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Ok so after listening to these tracks for a couple days, heres my sini/encey/alcofribas attempt to pass comment on and date every single one of them.

Hey ive been off work for a few days and i fuckin love afx twin. dont judge me ok?:

∂ƒ∆ [rough mix]
fantastic, HABish pads, deployed the woozy synths of mookid but for a completely different end result. 93-94?

∂ƒx 126b
eerie, gloomy, but triumphant sounding On/SAWII era mid-tempo number (93-94)

07 B
SAWII outtake(?), sounds more indebted to Tangerine Dream or Kraftwerk, very serene.

1st bank Trac
spooky detroitish cut, the use of room reverbs remind me of CCAI2. no idea about the date.. when did he move into the bank?

2tone[camborne college mix] (1989-1990)
obvious SAW1 material

5
RDJLP EXPANDED EDITIONS

70 s Tune
coated in flange. Playful/whimsical MFM-era (94-5?)

ACH (1993)
Played live with mixed in with other C.W., sounds like one of the harsher ICBYD trax to me.

Acid Misc (1993)
live excerpt from Leeds 1992, (mistagged year?)

Afx 71 1 (1994)
sounds like proto-drill drums mixed with Caustic Window distortion

Afx origTheme (1990)
shades of Xtal here.

Alis Trak[brain floss mix] (1993)
the harshness of Ab4 mixed with a move towards INKEY$/Crappy type complex beats

Archponf (1991-1992)
sounds a hell of a lot like Dodecaheedron or Isoprophlex. lost R&S Records stomper.

barbarella on microdots
brilliantly mad, Mookid drums with barbarella OST(?) samples providing the old-AFX dissonance (94ish)

Bcr78
cocktail loungey Mike N Rich type groove, ABB5 sounding percussion (94ish)

Bellbrk (1989-1991)
sounds Ab3 era. Is that bell like-drone the same sample used in Tamphex?

(Bicycle Wheel)
pretty obvious SAWII outtake. richie even put the title in brackets for us

Bimbongo (1989-1990)
could have gone on SAW1. very close to Delphium

Bradley Jam Pump
Brad Strider session

Bpjdrop Forge [pump up the jam mix]
sounds Bradleyish as well. prob the most 909-heavy RDJ tune Ive ever heard

Catsquidge2 (1991-1992)
CW by numbers

Chink 101
like Mike P says, sounds like a much earlier version of [hexagon]

Clapstab Ab6
modular clattering funk. All Ab6 made around 94?

CooltempoDemo (1990-1991)
interesting piece, like a valiant attempt to do intense Drukqs-level drum programming on limited SAW1 gear

Cutting
one of the most recent trax on here. Weakling Child synths play music box melodies over CTD agression (96?)

Dance And Play (1989-1990)
Heliosphan/Tha vibes

Dance2thebeat (1990-1991)
Fantasia/Linmiri-type CW stormer

Donkey Rhubarb Remix
prob better than the original. sounds slightly more recent.

DroneBReak (1989-1990)
sparse sounding ambient proto-jungle experiment. sounds a bit like Steinvord being made on SAW1 gear.

Dual Acid Ab6
sounds like Aphex doing Autechre. industrial futuristic acid

Early Morning Clissold
sounds very close to the [lichen] patch/sample. are these the tracks AFX was on about when he said SAWII originally had all beats?

ep string (1989-1990)
sounds like Polygon Window stuff

Fly Beats (1994)
minimalist beat heavy clunker. like the sort of less commercial stuff he'd put out on an Analogue Bubblebath

Fnkmg
whimsical ICBYD/MFM era track with a haunting Polygon Window acid line 94-5

Forgotten T
early sounding Polygon Window

Fork Rave (1989-1991)
could have done well to released this one as a single back in the day, its that good.

Fresher + Cleaner (1990)
classic C.W.

funnel (1994)
it isn't, but it sounds like a SAWII version of Digeridoo

gerald Remix
starts off technoey and evolves into a busy playful tune in the mould of Plaid. really sweet. (94-6?)

