Autechre - PLUS
Autechre - Plus
If ‘SIGN’ was Autechre being upbeat and hopeful, ‘PLUS’ is, well not the opposite, but delivering what we expect a new Autechre album should sound like. The beats and the synths are fractured. Everything has a stutter beauty to it. However, it is unfair to compare ‘SIGN’ and ‘PLUS’, in the same way it’s unfair to compare any two albums that are released in quick succession to each other. Radiohead’s ‘Amnesiac’ was unfairly maligned due to ‘Kid A’. Both are solid albums, but they aren’t about similar things. The same is true of ‘SIGN’ and ‘PLUS’. On ‘PLUS’ Autechre are relishing making something both abrasive and corrosive.