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Twelvetrees

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  1. Yeah that's it. The visuals of foldfaced Irish public figures got big cheers.
  2. On a side note, I don't know if they get much attention here but Booka Shade played on Saturday and they were phenomenal. They were before Orbital and honestly they were much better. Orbital were good, but they just didn't bang.
  3. It truly was. Bringing Ryan out was just so sweet. The Analord track was Cilonen. It was so strange when it came on because the overall sound was incredibly loud and intense and then I could just hear bumbum bumbum bumbumbumbumbumbumbumbum sneaking in. The mix was great, especially for outdoor, loads of definition in the sound.
  4. It was absolutely stunning. I was right up the front so I can't comment on whether the whole crowd was into it but man... he killed it. I think he played a lot of unreleased stuff. Could have been others' but a lot of it had the Aphex feel. One track sounded really like Squarepusher (the big sine drop one for anyone who was there) but I didn't know it, could be unreleased! As for his own released stuff there was (floating in god mix), chink 101 and one of the Analords which came out of absolutely fucking nowhere! (I know the track but can't think of the name, maybe Reunion 2). Vis
  5. I think if you think about what you want to be the track to be too soon you'll end up creating anxiety for yourself. Generally I just mess around with sounds until something strikes me and then just keep going with it. Normally this makes me end up with forty maybe-fitting-together parts to a song and then I just try to make something out of the randomness I've made up. I think as long as you don't go in with strict expectations it's easier to enjoy it.
  6. The vibe on this is right on. If his new stuff is going to have this sound, my favourite Aphex Twin album isn't even out yet.
  7. I like this a lot more than I expected. As an album overall it's grand, and it fits together as a whole. I shouldn't have been so critical I suppose.
  8. Frank Ocean - Blond. Really, really fucking good, totally lived up to my expectations. There are so many moments of pure emotion on it. Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats. Bit of a gimmick, and nowhere near as good as the Mollusk, but a good laugh nonetheless.
  9. These are basically just shit versions of classic songs. They're still alright, but as each song comes out it just becomes more and more apparent that Metallica lost it when Jason Newsted left and are never going to produce anything really impressive again, despite getting our hopes up here and there. It's quite obvious that they're masters of writing this type of song, but we've heard so many iterations of the same thing that there's actually no point in listening to them anymore. Not just Metallica either, this seems to happen to every rock band in the end. Honestly, how can they be excited
  10. I used to have a YouTube converted version of this before I got the CD, which had Cornish Acid going at twice the speed. The only tracks I really listen to anymore are Fingerbib and Yellow Calx. It's weird, it's the album that got me into Aphex and I listened to it exclusively for ages and now I never have any desire to put it on. Still great.
  11. Indeed. What was up with the apathy towards drukqs back in 2001?
  12. True, but it doesn't bother me in any other track. The only other production flaw that really bothers me is that bit of distortion (or whatever it is, the short little grainy bit) near the end of Next Heap With. The little imperfections in Aphex tracks generally sound quite nice to me. I think Windowlicker sounds a lot better on a speaker rather than headphones. You don't notice the treble-y bits as much. Still a brilliant, brilliant track despite all this!
  13. I agree about Pappy Mix needing to be punchier, the drums just don't hit hard enough. I just can never listen to Windowlicker without remarking on how there's this bad finish on it, like he had it perfect but some other part of the process ruined the recording.
  14. Windowlicker sounds pretty harsh to my ears, whereas RDJA and Come to Daddy sound a lot softer and need to be at a much higher volume to hurt my ears. It's like the track is being heard through a load of bad sounding distortion or something, like Californication. I never really see this mentioned here but to me it sounds like it got fucked up by whoever mastered it or whatever happened after RDJ gave it to Warp. That or it's just a style of production I don't like, but I'd love to hear a mix of Windowlicker that sounds as good as Fingerbib or IZ-US. It just really stands out to me because
  15. Drukqs melts my phace in the best possible way.
  16. Are the opening chords in the live version coming from the same patch as the studio version though? I can't tell whether it's a different patch or if the SAW sound is really that degraded.
  17. The tracks on SAW1 were taken from well worn tapes right? The pad and basic drums on the live version - anyone know if these are the same sounds that appear on SAW in a pristine state or was the track redone? I'm quite curious as to how degraded the SAW1 sound is.
  18. There are loads of beautiful silences on this album.
  19. If the whole album is thrash it probably won't be great. There's only so much you can do with writing thrash songs and they pretty much exhausted it with Justice. If Hardwired is representative of the whole album, at best this will probably sound like worse versions of other Metallica songs. There's just not that many ways to write a thrash riff. Taking Aphex as an example, with every new release you can pick out brand new aspects and developments to the sound. Metallica's development from KEA to Justice didn't really introduce much new, just developed their songwriting. I don't think they
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