Draft 7.30 won't convince haters that Autechre has returned to its (altered) senses. If anything, Autechre has practically transcended genre here -- but, to give you a toehold, this CD's roots are in electro. Granted, it's a grotesquely mutated form of electro. More helpful signposts include Iannis Xenakis's ominously dissonant compositions, Edward Artemiev's eerie soundtrack to Andrei Tarkovsky's sci-fi epic Solaris, Coil's diseased atmospherics, and explosions in video arcades. Draft 7.30 is sonic chaos arranged with maniacal attention to detail, and it's all the more disturbing for how precisely it evokes madness.
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