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Performer: Autechre
Genre: Electronic
Title: Draft 7.30
Country: UK
Released: 2003
Style: Leftfield, Abstract, IDM, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1531 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1583 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1628 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 282
Other Formats: MPC ADX TTA AIFF VOC MMF WMA

Draft . 0 is the seventh album by English electronic music duo Autechre, released on 7 April 2003 by Warp Records. Around the time of the album's release, Sean Booth stated in an interview that " doesn't seem to limit us in the way it did when we first started".

At this point, Draft . 0 makes its most powerful impressions via the noise it fends off rather than the tunes it emits. Theme of Sudden Roundabout" (in a rare populist move with coherent titling) lays its squelching beat down for all to see, and its melody, efficient in the extreme, is faintly reminiscent of the minimal watercolor of their more tuneful labelmates.

Listen free to Autechre – Draft . 0 (Xylin Room, IV VV IV VV VIII and more). The fertile sonic imagination of Autechre wanders through the digital wilderness on Draft . 0, burying understated melodies with dense noise from the avant-garde fringe. Since their more mainstream dance beginnings, Autechre’s Rob Brown and Sean Booth have operated in the same non-rhythmic, wired turf occupied by Oval, Plaid, and other experimental techno artists.

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Genre: Electronic, IDM Label: Warp. 1. 0:00 Xylin Room 2. 6:09 IV VV IV VV VIII 3. 10:59 6I. R 4. 16:37 Tapr 5. 19:51 Surripere 6. 31:14 Theme of Sudden Roundabout 7. 36:05 VL AL 5 8. 41:01 . NTIL 9. 48:08 V-Proc 10.

Draft . 0 evinces a ceaseless motion which in transit mutates, corrodes, malfunctions. It's fascinating like the first sight of stop-motion photography. The quality of movement is predominantly heavy as in mercury or cadmium - said density marks Draft . 0 out from Autechre's previous work. This simple equation (movement/change x weight) conveys a sense of fearsome, unpredictable momentum. Autechre map their own territories

With Draft . 0, Autechre’s seventh LP, Booth and Brown settle on neither ideal, though they play both against the middle. Opening with hollowed jungle drums and cracked-leather creak, unsteady as if momentarily dazed by glint through damp tropical canopy or the porthole of a sweltering galley, they plod into the equally wafting "IV VV IV VV VIII. cr" welcomes the chunky crunch of rotted robo-funk (revisited on "V-Proc") before "Tapr" descends into the off-kilter obtuseness of their last outing, Confield, sounds swelling, contorting and flailing

Tracklist

Xylin Room 6:09
IV VV IV VV VIII 4:50
6IE.CR 5:38
Tapr 3:14
Surripere 11:23
Theme Of Sudden Roundabout 4:51
VL AL 5 4:56
P.:NTIL 7:07
V-Proc 6:00
Reniform Puls 8:38

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WARPCD111 Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD111 UK 2003
WARPCDD111 Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(10xFile, ALAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD111 UK 2003
WARPCDD111 Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(10xFile, WAV, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD111 UK 2003
WARPLP111 Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(2xLP, Album) Warp Records WARPLP111 UK 2003
BRC-67 Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-67 Japan 2003
WARPCD111, RTD 126.4092.2 Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(CD, Album) Warp Records, Zomba WARPCD111, RTD 126.4092.2 Europe 2003
WARPMC111P Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(Cass, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPMC111P UK 2003
WARPCD111 Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCD111 UK 2008
WARPCDD111 Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD111 UK Unknown
WARPCDD111 Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD111 Unknown
WARPCD111 Autechre Draft 7.30 ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records WARPCD111 Russia Unknown

Vizil
The packaging for this album is beefy as hell. Very thick and study. The music, of course, is absolutely bangin. Every track is great, but my favorite would have to be "6IE.CR", which is pretty much the pinnacle of gut wrenching glitchy drum madness along with a great melody. A must have

White gold
Vaya, este álbum es casi perfecto. Me atrevería decir, que es mucho mejor que Untitled. Sus ritmos son muy interesantes hasta sobresalen de lo convencional. Y sus melodías son la mayoría negativas o con texturas interesantes. Les recomiendo mucho :3

Sinredeemer
My favorite of all Autechre albums. Once you HEAR it there's nothing more to say about it.

Ghile
Just picked this up second hand on vinyl, perfect sound, in Shibuya, Tokyo for 2000 yen. Score.. now my autechre discog is fundamentally complete. born 1983, Ive been obsessed with Autechre since I found EP7. That sound completely changed my perspective of sound.I forget.. when Draft came out and I was 20ish I guess. Still love the textures... sounding phat through this sub right now..

