A freind of mine called Karl used to live in Falmouth. Richard D James (A.K.A Polygon Window, AFX, Universal Indicator, Aphex Twin etc) was currently unheard of and had not yet been signed to A&S/R&S (I don't know, some European label before he founded Rephlex).
Karl sent a mixtape back to Wales for me - AFX was the only thing written on this black analogue cassette and the material on it completely blew me away.
I'm telling you; you don't get stuff like this come round a lot. If you want farty pop princesses, then that's fine. But if you want to broaden your horizons. Selected Ambient Works II would be an excellent place to start.
>>By cute_fluffy_death_thing (Wednesday, 9 Feb 2005 07:03)
"Richard D James is the bar standard by which a person's taste in electronic music is determined." -Roddimus
4 is my favorite track.
>>By Geotrio (Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005 06:56)
I love Selected Ambient Works I more.
may be that one is too diffucult for me to understand,but still there are wonderful tracks.
>>By aegnk (Thursday, 3 Aug 2006 03:45)
what about boards of canada?
>>By aegnk (Thursday, 3 Aug 2006 03:50)
i guess afx experiments a lot with everything... sampling, editing and programming is the thing, its not great science... i dont believe that the specifics are important... the truth about it is creativity... thats the only tech that he or anyone needs to create amazing music...
i think afx is more up to dj-ing right now... dont really like much his sets when i hear them... but im curious about hearing him live... it must be energyfull party experience... maybe someday he would come to Lima.
>>By phisto221 (Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 10:33)
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