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Autechre - Amber Album

Autechre - Amber Album

  • Performer: Autechre
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Title: Amber
  • Released: 07 Nov 1994
  • Style: Abstract, IDM, Ambient
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Catalog: WARPCD25
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 2654 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1122 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 487




CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SRCS 7609Autechre Amber ‎(CD, Album)Sony Records, Warp RecordsSRCS 7609Japan1995
WARPLP25Autechre Amber ‎(2xLP, Album)Warp RecordsWARPLP25UK1994
WARPLP25Autechre Amber ‎(2xLP, Album, RE)Warp RecordsWARPLP25UK2001
WARPLP-25Autechre Amber ‎(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl)Warp RecordsWARPLP-25UK1994
WARPCD25Autechre Amber ‎(CD, Album, RE)Warp RecordsWARPCD25UK1994


  • DesignThe Designers Republic
  • ProducerAutechre
  • Written-ByBrown, Booth


Warp Music/EMI Music
Teartear is for Gerrard O'Hara.

℗ 1994 Warp Records © 1994 Warp Records
Made In England

Incidental info:
Issued in a standard jewel case with six page foldout booklet.
The pictures on the sleeve are from Cappadocia, Turkey.


  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 025127
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021603025127
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 + 2): WARPCD25 MASTERED BY MAYKING
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 95405 WARPCD25
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2 + 3): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 7305
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 7302


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records
  • Copyright (c) – Warp Records
  • Published By – Warp Music
  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing
  • Glass Mastered At – Mayking



Amber is the second studio album by English electronic music duo Autechre, released on 7 November 1994 by Warp. It was the first Autechre album to be composed entirely of new material, as their debut album Incunabula 1993 was a compilation of older tracks. As opposed to Incunabula, which was part of Warp's Artificial Intelligence series of albums and predominantly a compilation of older material, Amber was described by Autechre member Rob Brown as genuinely the first album we put out on Warp. Amber Autechre album. 1994 studio album by Autechre. File:. Amber is the second studio album by English electronic music duo Autechre, released by Warp Records on 7 November 1994. It was Autechre's first album of new material, as their previous work Incunabula was a compilation of older tracks. Amber, released by Warp Records in 1994, is the second full-length album by the electronic music group Autechre. Amber has a more ambient, less percussion-based sound than Autechre's first release Incunabula. In small but noticeable ways on this, their sophomore release, Autechre begin to break from the clean, if at times obvious, artistic techno from their debut record, and reach instead toward something far more distinct. Sean Booth and Rob Brown weren't quite there yet, but their self-production is even more accomplished than before, and their instincts to steer away from overly p. Sean Booth and Rob Brown weren't quite there yet, but their self-production is even more accomplished than before, and their instincts to steer away from overly polite electronic dance music come ever more to the fore at various points throughout Amber. Autechre Format: Audio CD. Please retry. The dense, mathematical music Autechre pioneered on their debut album Incunabula is given a new twist on their follow-up, Amber. While percussion took center stage on their previous works, highly evolved melodies and textures dominate here. The spirit of electro still lives in the muted beats, rhythmically complex and strangely funky. But they don't merely provide a background they meld seamlessly into dense layers of strings, wandering synth hooks, and massive shards of white noise. Autechre - Amber 1994. To favorites 5 Download album. Listen album. UK idmambient. Songs in album Autechre - Amber 1994. Genre: Ambient Techno. Or consider a donation. Album 1994 11 Songs. More By Autechre. See álbum - Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Amber, lanzado por Warp Records en 1994, es el segundo larga duración del dúo de música electrónica Autechre. Presenta un sonido más ambiental , menos basado en el ritmo que en su debut Incunabula. La portada está Amber álbum - Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Amber, lanzado por Warp Records en 1994, es el segundo larga duración del dúo de música electrónica Autechre. Autechre - Saltar a navegación, búsqueda autotrad no se corresponde con ninguno de los parámetros permitidos. Por favor, edítalo para mejorarlo, o debate en la discusión acerca de estos problemas. Estas deficiencias fueron encontradas el 20 de agosto de


