Studio album by Autechre
Released 30 April 2001
Genre IDM
Length 62:03
Label Warp Records WARP128
Producer Rob Brown and Sean Booth
Autechre chronology
Peel Session 2
Gantz Graf

Confield, released by Warp Records in 2001 (see 2001 in music), is an album by the electronic music group Autechre.


Production and musical style

With Confield, Sean Booth and Rob Brown largely abandoned the warm ambient sounds of their earlier works such as Amber and Tri Repetae in favour of the more chaotic feel that they had been pursuing with LP5, EP7, and Peel Session. Confield saw the experimental use of computer programs to form the basis of songs instead of stand-alone synthesizers. According to Booth, "Most of Confield came out of experiments with Max that weren't really applicable in a club environment." [1] One of the more controversial aspects of the album's production was, like EP7, the use of generative sequences for certain aspects of the songs. Booth countered this, arguing that although the beats created with the sequences may seem completely random to some people, that he and Brown had tight control over the limits and rules of what the beats could do, and that the concept was no different to the improvisation found in jazz. Although the bases of most of the songs were created by computers, analogue synthesizers and conventional drum machines were in fact used in many of the tracks.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Blender 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10) link

Confield immediately divided fans upon its release.[citation needed] Pitchfork Media gave the album an 8.8/10, the highest they have ever rated an Autechre album, claiming that, "For those willing to take these times in stride, Confield promises elegant production, accessibility in moderation, and one of the most enveloping, thought-provoking listening experiences to come forth from leftfield this year." However, Allmusic, giving the album only a 3/5, argued that Confield was "a record to respect, not enjoy," a viewpoint expressed by other review outlets. Despite the record's controversial nature, the album scores an average of 82/100 at Metacritic based on ten reviews, the highest average for any Autechre album on the site.[2]

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "VI Scose Poise"   6:57
2. "Cfern"   6:41
3. "Pen Expers"   7:08
4. "Sim Gishel"   7:14
5. "Parhelic Triangle"   6:03
6. "Bine"   4:41
7. "Eidetic Casein"   6:12
8. "Uviol"   8:35
9. "Lentic Catachresis"   8:29
Total length:

The Japanese version of this release has a bonus track called "Mcr Quarter", which is a live recording from a gig in the UK in 1998. The cover art for this release is a screenshot from a short animation created by Booth and Brown.


External links

  • Confield at the official Warp discography (features audio clips).

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