Exai

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Exai
Exai.png
Studio album by Autechre
Released 7 February 2013 (download)
5 March 2013 (CD/LP)
Recorded 2012
Genre
Length 120:32
Label Warp Records
WARP234
Producer Autechre
Autechre chronology
Move of Ten
(2010)Move of Ten2010
Exai
(2013)
L-event
(2013)L-event2013

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 2013.[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]
Clash (8/10) [6]
Drowned in Sound (7/10) [7]
FACT (3.5/5) [8]
musicOMH 4.5/5 stars [9]
Pitchfork Media (5.9/10)[10]
Pop Matters 9/10 stars [11]
Resident Advisor (3.5/5) [12]
The Skinny 5/5 stars [13]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars [14]

Exai has received 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.[10] Chris Power of BBC Music was more enthusiastic, calling the album Autechre's best in fifteen years.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sean Booth and Rob Brown.

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. ^ Matthew Bennett (2013-03-04). "Autechre – Exai". Clash. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Autechre – Exai". Drowned in Sound. 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  8. ^ Angus Finlayson (2013-02-18). "Exai". FACT. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  9. ^ Steven Johnson (2013-03-01). "Autechre – Exai". musicOMH. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  10. ^ a b Currin, Grayson (19 February 2013). "Autechre: Exai". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Tom Fenwick (2013-03-06). "Autechre – Exai". Pop Matters. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  12. ^ Andrew Ryce (2013-03-07). "Autechre - Exai". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  13. ^ Mark Shukla (2013-02-13). "Autechre – Exai Album Review". The Skinny. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  14. ^ "Slant review". 

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