What is the creepiest Selected Ambient Works Volume II track?

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Come on, out with it. I say it's disc 1 track 4.

Fr├╝hlingsmute (Wintermute), Friday, 2 May 2003 23:07 (sixteen years ago) link

They're all kinda disquieting in their own otherworldy way.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 2 May 2003 23:16 (sixteen years ago) link

as I stated on the "alpha state" thread, Disc 2 Track 3. But that's mostly because I was half-asleep on the first listen and that SCHWIIIP at the beginning was very jarring.

also: Disc 1 Track 11 and Disc 2 Track 10

Disc 1 Track 4 was left off the rerelease so I had to download it. It's not too bad, but I suppose it's more unsettling within the context of the album.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Friday, 2 May 2003 23:17 (sixteen years ago) link

er, Disc 1 Track 11 = Disc 1 Track 12 on the original release. Or whatever the last track is on that disc.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Friday, 2 May 2003 23:18 (sixteen years ago) link

It's not too bad, but I suppose it's more unsettling within the context of the album.

True. Disc 1 track 3 is ever so mellow, and then track 4 comes rolling in like a tide of cold sweat... eek.

Fr├╝hlingsmute (Wintermute), Friday, 2 May 2003 23:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh man! The creepiest one has to be CD2 Track 6 (brit version). I cannot physically listen to it unless I have good company around me it scares me so much. It just makes me think of poisonous snakes moving towards you and voodoo-y things happening. CD1 Track 5 is quite scary too, as is it's follow-up which sounds like the worlds first lost child.

dog latin (dog latin), Saturday, 3 May 2003 00:51 (sixteen years ago) link

has anyone noticed the MTV promos that use this little burbling phased-voice thing that sounds like a rip-off of the first SAWII track? it's been irritating me for quite a while now (whenever, er, MTV happens to be on). but maybe that effect is "taken" from someplace else altogether. or maybe RDJ sold it to them himself.

Sam J. (samjeff), Saturday, 3 May 2003 04:21 (sixteen years ago) link

I'd go for 2.5; for certain Brits it will forever be tied to images of a six-year-old girl sawing the limbs off an unconscious man then shooting him, in a room lit only by TV snow.

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Saturday, 3 May 2003 08:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Ah, I meant 1.5 - discs are in the jewel case the wrong way round...

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Saturday, 3 May 2003 08:42 (sixteen years ago) link

haha 2.5 is the most cheerful song on the album

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 4 May 2003 01:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Disc 1 track 3 is ever so mellow

Oddly enough, I think I would nominate this because it is so involving and entrancing. It is very out-of-yer-body and is creepy as a result.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 4 May 2003 01:19 (sixteen years ago) link

1.3 is the BEST track, but it doesn't sound creepy to me, just sad and beautiful. it's the two tracks that follow this that are creepiest IMHO.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...
I'd go for 2.5; for certain Brits it will forever be tied to images of a six-year-old girl sawing the limbs off an unconscious man then shooting him, in a room lit only by TV snow.

What??

W i l l (common_person), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:25 (fourteen years ago) link

I assume it's something to do with Chris Morris.

Alba (Alba), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 21:06 (fourteen years ago) link

He stated later on that he actually meant 1.5, which seems more suitable to the occasion.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Tuesday, 23 November 2004 22:01 (fourteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
revive!

dog latin (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 November 2005 01:40 (thirteen years ago) link

This is, I think, the only Aphex album I haven't heard. Could someone YSI it please?

chrisco (chrisco), Wednesday, 9 November 2005 01:43 (thirteen years ago) link

dude, it's a double album with massive everlasting tracks - you'll be lucky. that said i'm not saying no-one should.

dog latin (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 November 2005 01:47 (thirteen years ago) link

YSI? it's a double album!

xpost

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 9 November 2005 01:48 (thirteen years ago) link

All the more tedious to get off of slsk in its entirety, and at a university where bittorent is blocked, I can't use oink. That said, completely understandable, size-wise. All I need is one kind soul.

chrisco (chrisco), Wednesday, 9 November 2005 02:16 (thirteen years ago) link

just buy the CD, lazy bones.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 9 November 2005 02:19 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, go buy it at warpmart even.

