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  1. could never figure out which richter albums were entirely new material and which were partly new. is there a lot of re-releasing older stuff as part of new soundtracks? puts me off that i think there is. too much of it, somehow.
  2. berwick street, especially 'sister ray' & 'ambient soho' (now defunct, was across the road from the original SR shop on berwick street) was somewhere that was a primary spot for music in the 90's. you could be sure you'd pick up lots of electronica in there, and it particularly seemed to dominate mail order via the NME during the decade also; think they had a relationship with labels, especially WARP, and they'd get the lion's share of releases like AFX 'hangable auto bulb' because of this. reading those adverts was very often the best way of knowing what stuff was new, because they crammed so many little titles in their list, and the ad took up a fair space on a page. got lots of stuff there very cheaply that was essentially past releases left hanging around for years, then suddenly disappeared and became valuable - lots of rephlex stuff, or things like GAK. the shop it seems to occupy now had a far larger range of electronic stuff back then, and it's where i picked up more 12"s than i could find in SR. found those early 'photek" releases in there. was very well stocked and staffed. reliable, always on the ball.
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    WARP 30

    honestly thought warp was done by 10th b'day. the identity had certainly changed enough they weren't recognisably the same somehow. odd it's now thirty.
  4. Bloke cleaning old synthesiser goes on 9 hour acid trip after touching LSD-coated knob https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/782055/lsd-acid-drugs-synthesiser-1960s-psychedelic-video
  5. the umbrella suits my taste, but the construction of it is super cheapo. it's a £6 umbrella with a poor print idea on it (inside, anyway) so ... i would have like aphex x london undercover > https://londonundercover.co.uk
  6. i've been seeing them live for 20 years now. still prefer the early albums, but listen to most of them pretty regularly. quite surprised, given how mimi seemed to frown upon alan's noisy takes on some tracks when played live pre-'drums and guns', that they've done what's essentially a noise album now. the side project he & steve do seemed to be an outlet for that side of what they'd like to play, but now they've embraced or accepted noise can be used more heavily in low to balance the quietness that is probably too expected by too many. everything else seemed so calm by comparison, now seems like a foundation for a gradual increase in the range. The live show has gotten to almost complete perfection in the last few years. So tight. So confident. As beautiful as the records but louder and more intense and in your face. For those new to Low, Secret Name is the first album I listened to and was just blown the fuck away. I celebrate the bands entire catalog at this point. But Double Negative was the Low album I was waiting for. Dirty and intense and different like Drums and Guns felt, but dark and harsh like Secret Name and Curtain Hits The Cast. 1000 Stars. Tempest is my current favorite track. It has everything. That volume level is my shit.
  7. got my CDs today. just popped in here, see curves are occurring. my box slightly dipped. looking closely, suggest box is actually too big for the amount of discs.
  8. ... take a guess at the locations in which the tracks were recorded. five overall, three recorded in cornwall, two in london. might also relate to the locations shown in the video?
  9. video. article too. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/07/blimps-runes-and-latte-mummies-how-aphex-twin-keeps-fans-guessing
  10. http://twitter.com/hoodinternet/status/1026191012455239680 chicago
  11. i'm in the UK, and have had ongoing experiences with depression since the age of around 11, with some medical history connected to it going back several years before then. i will be 45 this year. i've fallen victim to the UK's system of trying to remove people from the benefit system that provides some financial support, and had my money stopped late february. it's a new challenge, somewhat, because i've to figure out how to put up with a limbo state that could last a year, before i can go to a tribunal and appeal. as far as depression goes, i had self-diagnosed it for many years before reaching a breaking point and seeking medical advice. i've pushed hard to understand it, have managed it quite well at times and have a large amount of varying experience to draw from, but fear that the system that wants to assess me as having been (essentially) living a lie and therefore able to work, intentionally avoids judging with a medical sensibility - it can't allow itself the skill of gathering information that's inferring to a larger, bigger picture, because it insists on one meeting and skirts around the issues / responses selectively, for a prejudged end that frustrates with it's over-embellished and obfuscated simplistic judgements. that's the financial dictating the psychological, and that's dangerous. had many therapists over the years, usually for short periods, and found them to be frustrating for the most part - they come and go, run out of ideas, give up, or are sometimes bizarrely abusive. doctors are a little better, but i have realised i don't know the details of the professional perspectives as well as i know it's essentially accepted i phase in and out of consciously dealing with the familiar aspects of the condition when experienced long-term, too much to be consistent or reliable, and definitely in trouble when activities or routines get quickly or gradually complicated / busy. i have an issue with concentration, loss of energy, trouble sleeping too little (and too much) as well as indifference and isolation, lack of motivation.
  12. yes. if it's being used to try and make a car look cool, it's instantly naff. and the car is terrible > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybAF1Q43_MI
  13. was interested, bit stumped by the lack of previews - quite used to full streams of albums now - then an upload of the entire thing on youtube the day it was released ... not heard more than previews, but didn't (and don't, won't) like the retrospective interest in very 4/4 style tracks that were a separate vein at one time, and don't like how it's somehow trying hard to align itself with other work rather than do it's own thing ... 20 years too late, too.
  14. i don't want it unjumbled, i am suggesting it might be abstracted in a manner which is processable, to make it a challenge that has taken it beyond what a human could achieve in doing so, or in reversing doing so. as a joke, a dry joke at that, to make a pointed comment towards this issue of legislating towards banning groups gathering and listening to repetitive beats. see sections 63-67 : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_Justice_and_Public_Order_Act_1994 also, ANTI : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti_EP which i had a vague idea is a protest against it all
  15. ... i've been listening to autechre since the release of 'amber'. i can understand why it's not usually as clearly structured as it once was, and i happen to think it's something of an inside joke on their part. i'm not upset or too challenged by that - just find it has a possibility to be very british humour that altered their direction so clearly and quickly, considering the fuss about repetitive beats that occurred around the same time.
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