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SERIOUSLY: BEST SONG EVER?

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 05:53 (fifteen years ago) link

MAYBE!

(especially if someone finds out that the vocals are sung by RDJ himself)

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 8 November 2006 06:03 (fifteen years ago) link

better than Float On? which i heard on the radio on the way home from dinner.

jaxon (jaxon), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 06:17 (fifteen years ago) link

I've moved on.... to Badi Assad's Chameleon.

I want to snuggle with Haikunym someday and have him tell me all his Brazilian secrets.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 07:14 (fifteen years ago) link

oh yeah, i have to hear badi.

i think i've only ever heard that ambient works cd once in my life. just DLed XTAL. pretty good. goes along well w/all the other early house/techno stuff i'm listening to. grassy ass.

jaxon (jaxon), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 07:33 (fifteen years ago) link

i concur with the thread's premise

latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 08:11 (fifteen years ago) link

not even the best song on the album.

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 13:57 (fifteen years ago) link

love the bass in this

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 15:21 (fifteen years ago) link

CHRISTTAL with two t's?

Dr. Alicia D. Titsovich (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 15:46 (fifteen years ago) link

wow, i can't believe i didn't own this album yet. it's pretty fucking amazing. i think the one time i listened to it i ended up taking a nap so i assumed it was boring sleepy time music. it's really just like a nice, mellow electro album. didn't realize there were so many beats on it. Ageispolis is kicking my ass right now.

jaxon (jaxon), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 17:47 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah this album is the shit, best thing dude ever did

and what (ooo), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 20:06 (fifteen years ago) link

"Schottkey 7th Path" is phenom.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 8 November 2006 21:11 (fifteen years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xtal

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 8 November 2006 21:12 (fifteen years ago) link

'ptolmey' is like some newcleus shit

and what (ooo), Wednesday, 8 November 2006 22:20 (fifteen years ago) link

xtal=best song to listen to while tripping
the track after it almost has me convinced that airports are comfortable places.

Fetchboy (Felcher), Thursday, 9 November 2006 00:31 (fifteen years ago) link

hardly ever listen to this but its great. i'll play this loud as fuck later as i'm in a bit of a bass war w/ prick downstairs

am0n (am0n), Thursday, 9 November 2006 00:39 (fifteen years ago) link

great tune...

Ronan (Ronan), Thursday, 9 November 2006 00:40 (fifteen years ago) link

i like "tha"

(but not bassy enuff. marvellous cain "hitman" otoh.. muahahah >:D)

am0n (am0n), Thursday, 9 November 2006 00:55 (fifteen years ago) link

tha is too floaty to play w/ other tracks but great sleep music

and what (ooo), Thursday, 9 November 2006 01:10 (fifteen years ago) link

I flashback just listening to it

roc u like a § (ex machina), Thursday, 9 November 2006 15:11 (fifteen years ago) link

even i will agree with this thread.

calvin johnson has ruined rock for an entire generation (orion), Thursday, 9 November 2006 15:40 (fifteen years ago) link

I love this song.

deej.. (deej..), Thursday, 9 November 2006 16:55 (fifteen years ago) link

(and album)

deej.. (deej..), Thursday, 9 November 2006 16:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, it's awesome. "Xtal" and "Tha" are the best track on the album.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 9 November 2006 17:26 (fifteen years ago) link

I wonder how many weeks it will take me to find out what this is.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 November 2006 17:56 (fifteen years ago) link

APHEX TWIN - SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS, 85-92

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 9 November 2006 17:57 (fifteen years ago) link

SONG #1

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 9 November 2006 18:04 (fifteen years ago) link

ROCKIST HERE

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 November 2006 18:15 (fifteen years ago) link

you've probably heard it, morbs, unless the poppers were too fierce at the club that night.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 9 November 2006 18:18 (fifteen years ago) link

I only have SAW vol II.


