          Sad release.
          I'd have to say that this is where Ae ends for me and going back on this after at least 10 years changes nothing.
          It sounds like the guys spent these days secluded alone in the studio, no input, feeding off noodle soup only for months.
          The techniques are less complex and less intricate than in the previous Chiastic Slide era and lacks soul and deepness, I'd conclude that the sound is straight out flat and dull.
          The only upside is Arch Carrier, that would (almost) fit in on the Chiastic Slide album.
          I admit that I keep this only because it says Autechre on the cover.
          • drillkicker's avatar
            Edited 9 years ago
            Having recently purchased this, I can say that this is probably the best $70 I have ever spent. The music in this album has a profound level of detail, as is normal for Autechre, while still maintaining a very honest and expressive tone. Situated just between Autechre's ambient period and the beginnings of the generative and intensely calculated era, this is a perfect midway point balancing the two. The record packaging feels relatively durable and the minimal theme is oddly pleasing to look at. I like the idea that the record sleeves aren't meant to be removed, though it does make it difficult to remove and return the records, as the round and stiff sleeves don't cooperate very well inside the jacket. The sideways writing also makes me confused as to how I'm meant to orient the jacket. It should also be noted that–like other releases from the time period–the records, while thin, are still rigid and don't feel very flimsy. That said, this is a wonderful release, and anyone who has the opportunity and is considering this record will not likely be disappointed, in my opinion.
            • cyclo-bob's avatar
              Edited 10 years ago
              This for me is THE electronica record! I am still every time impressed. There is just some soul in it that. For example 'Corc' always makes me stunning. All tracks are great but if I have to recommend some I would say 'Fold 4, Wrap 5', the feeling of getting slower and faster is absolutely brilliant, like the tempo falls up and down but there is a tight measure in it, too. 'Caliper Remote' is for me simply one of the greatest and inspiring electronic pieces ever. Best autechre work to me!

              A must have!
              • futureimage's avatar
                Sonic perfection, nothing less. This is most probably the best Autechre album in terms of balance - there's enough "musicality" to counteract the complexity of some of the rhythms and sounds. It's more than a decade old now but still sounds very fresh. The sound design across the album is brilliant, from the first few notes and sharp rhythms of Acroyear2 to the warm ambience of Drane2

                Whack the speed up to 45 RPM and you've got another killer album as well as the original at 33.


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