New Aphex Twin!

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Track 01
http://www.aphextwin.only.pl/Gadzety/mp3/1.mp3

Track 02
http://www.aphextwin.only.pl/Gadzety/mp3/2.mp3

YAY!!!!!

christopher (WHO), Monday, 8 November 2004 02:26 (fourteen years ago) link

these are just 30 sec. samples btw

christopher (WHO), Monday, 8 November 2004 02:28 (fourteen years ago) link

pretty cool. i like what i just heard.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 8 November 2004 03:13 (fourteen years ago) link

eh

RJG (RJG), Monday, 8 November 2004 03:18 (fourteen years ago) link

ehh

Cheek0 (Cheek0), Monday, 8 November 2004 07:51 (fourteen years ago) link

aw

:| (....), Monday, 8 November 2004 07:56 (fourteen years ago) link

sounds ok. bit retro.

:| (....), Monday, 8 November 2004 07:57 (fourteen years ago) link

thats what i like about it

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 8 November 2004 09:14 (fourteen years ago) link

im just craving repetitive synth riffs right now

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 8 November 2004 09:18 (fourteen years ago) link

yawn.

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Monday, 8 November 2004 15:32 (fourteen years ago) link

What would he need to do to restore the faith?

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Monday, 8 November 2004 16:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Track 2 sounds like a cover version of Let's Get Brutal by Nitro Deluxe.

JoB (JoB), Monday, 8 November 2004 16:24 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
"Track 2 sounds like a cover version of Let's Get Brutal by Nitro Deluxe."

Which would be an excellent thing right? Downloading it now.

phil jones (interstar), Thursday, 25 November 2004 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

...only not as good, I should have added.

JoB (JoB), Thursday, 25 November 2004 23:41 (fourteen years ago) link

four years pass...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/20090313_aphex_twin.shtml

eman, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link

Last proper Aphex Twin release on Warp was Drukqs, yeah?

lucked up (lukas), Monday, 16 March 2009 17:58 (ten years ago) link

chosen lords?

eman, Monday, 16 March 2009 18:01 (ten years ago) link

“Then I’ll go onto my knees and thank him and then we’ll put it out.”

jed_, Monday, 16 March 2009 18:01 (ten years ago) link

lol

fuck bein hard, BIG HOOS is complicated (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 16 March 2009 18:24 (ten years ago) link

"here i just played scorpion's virgin killers through a distortion waddle vst. hope it sells"

She Is Beyond Food In Weevil (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 16 March 2009 18:31 (ten years ago) link

chosen lords was afx / rephlex.

lucked up (lukas), Monday, 16 March 2009 19:02 (ten years ago) link

I saw about an hour of his set w/ Hecker at the weekend and it was pretty badass - no idea what if any of it is earmarked for release but I can only imagine the more beat-powered side of it being received well

Luka ModReq (DJ Mencap), Monday, 16 March 2009 19:23 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

Probably not as exciting for others, but TERRIBLY exciting and almost as importantly for me...

his HAIR is back...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1366/4610995474_4f88269dbc_b.jpg

Um. Yes. I listened to it about a dozen times in a row and I love it already.

I will shut up now because otherwise I will explode with glee.

3-D Whinge-ometer (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:01 (nine years ago) link

Yeah this is really, REALLY good.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:11 (nine years ago) link

Yes it is fantastic. But the number of times there have been spottings of "ooh, new Aphex material!!!" according to someone at a gig, and then he fucks off back to his bank and files it away in the big FILE OF SECRET APHEX RECORDINGS NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO LISTEN TO EXCEPT RICHARD MWAH HAH HAH HAH and we never hear it again.

At least the sound quality on this is really high. (if it ever actually gets released, I'm going to be disappointed not to have snippets of French people talking about going and getting lunch, like the recorded voices on SAW85-92 tracks.)

3-D Whinge-ometer (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:14 (nine years ago) link

Dudes, that was so sick. New Aphex Twin record please.

ksh, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:19 (nine years ago) link

like this a bunch. but...

Yes it is fantastic. But the number of times there have been spottings of "ooh, new Aphex material!!!" according to someone at a gig, and then he fucks off back to his bank and files it away in the big FILE OF SECRET APHEX RECORDINGS NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO LISTEN TO EXCEPT RICHARD MWAH HAH HAH HAH and we never hear it again.

otm. :-(

original bgm, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 15:23 (nine years ago) link

i still <3 this guy. maybe drukqs was kind of a letdown at the time, but maybe it was good for him to drop out of the spotlight for a while too. between the above youtube and analord, these days he just sounds like a dude in total control of his instruments making awesome music. such a talent. hope he does it forever.

