2021 reissue, finally! The Autechre sound reached even deeper levels of intricate programming and layered, subtle detail on this their fifth record for Warp. Many artists have gone through one or more stylistic shifts throughout their careers, but this English duo seem to reinvent themselves with just about every album, each and every time managing to create something decidedly Autechre. LP5 is in a unique position in that it sounds like a transitional album, having shed the morsels of humanity that Tri Repetae retained from earlier efforts while hinting at the musical dementia that came in the form of Confield. LP5 doesn’t really sound like musicians attempting to express themselves via their equipment, but an elegant duet of man and machine, locked together in some sort of bio-mechanical harmony.