We R Are Why

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"We R Are Why"
Single by Autechre
B-side"Are Y Are We?"
Released14 April 1996
Format12-inch single
GenreAmbient techno
LabelWarp Records
Autechre singles chronology
"Tri Repetae"
"We R Are Why"
"Tri Repetae"
"We R Are Why"

"We R Are Why" is an Autechre 12-inch single released by mail-order and available at some concerts, by Warp Records in 1996. It was written and produced by Rob Brown and Sean Booth.

Sean Booth:
"we r are why were the first two tracks we did on the ry30
they're both entirely done in the ry30 – with a bit of fx on the diff channels maybe, can't rem"[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sean Booth and Rob Brown.

1."We R Are Why"8:35
2."Are Y Are We?"6:08
Total length:14:43

There is intentionally no speed listed on the release. In an "AAA (Ask Autechre Anything)" on the site WATMM, Sean Booth stated "our original intention [was] to not write it on the record".[2] The durations above were measured when the vinyl was played at 45 rpm.[3]


  1. ^ Booth, Sean. "AAA - Ask Autechre Anything - Sean and Rob on WATMM! – Page 9". Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  2. ^ Booth, Sean. "AAA - Ask Autechre Anything - Sean and Rob on WATMM! – Page 71". Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Autechre – We R Are Why. Are Y Are We? (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 7 November 2013.

External links[edit]

"We R Are Why / Are Y Are We?" at Discogs