HOOKUPS???

gbx (skowly), Thursday, 9 November 2006 18:21 (fifteen years ago) link

i have it on vinyl at home, sorry gbx.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 9 November 2006 18:32 (fifteen years ago) link

xtal is song #3 on mine

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 9 November 2006 18:33 (fifteen years ago) link

time for slsk

gbx (skowly), Thursday, 9 November 2006 18:38 (fifteen years ago) link

oops, i meant


SLSK: ACTIVATE

gbx (skowly), Thursday, 9 November 2006 18:39 (fifteen years ago) link

I just thot it was cute you guys rank this as universally familiar as "Black Hole Sun" or "The Night They Invented Champagne."

(but I really can't figure how these genres caught on with teh str8 ppl, unless stenc's poppers joek means he was at the Ninth Circle doin 'research')

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 November 2006 19:53 (fifteen years ago) link

don't get all blount on me, morbs.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 9 November 2006 19:57 (fifteen years ago) link

xtal is song #3 on mine

o.Ò

am0n (am0n), Thursday, 9 November 2006 20:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Aphex Twin is kind of a ROCKIST electronic music, tho. Indie rockers who wouldn't be caught dead listening to Luomo or whatever still jerk off to the Chris Cunningham Directors Series DVD.

WTF is "The Night They Invented Champagne"?

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 9 November 2006 20:34 (fifteen years ago) link

i much prefer "green calx", "ptolemy" and "heliosphan" (my three favorites, in order)

"we are the music makers" - always thought this would sound awesome w/ sade singing over it.

"delphium" = honorable mention for heavy detroit techno vibes

HUNTA-V (vahid), Thursday, 9 November 2006 20:45 (fifteen years ago) link

and yeah, SAW85-92 is great, but where's the love for polygon window?!? THAT was the best aphex shit ever, believe.

HUNTA-V (vahid), Thursday, 9 November 2006 20:46 (fifteen years ago) link

sinker's awesome breakdown of techno as the secret bastard lovechild of "novelty music" (christmas singing cats, songs w/ cuckoo clocks, sound effects in pop songs, baby elephant dance, etc) to thread.

HUNTA-V (vahid), Thursday, 9 November 2006 20:48 (fifteen years ago) link

sorry, WRONG THREAD

HUNTA-V (vahid), Thursday, 9 November 2006 20:49 (fifteen years ago) link

i love polygon window too.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 9 November 2006 20:49 (fifteen years ago) link

if only jaymc knew as much about music as he did ILX0rs.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 9 November 2006 20:51 (fifteen years ago) link

i might have the ATwin at home from my 'dutiful' phase.

Gigi, jaymc.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 November 2006 20:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Ah. Never seen it.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 9 November 2006 21:18 (fifteen years ago) link

And the venerable Steve Shasta is right -- I really don't know that much about music at all.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 9 November 2006 21:19 (fifteen years ago) link

no it's just silly revisionist statements like the your choice quote above typical of autoscripted ILX conjecture-wank.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 9 November 2006 21:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Wait, what?

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 9 November 2006 21:46 (fifteen years ago) link

I can't tell what you're taking issue with. At first I thought it was my ignorance of Gigi, and I was like, fair enough, there's really a whole lot of music I've never heard, that's something I'll totally own up to, etc. ... But now I'm wondering whether it's the first part of my post about Aphex Twin vs. Luomo. I'm certainly not damning Aphex Twin -- I joined in the chorus saying that "Xtal" is great -- but I do think that RDJ, like most practitioners of "IDM," makes the kind of electronic music that rock fans often gravitate toward. I mean, you go to Reckless Records in Chicago, and their electronic section is mostly AFX, Squarepusher, Mouse on Mars, etc. That's all I'm saying. Morbius's comment that he found it odd for straight people to be listening to "these genres" was just really weird to me, since my stereotype of an Aphex Twin fan is, like, TOMBOT.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 9 November 2006 21:57 (fifteen years ago) link