Bearus Bearus
It amuses me how Tri Rep is considered by many to be their masterwork. It is Very Very good - but it is not this. This album is on its own level as one of the most unique and best in all electronica, from the genre's origins to the present. I don't understand how the group themselves don't seem to see this - most Ae fans that I've talked to personally agree.
Goltikree Goltikree
One of the best albums of all time. With "Glitch" Booth/Brown named a genre inside IDM that would become standard a couple of years later.
Use_Death Use_Death
Thank god the Brits had some decent distribution for Warp and Apollo back in the 90s because here in the US even in the 90s you would NOT hear music as good as this on our shit radio stations! Amber and their debut release where two albums that even in 2018 I frequently return to. Amber could be considered a mellower twin two Incunabula. Its softer yet still rhythmic but less bottom and more along the atmospheric side of techno ambient. No jagged moments just free flowing and celestial stuff. Thank you WARP for your pioneering output of quality electronica!
Amhirishes Amhirishes
Another Autechre release I bought from Cob Records and it was great to hear this album especially after seeing them live at the Leadmill (with The Sabres of Paradise and LFO) just one month before. This album continues on from Incunabula but with a darker tone than what they had previously released. A classic album in a year of many great releases from Warp Records.
Kabandis Kabandis
The album that Ae themselves have seemed to disavow, and unfortunately so. Sweeping, giving +music+ that never grows old. I love the next few albums, but they are now a cold shell of their former selves. This is a masterpiece.
Nahelm Nahelm
This album evokes the transcendental musical moments I first experienced in my youth. Powerful use of silence with pin point precision of sound. These two artists were on top of the world or the universe for that matter when this released. The bridge between the melodic ambient electro sound of their past to the forward experimental compositions that break through the genre of electronica into synthetic realities that would soon take over most of music today and tomorrow. Powerful release and stunning album artwork. Vinyl worthy all the way..........................................................................................................................
Simple Simple
I belong to this group which strongly prefers the "musical" period of Autechre, as time has shown a short period. It's been 24 years since the release of this record, and I still regret that the guys did not go that way ... It's a pity...
Unereel Unereel
So do I. When I listen to Elseq I can't help but think their earlier work is just much better. Yes, I said it, better.
Xirmiu Xirmiu
An all time favorite for me. Got it back in 1994 on CD and still listen to it. Never gets old.
Dianazius Dianazius
Classic 90's IDM ambient kling-klang album. Made before everything started sounding too digital and teeny-poppy. This sounds more analog, mature and doesn't overtry. It progresses slowly and has a unique artistic vision of "non-music". 5/5
Hurus Hurus
Yulquen is on of the best ambient tracks - quiet and haunting!
Nettale Nettale
The 2016 re-press is cut by Noel Summerville (NS initials on Side A)
Jugami Jugami
When Ae do ambient, they do it right. Yes, there is quite a bit of percussion, but there are quite a few moments where it's just atmospheric bliss. Personally, I prefer the crazier stuff, but it's always nice to hear some ambient now and then.
Kefym Kefym
This album is good, but Autechre has really improved! Yay!
Hulore Hulore
Funny how humans the comments section one person says it is their favorite Ae album.....while another says it is the weakest......odd how perception is retaliative.
Ffan Ffan
After all we are all human and have different opinions wish we respected our differences more.
Gerceytone Gerceytone
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Tiainar Tiainar
For me the weakest Ae album.
Bedy Bedy
When a person calls someone a snowflake because their opinion is different to theirs I instantly think the name caller is a 40 year old boy still living at his mums in the room he grew up in, sleeping in the same single bed, spending way to much time on his computer waiting for mum to go to work so he can watch porn and he justifies not moving out because he will miss his best friend i.e. his mums cat.......oh dear me I just noticed your profile picture!
Celace Celace
Wow swearing.........How can it be? personally opinion hence the "FOR ME" bit. The same as you writing "Probably the best thing Claude Young has ever done" is it the best thing he has ever done? or is it the best thing he has ever done in your opinion FOR YOU?
great ant great ant
Very underrated AE album. I love their early moody ambient work with melodies and this album doesn't hold back. I think it's their best album. They have touched on the sounds from this era more recently on their newer albums such as Oversteps and I hope they continue to do more as I feel after 15yrs of hearing the same noisey experimental beats it's time for them to explore their roots and do what they always did best - dark moody ambient! 10 out of 10!!
Agantrius Agantrius
A year after their first album "Incunabula" was released, Autechre took a second round with "Amber" , a softer less edgy side of them. some say this album was a big definition to the term "ambient", but I certainly feel it was much more then one kind of specific genre. Amber has set Autechre not just as visionary group but also as a sound engineering and sound aesthetic moniker, "Nil" moves from the bubbling deep sound to this luscious melody, "Montreal" is a broken beat dark song. . . . . . . . .if you consider yourself an electronic music producer/lover/thinker you must listen to this album even a few more times then you thought in the first place.Are there any more words needed to be spilled in order to get people appreciate what these guys were doing?