Cordaron
Too bad they didn't edit beyond version 30, I think around version 50 or 60 they might have nailed it.

MEGA FREEDY
This is their magnum opus. Tri Repatae is their peak time master piece, but Draft stands as the total sum of their sonic technology artistic output.Grab a vile, an ocean view, a hi fidelity sound system and go here....

Fordregelv
This Album is similiar to "Untilted", although i found this one more satisfying. The first music "Xylin Room" has an impressive melody, it reminds me Ghosts doing crazy things, the following tracks share a similiar style with lovely glitches, i also love "Surripere","Theme of Sudden Roundabout" wich are very dark, and "Reniform plus" wich sounds morbid :). One of the best Autechre releases.

Whilingudw
Once you get into these breaks beats and glitches your all over it! I just can't get enough! Very cool album and i think is good somebody who is just going to get into Autechre.

Kirizan
the inevitable "back to the classic sound" record tends to follow an extended period of creativity and experimentalism. it also tends to signal the death of an act in the sense that it means the act has given up on the creative process and has collapsed back to what they know sells, what they know is a marketable product.that's not to say that this is a bad record, nor is it to say that autechre did not apply any of the techniques that they had previously pioneered in the post-repetae phase. this is unquestionably a post-repetae record, but it comes off as a record that could have been released immediately after tri repetae. all of the hallmarks of that era are here - the intricate yet club friendly beats, the thick harmonic layerings, the haunting ambience, the brilliant sequencing and the creative use of samples and random noises - but they have been spliced with the creativity and abstract nature of their several previous heavily experimental and partially generated records.likely, this was created as a compromise to bridge the growing gap between two increasingly disparate groups of people that were buying autechre records and had it been released in 1997 right after repetae and not in 2003 after 6 years of brilliant creativity and abstraction i would probably declare it a masterpiece. yet, as it is, it seems oddly regressive. yes, autechre have managed to take a piece of music that is decades away from entering the consciousness of mainstream culture and have managed to make it sound outdated but that reflects more on their past work than it does on this record.everybody who has ever liked anything that autechre have ever released should like at least parts of this record. anybody who enjoys most of what they've produced over the years should like the whole thing all the way through. yet, it's hard to pick out a demographic of longtime listeners that would find themselves really entranced by this. those who only like the early stuff will complain that it's better, but it's still too noisy; the late 90s listeners will complain that it's too structured and "poppy", although it must be understood that some relative concept of pop needs to be employed when talking about how it is that anybody could consider this record anything remotely close to pop music. it comes off almost as though it's two very different eps that are mixed and matched together; the constant jumps from abstraction to structure are punctuation, not evolution and as a result do not let the record flow, breathe or ebb in the way that the preceding records did. that's not bad, it's just different and, maybe, from my viewpoint, less enjoyable.the people most likely to find this record mesmerizing are people that would have been likely to like chiastic slide in 1997 but were between the ages of 10 and 15 and so are unlikely to have been exposed to it. these people would be in their early 20s right now.....they are people that likely first experienced popular music through chemical brothers videos on mtv and so have grown up with a conception of semi-obscure electronic music that is likely fairly similar to the conception of semi-obscure industrial and punk music that i had at that age, they have grown up with mp3s and cell phones and all kinds of other contraptions that incessantly buzz and whir, they measure time in years BI(nternet) and years AI and couldn't even conceive of what to eat in the absence of a microwave......if you're in this demographic, look for this disc and then move backwards through the back catalog.if you're a little older, i will admit that i can't see any reason to recommend not listening to this disc because it is absolutely an enjoyable (if perhaps slightly disengaged) piece of music from beginning to end. however, given the band's back catalog, i can't see any reason to recommend it to you either.

Frosha
Right on man! (Greg) I agree with you there and your argument to the aforementioned reviewer. Draft 7.30/Untilted remain my two faves with Amber crawling next in third. With the exception of Elseq and the NTS Sessions everything after Quaristice sounds run of the mill Ae, and Draft 7.30 definitely was a benchmark for Ae coming off the Confield hate that to me was the thesis for Daft 7.30. The reviewer obviously is some music snob feeling very generation X entitled just because they probably were in the adult years when Ae's prime albums came out.

cyrexoff
well put greg. This is an insanely complex and dynamic release to be held with utmost regard in my opinion, and I don't see how any fan of Rob & Sean's work and evolution in the genre could find this to be a piece not worth listening to. Every album is drastically different from the previous with Autechre and thats the way, I believe, that it will stay.

