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All I own by him is this burnt copy of Come to Daddy. what album out of the 5 hes done should i get first?
Selected Ambient Works for something more downtempo
Drugks is you want something more similar to Come to Daddy
is the perfect song to piss people off with who don't like that sort of music
Richard D. James album. Selected Ambient works I and II are good also (II is stranger, I is bordering on lift music).
The Richard D James album is by far the best thing he's ever done or ever likely to do in my opinion.
the Richard D James album vote.
It's the best thing he's put his name to, as it doesn't wander off aimlessly (well, not as much as some of the other stuff!). It's just a cracking album.
Richard D James album is a record I can listen to forever. Cos once you get over the 'mad' beats and things it's still melodically and musically fantastic in a way that Drukqs isn't.
Then I care because you do.
and 51/3 (or whatever it's called) the japanese singles collection with 'On' and 'Donkey Rhubarb'
is a great song too :)
I Care Because You Do is quite a fine starting point too as it's quite varied.
is shit all like come to daddy
richard d james is well good
Is his best album.
its rather varied, cute and cuddly in places, and very scarey in others, without resorting to his trademark spaz beats all the time
there;s a new AFX album called 'Chosen Lords' out in April. Tis selected tracks from the Analord series of 12"s released last year.
any news link?
no one else has mentioned it. And it's got didgeridoo on it.
Yeah? Fucking wicked - was hoping they'd do that.
Analord series was (mostly) excellent.
'Richard D James' album is probably the one to start with - although I'm a big fan of most of his stuff.
Heres a link
"Chosen Lords" CAT173CD
1. Fenix Funk5
2. Reunion 2
4. Crying In Your Face
6. Boxing Day
7. Batine Acid
Analord is Aphex Twin doing what he does best: refreshing
electronic music in such an exquisite, effortlessly
inventive fashion that you pity his peers. Once again, James
dissolves the boundaries between disco, electro, techno and
pop? and stimulates the parts other musicians donâ€št even
know exist. Pure synthesized heavenâ€° Uncut
Throughout 2005, and with little fanfare, Richard D. James
released the Analord series of twelve inches under the AFX
moniker on his label Rephlex. In total, 41 tracks were
released over a series of singles Ë† Analord Volumes 1-11 Ë†
all neatly contained in a custom binder, sold direct to fans
via the Rephlex website.
Each record went on to sell into five-figure quantities Ë† on
vinyl format ONLY! The tracks were not available for
download or on CD, making this a considerable sales
achievement. For fans of Aphex Twin, it was an almost
unprecedented bounty of new material in the gap since the
2001 double album, Drukqs, but many people who have
abandoned their turntables will have remained unaware of
this hive of activity.
In April 2006, Rephlex will release Chosen Lords. Rather
than release a triple CD featuring all 41 tracks, AFX
himself has distilled the tunes into a cohesive album, as it
was intended to be heard. Chosen Lords is, in fact, the
first full album of new material from Richard D. James since
Drukqs, and the word of mouth is that the tracks are among
his very best classics.
The style? As with most Richard D. James releases, it's hard
to pin down to any genre. Largely recorded on Richard's
private collection of unique collection of analogue
synthesizers Ë† vintage, modern and home-made, the rhythms,
melodies, harmonies, even some subliminal lyrics have all
evolved directly from the machines. One could say Chosen
Lords is partly-inspired by NY electro, Chicago house and
Detroit techno classics, but the album also stimulates the
kind of Å’lucid dreamingâ€š atmosphere found on Selected
Ambient Works 85-92.
Many people try to imitate Richard's sound, but he remains
an unrivalled innovator when it comes to the emotional and
musical depth and complexity of his tracks. As this composer
and producer's skills and life experiences are constantly
evolving, so too does the music gain ever greater resonance.
If you are interested in looking back to past memories,
through your current mood or forward to future emotions,
you're going to find something of interest on Chosen Lords.
The only limits are self-imposed.
Since 2001, the only Aphex Twin/AFX related releases have
largely been reissues: the 26 Mixes For Cash double CD
(Warp, 2003), Hangable Autobulb CD (Warp, 2005) bringing
together two EPs on CD for the first time, two 12â€°s on the
Men imprint (remixes of 808 State, DJ Pierre and The Bug),
'Mangle' on the last Rephlexions compilation (Rephlex,
2004), and a limited edition split 12â€° with LFO (Warp,
Chosen Lords is Richard D. James at the peak of his powers,
in the prime of life. Unmissable.
splendid song titles. My current fav is "Wabby Legs"