LP5

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LP5
Studio album by Autechre
Released 13 July 1998
Genre IDM
Length 76:16 (64:11 + silence)
Label Warp WARP66
Producer Rob Brown and Sean Booth
Autechre chronology
Cichlisuite
(1997)
LP5
(1998)
Peel Session
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 8.4/10[2]

The untitled fifth album by the electronic music group Autechre was released in 1998 by Warp Records. No title was printed anywhere within the artwork, so it is commonly referred to as LP5, in line with the later EP EP7; it has also been called Autechre, as well as Album, as listed on promotional copies.[1]

This album shows Autechre abandoning the full, warm sounds of albums like Amber for a fine-tuned, technical style they had begun exploring on Chiastic Slide and the Cichlisuite EP.

Production[edit]

The track "Drane2" is an answer to Aphex Twin's "Bucephalus Bouncing Ball", which, according to Sean Booth, is an answer to Autechre's earlier track "Drane":

yeah we did the track drane, which had that exponential speeding-up delay thing happening, and then [Richard D. James] did that bouncing ball track, and we answered it with drane2 which was the same delay trick but feeding percussion into it instead, as a kind of tease[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Greg Prato of Allmusic gave the album 4.5 out of 5 stars and said that "all the songs are cut from the same sonic cloth".[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Acroyear2"   8:39
2. "777"   5:49
3. "Rae"   7:13
4. "Melve"   1:14
5. "Vose In"   5:21
6. "Fold4,Wrap5"   3:58
7. "Under BOAC"   6:22
8. "Corc"   5:50
9. "Caliper Remote"   1:40
10. "Arch Carrier"   6:49
11. "Drane2" (9:38) (untitled hidden track starts at 21:43) 23:21
Total length:
76:16

On US pressings, the hidden track is moved to its own 12th track, while the silence after "Drane2" is shortened by three minutes. The hidden track is not found on vinyl pressings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LP5 - Autechre". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Autechre: Autechre". Pitchfork Media. 
  3. ^ Booth, Sean. "AAA - Ask Autechre Anything - Sean and Rob on WATMM! – Page 109". Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Greg Prato. "LP5 > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 January 2010.