Autechre The Exclaim! Questionnaire
Published Feb 01, 2000Suffolk, UK's Autechre (aka Sean Booth and Rob Brown) play Montreal May 8, Toronto May 9 and Vancouver May 15.
"The Eye of the Sybil," by P.K. Dick
Mind-altering work of art:
Coil "Love's Secret Domain"
Most memorable or inspirational gig and why?
Hippodrome '91, Jay Wearden and Moggy DJing.
What has been your career high and low?
Low was getting kicked off kiss102 for playing the wrong music, high was getting kicked off kiss102 for playing the wrong music.
What should everyone shut up about?
I would drop everything to play a benefit for:
Family and friends.
What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?
Inability to answer questions like this seriously.
What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?
Not that I can remember.
When I think of Canada I think:
Norman McLaren eating maple syrup.
What is your vital daily ritual?
How do you spoil yourself?
Music and gear.
What was your most memorable day job?
Fixing VCRs or selling trainers.
If I wasn't playing music I would be:
What is your greatest fear?
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
What makes you want to take it off and get it on?
Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?
Yes. If you don't know now you never will.
Strangest brush with celebrity:
Björk telling us how much she likes Bonnie Tyler and expecting a response.
Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
Tod Dockstader. Fish and chips or a curry, we'd let him decide.
What does your mom wish you were doing instead?
Our mums like music so nothing.