Kuve
I disagree strongly with nearly all points. I find this to be the strongest record in Autechre's catalog, and certainly the one that sounds as if it was subject to the most intense creative process. The sheer amount of detail is dumbfounding when sufficient attention is paid, and any notion of this being "pop" ae is a laughable concept. How anyone can find anything more than the slightest similarity between this and Tri Repetae is astonishing, as Draft displays levels of complexity from every angle that are veritable light years from the decidedly simplistic structures, basic sound design and minimal arrangements of that record. The only passing reference to the TR sound is via the ambient pieces, which display a sound that is admittedly a benchmark of Autechre's style and is present on very nearly every record in their catalog. Even at it's most pleasant and "pop" - namely '6IE.CR' and 'V-proc' - the attention to detail is astonishing and it seems that the duo have never again gone to same lengths to make every single note of an album seem like it is sitting in precisely the spot that it should be.

Dagdalas
This gatefold vinyl edition of the album is quite excellent. Great music. Classic Autechre.

caster
Although I agree that this is their finest work to date, I don't agree with the "cold, sterile" description the previous reviewer gave. This is actually quite a perfect blend of all of their phases over the years. You can hear the melodic work of LP5 in tracks like "Reniform Puls". There is an almost Tri Repetae rhythm section during the first half of "Surripere". The Confield-like rigidity of "6ie.Cr". Chiastic Slide, EP7, Gantz Graf, and even Amber are all represented prominently here. I find this to be their most rich and rewarding work. It is comfortable and familiar, yet exciting and fresh. Without a doubt, my hands-down all-time absolute favorite from Ae.

Cala
I disagree with anyone who says this album is hard to get into. OK, there may be the odd couple of seconds between some bars filled with glitch and groans before the beat comes back, but other than that, this album is completely beat-driven. The first two tracks serve as an eerie intro and on first listen, it sounds like a very dark album like Confield. However when 61e.CR drops the hip-hop/old-skool electro bloodline that Autechre carry comes though so prominently; it's almost impossible not to bop your head throughout the rest of the LP. The vast majority of the tracks are 4/4 (which Autechre prove isn't always a bad thing,) hold bouncy melodies and basslines, making them "accessible" for even anti-breakbeat purists. Despite this, the innovation is not lost, with leads, rumbles and pads made from industrial groans, electronic percussion and sounds oscillated so fast that they sound like a single synth drone. This album is almost a marriage between the looped breaks of their early 1990s releases and the new direction the group took circa 2000. Because of this, I would recommend anyone wishing to find out what Autechre are all about should listen to this LP before anything else.

Daigrel
Undoubtedly my favourite Autechre album. When I first looked into them and came across "Tri Repetae++" and "Incunabula", I was a little disappointed as they weren't anywhere near as edgy and forward thinking as I thought they would be. Maybe these two have dated in their sound; you know it for sure when listening to "Draft 7.30". Most of the tracks here could almost pass for being of the clicks and cuts aesthetic, but are just a teensy bit edgier and have a continually ominous vibe throughout. "Surripere" and "V-Proc" are definitely the best tracks, probably closely followed by "Xylin Room" and "IV VV VI VII VIII", but the ending of "Reniform Puls" stays with you owing to its clever use of a sampling of speaker feedback.

Jube
Almost seems like a step back from the previous release, the Gantz Graf EP. Gantz, while way out there, had a certain approachable sound to it, the beats were pretty distinct and could easily be followed along. Draft 7.30, while not as jumbled as 2001's "Confield", still manages to demand a patient listener to fully appreciate. From here they took a 2 year break before releasing "Untitled" in 2005. Oddly enough, Untitled seems to borrow more from the Gantz Graf era and not a progress of Draft. In my opinion, Draft 7.30 was something they just wanted to get out of their system before moving on to their next phase, which was started with the Gantz EP. Nevertheless... This album is pure Autechre, and fans will want to check it out!

Ieregr
it's actually Untilted not Untitled...

Lanadrta
A true classic!

Ynap
we've all been asked that question... what album would you take with you on a desert island? for me, its draft 7.30. the cold, mechanical, sterile atmosphere it exudes is unsurpassed. sometimes it doesn't even sound like a human made it. the thing i admire most about autechre is that they go places that more popular warp musicians (aphex twin, squarepusher) would never dream of setting foot. they truly experiment. this isn't an album for people expecting the beautiful, ambient melodies and robotic, catchy beats of their earlier releases. this is an album for people interested in the math, science, and technology of electronic music.

