πŸ“ Space as Metaphor

Discussing Autechre’s new album, SIGN, Andy Beta makes comparisons with outer space:

the Manchester duo’s sound remains singular in the canonβ€”not just of cutting-edge electronic music, but in a section of outer space that few other artists ever venture towards, much less wholly inhabit.

While Philip Sherburne talks about how the album catches the ‘light’:

Even the softest material on SIGN isn’t all that different from the most austere or amelodic material on NTS Sessions; it’s just been smoothed into a form that catches the light differently,

It is interesting to compare this with the idea of music and space. When I listen to Autechre’s abstract music there is nothing that says ‘Manchester’ to me, let alone out of space. It is a reminder of the idea of space as metaphor.

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