Released: Mar 2008
Label: Warp Records
Autechre's Quaristice is among the duo's most elegant albums, folding intricate rhythm programming inside velvety synth patches. Their bleepy, skittering beats are as puzzling as ever, spraying white noise through an Op Art sieve, but there's an unmistakably lyrical urge to temper the music's abrasiveness. If you ever doubted that programmers have soul, these sumptuous beat equations will convince you that they do.