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Pompous and self-righteous music critics are even less bearable in video form than they are on paper.

it takes a special blend of unhappiness and ignorance to make a vocation out of "judging" art

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dou dou dau daw

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aum

 

tatatau

dou dou dau daw

daum

 

aum

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I know this! hat 2b 2012b :yeah:

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Nah man it's not that at all. It's:

 

Bowmmmmmmmmmm

 

Bah nah nah now now now now

Nowwwwww

 

Bowm bowm

 

 

Obviously.

Edited by Caribou

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Circlon3 is one of my favorite track AFX track ever now.The chords at 3:00.THE LUSH CHORDS!!!

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FLUSH!!!!

 

 

Fucking LUSH! :rhubear2:  

 

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FLUSH!!!!

 

 

Fucking LUSH! :rhubear2:  

 

 

 

Nice one Del Boy :wink:

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Pompous and self-righteous music critics are even less bearable in video form than they are on paper.

it takes a special blend of unhappiness and ignorance to make a vocation out of "judging" art

 

haha

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Found two of the cassettes at a local record store yesterday. bought them both. 

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This ep has really grown on me. I thought it was alright at first but now I think it's pretty good. The melodies are infectious.

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Which bit in the EP is he referring to - has the cassette got extra stuff that's not on the other versions ? (Sad to say mine is still sealed!)

 

Having accidentally put many a computer tape in my tape player in the 80s and early 90s I can definitely hear that wav files he supplied at the bottom of that page are definitely not Spectrum tape noises!

 

This is what a spectrum tape sounds like if you put it in your hifi, it's got definite characteristic tones and sections that identify it as a speccy tape:

 

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^^ yup the beginning sounds exactly like the beginning. Sounds like he just chose the bits he liked the most and glued them together

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Aye that's what I'm saying - the speccy loading noises are really distinctive sounding and there's nothing like that (as far as I can remember) in the Cheetah EP

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Take a moment to appreciate how fucking good the intro music to Robocop on the Spectrum is. 

Used to dance around my parent's dining room to that.

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Take a moment to appreciate how fucking good the intro music to Robocop on the Spectrum is. 

 

Used to dance around my parent's dining room to that.

 

and here's The robocop 3, probably my favorite 8bit classic

 

 

good stuff

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http://moxie.kfib.org/ms800/ms800.mp3

Found this demo with some little online research, I don't know if it was already posted. The piece at 26 seconds is really familiar!

I really like the digital aliasing, in my opinion gives a lot of character to digital synthesis.

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Nice find !

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CHEETAHT2 shows up Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks of 2016 list at #49.  

 

http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/9981-the-100-best-songs-of-2016/?page=6

 

 

 

We’re not used to hearing Aphex Twin dole out slow-motion, four-to-the-floor beats—and at just 100 BPM, “CHEETAHT2 [Ld spectrum]” dips about as low as techno is inclined to go. But that sullen andante trudge allows the British electronic musician to get the most out of the unusual instrument that the song pays homage to, and which he presumably used to record it: the Cheetah MS800, a digital synthesizer known for its woozy timbres (and once described as “the most difficult instrument to program on the planet). Here, that translates to background pads that shimmer like a heat mirage, and a midrange bass melody that writhes like a greased pig on ice. It’s unusual to hear Aphex Twin strip his tracks down like this, but that focus on the texture of his sounds—and few producers know how to program a synthesizer quite like he does—ends up making this no-frills record one of his most immediately satisfying releases in ages. 

 

And on their 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2016 list too:

 

http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/9990-the-20-best-electronic-albums-of-2016/

 

 

 

His formerly hermetic tendencies now firmly a thing of the past, Richard D. James continues his hot streak, dusting off two woozy, low-slung tracks from his famous SoundCloud dump and assembling an entire EP around them. Building the release around the sounds of the Cheetah MS800—described by one enthusiast as “one of the most unfathomable instruments ever made”—James makes the most of the obscure digital synthesizer’s mutable wavetable technology, slowing the tempo, stripping down the beats, and zeroing in on gelatinous timbres. The slow tempos and straight-ahead tones make for what, at first, seems like one of his most uncomplicated releases in ages—but direct your attention just right, and, as with a “Magic Eye” image, a world of detail comes snapping into focus.

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Still listening to LD Spectrum to this day...

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Did we all agree that the 1st two tracks were to be listened to at 45rpm? I tried it and they sound even better to my ears.

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Did we all agree that the 1st two tracks were to be listened to at 45rpm? I tried it and they sound even better to my ears.

 

I prefer them at 33, but yeh they still sound genuinely wicked at 45. Second side sounds a bit silly sped up

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Yes a most excellently savage beast of an EP (and on regular rotation)

Edited by beerwolf

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Did we all agree that the 1st two tracks were to be listened to at 45rpm? I tried it and they sound even better to my ears.

Haven't tried it, but I can't imagine the mellow beats of LD Spectrum going any faster tbh...

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