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Autechre are an English electronic music group consisting of Rob Brown and Sean Booth, both natives of Rochdale. The group are one of the most prominent acts signed with Warp Records, a label known for its pioneering electronic music artists. Journalists and fans consider Autechre to be a paragon of IDM, though Brown and Booth themselves do not consider their sound to belong to any genre.

History: The two members formed the group in 1987 when they both lived in Rochdale. They began their career making and trading mix tapes between each other, but moved on to their own compositions after collecting a handful of cheap equipment; most notably a Casio SK-1 Sampler. Booth and Brown have explained that the name Autechre can be pronounced in any way anyone sees fit. They pronounce it "Awe-TEK-er." They are also often referred to by the moniker "Ae." It has been claimed by several, but not confirmed, that the name Autechre comes from Audio architecture or Aural technology research.

Autechre have also recorded under various pseudonyms, possibly as a way of escaping from the attentions of the media and the obsessive Autechre fanbase. Likely contenders are Lego Feet and Velocity Kendall, Two 12" released in 1991 and 1995 on Skam Records. They are also strongly involved in the Gescom project. Autechre helped initiate the music festival All Tomorrow's Parties in 2000 and were responsible for curating the 2003 festival. (source: