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Rook, how can you like Anvil Vapre? This is their worst release!

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Anvil Vapre is brilliant. Especially the last three songs. Second Scepe is one of Ae's simplest minor melodies, yet amazing. And Second Scout is one of there most underrated tracks. Sounds like I'm floating around in a space station. And Second Peng is a classic study in AE minimalism. As with Aphex, pre 96 Ae took me longer to get into that the latter more abstract stuff. But it is oh so rewarding. I listen to tons of Anvil Vapre and Tri Repatae lately. And much of the tracks I work on now reflect this I think. Very minimal drum work with small tweaks as it goes on. I love it. Sometimes it is hard for me to understand how Garbage and Anvil Vapre and Tri Repatae for that matter were all released in the same year, they all sound so different. Though compositionally, Tri Repatae and Anvil Vapre are very similar. The sounds they use are very different.

 

I would love to get my hands on whatever drum machines AE used during this period. Like in that Live at the Flex recording too. Simple yet amazing sounds. A lot of their Untilted live set reminds me of this earlier stuff.

 

 

btw, I consider Basscadet their worst release since it is just remixes. But of their actual stuff, I suppose I like Anti the least. Though those live videos of them playing in 1994 made me rethink it and wonder if when played live they were significantly better.

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I would love to get my hands on whatever drum machines AE used during this period. Like in that Live at the Flex recording too. Simple yet amazing sounds. A lot of their Untilted live set reminds me of this earlier stuff.

 

I believe they heavily used the Roland R8 during this time.

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anvil vapre their worst release? you got to be kidding

 

# "Second Bad Vilbel"

# "Second Scepe"

# "Second Scout"

# "Second Peng"

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Anvil Vapre is excellent. Second Peng is amazing, the sound of undead electronic music.

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Basscad EP is awesome and Anvil Vapre is alright... CONTROVERSY!

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Basscad EP is awesome and Anvil Vapre is alright... CONTROVERSY!

 

 

not everybody manages to cause controversy at will

 

try harder

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Just bumping this thread, because I just had the most transcendant listen through of Cichlisuite yet. The Chiastic Slide trio, namely Chiastic Slide itself, Cichlisuite, and Envane... deadly good combo.

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am I the only one who likes literally everything AE has ever done?

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I like all of it. But I don't love all of it - especially the 2010 releases. Many will tell you this is because it's the AE effect and I just don't get it yet, and one golden morning it will all make sense. Which of course can only be proven, and not disproven, by me. And for all anyone knows, I could have gotten it months ago and I'm lying about not getting it out of pride. Or something. But that's bullshit because I loved every release to those (except the quadrange remixes...ugh, lazy) immediately upon first listen. And I kind of fell out of love with Draft 7.30 and Untilted, although I've started to enjoy Untilted more again in the last year or so.

 

Anyway, Cichlisuite. Fucking brilliant. My favorite EP, of any band, ever. It is perfect. They hit all the right spots, the pacing and track-to-track flow is immaculate, and the sound design and sequencing still sound fucking awesome and not dated. Perfect length too, as mentioned earlier in the thread. Love the shit out of it.

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Holy shit, this thread is old. I thought "what prick thought it would be a good idea to discuss Cichli Suite?". Me, apparently.

And how nice and optimistic I was about life back then! Before WATMM beat that out of me.

 

Anyway, great release. Not listened to it for a while actually, so I will do that today. Thanks happy me from 5 years ago!

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And how nice and optimistic I was about life back then!

 

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Before WATMM beat that out of me.

 

 

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You got WATMM problems? I feel bad for you son...

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You got WATMM problems? I feel bad for you son...

 

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(What I think of Cichli Suite)

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And how nice and optimistic I was about life back then!

 

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Before WATMM beat that out of me.

 

 

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HAHA!

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Hay good job you got the reference!! CHECKMARK GOLD STAR

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I think Pencha is my favourite track. Thanks to this thread, just listening again!

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Guest disoriental express

Pencha is 100% my favorite on this one. when it kicks in at 2:22.... what nectar of the gods is this?

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completely agree! Pencha is one of my favorite ae tracks....OF ALL TIME

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Guest disoriental express

am I the only one who likes literally everything AE has ever done?

Count me in. There are different levels at work but yes I adhere to this fully.

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It's a bit like ae heard Telephasic Workshop for the first time and thought "right, we can beat that", and then compressed the same level of polyrhythmic complexity tighter and tighter until it turned into dark matter

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Guest disoriental express

holy shit you're right....

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Except I think Pencha actually predates Telephasic Workshop...

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Guest disoriental express

we know. we're using our imaginations :cisfor:

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