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Well this is just me reflecting.. 

Like  20 years ago Ceephax was coming in to the electronica "IDM" and Acid scene.. 
First track I ever heard was this tune Polar from Acid Quakers 1000 (2000) and my mind was blown!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R6M3-INmoA
Then there was Exidy Tours, Volume 1,2 and Ceephax Acid Crew release coming along the way, mind-blowing tb-303 musics that really had a good interesting  musical vibe than just looping a 303-pattern with a disted 909. 

I thought much more would come and so it did like 10 years ago with the United Acid Emirates filled with tracks like  
Sidney Sizzlers and Emotinium II that became like 303 Rave hits! then The funny Acid Mediterranean video came and Cro Magnox was very cool with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY1QyOxx-ks

But what happen after all this? 
There is no more evolving it seems. His brother crafted his own drum machine programs, released albums with different styles and tools, even plays bass guitar and do live performances like a rock star! 

Is it only me thinking like this? 

Isn't there a bigger chance for a talented musician like Andy to evolve his sound than just getting stuck with wavetable synt sounds, 303 and TR-707/909 drums? I think he can do way better than this. Maybe he don't want? 

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Sounds like he just ditched the 303 on his new album, though there are just the 4 previews. And it may be just for this one album. Don't know.

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2 hours ago, cern said:

Well this is just me reflecting.. 

Like  20 years ago Ceephax was coming in to the electronica "IDM" and Acid scene.. 
First track I ever heard was this tune Polar from Acid Quakers 1000 (2000) and my mind was blown!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R6M3-INmoA
Then there was Exidy Tours, Volume 1,2 and Ceephax Acid Crew release coming along the way, mind-blowing tb-303 musics that really had a good interesting  musical vibe than just looping a 303-pattern with a disted 909. 

I thought much more would come and so it did like 10 years ago with the United Acid Emirates filled with tracks like  
Sidney Sizzlers and Emotinium II that became like 303 Rave hits! then The funny Acid Mediterranean video came and Cro Magnox was very cool with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY1QyOxx-ks

But what happen after all this? 
There is no more evolving it seems. His brother crafted his own drum machine programs, released albums with different styles and tools, even plays bass guitar and do live performances like a rock star! 

Is it only me thinking like this? 

Isn't there a bigger chance for a talented musician like Andy to evolve his sound than just getting stuck with wavetable synt sounds, 303 and TR-707/909 drums? I think he can do way better than this. Maybe he don't want? 

Hmmm. You make a fascinating point.

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I have the greatest of sympathies for both artists who make the same song over and over again or need to constantly reinvent themselves.

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3 hours ago, cern said:


But what happen after all this? 
There is no more evolving it seems. His brother crafted his own drum machine programs, released albums with different styles and tools, even plays bass guitar and do live performances like a rock star! 

Is it only me thinking like this? 

Isn't there a bigger chance for a talented musician like Andy to evolve his sound than just getting stuck with wavetable synt sounds, 303 and TR-707/909 drums? I think he can do way better than this. Maybe he don't want? 


I think Andy stayed fucking rad and Tom got more and more boring/pretentious. 

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Theyve always had completely different vibes to be fair, Ceephax is going for the retro fun thing while SP was always more cerebral/conceptual.

I don't think innovation is really part of his brand or aesthetic and I'm always quite happy with the way he switches up the ratio of the ingredients each time to make something slightly different. Havent heard the new clips yet but Box Steady was more of a party atmosphere, while Camelot Arcade before it was more subdued and spooky.

He is running under limited parameters tho and it would be interesting if he completely abandoned his sound palette.

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8 minutes ago, Key said:

He is running under limited parameters tho and it would be interesting if he completely abandoned his sound palette.

Yeah this! 

I don't mean he need to start playing a bass guitar like his brother or something but just leave the 80's sound for a change 
 

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25 minutes ago, cern said:

Yeah this! 

I don't mean he need to start playing a bass guitar like his brother or something but just leave the 80's sound for a change 
 

He could start playing the lute or a psaltery, Camelot style 🗡️

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