he's posting agaain, god damn that man
four new tracks
"evening, ok i gotta get some bakky 4 the rest o the nite, think it might b a long one"
the second coming is upon us
Actually no, got it again. Click on it and it says there was a problem.
Because he lives in the Scottish countryside, and if his connection is anything like mine, it'll be fucking unbearably slow.
As some who had 2.5 MB until this january, my fucking sympathies. I remember when it was pretty decent, then ~5-7 years back, it started becoming the new dial up.
got 70 MB now though, and I'm still in shock about it. I'm uploading .wavs in seconds versus several minutes.
>Our automatic content protection system has detected that your sound "FmsubBass" may contain the following copyright content: "Absence" by Riva Starr, owned by George V Records. As a result, its publication on your profile has been blocked.
I'm downloading them and tagging them as he's making downloads available.
If anyone is interested I'll upload them when he is finished with this batch, but given that there was 110 tracks last time, I could be here a while...
>tfw you haven't listened to anything but new afx for weeks straight
i'm into it, the early r8 tracks are mad, proper parallel universe memory lane shit
there are some sounds i know dead well that i never even knew he was messing with, well interesting
someone last week mentioned something that made me stop and think.
I'm sure he has some wealth, but look at the backlog he's given away. Most of this work is from 89-95, a time where he could of sold any of it for a pretty penny and made even more.
I've listened to most of this and I wouldn't say there is anything really that bad in the 100+ tracks. He could of easily released twice as much as he had back then and sold off others as remixes. I think he actively avoided selling out, he was obviously more focused on progressing his sound and following the stuff that excited him.
Richard gets a bad name from his pranks but it's obvious he never took advantage of record buyers.
track of the century thank you based richard
>Experimental & Psychedelic
Oh jesus christ
I haven't even fully digested the first 100 tracks
I dedicate these big fat cat tats to Rich
the discogs page is more technically correct than the RYM page
all in all though each separate download needs to be listed as an individual release on discogs/RYM. doubt anyone will have the autism to do all this work though
OFFICIAL LIST OF UNRELEASED RDJ TRACKS PLAYED LIVE THAT ARE YET TO BE UPLOADED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIUgJ37wY7o#t=337 (COULD BE APHEX COULD BE SQUAREPUSHER NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE)
wait are you saying that releasing music is selling out?
i thought selling out was when you made your stuff shitter just to sell it, or letting some evil corporation use it just to make yourself some money, shit like that
there's also the Circus Track that he played during that Adelaide Rephlex show from where the original recording of Muttley surfaced from (rumor has it it may not be RDJ)
and the dark ambient track played at the start of Old Trout
and the Acid Mix of Heliosphan
and last but not least, Dark Ptolemy
there's also a ton of other track that he played live which might be or not be him that I can't be arsed to look up right now
I probably would prefer listening to them in the upload order, but the MEGA link floating around is based on the All playlist, which works too. I just threw the deleted tracks at the end (111 and 112) since they're basically just bonus tracks right now anyway.
lol yeah. I easily would have paid $100+ for a box set containing the tracks he has released so far. But since Richard hates compiling and mixing things for release, the fans get millions of free trax.
I doubt it, there would be much more interest in his new stuff, at the very least enough to make it commercially viable. They don't own his tracks anyway but even so, you don't think think is boosting a much wider interest in his discography and therefore catalogue sales? I've been listening to more released Aphex Twin stuff this week than I have in the last few years. This isn't doing them any harm whatsoever. People need to learn that piracy or even giving stuff away doesn't equal commercial loses, actually quite the opposite.
How does he make this stuff? I can't imagine making music without at least referencing scales and progression. I don't mean to offend anyone's tastes but it just sounds like computer noises and vague patterns laid over a beat.
>computer noises and vague patterns laid over a beat
That was basically what a good chunk of '90s techno was, anon. I don't really like it either (techno in general; it sounds lifeless), but RDJ at least found a way to make it fun to listen to. This newly uploaded stuff it pretty damn early, too.
I enjoy some of his work. I just don't like how abstract some of it is. I like other dance/electronic music but not ambient or acid I guess. I was just wondering what the process of writing ambient tracks is. I guess you can write out the bassline and melodies but not the rest. Its just an alien concept to me. I'm oddly narrow minded when it comes to music
Like I said, I'm not trying to be shocking or a special snowflake. Im just wondering how you make ambient/trance music. Specifically Aphex Twin because he's the big name. I understand kinda how you can write house music and electronica seeing as those do follow scales but I can't wrap my ears around the patterns and hooks. They just sound unstructured I guess
If you find these tracks alien in structure, fuck knows what you'd make of newer Autechre or something.
There's just a lot of ways to approach electronic music composition. It's nothing mysterious, just musicians employing different technologies to get different results.
Oh nice, just listening to 33 jonny hawkes broken guitar[not finished] and noticed how much it sounds like Come To Daddy [Little Lord Faulteroy Mix], obviously without the bass/guitar part.
>listening to the most recently uploaded shit
>start from the first song after the All playlist
>at the end of each song, it goes back to the one I already listened to
Shit should count up or something.
The orchestral patches definitely bring to mind the ones he used in the mid 90s, especially on RDJ Album. If I had to place Sekonda I'd say he probably produced it around the time he was doing MfM.
If you couldn't tell I'm not fluent in dance music. My idea of dance music is Daft Punk and Talking Heads. I've been trying to get into Aphex Twin but its just not clicking. This is me attempting to broaden my horizons
it sounds like from around the era he was buds with Philip Glass
very possible it's even a collaboration
Why would you listen to unreleased stuff if you're trying to get in to him? Listen to his released stuff, there are many styles so go through them all. If you don't like them then you don't like them, it's no big deal, don't be such a try hard.