SAWII d2 tk3 = bumpin

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 18 May 2007 17:08 (fifteen years ago) link

LOL

APHEX TWIN IS OLD

(ie irrelevant)

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 18 May 2007 17:09 (fifteen years ago) link

i recently realized that i hate a lot of music because it reminds me of saw85-92

, Saturday, 19 May 2007 08:31 (fifteen years ago) link

an exception would be 'from here we go sublime', which, i think, owes a lot to xtal

, Saturday, 19 May 2007 08:33 (fifteen years ago) link

only song played last night that triggered "hi, um what are you playing?": acrid avid jam shred

bb, Saturday, 19 May 2007 16:44 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41P377SV9KL._AA240_.jpg
1. I Find Your Love - Beth Nielsen Chapman
2. Jerusalem - Knapley Women's Club (Cast)
3. The Funeral
4. Fantastic Tits
5. March
6. Bra's Off
7. Sponsorship
8. The Press
9. Letters
10. One More Hour
11. The Way You Do the Things You Do - The Temptations
12. Alberto Balsalm - Aphex Twin
13. You Upset Me Baby - B.B. King
14. Comin' Home Baby - Quincy Jones & His Orchestra
15. Ride Your Pony - The Meters
16. Find Another Way - Mornin' Norman

and what, Friday, 22 June 2007 20:20 (fifteen years ago) link

that's a pretty good mix!

strongohulkington, Friday, 22 June 2007 20:22 (fifteen years ago) link

search: ceephax - friend track

sleep, Friday, 22 June 2007 20:22 (fifteen years ago) link

fantastic tits sounds awesome

max, Friday, 22 June 2007 20:26 (fifteen years ago) link

three months pass...

still ruling the universe...

Steve Shasta, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 18:53 (fourteen years ago) link

an exception would be 'from here we go sublime', which, i think, owes a lot to xtal

-- ☪, Saturday, May 19, 2007 4:33 AM (4 months ago)

if you mean its a lazier, suckier xtal then yes

am0n, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 19:17 (fourteen years ago) link

or "a lazy, sucky xtal" rather haha...

am0n, Wednesday, 10 October 2007 19:26 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...

SAWII doing great things to my mind right now.

caek, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 19:10 (fourteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...

xtal = best song ever

cutty, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 02:29 (thirteen years ago) link

yes

imperial management trainee (latebloomer), Wednesday, 29 October 2008 03:25 (thirteen years ago) link

could never get into it

Lingbert, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 03:26 (thirteen years ago) link

When I was playing Spore a couple weeks ago I discovered that, in the building items, they have among other things a Polygon Window.

Awesome!

Trayce, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 03:42 (thirteen years ago) link

there's nothing to go into. it just is.

cutty, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 10:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Truth bomb that.

Trayce, Thursday, 30 October 2008 00:09 (thirteen years ago) link

xtal is beautiful

ℵℜℜℜℜℜℜℜℜℜ℘! (Curt1s Stephens), Thursday, 30 October 2008 01:42 (thirteen years ago) link

gbx never YSI'd me SAWII. ;_;

(So I'm going to go download it now.)

(PS I was a douche on this thread.)

jaymc, Thursday, 30 October 2008 05:10 (thirteen years ago) link

(So I'm going to go download it now.)

I can just call you on your phone and go WOOOO WOOO SKRK WOOOOOOO NANOO NANOO PSSSSSSHH ECHO NANOO, that would take a lot less time

TOMBOT, Thursday, 30 October 2008 05:11 (thirteen years ago) link

or you could just record yourself reading the all-caps part of my last post and loop it on your computer with some reverb

TOMBOT, Thursday, 30 October 2008 05:12 (thirteen years ago) link

i think i prefer Papua New Guinea to Xtal afa hippy dippy yaya-thedral reverb ambient techno goes. Pulsewidth, though, that is the sound of shopping on the internet, no question. the kid had vision.

