Boomkat Product Review:
Autumn Respone must rank as one of Richard Youngs' most accessible, simply assembled albums to date. At least that's how it seems to begin with. Not long into the album you start to notice that when Youngs double up his vocal he actually seems to be repeating his original track through a separate channel at an offset starting point, establishing a kind of oddly out of phase effect that warps the structure of the whole piece. This tends to cause the most disruption on the shorter tracks, and while it's a very straight-forward, simple enough gesture, it's one that's extremely disorientating: Youngs sets himself up as an Alasdair Roberts-style troubadour only for a Steve Reich-like use of recording techniques to reshape the listening experience. These offsetting layers are best used on the longest piece 'Something Like Air', which tangles guitar patterns amongst one another leading into something that's just plain beautiful.