Aphex Twin Extended Poll

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Selected Ambient Works Volume II 19
Selected Ambient Works 85-92 18
I Care Because You Do 11
Hangable Auto Bulb 7
drukqs 6
Syro 4
Richard D. James Album 4
Windowlicker 3
Come to Daddy [EP] 3
Analord 01-11 [EPs] 2
Quoth [EP, as Polygon Window] 1
Other (write-in) 1
On [EP] 1
Ventolin [EP] 1
Classics 0
Collapse [EP] 0
Cheetah [EP] 0
Polygon Window [as Polygon Window] 0
Rushup Edge [as The Tuss] 0
Confederation Trough [EP, as The Tuss] 0
Chosen Lords 0
Expert Knob Twiddlers [with Mike Paradinas] 0
Girl / Boy [EP] 0
26 Mixes for Cash 0
Smojphace [EP] 0
Caustic Window LP [as Caustic Window] 0
Donkey Rhubarb [EP] 0


pomenitul, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 20:50 (one month ago) link

I'm tempted to revisit them all in the coming weeks, so why not poll 'em as well?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 20:51 (one month ago) link

I love a lot of these but didn't hesitate before voting SAW 85-92, which comprises some of my favorite music ever made by anyone. SAWII does too, but not as much.

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 21:14 (one month ago) link

real answer saw 85-92
galaxy brain answer drukqs

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 February 2021 21:25 (one month ago) link

gonna vote for syro to split the difference

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 February 2021 21:25 (one month ago) link

I think I've listened to Syro the most.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 21:27 (one month ago) link

I went with “I Care Because You Do”.

We’re Up All Night To Get Lochte (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 3 February 2021 22:01 (one month ago) link

II

gman59, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 22:05 (one month ago) link

Richard D. James

J. Sam, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 22:48 (one month ago) link

85-92

brimstead, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 23:39 (one month ago) link

RDJ album warped my brain as a teenager so I might have to pick that. But I’m starting to think drukqs is his most consistently satisfying.

frogbs, Thursday, 4 February 2021 00:07 (one month ago) link

wait is the ballot poll happening soon?

octobeard, Thursday, 4 February 2021 00:16 (one month ago) link

Tough choice between Come to Daddy and I Care for me

octobeard, Thursday, 4 February 2021 00:19 (one month ago) link

Oh there's gonna be a ballot poll?

pomenitul, Thursday, 4 February 2021 00:33 (one month ago) link

Come To Daddy
Windowlicker EP
ICBYD
RDJ
SAWII

The the rest is a bit of a jumble.

No Caustic Window in this poll?

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 4 February 2021 00:39 (one month ago) link

It's there.

pomenitul, Thursday, 4 February 2021 00:40 (one month ago) link

The Drukqs love here is a bit perplexing. I like it - well, I like a lot of it - but it wouldn't even crack my top 5, and I was always under the impression it wasn't especially well received upon release

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 4 February 2021 00:53 (one month ago) link

It's not my favorite record of his, but in a way, Windowlicker felt like the end of music for several years after its release.

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Thursday, 4 February 2021 00:57 (one month ago) link

The Drukqs love here is a bit perplexing. I like it - well, I like a lot of it - but it wouldn't even crack my top 5, and I was always under the impression it wasn't especially well received upon release

― Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:53 PM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

it was his ...

new jersey

(leaves thread, shuts down computer, runs away)

Dusty Benelux (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 4 February 2021 00:58 (one month ago) link

Windowlicker calls to me.

Psychocandy Apple Grey (Pyschocandles), Thursday, 4 February 2021 00:59 (one month ago) link

I've warmed up to drukqs in the intervening years but have never completely overcome the sheer disappointment I felt back in 2001, a mere few months after I discovered Afx's music (via the 'Windowlicker' and 'Come to Daddy' videos that occasionally popped up on MusiquePlus, Quebec's now defunct answer to Much Music aka Canadian MTV).

pomenitul, Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:00 (one month ago) link

Windowlicker covers a lot of ground in just three tracks, none quite in a style he had done before or would do again.

