When Autechre release an EP, it’s normally full of leftovers from material that didn’t quite fit on their records, for one reason or another. Basically, it’s B-stock. However, when speaking of Autechre, this doesn’t mean any less than music so good that still 99% of all electronic music producers would give an arm, a leg and probably their entire torso in order to produce it. Compared to their rather escalating previous EPs, Sean Booth and Rob Brown have restrained themselves with »L-Event«, probably to the regret of their fans. Only four tracks in not even 26 minutes. It’s pretty much the complete opposite of the ten-track-series »Move Of Ten« (EP to »Oversteps«) and the manifold variations of their »Quaristice«-record from 2008. Still, after the rather brute four-piece-LP »Exai« from earlier this year, it’s nothing but mercy which the musicians show with this EP, considering that »Exai« is still fighting its way through our auditive intestines. Fittingly, »L-Event« starts out straight away with a kind of acoustic indigestion, through which a syncopated beat, made of sheer funk, tries to make a forceful move. »Newbound« is a huge field of synthesizers, being corrugated by invisible laser-canons and micro-detonations. »Osla for n«, on the other hand, appears to a timeless slither-procession through Katana-beats and clever synth-patches, stretched into eternity. All that happens before »tac Locara« finally throws the rest of the subterrestrial mines into the headfuck-mixer. Those still capable of forming even one adequate thought after listening to this EP must be hard-bitten bastards.