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#2001 yek

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:56 PM

i saw a big hardcover coffee table type book at a thrift store the other day on plastic surgery

 

lots of pics of people with deformed faces.

 

 

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappppphhhhhhhexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!!


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:18 PM

I was in elementary school when President Bill “Slick Willy” Clinton had to admit he got a beej from Monica Lewinsky.

Whenever someone in school had a birthday, it would be announced over the intercom. As it turns out, our school had a Monica Rowinsky. I wonder if she ended up blowing Trump(eeeewewwwww)

I think I was in 7th grade when that shit was all over the news. Now it's staple deflection material for the MAGA camp when confronted with all the shit Trump gets away with.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:01 PM

I’ve found that the older the I get the less I care about problems that would have done my head in just 5 years ago. I can’t wait to see how apathetic I’ll be when I’m 60.

A fuckin men

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:11 AM

It’s a buyers market, not a sellers market. Don’t get it twisted.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:29 AM

I have realized I'm not much of an rdj fanboy anymore and this makes me a bit sad, dunno why tho

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:18 PM

I have realized I'm not much of an rdj fanboy anymore and this makes me a bit sad, dunno why tho

 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:17 PM

I have realized I'm not much of an rdj fanboy anymore and this makes me a bit sad, dunno why tho

This was me starting literally 20 years ago, right after I heard Ae's EP7. Discovering Chiastic Slide the following year only solidified that...not to pit the two electronic music titans against one another.

I think 1997 was the year Aphex really became known outside the UK, with the Come To Daddy music vid blowing up on MTV. I still have respect for RDJ and his reputation to this day is well earned. I just don't feel the same fanboyism that I did in my early teens.

(Spillage of AFX discussion into GenBan ensues)



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:48 PM

Oh shit it's on now.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:51 PM

Being on WATMM, I probably rank lower on the fanboy spectrum than many these days, but I still like Syro a lot more than a lot of other people seemed to. I think it’s some of his best stuff. I also fucking love 26 Mixes For Cash.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:53 PM

26 mixes for Cash is among his best work.  His remixes are pretty much originals.  I wish he'd do more.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:03 PM

RDJ has produced plenty of great stuff since the early days. Maybe you were just a fan because of the hype.
*to the detractors*

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

Oooooh bjurn.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:05 PM

SAW II is arguably his best, or at least most refined, LP. But obviously opinions can vary vastly, given the wide array of his releases and side projects over the last three decades.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:20 PM

SAW II's great, but it's very basic.  Simple pad loop + reverb/delay = magic.  It's simplicity is a big part of what makes it as potent as it is.  So yes, most refined as you say.  Best?... okay that's subjective yeah.  Not going to debate anything like that.  Carry on.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:33 PM

rename thread to "is rdj relevant anymore?" pls

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:40 PM

More urethra talk, less RDJ please. ;o



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:21 PM

I love the aphex twins, their music sounds like dubstep.


For real,
I got a gift certificate for a record shop for xmas.. Thinking of getting the 26 mixes vinyl bootleg. I wonder how the quality is ??

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:53 PM

I just watched a Pop Will Eat Itself video for the first time.  They're kind of baffling.  I can't really tell if they're parodying something, satire, or just a confused mishmash of fads and attitudes that we're popular at the time.  Usually when I hear/see a band's video I sort of get a sense of what they're all about, but in this case I have no idea what I just witnessed.

 

 

I feel this maybe played an influence of early Faith No More/Chili Peppers/Bootsauce - remember those guys?  Yeah.  Weird era where hip hop/industrial culture gets adopted into pop/rock music.  The artists themselves probably weren't entirely sure what they were trying to do, they just went ahead and did it.  Comes off as super kitchy.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:40 AM

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They're sampling. Only they're not having a device do it for them they're copying bits and pieces from other songs and playing them themselves (or at least pretending to).

It's also pop, so, you know, pop is eating itself.

The aesthetic is just what was popular at the time. EMF and Ned's Atomic Dustbin had it as well (to name but two examples besides the ones you've already given). I used to like it a lot and seeing it again after a these years doesn't make me feel like there's very much wrong with it. At least it's fun.

Then again, maybe I'm just old.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:50 PM

Well yeah, I get that they're incorporating samples.  I know everything they're doing from a technical/musical point of view.  But as a complete aesthetic I can't tell what they're going for.  Might get a better sense if I actually listened to an entire album... but I'm not sure I can justify it at this point.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:14 PM

Well yeah, I get that they're incorporating samples. I know everything they're doing from a technical/musical point of view. But as a complete aesthetic I can't tell what they're going for. Might get a better sense if I actually listened to an entire album... but I'm not sure I can justify it at this point.


That’s why you listen to: PWEI - Home (Orb mix) instead.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:49 PM

Aha!  Thank you for the pointer.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:01 PM

Aha! Thank you for the pointer.


Maybe Orbs best remix period.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:45 AM

Well yeah, I get that they're incorporating samples. I know everything they're doing from a technical/musical point of view. But as a complete aesthetic I can't tell what they're going for. Might get a better sense if I actually listened to an entire album... but I'm not sure I can justify it at this point.


Maybe you shouldn't? It's definitely dated and if it's the aesthetic you're after there's tons of other places to get it.

PWEI was mostly for the critics - because of the whole sampling / eating itself thing. Everyone else danced to Happy Mondays instead.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:50 PM

I like a lot of stuff that sounds "dated".  I mean, getting the sense of an era from an album's production/musical tropes is something that fascinates me.  it's part of what I enjoy most about listening to older music.  New music too of course.  For the last couple decades it's been a lot harder to pinpoint what the era even is, since so much music now is deliberately nostalgic, and so readily accessible for whatever you're looking for.  The scenes are too diverse to really find much that binds it all together.  Not that it's a bad thing by any means.  Perhaps pop has eaten itself.


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