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:02 (one month ago) link

Speaking of which, that French-Canadian accented talk of dog croquettes in 'Windowlicker' is one of my favourite things about it. I think he got his then-girlfriend to utter that line ('j'aime faire des croquettes au chien')?

pomenitul, Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:03 (one month ago) link

Pomenitul, try these alternative druqks sequences I experimented with. Makes more sense to me like this:

1. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ottxyuqVttiufuAQvygva?si=frA7GpkIT9uq4OCIAy_Fgg

2. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5T1VrMYGtIzkbGswl4KZFA?si=azMIW3NDTqyTOG1GzZanRg

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:03 (one month ago) link

Between 'I like to make nuggets for the dog' and 'I like to make dog nuggets', the latter reading strikes me as most appropriate.

xp cool, thanks, will try them soon.

pomenitul, Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:04 (one month ago) link

I hear it as "Je vais faire.." but same difference. Similar to Autechre's "Is it washable?"

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:05 (one month ago) link

Isn't croquettes a kind of biscuit?

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:05 (one month ago) link

Oh no I'm thinking being of potato croquettes

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:06 (one month ago) link

Being? Oh man I need to go to bed

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:06 (one month ago) link

There are chocolaty croquettes, but less so in Quebec ime, where it's usually fried breadcrumb rolls with a savoury filling. McNuggets are called 'McCroquettes', for instance. And it can also refer to dog/cat biscuits, yeah, which is what's most relevant here.

It could well be 'je vais faire' btw. I've never managed to make it out 100%.

pomenitul, Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:10 (one month ago) link

I loved getting croquettes from the automats in amsterdam

brimstead, Thursday, 4 February 2021 02:26 (one month ago) link

hell yeah

i doubt i'll come up with anything better than that, but i love any excuse to revisit and do some really intelligent but also danceable music thinking about these, do a little braindance and see which ones come out on top

Karl Malone, Thursday, 4 February 2021 04:38 (one month ago) link

FIBO!

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:06 (one month ago) link

Voted for Analord, but it contains a lot of his best stuff.

silverfish, Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:07 (one month ago) link

I honestly think Drukqs is a great album, I remember buying it at the time and being puzzled at how it got panned. In the end I had to pick SAW II though, because it is such a strange and unique album.

mirostones, Thursday, 4 February 2021 21:04 (one month ago) link

top tier:

SAW I
SAW II
Richard D James alb
Hangable Auto Bulb
Analord
Cheetah
Windowlicker-ish

Scampi reggae party (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 February 2021 21:41 (one month ago) link

funny, 85-92 happens to be in my car atm, bumped “hedphelym” & “delphium” on the way back from work yesterday

brimstead, Thursday, 4 February 2021 22:06 (one month ago) link

It's not my favorite record of his, but in a way, Windowlicker felt like the end of music for several years after its release.

yeah I had this feeling too

frogbs, Thursday, 4 February 2021 22:09 (one month ago) link

I wish I could just get over myself and do a deep dive into his post-Druqks material without mentally placing it in the context of his nineties stuff.

Doesn't help that a lot of it is archived in either massive volumes (Analords, Soundcloud dump) or short, disjointed EPs, with not all of it being immediately and handily accessible online.

The main problem though is the nagging feeling that it couldn't possibly move me in the same way his early stuff did when I was first getting into it

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Thursday, 4 February 2021 22:25 (one month ago) link

it feels so wrong to vote SAW II, but in the end i had to

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 4 February 2021 22:35 (one month ago) link

drukqs was the first album of his I loved from the moment I first heard it. Syro was the second

Dan S, Friday, 5 February 2021 00:52 (one month ago) link

Dog Latin OTM

We’re Up All Night To Get Lochte (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 5 February 2021 00:59 (one month ago) link

here are some faves from the earliest sets he dumped, really only covers about 1/4. there's more great stuff in that 1/4 too!!

suzanne
symbonsad
red alert
sams car
martins car lpf
mental telepathy
donkey rhubarb remix
with my family
high hats tune tamclap orig
2tone[camborne college mix]

brimstead, Friday, 5 February 2021 01:20 (one month ago) link

sorry, that’s a post of mine about the SoundCloud stuff from another afx thread.. You shall be moved, dog latin

brimstead, Friday, 5 February 2021 01:21 (one month ago) link

drukqs is sooooo much better than everything he’s done since. never understood the praise for syro at all.

