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Can anyone identify the rattly percussion sound that starts going off at 2:00 and 3:05 in 2x202? Sounds very familiar but I can't place it. Some old bit of gear. I think I think I remember it from an old Emu sound library disc labeled Electro Percussion that had samples of the 808, Dr rhythm, juno drums, ppg, and some other stuff.

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cheetah bonus tracks would be sweet

disagree. it's a valuable item. warp wouldn't just give it away. they're trading it to drive more memberships to the aphex bleepstore, because they know at some point, there will be a very nice r

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People often seem to respond to those not digging this release by saying that not everything needs to be innovative, Aphex doesn't need to always reinvent the wheel, etc...(or something in that vein.)

 

'Reinventing the wheel' or innovation isn't really even the issue for me - I so love Plaid's last album, and that one seems more a continuation of what they do best. The issue for me is that this E.P is just SO raw and bare-bones and seemingly basic (to these ears) that I can't really hold on to anything. There is a good kind of simplicity and minimalism, and some of this does touch that zone, but not quite enough or quite often enough for me. Honestly, if anyone else played this to me, or rather if I heard it in another context, I would assume the tracks were at the most half finished or a lot was missing from them.

 

Perhaps it's very special how he programmed this synthesiser or something. I am just struggling to see anything exciting here.... I suppose it has groove. It could still have a bit more content and musical interest and have groove for me.

 

And also, as a side point - about the innovation stuff - why no release some stuff like that now? There's lots of producers out there making good, solid tunes that aren't pushing things. That's great for what it is. There's only one Aphex Twin. I'd love to hear something that makes me go 'wow'!

 

Whatever... Each into his own!

exactly what i thought about new Plaid...

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Can anyone identify the rattly percussion sound that starts going off at 2:00 and 3:05 in 2x202? Sounds very familiar but I can't place it. Some old bit of gear. I think I think I remember it from an old Emu sound library disc labeled Electro Percussion that had samples of the 808, Dr rhythm, juno drums, ppg, and some other stuff.

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ooh yeah, spot on!
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+1 about the short tracks, they're lovely.

 

agreed !! perfect brain wash interlude in the middle :):)

(using the analord 6 style tracklisting format i see i see *takes notes*)

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kinda wish he did a full album of ms800 lush effects, I could play that on repeat

 

it's weird, like many people here I've been dismissive of most Aphex's (proper, not soundcloud) recent output, he's not innovative, it's just old crap etc. etc., I don't really feel Syro, CCAI nor ODS but those 2 short tracks that dont even total a minute and a half just got me so hyped... guess in the end it's just a matter of whatever pushes your buttons

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the difference in tracklist between vinyl and everything else is pretty interesting.

 

kind of hated 2X202-ST5 on first listen and was planning on maybe leaving it out of my digital playlist.. but now im kind of enjoying it and torn between listening to it or not lol. it's like, the EP without it is super chill and sombre, ends on a slightly sad sombre note. but that extra track at the end cranks the vibes back into playful and ends on a high note again. music for the happy ryans out there to jiggle to.

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I like it for what it is. Never thought a pitchfork review would speak for me but they got the review good. Good headphones and it comes into it's own.

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Can anyone identify the rattly percussion sound that starts going off at 2:00 and 3:05 in 2x202? Sounds very familiar but I can't place it. Some old bit of gear. I think I think I remember it from an old Emu sound library disc labeled Electro Percussion that had samples of the 808, Dr rhythm, juno drums, ppg, and some other stuff.

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ooh yeah, spot on!

 

This clap caught my attention too. I was thinking it sounds like Elektron Analog Rytm clap? With lfo filter sweep or something. Also some kinda rimshot flam/fill at 1;58 lurking low in the 2x202 mix?

 

Elektron AR Clap demo at 12:25.

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Nah...they probably were bored and richy went "wanna go to a real world music store?" Ryan " wtf!? Why?..where is the search button? Could i paypal? And why shove that physical crap in my face? It doesnt fit on my ipod lol"

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Can anyone identify the rattly percussion sound that starts going off at 2:00 and 3:05 in 2x202? Sounds very familiar but I can't place it. Some old bit of gear. I think I think I remember it from an old Emu sound library disc labeled Electro Percussion that had samples of the 808, Dr rhythm, juno drums, ppg, and some other stuff.

Simmons Clap Trap

ooh yeah, spot on!

 

This clap caught my attention too. I was thinking it sounds like Elektron Analog Rytm clap? With lfo filter sweep or something. Also some kinda rimshot flam/fill at 1;58 lurking low in the 2x202 mix?

 

Elektron AR Clap demo at 12:25.

 

All percussion throughout the release sounds like TR9090 (909 clone) - very nice Cirklon sequencing techniques used to make it more alien (extreme flam and so on).

 

Don't think it's RYTM as within the credits it is mentioned that the version of his studio used to create these pieces was pre-Syro, and RYTM is a much more recent bit of kit.

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I wonder how close they live. And now I also wonder if aphex is the guy in the mask in the video. AT first I thought: nah it's just a parent or uncle or something. But hey maybe not now.

Also happy as fuck for that kid. good stuff.

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Dispatched 5 days ago, no aphex today. Colundi vol 1 dispatched 4 days ago, received this morning... GOOD GAME BLERP

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I think it's very ironic, back when the 2 Cheetah tracks were uploaded to Soundcloud, I adored Cheetah3 and saw 7 as "the other one", the boring and not-as-successful twin. However, hearing this EP in full, Cheetah7b is by far the best track he's released since Syro, the "boring" one is now knocking my socks off every time I play it. The pads are absolutely mind-blowing, sonically perfect, pleasingly nostalgic and absolutely lush beyond words. The bass drives the track forwards and the variety of crystal clear and interesting timbres that hit you absolutely makes the track a joy to put on. Defo the highlight for me, thanks Rich! :music:

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Dispatched 5 days ago, no aphex today. Colundi vol 1 dispatched 4 days ago, received this morning... GOOD GAME BLERP

I always select fedex as shipping option and now it arrives perfectly in time

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Holy shit!!!!!!

 

 

RDJ in Dublin with Ryan!!

 

Just simply brilliant!

You know I wonder if he brought his kids... surely? Otherwise aphex, who has 2 kids, left them (for a short time) to go hang out with another person's kid.

 

 

 

 

I think it's very ironic, back when the 2 Cheetah tracks were uploaded to Soundcloud, I adored Cheetah3 and saw 7 as "the other one", the boring and not-as-successful twin. However, hearing this EP in full

Same! It definitely has to do with the increased quality I think. Thing is it isn't as important for cheetah3 to be well mixed and mastered whereas 7 is so minimal it basically needs to be.

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