Damn, Stone in Focus

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In this thread, let us gather round and discuss how awesome this ambient track by Aphex Twin is, and why the hell he left it off the SAWII CD.

Belldog, Friday, 8 February 2008 20:53 (twelve years ago) link

i think maybe because there's not enough room on disc 1 or 2?

winston, Saturday, 9 February 2008 00:53 (twelve years ago) link

I've tried to make a single-CD mix of this a couple of times but it's fucking impossible. Which tracks would you leave out?

robertwolf8080, Saturday, 9 February 2008 01:42 (twelve years ago) link

just leave out the boring half of each one

El Tomboto, Saturday, 9 February 2008 01:43 (twelve years ago) link

That would be ideal. I just tried again and came up with 2 CDs, one that's ultra creepy and another that I would actually listen to.

But yes, Stone in Focus, it's like what Stars of the Lid should sound like to justify their long-ass records.

robertwolf8080, Saturday, 9 February 2008 01:51 (twelve years ago) link

Hey now.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 9 February 2008 01:52 (twelve years ago) link

"Don't Bother They're Here" off of Refinement IS "Stone in Focus" but I guess it's up to you which one does it better.

robertwolf8080, Saturday, 9 February 2008 01:59 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...

was just contemplating doing a thread of "Stone in Focus"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkVT2NwiAgY

The north-east's Number 2 children's party magician (Noodle Vague), Friday, 11 March 2011 16:28 (nine years ago) link

I managed to rip this to two CDs with SIF I'm sure.

It's high time they rereleased this album... unless I'm mistaken and they have.

farieling thosder chout a bagh an i ballme crantuman (dog latin), Friday, 11 March 2011 16:34 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

lol @ the best ambient track ever made being left off the cd versions

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 01:39 (two weeks ago) link

only my second fave on SAW II but yeah lol

Two Gentlemen with the Rona (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 01:43 (two weeks ago) link

It's been 12+ years since Refinement of the Decline???

can we start guilting SoTL about this? "you know what would make the constant possibility of imminent death bearable?"

lukas, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 02:12 (two weeks ago) link

Well I mean we were going to get a Winged Victory for the Sullen performance in Grace Cathedral next month but alas...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 02:24 (two weeks ago) link

Rhubarb is #1 for you NV?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 02:27 (two weeks ago) link

YouTube comments on this are actually kinda neat.
Paraphrasing one: the metronome clicking represents heart beating; long cello like sound represents breathing. As the piece progresses the heart beats slower and the breathing gets longer. Akin to getting into a deeper and deeper meditative state.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 02:31 (two weeks ago) link

Anyway this is perfect mood music for current state of things. Deep melancholy yet a gentle, womb-like aura telling you that everything is going to be alright.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 02:34 (two weeks ago) link

YT comments for SAWII tracks are definitely a whole mood.

morrisp, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 02:57 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU66K5dkYKU

traffic moving one day

saer, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 03:06 (two weeks ago) link

xxxp no, Cliffs has always been my favourite

Two Gentlemen with the Rona (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 08:13 (two weeks ago) link

Best youtube video, though I wish the jump cut wasn't there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86g1aop6a8

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:46 (two weeks ago) link


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