Billy Crystals (another al3x), Thursday, 20 May 2010 04:13 (nine years ago) link

"My most favorite music is my own"

kelpolaris, Thursday, 20 May 2010 04:17 (nine years ago) link

Such an amazing drum programmer, damn.

Mark, Thursday, 20 May 2010 04:19 (nine years ago) link

'IDM'

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Thursday, 20 May 2010 04:32 (nine years ago) link

~*+INTELLIGENT+*~ dance music.

kelpolaris, Thursday, 20 May 2010 04:37 (nine years ago) link

who the fuck came up with such an awful moniker?

kelpolaris, Thursday, 20 May 2010 04:37 (nine years ago) link

1993 Melody Maker is the obvious culprit...or maybe The Wire.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 20 May 2010 04:41 (nine years ago) link

I thought it was the IDM list; hadn't thought about that in years, neat that it is still going.

http://music.hyperreal.org/lists/idm/

Mark, Thursday, 20 May 2010 04:42 (nine years ago) link

The world "intelligent" was tagged to many genres back in the day, to indicate that this is not "stupid rave music". I remember reading about "intelligent jungle" back in 1994. I'm not sure when "IDM" became the term of choice (there were other names for the stuff on Warp back then), but I don't think it preceded this general usage of "intelligent".

Tuomas, Thursday, 20 May 2010 06:42 (nine years ago) link

John Peel was always baffled by that term.

sam500, Thursday, 20 May 2010 06:52 (nine years ago) link

IDM? FTN. It's Braindance as Mr D.James would have it, innit?

3-D Whinge-ometer (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 20 May 2010 07:04 (nine years ago) link

hello everyone

idm@hyperreal.org (lukas), Thursday, 20 May 2010 08:05 (nine years ago) link

yes, this track got me excited. i wonder if we're finally seeing this happen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/20090313_aphex_twin.shtml

idm@hyperreal.org (lukas), Thursday, 20 May 2010 08:12 (nine years ago) link

yeah this track is good, nice watery bassline

(☞`ハ´)☞  ☜(´∀`☜) (am0n), Thursday, 20 May 2010 13:38 (nine years ago) link

this is excellent, like a refined version of some of the more melodic analords. sounds like he's been paying attention to stuff like luciano and cadenza records as well

geheimnis (r1o natsume), Thursday, 20 May 2010 14:43 (nine years ago) link

crazy visuals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivfcn_Zz8lU

( `ハ´)☞  ☜(´∀`☜) (am0n), Thursday, 20 May 2010 15:04 (nine years ago) link

v. into this now. keep replaying it.

original bgm, Thursday, 20 May 2010 21:16 (nine years ago) link

do people recognize any other tracks in this? my ears perked up when he start playing in sync - storm in (3.1) above. also blue calx in (4).

this youtuber seems to have the whole thing, but sound quality is awful: hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_00Kvi-wJk0

clicking around in second part of that one i caught pwsteal from analord.

Billy Crystals (another al3x), Thursday, 20 May 2010 21:57 (nine years ago) link

my brane puts the last aphex release a Druqks (in 2001!!!!), analord was an experiment that just didn't do much for me. This sounds quite good though - perhaps not amazing, but then I'd be surprised if he managed to baffle and impress me once again in 2010.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 21 May 2010 00:20 (nine years ago) link

that's just great. james is a giant peach of our time.

elan, Friday, 21 May 2010 01:15 (nine years ago) link

i wish he was still blowing minds too, but he did that for a solid i dunno... 8 years or so? that's an incredible run by pretty much any measure i bet. and besides, who has been pushing that same envelope lately? would love to know - really! will it take another technological leap?

i think he's carrying on successfully with his distinctive sense of melody and rhythm. analord was probly more a marketing experiment than anything, and there's loads of filler, but also many great tracks in there.

