|EP by Autechre|
|Released||7 June 1999|
|Genre||IDM, experimental, glitch|
EP7 is an EP by the electronic music group Autechre, and was released by Warp Records. It is classified as an EP by the band despite being long enough to qualify as an album. The record was released in two parts on vinyl, named EP7.1 and EP7.2. The name of this EP prompted Warp Records to give the name LP5 to the previously released untitled album by the band.
The fractal on the cover was designed with a circuit board designer. The minisite created by Warp also featured a fractal generator that would create new artwork similar to that featured throughout the liner notes.
EP7 received mixed to positive reviews. Ryan Screiber of Pitchfork Media said the album's primary problem was a "lack of diversity" and that the tracks "[offer] very little in the way of originality".
The original UK CD pressing includes a hidden track in the pregap. The track, which can be accessed by rewinding from the beginning of "Rpeg", is 6:44 in duration and is followed by 3:01 of silence. Some CD players do not handle the trick, and may skip "Rpeg" because of it. The hidden track was not included on the US release nor on vinyl. In 2010, Pitchfork Media's included it in their list of "ten unusual CD-era gimmicks".
All tracks written by Sean Booth and Rob Brown.
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