Shadowredeemer Shadowredeemer
> Are there any more words needed to be spilled in order to get people appreciate what these guys were doing?Just two: vinyl reissue./c'mon WARP...
Zacki Zacki
For me this is their best Album , very melodic, touching, relaxing and original, my favourite musics are: "Piezo", "Nine" and "Yulquen" wich is my top track of this Album, very relaxing, beautiful and deep, makes me imagine the sea reflecting the sunlight, and a vast lasndscape filled with mountains and buldings reflecting the sunglight from their Windows. The rest of the musics are also amazing and for 1994 this was so foward. Outstanding release with lovely musics.
Danrad Danrad
I believe that Autechre have produced two masterpieces in their career: Amber and Confield. I could never choose a "favorite" between the two because they are so different they may as well have been composed by entirely different musicians. For me, Amber, alongside Aphex Twin's SAW I, represents the pinnacle of what could be referred to as "ambient techno". This album affects me emotionally on a level I will not even attempt to put into words. They could not have chosen a better opening track than Foil; one of the most literally hypnotic tracks I have ever heard. I feel like the album reaches a satisfyingly early climax with the perfect pairing of Glitch feeding right into the album's highlight Piezo. I have never heard anything like Piezo; it has to be one of the greatest pieces of electronic music ever recorded. It has literally brought me to tears from the shear magnitude of its beauty. I could not recommend this album enough!
Bludworm Bludworm
A superb album.However, just to say something specific about 1 track...A friend of mine randomly tweeted with a link on Friday to Montreal on youtube, saying how it still sounds so good 18 years later. I have spent most of this weekend listening to this tune on repeat, both in the house, and walking around with my headphones.What an unbelievable piece of music this is. That synth line that comes in right from the start is absolutely bursting at the seams with melancholy and emotion. It's so simple, but there's something about it that makes me want to go and look at the stars and contemplate our place in the universe. I'd love to know if the place Montreal was the inspiration for it - if it was, I need to get myself over there!Added to my list of tunes I want played at my funeral :).
Nayatol Nayatol
This album works well both as background music and as something you'd put headphones on and listen to. Reminiscent of RDJ, but more beat driven and definitely a prelude to when they get all crazy around LP5.
Doktilar Doktilar
I was introduced to the A.I. series with A.I. vol.2 back in 1995.Undergoing an experiment with psychedelics,this was the first time i had ever heard anything from Warp.records.The next day i went around the corner to Soundwaves and purchased Autechre's 'Amber' CD.This album to this day is still one of the finest imprints of music combining, mood, machinery and color.The album cover, along with it's color collage, definitely represents the music.Timeless and Beautiful album by Autechre. One of my ' Top 20 ' most influential albums of all time.
Anayanis Anayanis
:-) One of my favourite releases from Autechre - nearly perfect, if I sayso myself....
Dainris Dainris
As if Incunabula wasn't biggest enough of a masterpiece, Autechre returned the following year in 1994 to release their opus - Amber. This album is almost difficult to describe. There certainly are IDM traits running throughout it but really this album transcends beyond anything a mere label can classify it as. Foil is like trying to start up an engine on some alien planet. Silverside is like being stuck in a nightmare. Nine is like being stranded on some desert island. And Nil... Nil is perfection contained within 1 single track. The solo drum-beat at the end leaves me breathless everytime. A timeless album that you only hurt yourself by not owning.
Domarivip Domarivip
Amber is my favourite Autechre record, I first heard in someones flat a good ten years ago and stole it, *cough*. While Autechres modern works can hardly be called ambient this record can. And it's all the way up there with best of the genre, peaking on Further which is a tour de force of their distinct drum sounds layered with vast soundscapes. It's hard to compare this record with contemporary works, it was years ahead of its time. To me it still stands out, sounding as fresh now as it did back in the day.
GoodBuyMyFriends GoodBuyMyFriends
My favorite Autechre album.. And probably their most accessible work to date. The album starts out with the track Foil, which uses strange faded beats to get a desert type atmosphere working. Next up is Montreal which is a personal fav of mine. The beat and rattle effect in the song make me tap my foot everytime. The next few songs play off and on with similar patterns, while track 7, Nine, is a nice little interlude that reminds me of being stranded alone somewhere. The rest of the album follows the first half except for the unique Nil.. which has the most memorable moment in the entire album towards the end when it focuses soley on a drum beat. Awesome stuff. If you're new to Autechre, you've probably heard that Amber is a good place to start.. I agree with that suggestion.
Hamrl Hamrl
This is definately one of my favourite albums ever.. it just never gets tiresome. I think it is wonderfully crafted electronic music that I'm proud to play to anyone. Slip is my personal favourite here - such a beautifully hopeful melody that haunts me everytime. A masterpiece.
Larosa Larosa
Man oh man... hard to even describe this one. Whenever someone asks where a good place is to start their Autechre collection... I tell them Amber. Amber is probably the best ambient electronic album i own. To me this was the perfect style for them. It perfect what they did the album before, and it preluded their change with after albums. Its hard to pick favorites on here but i think i enjoy Montreal, Further and Nil the best. Even though the CD is so simple, the production is done extremely well. A must have for anyone who likes Autechre
