Autechre Bring Album, Tour To U.S.

Warp act continues with dark experimentalism on new offering.

Autechre, British leaders of the "intelligent dance music" school, are bringing a new album and tour to their fans on this side of the pond.

The Sheffield, England, duo has planned a set of tour dates to coincide with the release of their sixth album, Confield, which Warp Records will issue on May 15. The nine-track album continues in the same vein of dark experimentalism that fans of Autechre have come to know over their 10-year techno tenure, a Warp spokesperson said.

In the days until the album is released, fans may preview the tracks at the Warp Records Web site.

After a sweep of the U.K. and Europe, the duo — comprising Rob Brown and Sean Booth — will bring its knob-twiddling act to the States starting May 4 at New York's Bowery Ballroom and winding up at the second annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival on May 26.

Also home to Aphex Twin and µ-Ziq, Warp Records has become synonymous with the blip-and-bleep sound that Radiohead brought to a wider audience with their adventure in experimentalism, Kid A.

In the U.S., Autechre have amassed a following over the years with their work for Warp as well as for their own label, Skam.

Autechre's tour dates, according to Warp Records:

  • 5/4 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

  • 5/5 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

  • 5/6 - Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club

  • 5/7 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Underground

  • 5/8 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

  • 5/9 - Toronto, ON @ Steam Whistle Brewing Co.

  • 5/10 - Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts

  • 5/11 - Chicago, IL @ Metro

  • 5/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest

  • 5/15 - Vancouver, BC @ Sonar

  • 5/16 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theater

  • 5/17 - Portland, OR @ B Complex

  • 5/18 - Oakland, CA @ 94612.Club Indigo

  • 5/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater

  • 5/21 - Austin, TX @ Mercury at Jazz

  • 5/22 - Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone

  • 5/23 - Miami, FL @ Knights of Columbus

  • 5/24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Roxy

  • 5/25 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

  • 5/26 - Detroit, MI @ Detroit Electronic Music Festival at Hart Plaza

The track listing for Confield, according to Warp Records:

  • "Vi Scose Poise"

  • "Cfern"

  • "Pen Expers"

  • "Sim Gishel"

  • "Parhelic Triangle"

  • "Bine"

  • "Eidetic Casein"

  • "Uviol"

  • "Lentic Catachresis"