Girl Boy Dark Version
RDJLP Expanded Editions

glockenspiel TEAC (1991)
unique. seems to anticipate the mad detuned sounds of Midi Evil Rave/Analord 9

GPO Beat (1990)
another variation on the Caustic Window/Classics sound. Quoth drum samples.

Hapshifter1
from AB5. I wonder if richie remembered this? he didnt post any other Ab5 trax up.

High Hats Tune Tamclap Orig
another highlight, like On mixed with hexagon but more cheerful. (93?)

How Much I Wanted You (1990-1991)
Supremacy II drums, Tamphex hoover sound, one of the better Caustic ones

Hollow Alias Ab6
How To Science Ab6
How To Science 2 Ab6
Step Up To Cornwall Ab6
World Waver Ab6
these are a revelation, all from a style he never released/developed further. harsh, industrial bewildering. no pads or basslines just percussion and snatches of melody. reminds me a bit of Cylob's Smack Em Up Sharp extrapolated over a full EP.

Human Rotation (1990-1991)
the CW trax are hard to judge; because theyre so distorted they suffer the most from being unmastered (and also cuz its club not laptop music) but this is ace.

Kids Beach (1989-1990)
SAW1 contender

Knife Fork Freq (1990-1992)
early attempt at doing really heavy precise breaks. could be CW or could be AFX

Lanner B4 Ardkore (1990)
the AFX 114/Phlange Phace break given another workout

Lannerlush Full
really odd medievil historical-drama synths meet nauseaous metro disco. no idea, mid 90s

leeds orbit[live] (1993)
live acid, more U.I. than Analord.

lsb [slo]
one of the best. is this an attempt to do a languid Acrid Avid type track shortly after the move over to software? (96?)

Lush Ambulance 2 (1994)
really nice experimental track. one of the most minimalist he's released. sounds like Coil remixing SAWII

Make A Baby
stellar HAB track. chord sequence reminds me of Rushup I Bank 12

Martins Car LPF
Green Calx acid line, pads sound like Fingertrips, SAW1 era.

Mental Telepathy
is this one of the earliest trax? sounds like a lot of the same ideas as SAW1 but the structures not there yet.

Metal Beat
Bucephalus type beats-only programming excursion. i wonder how many of these he's got? (95-6?)

mooow [Dixons Theft mix] (1989-1990)
perfectly serviceable Ab3 style early 90s AFX acid.

nocares
SAWII ambient track reminiscent of cliffs or domino (92-4?)

Nova Robotiks
SAW1 era softly flanged beat h'ordeuvre. late 80s

Ny Groove (1994)
getting a Sega Megadrive level select feel on this one. very Kerrier District. an unexpected highlight.

organ
bafflingly unreleased psychedelic sugar-rush drill workout masterpiece. yeah 6 adjectives bitch. I would happily have had this on the Windowlicker EP.

Original Chaos Riff
SOSW or AB3 potential. maybe too close sounding to Cuckoo to release?

P – String
been waiting years to hear this in good quality. top tier AFX. like D-Scape or Icct Hedral but with more fury. 1993?

P.e. (1990)
halfway between Polygon and Caustic.

Parking Lot (1988-1989)
Another Delphium-esque track from that era. Not too keen on the sample but maybe thats Janet Jackson's fault.

Pearls
can't date this one. it has the MS-20 modulated percussion of ICBYD but the pianos remind me more of SAW1. its really nice either way.

Phlangebeat (1994)
Ventolin EP era industria

Phuqed Up (1994)
Same. pre-dating the kind of harsh metallic beats of RDJ.

Pink Floyd
sounds like Window Peeper, break tutorial ephemera. interesting but wouldnt have fit on SAW1

Plinky Plonk[orig]
Plinkyplonk (1990-1991)
both sound really old, but like Squidge in the Fridge, have charm in their naive melodies. the synth sound is brilliant.

Pump The Shit (1991)
if its got an aggressively confrontational title and shitloads of distortion its probably by Caustic Window

Quad Rave TEAC (1991-1992)
reminiscent of Polynomial-C: cosmically arpeggiated breakbeat track. is it by Polygon Window, is the Q a clue?