Billy Crystals (another al3x), Friday, 21 May 2010 02:30 (nine years ago) link

just curious if posters here are aware of the Tuss material that RDJ has put out/participated in since the Analord series. These (there are several) occurrences of new, high-quality, melodic material in his recent live sets are def reminiscent of the Tuss stuff. there's a track that's come to be known as "the manchester track" on youtube, and it's great. the quality isn't quite up to this Metz recording, but the track is fantastic. It's a couple years old. Another notable recording is the Minehead performance from 2007 (2008?) which contains a couple of unreleased tracks in the Tuss-y vein. Can only fantasize on a new album of this sort of material, been playing the Metz track obsessively

Palpatean Mists (Lowell N. Behold'n), Friday, 21 May 2010 03:55 (nine years ago) link

has there been any other discussion/writing about the gender stuff? i didn't really get that aspect of his music until revisiting it more recently, though i think i've always had a sense that there's more noticeable "feminine" character to a lot of his tracks. scare quotes bc i don't really know how to explain that further. something there that stands out in the hetero-nerd world of IDM anyway. and then there's the donkey rhubarb video...

it was hard, but i gave up on expecting him to keep building his Important Body of Work. obv hope he surprises us again someday, but it was getting in the way of really digging his post-drukqs output, much of which is still great for the sense of melody and rhythm masonic boom talked about. would LOVE him to try something dancier again. i was suprised how well digeridoo worked in shed's fact mix a few months ago.

like a guttenberg, strong with your mane (another al3x), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 15:39 (nine years ago) link

As far as I know, only by me, and I pick up about 6 SB's every time I mention gender on ILM. :-/

I, too, would love to read critical discussion of "gender" (don't know why I'm putting that word in scare quotes given that gender is a construct to start with) in the work of Aphex Twin but I have been searching for years and never found it, except danced around in the vaguest of terms in that interview I referenced above and in that case, I think that he brought it up.

Using an Aural Exciter in an Orgone Accumulator (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 15:42 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

footage from recent london gig, complete with face mapping video thing

http://gizmodo.com/5627209/confused-ravers-terrorised-by-aphex-twins-face-mapping-demonstration

koogs, Wednesday, 1 September 2010 14:59 (nine years ago) link

wait wait wait i thought he was doing a rap collab with...who?

oohhh weennnddddyyy weennnddyy what went wrrrooonnnnggg (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 1 September 2010 20:07 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

That Aphex Twin face mapping software turns up again in 'new tune' by RDJ.

A new 75 second trailer appears to be for promoting the Bloc Weekender in Minehead next year but adds more jigsaw evidence to the theory that he'll be releasing an album next year.

Carl Jung Jeezy (Doran), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 00:08 (eight years ago) link

Just ONE? Not this 6 he's supposedly been keeping from us for years?

Good news, everyone! (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 00:40 (eight years ago) link

Well, apparently it's not even by Aphex Twin but by dgoHn and was recorded in 2005.

Carl Jung Jeezy (Doran), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 00:44 (eight years ago) link

Mr. Richard D. James doesn't like Foetus, The Jesus & Mary Chain, most radioplay (and on that, Radiohead according to his wiki page), and only likes The Smiths because of nostalgia. Has anyone ever heard what exactly this guy likes besides himself?

Good news, everyone! (kelpolaris), Saturday, 20 November 2010 04:20 (eight years ago) link

He plays a lot of different stuff when he DJs.

the coffee of coffees (corey), Saturday, 20 November 2010 04:23 (eight years ago) link

curious - examples?

Good news, everyone! (kelpolaris), Saturday, 20 November 2010 04:24 (eight years ago) link

A lot of techno stuff. Only thing I can think of off the top of my head is Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Participation Mystique".

the coffee of coffees (corey), Saturday, 20 November 2010 04:43 (eight years ago) link

I think he likes Tangerine Dream, 808 State, can't remember what else... he likes his own music a lot apparently, that's his favorite music (if he isn't joking)

jeevves, Saturday, 20 November 2010 07:54 (eight years ago) link

I think he also likes a lot of dubstep. I've heard he played Burial once when he dj'd, and another dubstep producer as well

jeevves, Saturday, 20 November 2010 07:55 (eight years ago) link

I have very fond memories of Aphex incongruously dropping the Grandstand Theme in the middle of a predominantly drum'n'bass set at ATP a while back.

Craigo Boingo, Saturday, 20 November 2010 13:47 (eight years ago) link

He has to like Squarepusher. He basically stole the whole guy's jig for the RJD Album.

