Aphex Twin on the Rephlex years

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Aphex Twin on the Rephlex years

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Post by francoprussian » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:50 pm

It's quite good. But I wish for once an Aphex interview wasn't accompanied by annoying 'cutting-edge' web tech that looks like Hackers. Miss his soundcloud spasm. That was so cool and mutation-free.

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Post by neandrewthal » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:56 am

What the fuck were they thinking? That is so incredibly annoying to read.

If I try to read the paragraphs too soon after they become ungarbled my brain does this weird thing where it refuses to allow me to make sense of them until I've checked to make sure it's all real words first.
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Post by francoprussian » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:49 am

Also if you go back up the page it's all re-garbled

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Post by Reese P. Dubin » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:08 am

That text thing is some real 2009 type stuff.
Really enjoying his modern down to earth, not always taking the piss attitude.

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Post by Panason » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:12 am

He sounds less like a tosser now, compared to what was indicated by prior behavior. I suppose he's comfortable!
His mentioned likes in music are surprising. I find most of his own music rather annoying to listen to (brings to mind hyperactive/autistic savant children on designer psychedelics) despite being technically ingenious.
The mention of raves in Cornwall being special has me intrigued as I live in Cornwall now. Hard to see it still going on!

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Post by JakeE » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:03 pm

I think it's fine to read i had no problem, just needs two seconds to straighten out.

I am from Cornwall and Im a massive fan of Richards music. I Wish I was around back then (I wasn't even born when Rephlex started). I have got quite a long way to go with exploring Rephlex's catalogue, it would be cool if they had a bandcamp page so you could buy everything in one place. I have recently been listening to Bochum Welts releases.
There is occasionally raves around (here if we are talking about raves in a field) but I usually find the music is lacking somewhat, not everything is bad but a lot of the time it's mostly jump-up dnb, tech-house, psytrance and drumcode techno.
I don't recall hearing much electro/techno/idm/braindance by or on the likes of AFX/Drexciya/UR/Warp/Rephlex etc at a rave down here :sadbanana: .
Maybe I am just going to the wrong raves or have a bad memory haha.
There is a decent "club night" once in a while but we are pretty short on clubs and venues especially ones that stay open past 2am. Often not enough people turn up so promoters don't bother anymore as they loose money.
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Post by idontknow » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:05 am

Big fan of the man over here, but this interview is really really annoying, and faaaar from being original.
You can guess that the questions were prepared in advance and sent to him, there's no relation btw answers, meaning this is no discussion, and that's sad..
I know I'm a bit biased because of the amazing interview he did with a friend of his interviewing him (been looking for the link for 10mins..)
But anyway, always good to grasps things about him

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Post by francoprussian » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:41 pm

Dead:

http://noyzelab.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/ ... part1.html
http://noyzelab.blogspot.de/2014/11/syr ... part2.html

They must be cached somewhere. Archive.org is blocked in the UK on my network so can't check.

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Post by dubonaire » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:19 am

francoprussian wrote:Dead:

http://noyzelab.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/ ... part1.html
http://noyzelab.blogspot.de/2014/11/syr ... part2.html

They must be cached somewhere. Archive.org is blocked in the UK on my network so can't check.
I know David Burraston, in fact I bought my first Euro modules from him. You can reach the interviews here. https://rareafx.wordpress.com/dave-noyz ... mber-2014/

Still not clear how much of those interviews are taking the piss. Nothing is blocked if you use VPN.

Yeah Richard James seems to be cool now but, you know, he's older now and people do mellow. Such a creative person, as were his peers. Interesting he liked Chicago house because so many IDM heads hate music like Chicago house and I think it's awesome.

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Post by Panason » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:12 pm

Yeah it was the mention of Chicago house that surprised me as I thought he'd be the type to dislike booty shaking stuff.
There is occasionally raves around (here if we are talking about raves in a field) but I usually find the music is lacking somewhat, not everything is bad but a lot of the time it's mostly awful jump-up dnb, tech-house, psytrance and drumcode techno.
yeah those are millenials on bad drugs :help: I went to one near Brighton a few years back and it was a mess with 2 sound systems competing and blasting out nosebleed ketamine garbage and a bunch of screwed up kids looking for trouble.

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Post by dubonaire » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:27 pm

Panason wrote:Yeah it was the mention of Chicago house that surprised me as I thought he'd be the type to dislike booty shaking stuff.
Chicago house can be pretty banging, a lot of people would call some older Chicago house techno these days. Also don't forget Selected Ambient Works 85-92.

