Aphex Twin classic or Dud?

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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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) link

try again

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

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

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

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

(typical photographer)

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

What’s the one on the left?

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

sorry, these look nothing alike

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 9 December 2019 13:03 (nine months ago) link

^

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

tough crowd

The Pingularity (ledge), Monday, 9 December 2019 14:00 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) link

alright listen you little shits

frogbs, Monday, 9 December 2019 14:35 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

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

Pyschocandles, Friday, 3 January 2020 01:02 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

lukas, Monday, 13 January 2020 21:09 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

(Not new music)

what the fucking fuck is going on here?https://t.co/cPLG868cP0

(h/t @djhausUTTU)

— Posthuman (@posthuman) March 4, 2020

groovypanda, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 10:53 (six months ago) link

Probably forgot to renew the domain registration? The incest pron link on the contact page seems like a giveaway tbf

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 11:03 (six months ago) link

looks like a "prank" to me !!!

frogbs, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 13:01 (six months ago) link

I vote prank

dan selzer, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 13:27 (six months ago) link

it's a very well observed one if so

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 16:42 (six months ago) link

The domain's WhoIs details are weird (the registrant/tech contact is purported to be someone named Elizabeth Hanks in Clinton, NJ) -- but it's hosted out of the UK and doesn't appear to have changed hands recently.

tamagotchi revival artist (morrisp), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 17:39 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

New tracks?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 15:42 (five months ago) link

download the mp3s and check the comments ;_;

lukas, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 17:53 (five months ago) link

huh?

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 18:56 (five months ago) link

Oh, yeah, I saw that. (Apparently his father recently passed, and he dedicated at least one track to him.)

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 18:59 (five months ago) link

brimstead: https://soundcloud.com/user18081971

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 19:09 (five months ago) link

better: https://soundcloud.com/user18081971/tracks

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 19:10 (five months ago) link

no I got it, I just thought lukas’ initial post implied it was fake or something

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 20:31 (five months ago) link

o i c

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 20:53 (five months ago) link

'qu 1' is beautiful and sad.

brain (krakow), Thursday, 9 April 2020 22:03 (five months ago) link

I won’t attempt to parse the exact p.o.v. behind the cluster of URLs in the profile’s “Bio,” but there’s definitely a p.o.v. being expressed.

morrisp, Friday, 10 April 2020 01:04 (five months ago) link

oh he's a covid truther cool

frogbs, Friday, 10 April 2020 01:14 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

That stuff seems to have now been removed from the bio. Good, I guess.

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:59 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

Pretty fun thread.

It’s almost hard to believe now because mental drum programming is so synonymous with Aphex but the RDJ Album was really seen by many at the time as him embracing the drum n bass movement. To that point, drum programming had been a feature of his releases, but with RDJ—and esp. Come to Daddy—it became a focus and a signature of sorts. TBH, I’m not sure I’ve ever totally warmed to it but in some cases I dialed that’s intentional.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 21 September 2020 04:27 (four days ago) link

Those albums are the most dated he’s released

beard papa, Monday, 21 September 2020 07:11 (four days ago) link

still love his digital drill n bass stuff. a lot of the humour has aged badly, but I still get a lot of pleasure from the tracks

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Monday, 21 September 2020 07:54 (four days ago) link

I can’t hang with some of the cloying melodies on RDJ these days, still love 4 and yellow calx...if anything Druqks has grown in my estimation

never a big come to daddy fan apart from IZ-US

brimstead, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:13 (four days ago) link

and “arched maid via rdj” def a timeless aphex drill n bass tune

brimstead, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:13 (four days ago) link

CTD EPs are very much my favourites in a career of highlights. Maybe not so much the title track, but everything else is lovely.

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Monday, 21 September 2020 15:14 (four days ago) link

Cloying Afx and creepy clown Afx (not mutually exclusive) are the facets of his music I like the least.

pomenitul, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:15 (four days ago) link

once you take those out, there isn't much left though, is there? not sure about 'cloying' melodies though - any examples?

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Monday, 21 September 2020 15:19 (four days ago) link

'Milkman' bridges the gap between the two and is thus doubly insufferable.

pomenitul, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:24 (four days ago) link

forget I said anything

brimstead, Monday, 21 September 2020 15:29 (four days ago) link


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