Good news, everyone! (kelpolaris), Saturday, 20 November 2010 16:45 (eight years ago) link

I'm impressed with the wide range of subjects that you're abjectly rong about.

a ticker tape of "must not fuck up" (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 20 November 2010 16:48 (eight years ago) link

Drill & bass. He adopted it. There's not a lot of arguing to be done here.

Good news, everyone! (kelpolaris), Saturday, 20 November 2010 16:51 (eight years ago) link

Looking forward to this "RJD Album" - maybe that's one of the 6 unreleased albums, on which he finally buries the musical hatchet with Tom?

Karen D. Tregaskin, Saturday, 20 November 2010 16:52 (eight years ago) link

It's a new album where he travels back in time and nicks the idea for Drill and Bass off of Tom Jenkinson and then travels further back in time and makes an EP called Hangable Auto Bulb which magically uses Drill and Bass tracks 6 months before Squarepusher's released anything. Dead clever.

a ticker tape of "must not fuck up" (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 20 November 2010 16:56 (eight years ago) link

Also in this magical alternate universe Mike Paradinas doesn't exist and internet message board poster "kelpolaris" has 1 (one) fucking clue.

a ticker tape of "must not fuck up" (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 20 November 2010 16:57 (eight years ago) link

that interview is nice btw....he's a strnge mixture of new age serenity and mischievous humour

calpolaris (nakhchivan), Saturday, 20 November 2010 16:59 (eight years ago) link

~strange~

calpolaris (nakhchivan), Saturday, 20 November 2010 16:59 (eight years ago) link

Interview's a couple of months old isn't it? At least it's been floating around watmm & that othe afx board. One of those rare interviews you read and just think "what a lovely man." Unusually rare for him. Usually I get the impression that he got bored halfway through & just decided to fuX0r with the idiot interviewing him.

Doesn't seem strange at all to me. And I absolutely loved his definition of "weird."

Karen D. Tregaskin, Saturday, 20 November 2010 17:12 (eight years ago) link

I have evidence to support my argument. Just give me a couple hours while I change the wikipedia page.

Good news, everyone! (kelpolaris), Saturday, 20 November 2010 17:25 (eight years ago) link

No.

the coffee of coffees (corey), Saturday, 20 November 2010 17:55 (eight years ago) link

I think I've read what kelpolaris is talking about, that Aphex was influenced by Squarepusher's particular method of chopping up of drum beats. Squarepusher had bought this awful drum machine that had some really weird granular synthesis function, and I think Richard James ended up combining this effect with his own stuff. I seem to remember reading this. Obviously Aphex totally created Squarepusher's whole style and Tom has said this, but I think I know what you're saying.

jeevves, Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:09 (eight years ago) link

Also, as someone mentioned above, RDJ doesn't like Radiohead. He said he wouldn't tour with them "because i don't like them" and he said that Kid A was "cheesy." Such a strange person.

jeevves, Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:12 (eight years ago) link

I think I've read what kelpolaris is talking about, that Aphex was influenced by Squarepusher's particular method of chopping up of drum beats. Squarepusher had bought this awful drum machine that had some really weird granular synthesis function, and I think Richard James ended up combining this effect with his own stuff. I seem to remember reading this. Obviously Aphex totally created Squarepusher's whole style and Tom has said this, but I think I know what you're saying.

I've been scouring the web for the past couple hours b/c I can't find where I read it either and am afraid to admit that it might've possibly been via the official iTunes review for the RDJ Album, of which I currently can't pull up because I'm on a public computer w/out itoonz. But I don't bullshit for the sake of bullshit.

Good news, everyone! (kelpolaris), Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:24 (eight years ago) link

i'm on teh internet! i'll help. itunes review:

Perhaps inspired by the experimental drum'n'bass being created by Squarepusher (a recent signee to his Rephlex label), Richard D. James' third major-label album as Aphex Twin was his first to work with jungle — though, to his credit, he had released the breakbeat EP Hangable Auto Bulb almost a year earlier. Contemporaries Orbital and Underworld were beginning to incorporate moderate use of drum'n'bass in their work as well, but this album was more extreme than virtually all jungle being made at the time. The beats are jackhammer quick and even more jarring considering what is — for the most part — laid over the top: the same fragile, slow-moving melodies that characterized Aphex Twin's earlier ambient works. Most overtly disturbing is "Milkman," the first straight-ahead vocal track from Aphex Twin; the song is a child-like ode that gradually deteriorates into a bizarre fantasy concerning the milkman's wife. With all the Aphex Twin's curious idiosyncracies, though, Richard D. James Album is a very listenable record and a worthy follow-up to I Care Because You Do.

