måndag 23 april 2012

Autechre - Flutter

Here is a piece of electronic history for y'all. In november 1994 The Criminal Justice Act became law in UK. The law said that the police had the right to dissolve any gathering with more than 10 persons that listened to "music caracterised by repetitive beats". A couple of months before the law was passed Autechre released their Anti EP. The sticker got this text printed on it:

"Warning: Lost and Djarum contain repetitive beats. We advise you not to play these tracks if the Criminal Justice Bill becomes law. Flutter has been programmed in such a way that no bars contain identical beats and can therefore be played at 45 or 33 revolutions under the proposed law. However we advise DJs to have a lawyer and musicologist present at all times to confirm the non-repetitive nature of the music in the event of police harrassment.Important: By breaking this seal, you accept full responsibilty for any consequential action resulting from the product's use, as playing the music contained within these recordings may be interpreted as oppostion to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill."

Autechre - Flutter /mediafire
from the 12" Anti EP (Warp 1994)

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