Autechre always find a way to make guerrilla marketing fresh and not sickeningly ostentatious (*coughRadiohead*). Last week they premiered a track titled “Feed 1” without as much as a hint of forewarning, thereby taking BBC Radio 6 by surprise with 15 minutes of growling modulation and a tangle of severed sequences. Then, yesterday, following a taciturn announcement on twitter, the above track—”c16 deep tread”—debuted on Alaskan radio. Clocking in at around nine minutes in length, the track starts out with a dense sound field of bleeps and blips before settling into a sick IDM groove of digital interference and bass. The local anti-drunk driving announcement prior to the track only adds to its mystique.
Check out a whole range of contemporary artists picking their favorite Autechre tracks here.