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Sign

Autechre

Sign

Fourteenth album from the Rochdale electronic duo Rob Brown and Sean Booth

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Warp
UK Release date
16/10/2020
US Release date
16/10/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    If you give it enough time it will own, you and you will feel better for it. Autechre have returned and the wait was definitely worth it
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  2. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    After a decade of composing increasingly difficult music, the experimental duo offers a reprieve. SIGN is an exceptionally engaging listen: lean, intermittently sedate, even quite pretty
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Simply put, no one does electronic music quite like
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  4. 7.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    On SIGN, the duo continue to beguile and confound, still frequently eliciting thoughts of ‘How did they even make this?’ That it’s also their most flat-out gorgeous album in ages is a satisfying bonus
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  5. 7.0 |   All Music

    SIGN is one of the more approachable Autechre releases in quite some time, and an easier starting (or reentry) point for listeners who aren't committed enough to plunge into their headier works
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  6. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Though transitions are often harsh and standoffish, the intricate programming is rich and tangible behind the music’s constantly revolving backdrop. Something of a mental bear trap, it’s easy to get stuck in its vice-like grasp
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  7. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    A surprisingly melodic proper album is welcome from the electronic pioneers, but its dystopian soundworld is now in a crowded market
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