Nice find, I'd known Jockey Slut claimed to have an earlier interview but I could never track it down.
[wiki]Music Has the Right to Children[/wiki] was the issue's Album of the Week (boc bio
) and included a number of quotes from other artists/industry folks (as taken from the old EHX page):
Mike Paradinas, JOCKEY SLUT, April/May 1998:
" I'm into what they do, in fact I actually tried to sign them to my label. The album sounds like a 70's wildlife documentary. That's a good compliment to pay them. They've definitely listened to the last Autechre album for the crunchy drums and the more minimal melodies. a lot of electronic music concentrates on the beats but they have very strong melodies instead. They use a 101 a lot but they make it sound good in the way Aphex does, rather than say The Shamen. Track 10, 'Roygbiv' is my favourite. "
Steve Beckett (WARP RECORDS), JOCKEY SLUT, April/May 1998:
" I find their nostalgia a strange and brilliant thing in electronic music. Another thing I love is that it works as an album from start to finish. That's still a rarity. When they play live they use loads of Super 8 footage of when they were young which works well with the children's voices. Favourite track? 'Aquarius'. "
Surgeon, JOCKEY SLUT, April/May 1998:
" Some tracks made me think of strange eastern European animation. Some weird line drawings that would go with the melodies and those children's voices. "
Rockitt (Ambient Soho/Dragon Disc), JOCKEY SLUT, April/May 1998:
" I'm a big fan. I love human voices like this in electronic music, though I was aghast at some of the production. It's like Kraftwerk meeting Autechre. The live bass was really cool too. The album's full of little hooks and short melodic ideas. I hope people give it a few listens because it is well worth it. You should get this album. "
The Apr/May 1998 issue is vol. 2, number 13. I haven't been able to track down a scan of the cover.