TOMBOT, Thursday, 30 October 2008 05:16 (thirteen years ago) link

I only just realised recently that PNG has a sample in it from a Dead Can Dance song.

Trayce, Friday, 31 October 2008 03:40 (thirteen years ago) link

<3 xtal

what i got is HOOS for the capitalism (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 31 October 2008 03:42 (thirteen years ago) link

sleep, Monday, 3 November 2008 00:41 (thirteen years ago) link

i love this thread

s1ocki, Monday, 3 November 2008 01:50 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...

i would like to live inside this song

cutty, Monday, 2 March 2009 13:51 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

just saw a Lexicon Super Prime Time digital delay for the first time when visiting Mills this morning

http://www.flickr.com/photos/adeneko/2835706884/in/photostream/

you can't quite see it, but the third blue button, the one directly under 'bank select'

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 22:32 (twelve years ago) link

this song is helpful to life right now! thx

mind crystals over matter (rrrobyn), Thursday, 11 March 2010 00:49 (twelve years ago) link

i would like to live inside this song

― cutty, Monday, March 2, 2009 8:51 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

otm times a billion

max, Thursday, 11 March 2010 00:53 (twelve years ago) link

xtal makes me feel like a goddamn angel 0:D

ramses 'gyptian nightmares (m bison), Thursday, 11 March 2010 01:06 (twelve years ago) link

tha!

nakhchivan, Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:15 (twelve years ago) link

hippy dippy yaya-thedral reverb ambient techno

awesome
(both the words and the sound)

that is an A+ display name for someone but i don't think i can do it justice, so, just noting it here

falling while carrying an owl (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:02 (twelve years ago) link

gnegneri yaya thedral toure

nakhchivan, Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:19 (twelve years ago) link

divine secrets of the yaya-thedral sisterhood

ILX's Dopiest Poster (latebloomer), Friday, 12 March 2010 15:35 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

co-worker listening to XTAL

cutty, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 19:19 (eleven years ago) link

we all should listen to XTAL always

cutty, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 19:19 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

omg:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alOusC5_3Fo

cutty, Saturday, 18 September 2010 14:14 (eleven years ago) link

It's a real shame that ppl like Tombot turned me off Aphex Twin for a good 10 years.

Fuck you for that, dudes.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Saturday, 18 September 2010 17:40 (eleven years ago) link

says the guy with the aphex username

cutty, Saturday, 18 September 2010 17:54 (eleven years ago) link

This is not an Aphex related username. He has nothing to do with the Tregaskins! Jeez, do you just believe that Richard writes all electronic music, everywhere? Listen to the music, man, not the hype, or who you think wrote it, no matter whose name is on the publishing rights etc. etc. and so forth amen shit I gotta get a leg on if I'm going to this Rephlex party thing tonight.

Karen D. Tregaskin, Saturday, 18 September 2010 19:51 (eleven years ago) link

XTAL is like...dimly lit warehouse just outside the M25, 4am, one security guard, one Ford Fiesta parked outside.

Hymie in Galveston (admrl), Saturday, 18 September 2010 20:52 (eleven years ago) link

I suppose that means nothing to some of you. Your loss!

Hymie in Galveston (admrl), Saturday, 18 September 2010 20:52 (eleven years ago) link

Why's everybody harshin' mellows all of a sudden

Z S, Saturday, 18 September 2010 21:39 (eleven years ago) link

Ban Karen Bigasscan

Fartbritz Sootzveti (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 18 September 2010 23:12 (eleven years ago) link

six years pass...

https://youtu.be/FB_ClJ9nikY
am0n posted this on a SAW thread but it belongs here.

Also, every year I spend on earth I become more convinced that

xtal = best song ever

― cutty, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:29 PM (eight years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 05:56 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

Got myself a new subwoofer for Christmas. XTAL ideal sub test test (big booty bass, fkn gorgeous.)

lukas, Sunday, 26 December 2021 21:27 (six months ago) link


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