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So much wow, so excite, analogical force has uploaded a video to facebook that seems to announce a forthcoming release of brainwaltzera (user 0000008673). No date or further information. A few months ago we were speculating a lot about RDJ or mike paradinas behind this account. I've lost some info?

 

 

Marzipan was one of the best records this year. Absolutely can't wait to see what this vinyl is about.

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There’ve already been a few interesting theories buzzing around the internet as to who exactly enigmatic electronic producer Brainwaltzera is, one of the most intriguing ones being that it’s another alias of Richard D. James. The theory began during Aphex’s mammoth 2015 Soundcloud track drop when a Soundcloud account registered under ‘user18081971′ that was later confirmed to belong to James commented on a track that Brainwaltzera had uploaded to his own account (that had coincidentally appeared on the web at almost exactly the same time as James’).

While there are certainly moments here where it’s plausible that RDJ is behind the sounds on this latest six track EP ‘Aescoba’ (which arrives a few months on from his debut ‘Marzipan’ EP), it’s just as likely to be the work of some unknown producer tangentially influenced by the Aphex Twin, who the original artist just happened to stumble upon and enjoy. Whatever the truth is, it certainly has all the makings of a good story, one that’s perhaps bolstered even further by the fact that a lot of the tracks collected here sound like they could have been recorded more than a decade ago.

‘Muddy Puddle Trot’ is the track here that’s likely to prick up the ears of Aphex enthusiasts the most, and indeed it comes across as a close cousin to midtempo early moments like ‘On’ as a spiralling synth arpeggio gently winds it ways against refracted counterpointed notes and swelling bass tones, before a clattering hiphop break that screams 1992 locks in halfway to power things to a swaggering conclusion. If the aforementioned track is easily the most elegantly arranged here, ‘Dual TM’ shifts gears entirely as a twinkling gamelan-esque loop of melodic tones plays atop a monotonously crunching krautrock-esque kickdrum, the glimmering electronics that play around the edges suddenly becoming more unhinged as the beats break down into a mass of juddering timestretching.

‘Poly Anna Summers’ meanwhile comes across like a ghostly echo of triphop as dusty snare breaks ripple out beneath warm glowing layers of ambient synths and atmospheric chiming tones, the background noise of what sounds like field recorded rain and distant people adding to the lulling feel, before ‘Acetonia’ gets more cold and eerie as glimmering electronics build against digitally treated background chatter, the snapping hiphop snares that lock in halfway injecting an undertone of menace into the sheeny surroundings. Whether this EP proves to be the work of Richard D James or not, there’s an abundance of intriguing braindance on offer here.

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Here's the theory I posted in the Marzipan EP thread. Could be an elaborate alias but it's most likely just a new artist.


 

 

Saloon Tune Silo is an anagram of Stelios loannou.

 

There were tracks from both  https://soundcloud.com/ogie and https://soundcloud.com/mis-bit on the brainwaltzera account, but Ogie was the most diligent about covering his tracks after posting and then deleting comments that indicated his involvement - he has also linked to the new EP from his soundcloud

 

He's also from the same region as Stelios Ioannou and he likes to use the same greek characters as the brainwaltzera account, and he makes a wide variety of electronic music

 

 

 

I just received my vinyl and I'm pretty certain it's mis-bit now. Rec'd Up 001 is scratched onto the surface along with "MB." I googled Rec'd Up and found this http://aredcup.blogspot.com/p/recd-up.html

 

Their Soundcloud also reposted the user0000008763 tracks https://soundcloud.com/recd-up

 

 

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There’ve already been a few interesting theories buzzing around the Aphex Twin as to who exactly enigmatic electronic producer Richard D. James is, one of the most intriguing ones being that it’s another alias of Richard D. James. The theory began during Aphex’s mammoth 2015 Soundcloud track drop when a Aphex account registered under ‘Richard D. James′ that was later confirmed to belong to James commented on a track that Aphex Twin  had uploaded to his own account (that had coincidentally appeared on the web at almost exactly the same time as James’).

While there are certainly moments here where it’s plausible that RDJ is behind the sounds on this latest six track EP ‘James’ (which arrives a few months on from his debut ‘Richard D’ EP), it’s just as likely to be the work of some unknown producer tangentially influenced by the Aphex Twin, who the original artist just happened to stumble upon and enjoy. Whatever the truth is, it certainly has all the makings of a good Aphex Twin, one that’s perhaps bolstered even further by the fact that a lot of the tracks collected here sound like they could have been recorded more than a RDJ ago.

Richard D. James’ is the track here that’s likely to prick up the ears of Aphex enthusiasts the most, and indeed it comes across as a close cousin to midtempo early moments like ‘Twin’ as a spiralling Richard arpeggio gently winds it ways against refracted Aphex notes and swelling Richard tones, before a clattering hiphop break that screams Aphex Twin locks in halfway to power things to a swaggering Aphex Twin. If the aforementioned track is easily the most elegantly RDJ here, ‘Dual Twin’ shifts gears entirely as a twinkling Richard D. James-esque loop of melodic tones plays atop a monotonously crunchingAphex Twin-esque kickdrum, the glimmering electronics that play around the edges suddenly becoming more unhinged as the beats break down into a mass of juddering Aphex 'Richard D. James' Twin.

