Draft 7.30

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Draft 7.30
Studio album by Autechre
Released 7 April 2003
Genre IDM
Length 62:51
Label Warp WARP111
Producer Rob Brown and Sean Booth
Autechre chronology
Gantz Graf
Draft 7.30

Draft 7.30 is the seventh album by the electronic music group Autechre. It was released by Warp Records in 2003. The name Draft 7.30 supposedly derives from the album being the 30th edited version of the album. The artwork for this album was created by Alex Rutterford. "Theme of Sudden Roundabout" refers to Sudden, which is in Rochdale, the duo's hometown. "Reniform Puls" was used in a television advertisement for the LG U880 mobile phone.

Around the time of the album's release, Sean Booth stated in an interview that "[rhythm] doesn't seem to limit us in the way it did when we first started".[1]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Stylus Magazine B[4]
Pitchfork Media 6.2/10[5]
Q 3.5/5 stars[6]
Uncut 4/5 stars[7]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[8]
No Ripcord 8/10 stars[9]

The album received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Dominique Leone of Pitchfork Media said the album "doesn't break much new ground", but also thought that "Booth and Brown return to more straightforward grounds, even if they don't quite reach their mid-90s peak as melodic technicians".[5] Pascal Wyse of The Guardian said, "Buried in this splintered, maths-driven world, down there with the metal insects, are shards of musical convention that keep a humanity alive", adding that the music "becomes quite a beautiful picture of the chaos of your brain".[8]

Track listing[edit]

Draft 7.30
No. Title Length
1. "Xylin Room"   6:09
2. "IV VV IV VV VIII"   4:50
3. "6IE.CR"   5:38
4. "Tapr"   3:14
5. "Surripere"   11:23
6. "Theme of Sudden Roundabout"   4:51
7. "VL AL 5"   4:56
8. "P.:NTIL"   7:07
9. "V-Proc"   6:00
10. "Reniform Puls"   8:38
Total length:

Prior to release, the tracks had different titles, which were leaked by Sean Booth:

"yeah real, the actual file titles
i threw them on cddb before the release for a laugh to see if anyone would notice"[10]

  1. "Benk Chin"
  2. "nwnw8"
  3. "606.ie"
  4. "Reppat"
  5. "Theft"
  6. "Prince Moth Mothy Moth Moth" (or "Prince Moth Mothy Moth Mother")[11]
  7. "Vlimpton Alpha 5"
  8. "Foam Conduit"
  9. "Uprock"
  10. "Kidney Bean"


  1. ^ Laurence Phelan (6 April 2003). "The bleeping noise in your head? That'll be Autechre...". The Independent. Archived from the original on 21 November 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Draft 7.30 - Autechre". Metacritic. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Bush, John. "Draft 7.30 Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Heumann, Michael (1 September 2003). "Autechre: Draft 7.30". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Leone, Dominique (23 April 2003). "Draft 7.30". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  6. ^ As complex and remarkable as everything that preceded it. [Jun 2003, p.92]
  7. ^ By the time we reach "Surripere" we could be listening to a toughened-up Aphex Twin, poignant harmonies battling against oblique but splintering beats. [May 2003, p.92]
  8. ^ a b Wyse, Pascal (3 April 2003). "Autechre: Draft 7.30". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Autechre: Draft 7.30 - Music Review". No Ripcord. 2003-05-02. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  10. ^ Booth, Sean. "AAA - Ask Autechre Anything - Sean and Rob on WATMM! – Page 115". Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "iirc it was actually 'Prince Moth Mothy Moth Mother' not as in yr mum, but as someone who does moths" Brown, Rob. "AAA - Ask Autechre Anything - Sean and Rob on WATMM! – Page 73". Retrieved 9 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Draft 7.30 at the official Warp discography (features audio clips).