Red Alert
this one reminds me of the Q-Chastic track, other than that its quite subtle and unassuming (v.early 90s)

Red Calx
fucking yyeeesss.

Renalgade Sonar (1989-1990)
pleasingly lo-fi rumbler. sounds a bit like Clayhill Dub.

Rough Beat Tune
Another lost masterpiece. has SAWII strings, MFM synth gurgles and ICBYD drums. fuck. no idea what year

SallyVingoe (1989)
early Polygon Window type material. nice 727 whistle

Sams Car
ageisoplis is that you?

Short Mental Afx (1993)
another short experiment in agression

sline
a difficult one to date/contextualise. a lumbering monolith. sounds like Tri Rep-era ae. possible descendent of SAWII mutating into ICBYD.

Slo Bird Whistle[peel Sesh] (1995)
Donkey Rhubarb/Plaid-esque pop tune finally in better quality. you can hear the beginnings of the buzzy MFM synth sound in here as well.

[slo]w Early Morning Clissold Sunrise
another highlight. sounds like [lichen] adapted and mixed with some crunchy Ventolin beats

SomewhereOTTGTBAG
very early subdued Caustic rave. i like the maddeningly repeating horn sample.

Squalitude Acid
possibly the harshest CW ever got. this is almost Haswell levels of noise and brutality. and theres 6 mins of it.

Square Dance
very weird. like Goon Gumpas done on a less realistic synth with lots of squelchy interference. 94ish?

Ssnb
beautiful. like one of the more serene SAWII tracks with the orchestrated strings of ICBYD.

Suzanne
SAW1 outtake. early Ptolemy?

ThnxU4letinMeStyWitU (1990)
another CW cut, creepy kids voice deployed over massively domineering lead line thats had all its low end eq'd out in a spooky fashion.

Twister (1994)
weird experiment featuring tracks of ring modulated instruments,sounds like youre in the middle of some horrific recursive maze. like the pisstakey stuff on the girl boy ep.

Utopia
similar to Pearls it has elements of SAWII and ICBYD but sounds like it foreshadows them or is less polished/focussed.

Vocoder Disco (1994)
from the funk drawer. sounds like elements of the bassline for Bummy. sounds like he just got hold of a vintage vocoder and bashed this out.

Vtnm (1993-1994)
Vtnm2 (1993-1994)
cant believe these two, they sound like contemporary Gerald Donald remixes of Ventolin. sterile creepiness.

With My Family
the studio setup here suggests SAW1 but the melodies are advanced and nuanced like something from years later. sounds like Pissed Up in SE1/bittersweet analog jam

X – Rays (1990-1991)
variation on the distorted kick/high pitched metal percussion of Caustic Window/AFX. solid.

Xame Filtered (1993)
another unique track. ominous strings and an insistent beat are put through a series of filter experiments.

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I got a lot of 'Content Not Available' messages in my attempts to download (new work laptop, IE, dreadful) so figured 'fuck it' and recorded it all realtime in my little studio. Enjoyed every second of it. Is there an SC downloader that works on IE? I've been a Firefox user for years but this new laptop doesn't seem to like it.

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so doe the track ThnxU4letinMeStyWitU really have that die antwood girl on it? (yolandi)

 

or is it an old track he let her add some shit vocals 2 ?

 

someone please answer this - as this would make it the most recent track if true :O lost the discussion about this during the first 50ish pages

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I got a lot of 'Content Not Available' messages in my attempts to download (new work laptop, IE, dreadful) so figured 'fuck it' and recorded it all realtime in my little studio. Enjoyed every second of it. Is there an SC downloader that works on IE? I've been a Firefox user for years but this new laptop doesn't seem to like it.

http://streampocket.com/

 

also why not dwlnd chrome/firefox? fuck IE

 

you cant download them by default

 

Posted Today, 07:39 PM

B1000, on 30 Jan 2015 - 7:12 PM, said:snapback.png

so doe the track ThnxU4letinMeStyWitU really have that die antwood girl on it? (yolandi)

 

or is it an old track he let her add some shit vocals 2 ?