Fog
One of Autechre's hardest albums to get into. These tracks don't really have any form of structure. They pretty much just go and change whenever they like. At first this can seem weird and hard to enjoy. But with enough listens you do begin to adapt to it. This album is far from Autechre's best work in my opinion, but its definitley something to check out if you're a fan of their more expiremental side.

Arlana
Many times i have telling people that this album is the most logical procession that AE could've made after Confield and all their back catalogue since Incunabula was released [although Confield is more randomly created patterns than Draft 7.30]. So, either you listen to it, or drop their last two albums and enjoy the old ones. There's no possible way their music could undertake when you listen how their releases are developing since their first one. It's a kind of Cul de Sac for Booth/Brown but i think they are doing what is the most natural way of creating electronic music, or maybe they should abandon their style and start creating music that has no connectivity to their past. But that is not a way that this two brilliant composers will/would choose. Support the music and the band which is one of the best things that the electronic music scene ever had...

Whitecaster
The whole reason behind this release is to stop piracy, hence no CD promo release. I love tapes and their noise which is why I tracked this down, although this is best listened to on vinyl. Quite a staggering album, smoother than Confield and Gantz Graf, and for sure a step forward.

Deorro
DRAFT 7.30 is definitely stepping back (forward, perhaps?) from the abstracted ambience that marked CONFIELD. "Xylin Room" plunges headfirst into some rocky percussion, with the spectres of songs drifting in only towards the end of the track. It's followed (and contrasted nicely) by the haunting, sustained tones and glitchy insectoid beats of "IV VV IV VV VII" or the trepanning of "6IE.CR." "Surrpere" is a true return to form: the rhythm is more regular, the melody laid out to desiccate in the sun... at least at first. It then disintegrates, not into chaos, but into more difficult patterns. "P.:NTIL" has some high, harpsichord-like tones that stand out, since they seem vastly different from what's come before. "V-Proc" almost sounds like a real song -- well, one that's been compressed and processed past recognition. Finally, "Reniform Puls" combines elements that have gone before (irregular rhythms, icy melodies) into something that you can sink your teeth into. Intellectually stimulating, yes, but a fair number of the tracks doesn't quite have that emotional stimulation that would lift the album as a whole into the pantheon of electronic music.

Wetiwavas
a work of concentration and thoughtfulness. challenging but rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and appreciation towards what they've done with this album. Draft is a work of the future for IDM. another classic release that shall be exalted for ages.

Cargahibe
According to Autechre (I think they mentioned it in the FutureMusic interview and elsewhere), they didn't use any generative software for Draft 7.30. Supposedly it was all sequenced by hand.

Mejora
I must confess I was hoping for Autechre to continue the relentless thrust into abstraction and arrhythmia that Confield spearheaded and Gantz Graf perfected. While Draft 7.30 takes a step back into more familiar ground, it nevertheless, taken on its own, offers the senses both mellifluent and challenging passages.

Gholbimand
Even the best dolby equalizer won't get rid of the noise! Recording pure mathematical music on a tape? The stupidest idea ever released by WARP (but it not that important, coz even on CD Draft 7.30 is one of the most ridiculous WARP release anyway)! I hate IDM when it goes thru poses to be interesting...

VAZGINO
the noise is the best part

Ylonean
It's as if Confield and Gantz Graf took ep7 pills and listened to LP5 while tripping. Autechre have finally brought their sick vision to life. Draft 7.30 actually feels like it's alive. After several important seconds of silence, we wake up in the "Xylin Room." After knocking about, we fall down an elevator shaft in the moronically titled "IV VV IV VV VIII," which ends in gorgeous explosions of sound and drifts into "6IE.CR." We've now fallen out onto the city streets of Autechreville. We walk slowly away from the city, and can only see the dimly lit orange lights in "Tapr." Darkness takes over and the album's menacing centrepiece, "Surripere" begins. This track could be seen as the portal that we pass through for the rest of the album. We are in some sort of asteroid field in "Theme of Sudden Roundabout." Then comes a trio of more beat oriented songs, ending with "V-Proc," an insane hip hop/Autechre mashup. Finally, the beginning of "Reniform Puls" takes the entire Draft 7.30 organism and pours it into our brain before exploding into the track's signature Autechre clicks and computer monologues. In the end, Autechre have gone to the point where they are more of a concept than an artist anymore. Only the true geniuses wind up in that status.