Aphex Twin classic or Dud?

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TVT, whoops.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:33 (eight months ago) link

My memory is that SAW and SAWII received a wider critical reception, had better distribution and had generally remained widely available. Surfing On Sine Waves, stop me if I'm wrong, actually went out of circulation at some point, and while not rare exactly, was a bit trickier to find... the early AFX and Caustic Window records were somewhat similar in that respect. I don't remember people not realising that it was all being produced by Richard James at the time, at least in my circle of DJ friends.

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:42 (eight months ago) link

“It’s these people called Aphex Twins” 😭 pic.twitter.com/G6aygIiaFL

— arj (@shempiii) April 27, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 27 April 2019 19:04 (eight months ago) link

Great retrospective SAWII review by Sherburne: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/aphex-twin-selected-ambient-works-volume-ii/

blokes you can't rust (sic), Sunday, 5 May 2019 21:27 (eight months ago) link

It was a great piece, provides lots of context.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 5 May 2019 21:40 (eight months ago) link

trying not to take the bait on that rating

but everybody calls me, (lukas), Sunday, 5 May 2019 22:20 (eight months ago) link

what sort of maniac reads a numerical rating on a record review

blokes you can't rust (sic), Sunday, 5 May 2019 23:08 (eight months ago) link

Good piece. (I think the album deserves a 10, if any album does...)

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Monday, 6 May 2019 00:22 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

in the unlikely event anyone wants Collapse but doesn’t have it, send me a webmail and i’ll send you a download code

but everybody calls me, (lukas), Monday, 15 July 2019 22:00 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

damn this paul nagle song "the enchanted garden" sounds really close to whimsical mid-period aphex stuff like "cuckoo", "donkey rhubard", "fingerbib", etc, just without the beats (fast forward to around 5:10)

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

brimstead, Friday, 1 November 2019 01:18 (two months ago) link

nice

yeah, definitely not too far off from a lot of that aphex influenced 95-05 stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXxIi58Hjrw&list=OLAK5uy_k1qCeDNL429NnRinb2ewPxc4M5I8jhlKE&index=5

djdirtbagstyle, Friday, 1 November 2019 05:59 (two months ago) link

try again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGs3d8mbSh4

djdirtbagstyle, Friday, 1 November 2019 06:00 (two months ago) link

God that first Jega album is such a winner. Bangers and beauties.

octobeard, Friday, 1 November 2019 22:12 (two months ago) link

Hell yeah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWJP17esBlI

recommend his Variance LP too

this DN is a little on-the-nose at times

lost IDM classics (lukas), Monday, 11 November 2019 18:03 (two months ago) link

https://streamable.com/a68p9

recent clip of Aphex with a live singer

lost IDM classics (lukas), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:11 (two months ago) link

(typical photographer)

koogs, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 13:50 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/NqK7dqF.jpg

can't believe its taken me so long to notice this

frogbs, Monday, 9 December 2019 04:40 (one month ago) link

What’s the one on the left?

Frozen II Outtakes Playlist (morrisp), Monday, 9 December 2019 04:47 (one month ago) link

Magnetic Fields by Jean-Michel Jarre

I doubt RDJ is much of a fan which makes this funnier tbh

frogbs, Monday, 9 December 2019 04:55 (one month ago) link

Do you think it's intentional or just a random coincidence? Seems pretty coincidental to me, besides having a closeup of the artist's face on a white background (which is hardly uncommon), the covers aren't that similar: Jarre shows 1/2 of a face, Aphex has 3/4; Jarre is shot from a straight angle and shows only the face + a bit of neck, Aphex is shot from slightly above and shows some shoulder as well; Jarre includes the artist name and album title, Aphex doesn't.

Tuomas, Monday, 9 December 2019 13:01 (one month ago) link

sorry, these look nothing alike

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 9 December 2019 13:03 (one month ago) link

^

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Monday, 9 December 2019 13:09 (one month ago) link

tough crowd

The Pingularity (ledge), Monday, 9 December 2019 14:00 (one month ago) link

I don't know if it's intentional or not though I'd imagine he definitely knows who JMJ is

Seems pretty coincidental to me, besides having a closeup of the artist's face on a white background (which is hardly uncommon)

for instrumental electronic music I think it's pretty uncommon! though obviously RDJ is pretty willing to do it

frogbs, Monday, 9 December 2019 14:35 (one month ago) link

alright listen you little shits

frogbs, Monday, 9 December 2019 14:35 (one month ago) link

Magnetic Fields

It's Les chants magnétiques, not Les champs magnétiques, except of course 'chants' and 'champs' are homophones in French.

I agree with the others that Afx's pose probably isn't a callback but I like the speculation.

pomenitul, Monday, 9 December 2019 14:39 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Brilliant as ever. Visuals no slouch either. https://youtu.be/961uG4Ixg_Y

Pyschocandles, Friday, 3 January 2020 01:02 (two weeks ago) link

WTF @ 2/3 of Smojphace (which I just listened to for the first time and which will probably be the last thing I ever hear now that my eardrums have been thoroughly scoured)

I don't 'do' memes but if I did this would be a great candidate for the 'Lou Reed: (records Metal Machine Music); RDJ: Hold my beer.' treatment.

Pizza is Really Yummy for Me (Old Lunch), Monday, 13 January 2020 20:14 (one week ago) link

since it's my thread, i am gonna vouch for Ovuca - Onclements, which is great and I've been listening to it all week (and it's on Rephlex so semi-on topic)

Ludo, Monday, 13 January 2020 20:50 (one week ago) link

it's amazing how consistently good these dj(+live?) sets are xxpost

lukas, Monday, 13 January 2020 21:09 (one week ago) link

I think those Smojphace tracks are supposed to be fed through a visualiser thingy

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 13 January 2020 21:35 (one week ago) link


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