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SOMB 2007 Albums of The Year


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#1001 yancy

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:10 AM

Autechre is mindblowing in their programming; with any knowledge of the modern day cutting edge computer programming software in relation to music you will certainly gain huge appreciation for Confield.

I'm an IT geek with a degree in applied computer science, etc., but I could never appreciate a piece of music based on how cool the technology behind it is. Glad you enjoy the album. I'll never hear it again without a gun to my head.

#1002 yancy

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:12 AM

I think the only thing that Yancy hates more than Autechre is all jazz.

I love(d) Autechre! Just not Confield. But yeah, fair statement re: jazz.

#1003 BRANDON BOYD FROM INCUBUS

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:14 AM

more like awfultechre welcome to 8th grade in bristol

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:20 AM

Autechre is mindblowing in their programming; with any knowledge of the modern day cutting edge computer programming software in relation to music you will certainly gain huge appreciation for Confield.

I'm an IT geek with a degree in applied computer science, etc., but I could never appreciate a piece of music based on how cool the technology behind it is. Glad you enjoy the album. I'll never hear it again without a gun to my head.


No, but often we listen to music based on the pure genius behind it and our understanding of that of that genius. I can safely say that Confield is the most complex, endlessly puzzling piece of music ever created. I challenge you to find one that is moreso (and I would love it if you did). Each part of the recording is crafted flawlessly. At first it sounds like a mess but after hours and hours of intense close listening you start to understand. It's very rewarding.

where do we gooo new?!!?


#1005 Johnny's Shack

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:24 AM

Woah, woah, woah. I rarely meet any other Confield fans but I guarantee that years from now it will be heralded as a masterpiece. Autechre's "good stuff" (Tri Repeatae / Incunabula) is in my opinion no-where near as interesting or massively incredible as Confield. It's like Blue Train compared to A Love Supreme, or something like that.

Crap, I have to rant here.

Autechre is mindblowing in their programming; with any knowledge of the modern day cutting edge computer programming software in relation to music you will certainly gain huge appreciation for Confield. I must admit that I do find immense beauty in the chaos of that album. It's like "Endless Summer" except it makes no attempt whatsoever at penetrable pop music. I know I sound like a fanboy or something right now, but I almost have a religious attachment to Confield, and most of the real Autechre fans I've met (rare occurance) worship them as much I do, and for good reason.


Agreed on Confield. Clearly ahead of its time. Very dense, but an album that could only be the product of bursting talent and good old-fashioned hard work. One of a few albums that never ceases to impress.

#1006 Saskadelphia

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:35 AM

Know what's a really, really, really good album?

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#1007 throughsilver

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:28 AM

I always meant to get that in (I remember you mentioning on your blog that it was growing on you). The record's just so expensive...

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#1008 James D

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:16 AM

I just went over the Thames half an hour ago, unfortunately it's only 15m wide at that point.

Last time I listened to it I genuinely wished I was on a Nightbus.


Thats awesome, and true.

I wish I was back in England again, so I could walk through some city at night listening to this.

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Sask, that Dalek album is seriously good. I keep forgetting about it for some reason.

At the moment I'm listening to Poison the Well - Versions. Having kinda grown up with these guys, I'll always have some sort of nostalgic(sp?) attachment to them, but this latest album is very good.Way better than I expected.

I really do like this band.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:36 AM

I won't get into the Autechre debate at all, but I will say that don't let that dissuade you from hearing Burial, yancy, I don't hear the similarities at all. The first thing I thought when I heard Untrue was Music Has the Right to Children.

#1010 throughsilver

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:42 AM

I wish I was back in England again, so I could walk through some city at night listening to this.

No way in the world am I walking through Leeds at night with headphones on.

And yeah, Burial sounds nothing like Autechre. Not like Incunabula, nor Chiastic Slide, nor Untilted.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:11 AM

Any album in a digipack gets deducted points from me.



What he said.

you prefer plastic cases? weird. i prefer the cardboard gatefold cd cases.


Of course. I like my CD packaging to be durable and not fall apart or wear out.

#1012 arkin

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 11:58 AM

Know what's a really, really, really good album?

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this man speaks the truth.

#1013 Mitchell

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:17 PM

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Just to point out this is an album.
Nice bowl of Crunchy Nut you got here, pretty expensive as I recall.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 01:47 PM

Burial sounds nothing like Autechre. That said, Autechre is one of my favorite bands ever.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:12 PM

http://home.comcast....mb/aoty2007.rar


Awwww, My horrible list isn't in there. I'm crushed. :(

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Has this been updated?

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:55 PM

Any album in a digipack gets deducted points from me.



What he said.

you prefer plastic cases? weird. i prefer the cardboard gatefold cd cases.


Of course. I like my CD packaging to be durable and not fall apart or wear out.

what about carbon footprint? what about the landfill? the kids, man! what about the future?!

#1017 BobtheSquid

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 03:00 PM

what about carbon footprint? what about the landfill? the kids, man! what about the future?!


When was the last time you threw a CD in the landfill?

#1018 Mitchell

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 03:04 PM

Mark Olsen's latest.
Nice bowl of Crunchy Nut you got here, pretty expensive as I recall.

#1019 BobtheSquid

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 03:15 PM

Well, I'll give you that one.

#1020 yancy

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 03:17 PM

often we listen to music based on the pure genius behind it and our understanding of that of that genius.

"What do you mean 'we,' paleface?"