Nowadays, “electronic” is a broad classification. But, back in the ’90s, people saw all digitally created music as mindless, repetitive noise. That all changed after the debut of The Chiastic Slide – Autechre’s first collection of extremely sophisticated, cerebral house compositions. The album prompted a wave of fascination and helped validate electronic music as “real” art.
Although the duo has no direct link to dubstep or progressive house, they are considered the founding fathers of both genres. Also, multiple platinum album holders ‘borrowed’ the intricacy and complexity introduced by Authechre. Sadly, only Flying Lotus and Gaslamp Killer have named them as a major influence.