Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album (1996)

4th album by Richard D. James under his most familiar moniker - presumably why it starts off the quite wonderful '4'.  As well as pushing the limits of his interest in jungle breakbeats skittering all over the place, this is a nice, compact little record bursting with melody, sweetness and freshness - the Pet Sounds of 90s UK electronica perhaps?  Certainly on the gorgeous plucked strings of Goon Gumpas and Girl/Boy Song.  A thoroughly satisfying way to spend 32 minutes - nothing outstays its welcome, and there's always tiny little details that grab you on repeated listens.

My feet, my arms, my ears and your feet

Previously posted on SGTG: Surfing On Sine Waves

4 comments:

  1. Such a pleasure listening to this after many years - thankyou :)

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  2. Cornish Acid is the standout track on this one for me

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