Incunabula (album)

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Autechre - Incunabula Cover.jpg
Studio album by Autechre
Released 29 November 1993
Genre Ambient techno, IDM
Length 78:04
Label Warp Records
Producer Rob Brown and Sean Booth
Autechre chronology
Cavity Job
Basscadet Mixes
Artificial Intelligence series chronology
Artificial Intelligence II
Singles from Incunabula
  1. "Basscadet"
    Released: 25 April 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Select 4/5 stars[2]
Almost Cool 10/10[3]

Incunabula is the debut album by electronic music group Autechre. It was released in 1993 and is the seventh album in the Artificial Intelligence series. The album's title has also been typeset as (Incunabula), as all Artificial Intelligence releases were. Incunabula is a Latin word, the plural of incunabulum, the term used for printed books published prior to 1501; or more generally for something in its infancy or early stages of development.

Sean Booth and Rob Brown have claimed that Incunabula, rather than a deliberate attempt at an album, is actually a compilation made by Warp right after they were signed.[4] Despite this, the album was a hit and produced "Basscadet", the only single released by Autechre that has been taken from one of their albums. "Kalpol Introl" was used in Darren Aronofsky's debut film π. The track "Lowride" samples "The Doo Bop Song" by Miles Davis, which in turn samples Kool & the Gang's "Summer Madness". The track "Bike" is featured in the game Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City on "Self-Actualization FM".

A limited edition pressing of 1000 copies was released on silver vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Kalpol Introl"   3:18
2. "Bike"   7:57
3. "Autriche"   6:53
4. "Bronchus 2"   3:33
5. "Basscadet"   5:23
6. "Eggshell"   9:01
7. "Doctrine"   7:48
8. "Maetl"   6:32
9. "Windwind"   11:15
10. "Lowride"   7:15
11. "444"   8:55
Total length:

1 "Basscadet" was released in a more basic form as a 12" on Mighty Force records.
² "Eggshell" was featured in a more basic, dancefloor-friendly form on the compilation Artificial Intelligence as "The Egg".


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