Rochdale’s bleep and squeak merchants Autechre have announced details of their beautifully packaged 10th studio album. Released via Warp, their long term home, there is plenty to say about Oversteps as long as it involves the packaging and the pressing of super high quality 180gm vinyls.
Housed in a special slip case, and with each record having it’s own dedicated cardboard sleeve, Oversteps sounds like an IDM pervert’s wet dream. Also included is a poster of the album art printed on Offenbach paper, an mp3 version of the album and the choice of two WAV versions of the album – 24 or 48 bit resolution.
Absolutely no word on the music however, though I would hazard a guess that it will be challenging, electronic and please as many people as it alienates.
Autechre will be performing at various shows and festivals in support of Oversteps through in March and April, including the Bloc Weekend in Minehead, Copenhagen, Paris and Glasgow, before finishing up with a secret show somewhere in London.
Oversteps will be released on March 22nd 2009 via Warp.