Australian Tour May 2010
Civil Society are proud to announce the return tour of the English electronic music pioneers Autechre. After over 15 years Autechre will finally return in May for performances in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Autechre will be showcasing the experimental forms that have kept their music relevant and engaging throughout their career to their latest album ‘Oversteps’.
Proponents of “mind-boggling intricacies and moody, broody sound-sculpting” – Mojo, Autechre, alongside fellow Warp Records stalwarts Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and Boards Of Canada, have established themselves as creative force. A sonic maelstrom that emanates from the darkness of a pitch black stage bar a resolute few small red lights.
Hailing from Rochdale in Manchester, Autechre’s Rob Brown and Sean Booth built friendship based on swapping mix-tapes and collecting a mix of cheap recording gear. Soon the pair were composing their own music through their first incarnation as a group called Lego Feet, they released a self tilted track on Skam Records. It was however in 1992 that they released their first single as Autechre a 12” called “Cavity Job” on Hardcore records.
Over the past 14 years Autechre have released 10 albums, multiple EPs and singles. They’ve built a fan base of concert goers, musicians and critics alike with Thom Yorke of Radiohead telling of Autechre’s tracks making his head spin and citing Booth and Brown as a major influences on ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’. Above all it has been Autechre’s desire to experiment that has allowed them to continually develop and evolve their sound to become one of the most distinctive and revered electronic groups of all time.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness Autechre in Australia again for the first time in over 15 years, performing live in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth this May.
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