Mavivasa Mavivasa
An amazing album, a tender heart wrapped with hostile, unrecognisable electronics. The cover is as a landscape as alien as the music, yet like Autechre's early work, still recognisably organic. For those wondering, the photo is not a digital image - it is a formation of salt hills in Turkey.
This is easily my favorite Autechre release, and I have heard and studied them all for years. The eerily beautiful picture on the cover is a very good choice, as it gives you a near perfect idea of what the music is like. "Amber" is simultaneously beautiful and terrifying. I like to think of the slow, throbbing sound effect at the beginning of "Foil" as that of a teleporter beaming me down to a vast, deserted alien landscape like the one in the picture. The moon has just risen, and the dunes are bathed in an eerie pink glow. Small, neon creatures scurry across the sandy slopes in search of shelter from the coming night. A patch of bioluminescent weeds lights up a small depression at the base of the mountainous dune in front of me. Slowly, my sense of fear is overwhelmed by my sense of beauty and I creep out to meet the lifeforms that I now realize are all around me.
Zovaithug Zovaithug
For me is the best album I have ever heard. It changed my conception of music. Before listen "Amber" I had listen thousands of records. This one opened my mind to a new way of understand the musical experience. Doesn't mind how much time have passed since they did it, and how many times I have listened it, it still shoking me as if it were the first time that I listen those sounds. Everyone can have his opinion. Many people considers "Tri Repetae" their best album (and I understand why), but (in my opinion) "Amber" is the best one. A master pice which will always have a place in my memorie.
Drelalen Drelalen
My favourite Autechre release. I think that all of the tracks here is perfect made and stands out on their own. It opens with the silent and ambient <I>Foil</I>, which I think works great as an intro of what to come. Other highlights here are <I>Sliverside</I> (which have some incredible use of strange vocal sampling and synths), <I>Piezo</I>, <I>Yulquen</I> (a wonderful, abmient track!) and <I>Nil</I>. There's no doubt: 5 out of 5!
Zodama Zodama
This is what i mean for a TIMELESS album. They have made a lot of very good stuff after this release, no doubt, but Amber is the best Autechre's work by far. A Beautiful deep journey into the hearth of electronic music. True MASTERPIECE
Kiutondyl Kiutondyl
"Montreal" has some of the most effective use of reverb that i have ever heard.
Mallador Mallador
Put this album in, and press start on your CD player. Close your eyes. You wake up in the world of "Amber", an amazing landscape of beats and synth textures. You start off in "Foil", where a deep synth-wash overtakes your eardrums behind beats that just fuck with your head. "Slip" is an amazing piece of electro-harmony; "Nine" is a piece of ambient genius. HIGHLY recommended for anyone who wishes to peek into the sick, sick minds of Booth & Brown. Absolutely wonderful!
Marilore Marilore
I dig parts of this album but I guess I can't really see how anyone could dig it more than almost anything they released afterward (other than their 2002/3 output)... Tri Repetae, the Garbage EP and LP5 seem hands down better to me and I even prefer Chiastic Slide, parts of EP7 and Confield. Amber is good but many of the tracks just seem to long without developing in the way that some of their later music does. A good album with good moments but not close to their greatest work.
Leyl Leyl
AllyKarate asks where the picture on the cover is from. From what I've heard, it's not a picture of a real place. Supposedly it is an image create with a random landscape generator software package, like AltaVista or something. This kind of software was quite popular at the dawn of the graphical revolution in computer technology at the beginning of the last decade.
Loni Loni
a great album in its own context. AE grow with each release and expand. those sighing for the days of old are well advised to hold onto the atmospheres of this album because AE shattered the soft little sound world with later albums. Creating an intoxicating and original sound that cares not for your days of old pining!!!!
Hellmaster Hellmaster
My favourite album of the 90's. All the tracks are classics, but if I had to pick a favourite it has to be "Teartear". I just love the way one can hear the track slowing down, and when it kicks in again it is superfunky. I get goosebumps each time I listen to it.
This is a good introduction to Autechre and their sound. A dreamy, atmospheric almost ambient album with hints of industrial. This album is wonderful, particularly Montreal, but this is most definitely not their best work to date. If you want to get into Autechre this is a good place to start. Follow their career through their albums and watch them change and develop. From here they went on to produce albums of a greater complexity. The rhythms become more intricate and the compositions more mature. If you want something a bit more challenging but equally rewarding, check out LP5 which Thom Yorke called one of the 5 best albums ever.
Frostdefender Frostdefender
the only mature autechre album,which is a paradox cuz they were at the beginning of their career when this came out... amber is the only one that completely works as a whole, its absolutely the best autechre work to date,and i hope they will get back to the deep ae sound soon,cuz theyre beginning to bore...
Yozshugore Yozshugore
Absolutely a classic album. This album is comprised of deep atmospheric synth washes mixed with complex break beat/ electro structures. Definately the best Autechre album of all time.