Exai

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Exai
Studio album by Autechre
Released 7 February 2013
Recorded 2012
Genre IDM, electronic
Length 2:00:32
Label Warp
Producer Sean Booth, Rob Brown
Autechre chronology
Move of Ten
(2010)
Exai
(2013)
L-Event
(2013)

Exai is the eleventh album by electronic music duo Autechre, released on Warp Records. The album was released in digital form on 7 February 2013,[1] with the double CD and quadruple vinyl versions released on 5 March.[2] Like other Autechre albums, Exai features album artwork by The Designers Republic.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [4]
BBC Music Favourable[5]
Pitchfork Media (5.9/10)[6]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars [7]
The Needle Drop Strong 8[8]

Exai has received mostly positive reviews, with a Metacritic average rating of 80% based on twenty-three reviews.[3] Grayson Currin of Pitchfork Media thought the album had some good moments, but was too long at two hours, and would have been improved by more editing and trimming.[6] Chris Power of BBC Music was more enthusiastic, calling the album Autechre's best in fifteen years.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Sean Booth and Rob Brown. 

Exai
No. Title Length
1. "FLeure"   4:51
2. "irlite (get 0)"   10:01
3. "prac-f"   4:20
4. "jatevee C"   4:14
5. "T ess xi"   6:43
6. "vekoS"   6:42
7. "Flep"   6:43
8. "tuinorizn"   3:40
9. "bladelores"   12:20
10. "1 1 is"   7:18
11. "nodezsh"   8:40
12. "runrepik"   4:35
13. "spl9"   7:06
14. "cloudline"   10:13
15. "deco Loc"   5:27
16. "recks on"   9:22
17. "YJY UX"   8:24
18. "18 (keyosc)" (Japanese bonus track) 8:57
Total length:
129:29

Release history[edit]

Country/Region Date Label Format Catalogue number
Japan 27 February 2013 Beat Records CD BRC-365LTD
Europe 5 March 2013 Warp Records 2×CD WARPCD234
LP WARPLP234

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Download 'Exai' now. Pre-orders of 2XCD + 4XLP receive instant digital". Warp Records. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ McGovern, Kyle (13 December 2012). "Autechre Ready Two-Hour, Double-Disc Album 'Exai'". Spin. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Exai". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  5. ^ a b Power, Chris (15 February 2013). "Autechre Exai Review". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Currin, Grayson (19 February 2013). "Autechre: Exai". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Slant review". 
  8. ^ "The Needle Drop review". 

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