Label: Wax Trax! Records
With Amber (1994), Autechre hit the happiest medium in their glide from melodic IDM to glitch 'n' bass. They explore this world in fine detail, trapping sparks of life in suspended animation. Howling metallic echoes reveal organic life as the machine-like process it is, while artful textures remind us that amber is more than just a stone: it's a precious jewel.