In the early '90s, the glitch-addled experimental electronica of so-called IDM may as well have been the official soundtrack to then-burgeoning hacker culture. Warp Records' very name speaks to a desire to damage or distort the status quo, and flagship artists like Autechre (and Aphex Twin, and Squarepusher) made large strides in that arena. Wonderfully, the recent resurgence of dance music has thrown shine back on these left-field originals, and the coming of Yeezus did more than a little to acquaint fresh ears to far out sonics (see Arca).
All of this comes together pretty much perfectly with the arrival of Autechre's L-event, a corollary to Sean Booth and Rob Brown's February long-player Exai. The new four-song set is a fantastic collision of brutal sonics and bounding beats, and it's streaming now — quite possibly on this very page if you clicked on the link above. If not go ahead, try again. Stream Autechre's L-event right here, right now, and watch as the Web-wide world in front of you gets positively weird.
Autechre, L-event track list:
1. "tac Lacora"
2. "M39 Diffain"
3. "Osla for n"