 

someone please answer this - as this would make it the most recent track if true :O

 

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i dont think its yolandi

just a typical little anime princess from marmelade kingdom voice

 

 

wa this post fuqed

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so doe the track ThnxU4letinMeStyWitU really have that die antwood girl on it? (yolandi)

 

or is it an old track he let her add some shit vocals 2 ?

 

someone please answer this - as this would make it the most recent track if true :O lost the discussion about this during the first 50ish pages

 

 

Doesn't sound like her at all.

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so doe the track ThnxU4letinMeStyWitU really have that die antwood girl on it? (yolandi)

 

or is it an old track he let her add some shit vocals 2 ?

 

someone please answer this - as this would make it the most recent track if true :O lost the discussion about this during the first 50ish pages

 

 

Doesn't sound like her at all.

 

 

Yeah those Caustic Window tracks are strewn with pitch-shifted samples, its a coincidence it sounds similar to her voice.

Tbh it doesnt sound like hes gone back to these tracks at all apart from digitising them and uploading them.

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so doe the track ThnxU4letinMeStyWitU really have that die antwood girl on it? (yolandi)

 

or is it an old track he let her add some shit vocals 2 ?

 

someone please answer this - as this would make it the most recent track if true :O lost the discussion about this during the first 50ish pages

 

 

Doesn't sound like her at all.

 

 

Yeah those Caustic Window tracks are strewn with pitch-shifted samples, its a coincidence it sounds similar to her voice.

Tbh it doesnt sound like hes gone back to these tracks at all apart from digitising them and uploading them.

 

 

 

ah ok good to know - i was judging why he would add anyone to these tracks

 

Now back 2 the tunes :music:

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so doe the track ThnxU4letinMeStyWitU really have that die antwood girl on it? (yolandi)

 

or is it an old track he let her add some shit vocals 2 ?

 

someone please answer this - as this would make it the most recent track if true :O lost the discussion about this during the first 50ish pages

 

she would have been less than 10 years old you dolts

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That Weber-dude at FB ; he is really something LOL :-)

 

 

i really don't like her.

 

she kind of scares me. Her eyes and her mouth are really really big. Alien or something

 

and dont forget the nose!!! i guess it's same thing as with Julia Roberts. She's so weird people actually like it

 

btw who is she?

 

on second thoght...i dont care

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Gotta love how websites such as NME have barely reported on this.

 

I'm sure it'd be a completely different situation if 100+ Arctic Monkeys or Kasabian tracks were to surface.

 

Fuck music journalism. Fuck it in the nostrils.

 

 

 

 

Hah, yeah I read your sentiments. But think about it, do you really want the NME website reporting on this? I'd rather they stayed well away from it imo, but I know what you mean. TBH I think all this would go way over your head unless you're a die hard. And we are all die hards!

 

Anybody else just reached the weekend and can finally start wrapping their heads around this? Three days catching up starts from now!!!

 

:music:

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The Google Doc says the Peel session tracks were 1992, but I thought they were 1995. Confirm?

 

They were 95.

The previous Peel Session was 92 where he played Italic Eyeball, and Blue Calx.

 

theyres probably gonna be a few errors on there

and quite a bit of personal conjecture about that 'album/ep closest to' field as well.

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couldn't get that damn mediafire file to work,

but give this a try-

 

Dixons Theft -mooow (4:52)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0h42gtlsfh5xnn4/AAD6A7jjuODMUWvddJB9U-Hpa?dl=0

Oh Thanks! ;-)

 

 

couldn't get that damn mediafire file to work,

but give this a try-

 

Dixons Theft -mooow (4:52)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0h42gtlsfh5xnn4/AAD6A7jjuODMUWvddJB9U-Hpa?dl=0

yes it is glitched at 3:55, but thank you

 

Cool, i'll go at 3:55 directly to listen it! lol :spiteful:

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