This rediscovery of structure and melody is most apparent on the album's highlight, Surripere. An 11 minute epic, the track is the finest Autechre tune for a good few years.
A vicious beat attacks and recoils, as distorted minor chords lazily roll underneath. To say the track is menacing is an understatement, but there is also a beauty in the cold soundscape. Inevitably, there is - for the solitary Confield fan sitting grumpily at the back - the odd bit of chaotic sequencing present in the breakdown.
The beats are restrained though, and compliments rather than hinders the track, as the melody saunters away, and the electronics take over. It may be purely psychological, but following Surripere's thrilling ride, the 2nd half of the album is much easier to digest. While never reaching the heights of the centre-piece, the remaining five tracks further explore the dark rhythmic palette with varying degrees of success.
Theme of Sudden Roundabout stutters and squeaks along, crushing a haunting Boards of Canada-esque chiming melody, and on V-Proc the hip-hop references that have dogged the press build-up for the album are most apparent. Everywhere at the end of time by The Caretaker.
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The German electronic duo craft an imaginary ambient soundtrack for the classic racing video game "Need For Speed. Corpo-Mente by Corpo-Mente. An eclectic mix of genres and styles. Operatic vocals layered with trip-hop beats and elements of metal.
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