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 9 November 2005 02:24 (thirteen years ago) link

errr, bleep.com

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 9 November 2005 02:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Perhaps I will

chrisco (chrisco), Wednesday, 9 November 2005 02:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Christ, it's the last track on the first disc, for sure. The one with all the nervous, edgy crowd noise. One of his signature sinister moves to wake you up out of your bliss'd ambient stupor. I was always tempted to edit this track out when playing it as sleep music but it just didn't feel right ... I remember waking up more than once, terrified, completely unsure of where I was but suffering from sensations of ghost people rezzing in and out all across the room.

Dare (Dare), Wednesday, 9 November 2005 03:12 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

I have never found this record creepy. is wonder creepy? this record is too architectural to be creepy. it's like Shadow of the Colossus, or that Borges story where the guy finds the city of the immortals. it's the feeling of wandering around mysterious ruins, washed out by too-bright sunlight, knowing that there is no other human being within a hundred miles or a thousand years. there is a word for that feeling, but creepy is not that word.

bernard snowy, Monday, 16 July 2007 03:23 (twelve years ago) link

Is it just me, or are the song names hugely varied depending on what release one has? I have track titles on my copy that dont match up with, for eg, what lastfm lists as the track titles. For example what lastfm calls "Z-Twig" is called something else on my copy (some one word noun. I dont have it on me to check right now).

Trayce, Monday, 16 July 2007 03:49 (twelve years ago) link

There are a couple of variants. I didn't know there were any versions where the tracks were actually named on the artwork. All the UK releases had just pictures, as far as I know.

Noodle Vague, Monday, 16 July 2007 06:46 (twelve years ago) link

No youre right I dont think mine has titles, just whatever it pulled off of freedb.

Trayce, Monday, 16 July 2007 06:53 (twelve years ago) link

this record is too architectural to be creepy. it's like Shadow of the Colossusyes!

haitch, Monday, 16 July 2007 07:11 (twelve years ago) link

oops. but that is the perfect analogy, it's the aural equivalent to that bleached-out and abandoned look of shadow... and ico.

haitch, Monday, 16 July 2007 07:12 (twelve years ago) link

I missed the chance to buy this on vinyl a couple of years ago :( Worst "I'm gonna wait another few weeks and then decide" ever.

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 16 July 2007 14:38 (twelve years ago) link

toss-up between "Curtains" and "Tassels"

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 16 July 2007 19:02 (twelve years ago) link

I think the only track I find flat-out creepy is the penultimate one on Disc 2 (White Blur 2, I think) -- just a short evil-circus loop with sped-up laughter on top, repeat for 11+ minutes. I guess it's almost cliche-creepy. OMG guys fingers crossed that they'll use it during the baby-stabbing scene in Saw 7!

Lie Bot, Monday, 16 July 2007 19:45 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

search: more aphex shit that sounds like disc 1 track 8 please

get a goal (rionat), Friday, 26 February 2010 10:33 (nine years ago) link

there isn't any
it's pretty singular

nakhchivan, Friday, 26 February 2010 10:46 (nine years ago) link

this is the track i mean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu8TsWN-nHg

get a goal (rionat), Friday, 26 February 2010 10:59 (nine years ago) link

got no sound on work computers, remind me which one this is using words

National Sockpuppet Helpline (Noodle Vague), Friday, 26 February 2010 11:00 (nine years ago) link

for the deep loping bass try some of the analords

for the general air of distracted menace try xepha off the on ep or icct hedral off i care because you do

Karen Tregaskin, Friday, 26 February 2010 11:10 (nine years ago) link

it's the track with the filtered tabla beat and massive b-line

get a goal (rionat), Friday, 26 February 2010 11:15 (nine years ago) link

Oh shi

Yeah, Karen kind of on the money. Couple of the tracks on Analogue Bubblebath 4 go there a bit too.

National Sockpuppet Helpline (Noodle Vague), Friday, 26 February 2010 11:16 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

Dude. I've probably listened to Pomme Fritz nearly as many times as SAW II (which is to say a metric fuckton of times), so how did I only just now notice that 'His Immortal Logness' contains the same creepy laugh sample (apparently taken from whatever the original source is???) as SAW II track 2.11 ('White Blur 2')?

(at roughly 0:54, if the embed doesn't work)
https://youtu.be/GpCWtLtKJGc?t=54

Time to Make a Pizza Pact! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 16:10 (one week ago) link


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