The Sentinel

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Autechre – Montreal

This track is from 1994’s ‘Amber’, which was Autechre’s 2nd album on Warp. Back then (and now, alas) this stuff was called  ‘IDM’, which is possibly the worst ‘genre’ label of all time. Back then, we also had ‘Intelligent Techno’ (again…..), ‘Home Listening Techno’ (sigh), and ‘Electronica’ (bingo!); whatever we want to call it, there is no denying that tracks like this have survived both the labels and the onwards march of Electronic music (which comes with many paradoxes; but that’s another blog). This is a lovely, chunky slice of 90’s Electro; which builds upon the music’s B-Boy roots without falling into retro pastiche (see ‘Jedi Knights’). Class act, then and now.

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