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Squarepusher’s sonic masterpiece and debut mind-melter of an LP Feed Me Weird Things returns, reissued on double vinyl for the first time since its release on the 3rd of June 1996. Originally released on Rephlex, Aphex Twin himself noted on the sleeve notes of the original that Squarepusher makes “sound like sound never sounded before… Squarepusher gives us the SOUND of SOUND.” Now released on Warp 25 years later, the original album has been remastered from the original DATs and features two extra tracks on a 10 which were first released on the B-side of the Squarepusher Plays… EP and later featured on the original Japanese release of this album. The edition also includes a 16 page booklet with personal photographs, ephemera and notes from Tom Jenkinson, giving us an insight into his early career and into a time of true experimentation and innovation during the mid-90s.
To say it was ‘ahead of its time’ feels unsatisfactory, and almost chronologically inaccurate - the wild array of styles it blends makes Feed Me Weird Things seem to exist in a time and space continuum all of its own. Maybe there really were UFOs over Leytonstone?
Using the nascent energy and wildly experimental drum programming of jungle as its main rhythmic driving force, Feed Me Weird Things is celebrated for the way it was able to blend and cross-pollinate genres so effectively. Jazz, instrumental dub, trip-hop, UK hardcore, ambient synthesis, seventies cop funk and even a kind of mangled bossa nova are all tied magically together, transcending into a sound uniquely his own.
Without delving into the many highlights and moments on the record, it serves as both a snapshot of one of the most vital, experimental periods in the history of UK electronic music and how the young Tom Jenkinson was pushing the boundaries of electronic music, into something well and truly weird, feeding into the canon of electronic music that resonated on into that decade and beyond.
Now, I was surprised not to find a thread for this since it has been around for a while, a full version is available in the ballacid channel.
However I know that a "remastered" version with fixed audio and better sync amongst other things was available on the channel
at the address youtu.be/gfc_xp113Oo until it was privated sometime during the last year.
I guess this thread is for discussing the vid but also for letting people know if the remastered version ever becomes available again..
if anyone is interested, have some things I need to sell:
Mike & Rich - Expert Knob Twiddlers cassette reissue, sealed NM
Aphex Twin - MARCHROMT ep 12", sealed NM
Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments 12", EX
Aphex Twin - Syro vinyl, EX
Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do warp vinyl reissue, EX
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92, vinyl reissue (2012? not a remaster) VG
AFX - Orphaned Deejay Selek 12", EX
AFX - Analord 06 12", EX
AFX - Analogue Bubblebath Vol 3, Rephlex vinyl release, EX
Steinvord EP (Rephlex) 12", EX
Amen Andrews - Vol 01 12", VG
Mike & Rich - Expert Knob Twiddlers 12" - test pressing? some weird version with only one of two discs and a white label with sharpie. VG
official Aphex Twin Collapse ep chartreuse T-shirt, XL. good condition but has been worn.
last one is kind of weird lol but I know official afx shirts have been sought after at points so figured Id just see if anyone's interested.
DM me if you're interested, we can go off the discogs/ebay avg price with a discount. would love if someone wants to buy a bundle with a few of these especially. im located in the US.