T-Rex's erotic imagination (Z S), Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:26 (eight years ago) link

"Milkman" was a track off the Girl/Boy EP and post-dates RDJ, altho maybe not in the States.

My whole objection is only to the "RDJ copped these moves direct from Squarepusher" idea, I certainly wouldn't say guys weren't influencing one another, but Luke Vibert belongs in the picture somewhere too afaik

a ticker tape of "must not fuck up" (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:30 (eight years ago) link

That first sentence contradicts itself so bad I'm not even sure why it was written

curse u steve jobs

Good news, everyone! (kelpolaris), Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:31 (eight years ago) link

But OK, I'm in the wrong, excuse me for getting my historical facts off an employee of Apple

Good news, everyone! (kelpolaris), Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:33 (eight years ago) link

My dates were a smidgeon off anyway, Squarepusher might've released his first Spymania EP around the same time as Hangable Auto Bulb, but the latter definitely has drill'n'bass stuff going on a good year before RDJ, so the crappy review is right about that bit.

a ticker tape of "must not fuck up" (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:33 (eight years ago) link

well, I think we can all agree that I did a very good job in quickly finding and posting that iTunes review

T-Rex's erotic imagination (Z S), Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:40 (eight years ago) link

that's an allmusic review being used by itunes there, i'm pretty certain

glengarry glenn danzig (latebloomer), Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:43 (eight years ago) link

RDJ was on Mixing It (cult UK radio show, long since cancelled) in like 1994, I can't remember if he picked any tracks or just commented on the presenters' picks, but I do remember him saying nice things about Xenakis

(and not getting angry when they played an Oval track - maybe this predated the alleged Oval/RDJ beef)

moiré eel (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:53 (eight years ago) link

IIRC both of Squarepusher's Spymania releases as well as Vibert's Plug EPs predate Hangable Auto Bulb. But all these guys knew each other so I'm sure the actual conversation and exchange of notes was happening outside of what exists on vinyl.

HAB moved things a lot further away from 'actual' Dn'B though, in terms of timbre, melody and general spasticness, so that's something.

the only tastemaker (noz), Saturday, 20 November 2010 19:59 (eight years ago) link

No I think there was an interview somewhere with Richard James where he said it. I definitely have never read the iTunes description before. A couple years ago I got obsessed with reading Aphex Twin interviews and he was pretty specific, I think it was the result of this one particular drum machine that Jenkinson was using to produce those "clipping" drum beats, where every beat is suddenly played many times faster. I think he describes it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knnLsJ37PLI&feature=related

That being said I could be totally wrong though...

jeevves, Saturday, 20 November 2010 20:10 (eight years ago) link

xp to aps: what Oval/RDJ beef?

the coffee of coffees (corey), Saturday, 20 November 2010 21:16 (eight years ago) link

yeah, curious about that myself...

original bgm, Saturday, 20 November 2010 22:15 (eight years ago) link

Turf war, innit? AFX was Elephant & Castle.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Saturday, 20 November 2010 22:40 (eight years ago) link

huh, I was sure there was a later interview where RDJ was mad at Oval for sampling him but I am failing to google this, beginning to think I imagined it

sorry all if I did! ps I like Oval and Aphex

moiré eel (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 20 November 2010 22:47 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

oh hai
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yQRp4j2RQM

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:33 (one month ago) link

That's a pretty cool looking stream.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:32 (one month ago) link

so many aphex twin threads...

anyway, the long awaited r d james / w h auden collaboration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0A0mMp48Rg

koogs, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 21:00 (three weeks ago) link

(there was apparently a 12" available at the above gig, that's from it)

koogs, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 21:02 (three weeks ago) link

Was at Aphex curates at WHP in Manchester Depot and that was some bloody show. Oh my lord, Polynomial C.

I agree that the "I" is a pretty heavy concept (fionnland), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 21:17 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OXRME6UWSs&t=882s
fuck, this is good

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 28 September 2019 20:52 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OXRME6UWSs

14:42 is what Lowell was talking about

lost IDM classics (lukas), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 19:09 (one week ago) link


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