Message from discussion Why do people say Chiastic slide is the best?(was:thanks people)
From: Doktor Industrial <dr_industr...@kanm.tamu.edu>
Subject: Re: Why do people say Chiastic slide is the best?(was:thanks people)
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Your Daddy wrote:
> I've listened to most of albums by Autechre,
> and it's all cool music. Why do you say
> Chiastic slide is the best?
> I can't see it...
it seems it's time for the doktor to explain himself here:
there's no argument from me that autechre's entire body of work is
staggering. all of the albums i've heard thus far are spectacular in some
size, shape, fashion or form. personally though, i feel _chiastic slide_
is autechre's best work because it achieves a delicate balance between
their earlier, warmer, and more "orthodox" compositions (like _incunabula_)
and later, more abstract outputs (such as lp5). to put it simply,
_chiastic slide_ is an album that i've found mathematically precise and
exacting in both form and structure, constructed from media that sounds
utterly outside of human (indeed, organic) experience. simultaneously,
each and every piece achieves a living, dynamic, HUMAN warmth that does not
fail to consistently move me. analogous perhaps to a staggeringly complex
equation that, when solved for x, equals a child's laugh. or finding the
nature of god in pi, if you will.
i apologize for waxing a bit melodramatic, as well as not giving one iota
of a musical description for the peanut gallery. this just means that you
should pick up the album and hear it for yourself.