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 5 February 2021 01:35 (one month ago) link

The first two tracks on Syro are great and the last one is nice too, never got into the middle ones as much. They feel a bit overworked to me.

mirostones, Friday, 5 February 2021 01:37 (one month ago) link

I think it’s really good!!

brimstead, Friday, 5 February 2021 02:16 (one month ago) link

again, it’s funky

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 5 February 2021 12:35 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

lol

https://rateyourmusic.com/collection/AnnexePineHuwgit/reviews

pomenitul, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 00:00 (one week ago) link

"Questions that will never be answered honestly"

'accidental' lack of comma?

Mark G, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 09:13 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 28 February 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

Feel like digging up that thread that asks "what is the best 4 lp run by any artist" and seeing if SAW II -> ICBYD -> TRDJA -> C2D is in there, which is one of the most diverse sequence of 4 megaclassics I can think of. Of those, I care takes it for me because it feels still unreplicated by anyone else, the cheesy and elegiac showing you their lovely little home in a geometrically impossible house with murderous thugs bursting from the closet and drugged out zombies chained in the attic. It feels in parts more like a real rock record than any other "electronic" record I think I've heard, very organic and a bit ramshackle, then goes into full minimalist techno mode but then randomly goth sounding or sabotaging the driving rhythms by stripping out the bass or slowing the tempo a tad halfway through the song. But all of those 4 albums tower above Aphex's peers, much as I love individual tracks by Squarepusher and plenty of Autechre cds. (Yes C2D is an album not an extended play single by any reasonable measure, whatever people like Stereolab and Autechre think).

mig (guess that dreams always end), Sunday, 28 February 2021 01:13 (one week ago) link

SAWII is my all time favorite album

eisimpleir (crüt), Sunday, 28 February 2021 01:20 (one week ago) link

C2D for me, although it was very hard to vote against ICBYD. C2D has higher highs (BBB, Flim.)

lukas, Sunday, 28 February 2021 01:25 (one week ago) link

Should have voted Come To Daddy, overthought it and voted Hangable Auto Bulb, now regret it

Iannis Xenakis double fisting Cutty Sark (Tom Violence), Sunday, 28 February 2021 01:53 (one week ago) link

I went with Syro in the end because it deserves more love.

pomenitul, Sunday, 28 February 2021 01:57 (one week ago) link

went with drukqs. gotta live my truth

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 28 February 2021 01:57 (one week ago) link

'We must suffer into truth', saith Aeschylus.

pomenitul, Sunday, 28 February 2021 01:59 (one week ago) link

C2D has higher highs

I feel terrible about this now. How can you even compare "Flim" and "Wax the Nip"?

lukas, Sunday, 28 February 2021 05:09 (one week ago) link

love The Tuss eps almost as much as drukqs. hard to choose

Lowell N. Behold'n, Sunday, 28 February 2021 13:02 (one week ago) link

Man, FILM

We’re Up All Night To Get Lochte (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 28 February 2021 22:26 (one week ago) link

Film?

Mark G, Sunday, 28 February 2021 23:47 (one week ago) link

wait wait wait everyone, stop, I've changed my mind, write-in vote for the Flow Coma remix

lukas, Sunday, 28 February 2021 23:48 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 1 March 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

i don't know what i would have selected, but yep

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 1 March 2021 00:04 (one week ago) link

RDJ and C2D got robbed! RDJ in particular has seen its stock fall, that album was seen as a big leap from someone who was already worshipped.

lukas, Monday, 1 March 2021 00:15 (one week ago) link

RDJ will probably always be in my aphex top three, and sometimes it's my fave. soooo many strong memories, an attachment to it

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 1 March 2021 00:19 (one week ago) link

Syro tied RDJ (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

lukas, Monday, 1 March 2021 03:28 (one week ago) link

I recently listened to RDJ album and “logon rock witch” really cracked me up for, all those “BYOOOP” slide sounds.

brimstead, Monday, 1 March 2021 04:25 (one week ago) link

man, Fredugolon 6 ... eternal

Lowell N. Behold'n, Monday, 1 March 2021 06:07 (one week ago) link

The Drukqs love here is a bit perplexing. I like it - well, I like a lot of it - but it wouldn't even crack my top 5, and I was always under the impression it wasn't especially well received upon release

― Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:53 PM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

it was his ...

new jersey

(leaves thread, shuts down computer, runs away)

― Dusty Benelux (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:58 PM (three weeks ago)

haaaa I missed this

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Monday, 1 March 2021 06:22 (one week ago) link


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