132 | auto-pilot – freak electric

After a break of over five years we are very happy to welcome a new Broque album straight out of beautiful Yorkshire. Adrian Collier aka Auto-Pilot has not only released the first twelve tracks in a long time on “Freak Electric” but also brought out the essence of his entire oeuvre. And this is fed most importantly by the influences of early electronic music of the 80s, wave and everything that came out of that during the Summer of Love and its aftermath during the genre-bending 90s. While tracks like “Exocity”, “Take A Ride” or “You Are” could very well originate from a time when the boundaries between experiment, dub and rave became increasingly blurred by our heroes at Sheffield-based Warp, “Casio Days”, “Normal Behavior” or “I Breath Nothing” are firmly rooted in the 80s and proclaim their longing for Gary Numan, Kraftwerk or The Human League. With vocals by Lee Harston-Southern, the Massive Attack-like „In the Machine“ also brings together old acquaintances who were already on board with the debut album ”Ocearina”, closing a circle that could hardly be any rounder.

  1. take a ride
  2. you are
  3. in the machine
  4. sugar pond
  5. casio days
  6. exocity
  7. normal behaviour
  8. i breathe nothing
  9. atoms
  10. following dreams
  11. we will remember
  12. aftermath
  13. Download .zip-file

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all tracks written by Adrian Collier, except track 3 by Adrian Collier and Lee Harston-Southern
artwork by auto-pilot





some feedback:

HARRY RUFFNER / NOICE! a fine album effort – DAVID STRAUSS / EX BERLINER ! – RODERICH FABIAN / BAYERISCHER RUNDFUNK hitchhiker – LAURENT DIOUF / MCD MAGAZINE another wtm’s playlist is coming soon…;) – ES / ORKUS, RADIO HANNOVER (Y) – HD SUBSTANCE / ILLEGAL ALIEN RECORDS, NEWRHYTHMIC, LEBENSFREUDE RECORDS Excellent – CHRISTIAN TJABEN / BYTE.FM ok – MAETRIK / MACEO PLEX / MOTHERSHIP, DUMB UNIT, CROSSTOWN REBELS, TREIBSTOFF Downloaded for Maceo Plex/Mariel Ito, thanks for the music! – JUERGEN MAYER / NOVAFUTURE BLOG uff.. i am really into it.. – MATTHIAS GANTZ great – MAURIZIO PUSTIANAZ / CHAIN DLK Downloading for possible review on ChainDLK.com – JENS SCHWAN | HOHMANN / THE CLUBMAP schöne elektropop Platte – CARLOS CMIX / I LOVE RITMO® RADIO SHOW great work – KEVIN PRESS / EXCLAIM CA, BADD PRESS, THE MODERNS Thanks, K. – MY FAVORITE ROBOT / FUMOIR / MY FAVORITE ROBOT RECORDS, BEACHCOMA Nice album, I Breathe Nothing is my pick but cool cuts here. Thanks! – ARTEFAKTOR RADIO / ARTEFAKTOR RADIO Nice one! – JORDI ARES / MIXSIDE Nice soft electronic stuff! Thanks – ACID WASHED / RECORD MAKERS Interesting stuff. – FAUX NAIF / THREADS RADIO / M II M like it a lot thanks!!! – BOB NIEUWENHUIS / BE-AT TV very nice! new beatlevibe – JONNY CRUZ / NO. 19, MY FAVORITE ROBOT, TOYS FOR BOYS, VAKANT, GENO cool, i like this – UWE WALTER / SELTSAMSTRASSE Catchy. – SAMMY W & ALEX E / BUNNY TIGER, INCORRECT MUSIC, LOULOU RECORDS, 8BIT, TOBUS cool thx alot, we will try – SPCEBOI / TECHFUI / THE CRATE / ANDCOLLECTIVE Interesting sounds thanks will tryout out – GABRIEL FERREIRA / NINEFONT, ITEMS & THINGS amazing album! – CARL CRAIG / PLANET-E dl 4 erno thx! – GROOVE DANIEL / LOUNGE SQUATT nice – G02 / HXAGRM RECORDS Nice release, thanks! – BOMB BOUTIQUE / UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP Too slow to disco – RAVN / HIKE-RECORDINGS great Album, really like the vibe overall. Exocity is the one here for me to play. – YYL / NXT GRAVITY In the Machine is my favorite track from this amazing LP! – ENZO ELIA / KOMPAKT, FREERANGE, MULTINOTES, GOLF CHANNEL Love it! – LUIS MENDIZABAL / LIVING TECHNO beautiful album!!! – DIFFERENT GROOVES (DIFFERENTGROOVES.COM) / DIFFERENTGROOVES.COM listening for differentgrooves.com – CIE / FORM & TERRA RECORDS Very versatile tracks and soundscapes in a great Electronica album. My favorite is „In the Machine“ – DADA DISCO / BAR25 Cool – JOHN DIGWEED / BEDROCK RECORDS downloading – VIALOCAL / AUDIOPHILE DEEP, SNKE OF SUNCLOCK, VIALOCAL RECORDINGS Thanks a lot for the promo! Stunning album, I’ll add one of these to my next „CHV Mentality“ radio show for sure. – ALINEP / DEEPSOMNIA great album! – MATT HEIZE /XENTRIX / RECODE MUSIC /ION MUSIC not for me sorry – MARC O’NEIL / SONUS FM / NIGHTPLAYERS / NIGHTLPRECORDS nice sounds – ZUNI / TRIBAL WAVES, DOPPLER SHIFT Casio Days, I Breathe Nothing and Aftermath, thanks. – GEORGE DRIVAS / DARK SUN splendit – ANDREA LJEKAJ / GET PHYSICAL, SAVE US, SELADOR, CONSTANT CIRCLES Nice album! – AURELIO CIANCIOTTA / WICKED STYLE full support…