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From Raw To Clean: Helena Hauff's Favourite Records
Kate Hutchinson , August 1st, 2018 09:37

Ahead of her appearance at this month's Berlin Atonal festival, Helena Hauff guides Kate Hutchinson through 13 favourite records, from Iggy to Serge and Loop to a host of true bangerz

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Autechre ‎– Chiastic Slide
I heard their first album, Amber, and I really got into IDM. But this album by Autechre is probably the most interesting one because it's in between the first ones that are very melodic and simple and the ones later on that are more experimental. Chiastic Slide has got a beautiful quality about it and at the same time it's taking it a little bit further and making it a little less cheesy because, as much as I love Autechre, they are a bit cheesy. But that's not necessarily a bad thing – I like cheesy music. Depeche Mode are really cheesy and I love 'em. And so are the first Autechre albums. They are fantastic. And that one's got a mixture of the cheesy qualities of the first albums and the weird interesting structures of the later albums. So that's why I picked it.


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