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Released 29 January 2008 FLAC/MP3
3 March 2008 CD/LP
Genre IDM
Length 73:15
Label Warp Records
Producer Rob Brown and Sean Booth
Autechre chronology

(2008) (2008)

Quaristice is Autechre's ninth album on Warp Records. It was made available for download via in FLAC and MP3 format on 29 January 2008 and then received a physical release on 3 March 2008.[1]


Autechre members Rob Brown and Sean Booth changed their approach for Quaristice, moving from a more deliberate studio process to a more spontaneous and "jam session" style of songwriting, approximately doubling the usual number of tracks per album to twenty.[2] Booth said in a March 2008 interview, "a lot of the album tracks are edited down jams, some of them hour long pieces we made in a day and then worked them down.... We’d have a fifteen minute jam, a ten or a seven minute and end up with a three or four minute track and we just kept them all."[2] The album is accompanied with track-by-track artwork from The Designers Republic. The last thirty seconds of "The Plc" contains a brief repeated sample of Run–D.M.C.'s 1985 track "Here We Go".[3]


In an interview, Booth said "the actual product is the FLAC file – but I don't object to those who want to own something that they can hold."[4] The album was also released as a 2-CD set with alternate versions of 11 tracks on a second 68-minute CD. The casing is a photo-etched, steel case and the release was limited to 1000 copies.[5] The limited edition sold out within 12 hours of being announced.[6]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[7]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.0/5 stars[8]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[9]
The Independent 2/5 stars[10]
No Ripcord (6/10)[11]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[12]
The Stranger 3/5 stars[13]
The Sunday Times 4/5 stars[14]

Quaristice received somewhat positive reviews overall.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Altibzz"   2:52
2. "The Plc"   4:16
3. "IO"   3:08
4. "plyPhon"   2:33
5. "Perlence"   3:25
6. "SonDEremawe"   1:21
7. "Simmm"   5:00
8. "paralel Suns"   3:03
9. "Steels"   2:56
10. "Tankakern"   3:39
11. "rale"   3:42
12. "Fol3"   3:47
13. "fwzE"   2:38
14. "90101-5l-l"   3:11
15. "bnc Castl"   2:52
16. "Theswere"   2:12
17. "WNSN"   4:56
18. "chenc9"   4:57
19. "Notwo"   5:34
20. "Outh9X"   7:14
Total length:
Japanese bonus track
No. Title Length
21. "nu-Nr6d"   3:51
Total length:

Quaristice (Versions)

A second disc, entitled Quaristice (Versions), was included in the limited edition.

Quaristice (Versions)
No. Title Length
1. "Altichyre"   1:43
2. "The PlclCpC"   9:18
3. "IO (mons)"   7:52
4. "Phylopn"   2:40
5. "Perlence range3"   7:37
6. "SonDEre-ix"   3:27
7. "Tankraken"   5:28
8. "fol4"   11:41
9. "90101-61-01"   5:10
10. "chenc9-x"   8:28
11. "nofour"   4:24
Total length:

Release history

Country/Region Date Label Format Catalogue number
Worldwide (from Bleep) 29 January 2008 Warp Records MP3 WARPCDD333
Japan 27 February 2008 Beat Records CD BRC-333
Europe 3 March 2008 Warp Records CD WARPCD333
Worldwide (from Warpmart) 2×CD WARPCD333X
North America 4 March 2008 CD WARPCD333


External links

  • Official release announcement
  • Listen to Quaristice at
  • Quaristice at metacritic
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