Electro vets Autechre's upcoming release Oversteps is furnished with dark bells and percussion that transforms from smooth into rugged over the course of one track. Parts of the album feel like the musical personification of a wormhole (the shortcut through space/time, not the dirt one). It sometimes sounds like it could soundtrack a secret underwater level of Donkey Kong Country for Super Nintendo that you never actually cared about making it to because you were too busy playing all the rollercoaster levels. Wait, is this album comfort music for people born since the mid-’80s?
March 15, 2010