I’m a huge fan of Rochdale’s unfathomably complex electro-splonkers Autechre. If you’ve ever ‘seen’ the duo live (you can’t actually see as they usually play in pitch darkness) you’ll know they generally perform sets of entirely unheard material, little of which finds its way onto record – hence bootlegs are much sought after by fans, especially good quality soundboard recordings – which are few and far between. Although they’ve generally turned a blind eye to bootlegs circulating they’ve stopped short of releasing any officially, citing that they are meant to be heard ‘in the moment’ through a colossal PA system. They’ve finally relented and officially released 4 live shows for download which are now filling up my hard drive. This is the techno equivalent of the Basement tapes or something, and an unexpected groovy treat.