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Category Archives: Electro

Underground Resistance – Lunar Rhythms

Detroit Techno from 1995 with some heavy Electro and Acid leanings.

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Autechre – Chatter

Some Acid Electro from Autechre in their early days; from the Warp compilation ‘Artificial Intelligence II’ (1994).

Autechre – Cipater

The opening track from Autechre’s 1997 album ‘Chiastic Slide’ has a wonderful moment where everything shifts; and this album is a point where things start shifting for Autechre. Their previous album ‘Tri Repetae’ was rigid, Electro that rolled and lumbered along in big, rusted blocks (and was hugely effective at this). Autechre are now known for ever-shifting, free form Electronica where the lsitener is hardly ever on solid ground. 1997’s ‘Chiastic Slide’ was where Autechre would, ahem, start to ‘slide’ away from the grid-like structures of previous affairs onto the liquid technology of today. ‘Cipater’ perfectly sums up this transitional period, and is a fantastic piece in its own right.

Suicide – Rocket USA (1976 Demo)

Here’s an alternate version of one of their Electro-Rockabilly tunes. Dig daddio!

Brian Eno & David Byrne – Very, Very Hungry

A track from an album that has had so much said about it over the years; an album that pre-empted much of the psychedelic post-Electro dance music out there. This track is a stuttering ambient funk number that could be on an alternative reality Blade Runner soundtrack.

Prince – Automatic

The Electro is strong in this one, and made even better with the track cosying up with ‘Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)’ on his album 1999 (1981).  “A U T O matic”

The Other People Place – Let Me Be Me

Detroit Techno-Electro from James Marcel Stinson’s 2001 album ‘Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe’. Great stuff!

The Other People Place – Eye Contact

Sublime Electro as imagined by Detroit Techno; from the prolific, mercurial, and sadly missed James Stinson of Drexciya fame. This is from the 2001 album ‘Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café’, which is as magnificent throughout as this track would suggest. Go seek.

Autechre – Chatter

Some Acid Electro from Autechre in their early days; off of the Warp compilation ‘Artificial Intelligence II’ (1994).

LFO – Simon From Sydney

Crisp, cubic Electro from the Leeds Techno duo’s absolute classic album, 1991’s ‘Frequencies’. Stunning stuff from 2 guys and their hardware from back in the day.

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