SIGN is the 14th studio album released by Autechre. They made a listening party for the album on October 8th on their website. The album was officially released on the 16th.
PLUS was the second consecutive album released by surprise shortly after, on the 28th of October. Most of the time, Autechre’s studio album releases are accompanied by an EP (or rather a so-called EP – they end up being an hour or two).
Both albums were released on Warp Records in Manchester, UK. The typeface used throughout the artwork is Amina by local type designer Wayne Fearnley. Derived from his neo-grotesk Metrik, Amino is distinguished by the way how joins involving diagonals are handled. Both typeface families were made available earlier this year.