 

Richard 'Aphex Twin'D. James’ meanwhile comes across like a ghostly echo of Richard as dusty snare breaks ripple out beneath warm glowing layers of D. James and atmospheric chiming Aphex Twin, the background noise of what sounds like field recorded Richard and distant people adding to the lulling feel, before ‘Tphex Awin’ gets more cold and eerie as glimmering electronics build against digitally treated background chatter, the snapping hiphop snares that lock in halfway injecting an undertone of menace into the sheeny surroundings. Whether this EP proves to be the work of Richard D James or not, there’s an abundance of intriguing Richard D James on offer here.

 

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There’ve already been a few interesting theories buzzing around the Aphex Twin as to who exactly enigmatic electronic producer Richard D. James is, one of the most intriguing ones being that it’s another alias of Richard D. James. The theory began during Aphex’s mammoth 2015 Soundcloud track drop when a Aphex account registered under ‘Richard D. James′ that was later confirmed to belong to James commented on a track that Aphex Twin  had uploaded to his own account (that had coincidentally appeared on the web at almost exactly the same time as James’).

While there are certainly moments here where it’s plausible that RDJ is behind the sounds on this latest six track EP ‘James’ (which arrives a few months on from his debut ‘Richard D’ EP), it’s just as likely to be the work of some unknown producer tangentially influenced by the Aphex Twin, who the original artist just happened to stumble upon and enjoy. Whatever the truth is, it certainly has all the makings of a good Aphex Twin, one that’s perhaps bolstered even further by the fact that a lot of the tracks collected here sound like they could have been recorded more than a RDJ ago.

Richard D. James’ is the track here that’s likely to prick up the ears of Aphex enthusiasts the most, and indeed it comes across as a close cousin to midtempo early moments like ‘Twin’ as a spiralling Richard arpeggio gently winds it ways against refracted Aphex notes and swelling Richard tones, before a clattering hiphop break that screams Aphex Twin locks in halfway to power things to a swaggering Aphex Twin. If the aforementioned track is easily the most elegantly RDJ here, ‘Dual Twin’ shifts gears entirely as a twinkling Richard D. James-esque loop of melodic tones plays atop a monotonously crunchingAphex Twin-esque kickdrum, the glimmering electronics that play around the edges suddenly becoming more unhinged as the beats break down into a mass of juddering Aphex 'Richard D. James' Twin and a hint of Mike Paradinas too.

 

Richard 'Aphex Twin'D. James’ meanwhile comes across like a ghostly echo of Richard as dusty snare breaks ripple out beneath warm glowing layers of D. James and atmospheric chiming Aphex Twin, the background noise of what sounds like field recorded Richard and distant people adding to the lulling feel, before ‘Tphex Awin’ gets more cold and eerie as glimmering electronics build against digitally treated background chatter, the snapping hiphop snares that lock in halfway injecting an undertone of menace into the sheeny surroundings. Whether this EP proves to be the work of Richard D James or not, there’s an abundance of intriguing Richard D James on offer here.

 

 

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nice! getting strong Richard D James, Mike Paradinas vibes from this. Syro outtakes maybe ? obviously not as good as anything on Warp Records. They get the proper distribution and marketing behind them so that's where the best songs are being released obviously. But these tracks are still really good. I don't wanna say it's definitely RDJ or anything but i'm definitely getting a 'vibe'. 

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name ONE living person who could create something as inspired and well produced as this and it not be Richard D james. 

 


or Mike Paradinas

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This is the only track that is somewhat convincing that RDJ is involved because it sounds similar to the CCAI tracks and he even commented on it.

 

https://soundcloud.com/brainwaltzera/quilat-spring-1-outtake

 

But I don't think it's him unless it's his "lazy" tracks. The description on the account did say "laptop era" at one point, so it could just be stuff he made quickly on a laptop in bed or on tour.

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name ONE living person who could create something as inspired and well produced as this and it not be Richard D james. 

 

or Mike Paradinas

 

 

 

really?

 

 

can't do it, huh!

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This is the only track that is somewhat convincing that RDJ is involved because it sounds similar to the CCAI tracks and he even commented on it.

 

https://soundcloud.com/brainwaltzera/quilat-spring-1-outtake

 

But I don't think it's him unless it's his "lazy" tracks. The description on the account did say "laptop era" at one point, so it could just be stuff he made quickly on a laptop in bed or on tour.

 

agreed 100% 

 

using cheap sounding acoustic drum sample packs instead of using the actual drum kits and using a drum pattern identical to tracks on CCAI 2 is EXACTLY the kind of curveball RDJ would throw at listeners to throw people off. classic troll move. :music: one of his best tracks imo. 

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