Aphex Twin

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Post Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:11 pm

I frequently listen to Aphex Twin, and I think this needs to be seen by everyone.

Windowlicker: http://youtube.com/watch?v=1P3Wc-37pC4

If you don't want to watch the intro, skip to around 3:00, it gets going then. Watch the whole thing, then voice your opinion, have fun, and Enjoy!


For more Aphex Twin viewing pleasure:

vordhosbn: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Qwe10iDlFQo&feature=related

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED WATCH:
rubber johnny: http://youtube.com/watch?v=l48HTZUHfeQ&feature=related

And of course, the most uncommon (/sarcasm) video of the lot.
Come to Daddy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Az_7U0-cK0

Thoughts, Opinions....?
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Post Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:08 pm

What genre are they?
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:57 am

Hard to really classify mr Richard D. James into 1 genre. The labels, techno, or IDM don't suit him.

It's creative, complex synthesized music, but you can classify them into any genre you want ;D
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:34 pm

yea dude i posted a forum about "techno drumming" earlier, and i mentioned Aphex Twin. HE ROX! and this drummer (chris pennie) from the dillinger escape plan, covers the song Come To Daddy.
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Post Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:20 pm

Wow...that's talent. Thanks for sharing that with me.
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Post Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:51 am

Aphex Twin puts out some amazing music. He covers a lot of stylistic ground. Both university music academics and skuzzy li'l rave kids love him.

Some albums y'all should check out to get a primer if you're not familiar with his work:

Drukqs
Richard D. James Album
I Care Because You Do
Come To Daddy
Selected Ambient Works '85-'92

He's put out a bunch more than that, but those would be good ones to see where he comes from musically, which definitely is not planet earth.
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Post Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:32 pm

Combined with Chris Cunningham, that is a twisted team.

Yes, if you appreciate his music, there is much genius to be found in it, although it's not some people style and thats fine, but it's worth a listen.
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Post Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:38 pm

yea exactly it is musicianship! and i love electronic-muzik, mainly trance. like Tiesto, DJ Sasha, John Digweed, Skazi, Infected Mushroom... and i dont label myself as just a metalhead, im just me and like everything.
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:34 am

i loooooove aphex. Any dude that lives in a bank vault must be cool
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:09 am

I throw in that people who like Aphex Twins should give Squarepusher a try. Also when you are not into the electronics give it try and focus on the rythms he produces. I recommend the album "Hard Normal Daddy".
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:29 am

Squarepusher is a DANGEROUS virtuoso electric bass player, one of the best on the planet. The drum programming on his albums (some of it is actually him playing live drums, he's excellent on drums as well) is sick. I guess you could say I'm a huge fan.
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:32 am

since we're talking electronic music here, visit my myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/alanselectronicmuse

I have a few songs up. Electronic music of varying stripes. Themefromsillygoose is three tracks of live keyboard playing, and drumfonk has live bass guitar. Everything else is programmed entirely.
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:11 pm

We'll if were going to jump into this little 'electronic music recommendation.

I STRONGLY reccommend Autechre. He is an amazing artist, similar to Squarepush and Aphex Twin, in that he creates amazing work, but he is juat as unique.
I also reccommend Ceephax Acid Crew, not as well known, but he has some good stuff.
Orbital is also another slightly more 'poppy' electronic artist, but amazing nonetheless.


And I agree Squarepusher is amazing.
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Post Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:16 pm

unsider wrote:I also reccommend Ceephax Acid Crew, not as well known, but he has some good stuff.


that's luke vibert's brother. speaking of cool artists based around broken beats and unusual electronic soundscapes, LUKE VIBERT.

Wagon Christ, Amen Andrews, Plug, kerrier district....hot stuff