I'm as laid back as I want to be. And as I've kind of shown, I don't like the loss of control and dreamlike feeling weed gives me.
Speaking in Tongues, IIRC got pretty high on the dance charts when it released. Of course that's a different kind of dance music
130 on the user48736353001 account (including the 4 currently non-downloadable ones)
2 extras that were deleted (Girl Boy Dark, Red Calx)
Rhubarb remix from the Aphex Twin soundcloud
I would rec u some stuff but I'm about to fall asleep
but im sure these nice fellows will help u out
Try Richard d James album tho it's more straightforward compositionally than most techno
>I'm as laid back as I want to be. And as I've kind of shown, I don't like the loss of control and dreamlike feeling weed gives me.
>Speaking in Tongues, IIRC got pretty high on the dance charts when it released. Of course that's a different kind of dance music
I have no idea what the fuck you're even talking about. You should just drop some acid or take some shrooms, sounds like you have some seriously uptight issues to get over.
Aphex Twin doesn't really make dance music. His stuff is mostly stuff for the head, not the feet. I would suggest getting into dreamlike feelings. Stop being so in the moment. At least some of the time.
>Aphex Twin doesn't really make dance music
Are you dumb?
re: ITS JUST COMPUTER NOISES? WTF???? WHERE THE MUSIC!?
i have a theory.
you know those times you'll be listening to a track and you forget where the loops (pads, drum breaks mostly) start and end? you've heard the track a million times before but this time it sounds completely different because you're 'out of sync' with it.
it almost sounds like someone's gone in and replaced the track with a remix that replaces the snare with a kick, the kick with a snare, and moved the fills out of place entirely.
those who have experienced this will know what i'm talking about. it's pretty surreal when it happens.
i think that's what a lot of the people who don't 'get' aphex/"IDM" experience. maybe they're just not used to the way electronic music tracks tend to progress/build. maybe they're too used to a voice/lyrics 'guiding' them on where the other segments of the track start/finish/loop. that's my guess anyway.
if ur interested, this track has caught me out a few times. i've heard a handful of "different versions" over the years (when really i haven't):
get a grasp of the break/programming (listen to the whole track a few times if you've got the time), then listen to it again and try to 'place' the beginning of the loop at a different point in a time.
The process of writing ambient music. Does he have notebooks filled with ideas or does he sit at his setup and do what comes into his head and run with it. >>53338015
Chill dude. I've smoked all the weed I want to in life. That feeling is not for me. >>53338018
I guess it just takes time.
probably forgot to make them downloadable
or maybe he's still tinkering with them
just rip them with a converter for now in case they all get deleted and download them later if he allows downloads
Is this what you're talking about? try to off-sync with this
It has a completely different mood depending on where you perceive the 'start' of the percussion loop to be. It's like the spinning woman gif you can mentally shift
Like, I skimmed them. It was a while ago. What are you referencing? Anyway dude, I think most people could agree that a sizeable chunck of his catalog is not that dance-able. Unless you're spastic/and or sluggish and in your room alone, in which case you're right, and I do that all the time.
Where the fuck have you been the past 150 years? Do you know the processes behind rock and popular music? The developments of 20th century art and avant-garde music? Stop posting and kill yourself you brainless retard.
>Aphex Twin doesn't really make dance music. His stuff is mostly stuff for the head, not the feet
>He moved on, is all I'm saying.
>Anyway dude, I think most people could agree that a sizeable chunck of his catalog is not that dance-able.
You sound painfully insecure.
Everything with a clear rhythm is extremely danceable dude. My suggestion for you is to drop the insecurity, stop trying so hard to fit in and enjoy the music for what it is.
My area of music interest is mainly blues and rock based. Maybe I should've worded it differently. At least superficially ambient and trance music is very different than the music I listen to so I was wondering if the process of writing it was as different as the results.
Play a synth until you find something you like. Develop it, explore textures, chords and rhythm. Record it, mix it and go to town creating further interest and texture in the production stage. It is all one long process, the mixing and production as much of a creative part as choosing the chords to use.
Autechre CAN'T do something like this. Sean (or Rob, can't remember which one) said in that huge WATMM Q&A that Warp owns everything they make, unless they get permission to release it, or release it as Gescom. They also said they get paid a pretty penny for that exclusivity.
i totally feel you on this, it happens a to me a lot with music i've made
i've also been listening to SAW1 a lot lately, and one of the tracks i'd heard one way for years flipped on me and now i can't get it back. it's great though.
I do enjoy the music for what it is. I don't dance in public though because I don't understand what constitutes "good" dancing, so maybe I'm not so secure in that sense, but I am secure in my opinions. Fuck, I'll say that no music that I enjoy is really dance music because I don't understand how to move my body to music in a way that isn't strange and idiosyncratic. I dig it though. How do you dance to drill n' bass? It's not predictable. Maybe I misinterpret dance as performance. Like, improvisational performance. The average person can't groove to Girl/Boy the first time they hear it.
:( I guess it's cool if they're making money and they release pretty often too anyways and probably, no almost definitely, are top 5 electronic musicians ever (or at least right now) so that sorta makes up for it
Well its a good thing it took a whole lot of shit flinging to get my question at least partially answered. Any reccs for good recording/mixing software? I bought a synth last year so I could add a little texture to our band's sound