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Re: Aphex Twin on the Rephlex years

Post by Chaklack » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:15 am

This is super random - I don't know if any of you have heard the Dave Monolith album on Rephlex "Welcome" .....but there is no way in hell this is not RDJ.

I have been listening to the dude for 20+ years and it has all his trademarks and has a few interesting touches to try to throw off the listener.

Thoughts?

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Post by lisa » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:34 am

Chaklack wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:15 am
Thoughts?
You mean to say that there is a guy posing as Dave Monolith while the music is actually made by RDJ? :)

Search for ”braindance” on soundcloud and you’ll find hundreds of artists that sound like RDJ back when.
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Post by Chaklack » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:04 am

Yes absolutely. It's him. He's "taking the piss" as they say.

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Chaklack wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:04 am
Yes absolutely. It's him. He's "taking the piss" as they say.
Ok. A very slow burning joke then, going on for years, with some actor doing gigs, interviews and so on.
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Post by Chaklack » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:53 am

lisa wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:22 am
Chaklack wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:04 am
Yes absolutely. It's him. He's "taking the piss" as they say.
Ok. A very slow burning joke then, going on for years, with some actor doing gigs, interviews and so on.
Hahaha. Listen, I know it sounds ridiculous. I am not a conspiracy theorist. I work in STEM. Facts are life etc..

But i'm telling you - my ears tell me it's RDJ. The processing - the synths being used, the touches, the flairs, the melodic structure etc.

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dubonaire wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:19 am
Interesting he liked Chicago house because so many IDM heads hate music like Chicago house and I think it's awesome.
My understanding is that people who hate Chicago house are people of a certain era who got into electronic dance music through people like Aphex Twin. Aphex Twin is of an era where people adored Chicago House music.

It's like punk reaching the suburbs.

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Post by francoprussian » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:49 pm

Chaklack wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:53 am
Hahaha. Listen, I know it sounds ridiculous. I am not a conspiracy theorist. I work in STEM. Facts are life etc..

But i'm telling you - my ears tell me it's RDJ. The processing - the synths being used, the touches, the flairs, the melodic structure etc.
you are wrong. ten seconds listening tells me it is definitely not RDJ.

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Post by Chaklack » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:51 pm

Pfft. Ok. You're right.

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gruebleengourd wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:28 am
dubonaire wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:19 am
Interesting he liked Chicago house because so many IDM heads hate music like Chicago house and I think it's awesome.
My understanding is that people who hate Chicago house are people of a certain era who got into electronic dance music through people like Aphex Twin. Aphex Twin is of an era where people adored Chicago House music.

It's like punk reaching the suburbs.
I would have been shocked if he didn’t like Chicago house. The clunky digital drum sounds from that era are all over his stuff. Plus I’m guessing that and electro were his first introduction to dance music. I’m sure Detroit techno was around but wasn’t exactly mainstream like house was in the 80s, especially in the UK.
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Post by wuff_miggler » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:37 pm

Aphex twin ... legend imo.

i love that Richard can be a grammy winner...play ridiculously large festivals...
and on 2 separate occassions - close a set with :

Frazzbass/Komprex (utterly ridiculous italian splittercore)
Nasenbluten's - C*ntface.

Absolutely brilliant curator of electronic music (and i mean that on the whole, not just techno, or house or one other sub-niche) with his finger wellll on the pulse. The fact that he also gives new fresh labels the time of day is brilliant too - and makes him as relevant in 2020 as he was 30 years ago...cant say that about many artists.

What shit's me - is the usual type of RDJ fan is on the whole pretty fucking clueless about electronic music and just goes "WHOA" to shit like he above, but if someone else other than RDJ were to play the same shit - would be all like "ewww noise"....fuckers.

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Post by nuromantix » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:44 pm

dave monolith is a real person who makes his own music.

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Post by Countcowden » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:11 pm

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That was taken in the early 90s

He was turned down by UR to put his music out so he was well aware of Techno in addition to Chicago House.

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Post by nuromantix » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:08 am

At the time there wasn't much distinction between house and techno except techno seemed to be house music specifically from a place called Detroit. Lots of people were aware of all of it, loads of stuff from Detroit and Chicago and New York was huge in UK clubs and was licensed by UK labels. You could buy compilations of it in woolworths. Juan Atkins was mixing 12"s for pop acts, Kevin Saunderson was in the top 10. Acid house was probably the biggest youth craze since rock and roll. It was all over the tabloid newspapers. It's not like you had to be ultra underground to know about this stuff.

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