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Aphex Twin

Mike & Rich - Expert Knob Twiddlers
mike * rich expert knob twiddlers album appreciation



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#1 Josso

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 01:12 PM

Can't stop listening to this album (again). The production is so dodgy throughout it kind of adds to the entire flavour of the album. Also the track titles are so well named, I'm sorry but being completely fucked on vodka really does sound like the track to me

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I heard the rumour that they made the entire album in 3 days and were taking shrooms or something, it's probably been exagerated but I can imagine there being some serious drug influence when they made the tracks. Anyway, </appreciation>

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 01:14 PM

it's a great, unique album.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 01:48 PM

superb music.

taken in context it manages to be both the silliest album of its time, and seriously grounbreaking to boot.


you can almost hear them laughing at their own talent.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 02:05 PM

bu bu bu ba!

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 02:29 PM

production... pah.

people get too bogged down in production nowadays.


the salient point is that it's a FUCKING BRILLIANT ALBUM.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:30 PM

Yeah but if it wasn't so badly produced it wouldn't add to the whole "feel" of the tracks. I've always maintained (I don't know if anyone agrees with me) that some of Aphex's tracks are boosted in goodness purely because of the nice "warm" production. It must be recording to tape half the time, I don't know - it's just nice... I don't like this really clean production that comes off of stuff like Infected Mushroom for example, it's kind of cool going "whoa that sounds nice" but it takes the soul away from the music sometimes.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:30 AM

VODKA

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:39 AM

Mike and Richard were seriously fucked up making this album, and yes, the whole "3 days" rumour is true.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 12:34 AM

wonderful album

have anyone actually played the game?


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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:11 AM

QUOTE (Worlds Most Johnsson @ Nov 2 2007, 07:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wonderful album

have anyone actually played the game?



yrah it was one of my favourites as a wee kiddie
along with staying alive and rebound

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:04 AM

their downfall (ost)

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 07:12 PM

they were on acid

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE (CATS @ Nov 3 2007, 02:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they were on acid


yeah, and you're on pepper



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Posted 02 November 2007 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE (CATS @ Nov 2 2007, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they were on acid


i thought it was a drunk album, no?

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 12:37 PM

i think it was just a gonzo album in general.

"not that we needed all this for the album, but when you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendancy is to push it as far as you can.."

vodka sounds properly chilled and russian. brr brr bubrrr bu bubaba brrrr. i can see the crazy taj mahal roofs with twisty tops.



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Posted 18 November 2007 - 05:43 PM

I love it all, but especially the jazz-sample based ones like Eggy Toast (7/8 hell ya), Giant Deflating Football, and reg is just hilarious and also very beautiful.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:11 PM

one thing I find interesting is that Vodka seems to use every drum sample used on Melodies from mars...

but "The Sound of Beady Eyes" gets pretty close to sounding like Lego Racers Music...

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:13 PM

I always try to find out what beats were chosen by Rich and which were chosen by Mike.

It's just awesome.




Chose or chosen? Eh.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:00 PM

God I love this album.

Not a single miss for me....

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 05:43 PM

first of all, lol a josso thread.
Second of all, I don't like this album.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 05:55 PM

QUOTE (Rook @ Jan 4 2008, 12:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't like this album.

I've only ever found the odd bit vaguely interesting. Best Mike & Rich track is easily 'Brivert and Muons'.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:25 PM

i need to get me a copy of this album

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:54 PM

Mr. Frosty = perfection. Nothing needs to be added, subtracted, or removed.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:12 PM

Yeah, I loved this one from the start. Played it many times after stumbling home drunk in college. I lost my CD of it. Need to find another one.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 06:03 PM

Lately my favorites been Winner Takes All. So catchy and reminds me of Brace Yourself Jason.





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