Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Is there anyone out there that wasn't influenced by Mr. James's electonic noodling. I mean just look at that face, all sweetness and light. For some reason his image gives my wife nightmares, but all I see is a sweet little boy from Cornwall.

I got a chance to see Aphex once in about 92 when he opened up for the Orb at the Brixton Academy in London. I remember the whole show as awesome. That's when I felt that London had opened up for me. I viewed the soft underbelly of freaks that showed up for that show and felt that I had a place there after all. Sometimes a new city can be a hard place to adjust to and it usually takes a group moment such as that to make me feel at home.

Over the years I have been both overwhelmed and disappointed with his releases but for some reason I just keep going back. Even with the latest Analord series, I don't play vinyl anymore but I for some reason felt it my duty to get a couple. There were some good tracks, but also a few that just seemed to go on and on.

Today I wanted to post a couple of tracks that I have "found" over the last couple of years. I am not completely sure about their place in his discography and in fact there is the complete possibility that they aren't even him. However, in listening to them again and again I find that if they are not him then someone is doing a hell of a job impersonating the man. Let me know what you think.

Aphex Twin - Melodies from Mars - untitled 2

Aphex Twin - Analord 10 - Fenix Funk 5


We Love Aphex (Mandell) said...

Mary Anne Hobbs is doing a tribute this week RDJ. I am sure she has some rarities on show. And win the Aphex prize.

mandell said...

Here her link: