Saturday, January 27, 2007

Grin and Bear: Aphex Twin at Roskilde

Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, is one of the fascinating electronic artists around. While the somewhat anonymous style inherent to this sort of music is not for everyone, James has amassed a staggering amount of material and acclaim, including releases under monikers such as AFX and Polygon Window. Admittedly, these two factors mean that my experience with him are rather limited, mainly to the recent Chosen Lords, the acclaimed Selected Ambient Works 85-92, and the Richard D. James Album, but it's clear from the relatively small sample size that his creativity and skill is unparalleled.

In other words, if you're into this sort of stuff, there's no one better. This set provides a pretty good overview of his sound, progressing from the tranquil "Lichen" to the frenetic "Digeridoo" to the ear-shredding collapse of "Come To Daddy." It was recorded at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark on June 27th, 1997.


1. Laughable Butane Bob
2. Heliosphan
3. Lichen
4. Inkey$
5. Girl/Boy Song
6. Crappy
7. Digeridoo
8. Come To Daddy

Will Mix For Cash: Here


d16 said...

this show is awesome!

Anonymous said...

"Inkey$" seems to be missing. Any chance of fixing?

Roland said...

It should be working now; thanks for notifying me.

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