AFX / AUTECHRE "QUEX-RD / SKIN UP"

AFX / AUTECHRE "QUEX-RD / SKIN UP"
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The future has already been imagined; this is what it sounds like. Straight from early 1990's post-rave, CJB-fallout British consciousness, this 12" of Saint Etienne remixes brings us back to a special era in global electronic music. The audacity of the original Detroit seers was disseminating throughout much of the world, inspiring a new generation of prophets to sound the horn of the new universal religion. Alongside their worldwide brethren, the U.K. bred a particularly zealous cult following of new electronic pioneers that jettisoned the transmissions of the Motor City further into the cosmos than anyone could have possibly imagined. A special mindset born out of the cultural revolutions of so called "summer of love" and a decades long love-affair with American black music formulated an entirely new stance on groove music and the use of repetition, resulting in a long line of breathtakingly chiseled specimens of futuristic funk that forever broadened the horizon of the electronic spectrum. On this reissue of classic Saint Etienne remixes, Aphex Twin and Autechre offer up their unique responses to original "1st wave" techno, transforming the pop sensibilities of the English trio into ambitious and haunting soundscapes of recurring electro-acoustic form. Forward-thinking, far-reaching and totally ingenious, these examples of pre-IDM, left-bank brilliance remind us that there was actually a time when producers sought to map-out and construct the future rather than reformulate the past.

 
 

   
Tracklisting
Side A.  
1. AFX - Quex-RD
 
Side B.    
1. Autechre - Skin Up, You're Already Dead
   

 
   
Artist Title  
AFX QUEX-RD  
     
Label Cat.#  
MISC. SAINT.E  
     
Year Format  
2011 12"  
     
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