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tbh I prefer collapse without the interlude. kind of stops the track in its tracks. I can see why he took it out

I suspect it comes down to which version you're used to, to some extent. I'd heard the full version enough times that it sounded perverse to cut out that part, which I'd consider a deleted segment rather than an intermission

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So, I uh, might have somewhat spur of the moment (but not really, been wanting this for a while) put a system in my car. Was initially going to just upgrade speakers but my wife talked me into going m

Considering Ae dropped 8 hours of music that year with no hype but a facebook post it was a bit much for a 25 minute EP 

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It's too bad the US arm of bleep's shipping packed these records up like shit. No tissue, none of that weird cut paper padding, just a record strapped in a corrugated mailer. Dings on my record corners, my friend's was crushed by fedex...

Yeah, hate that sort of thing. I got the Autechre vinyl from Touched Music and it was crushed to fuck.

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It's too bad the US arm of bleep's shipping packed these records up like shit.  No tissue, none of that weird cut paper padding, just a record strapped in a corrugated mailer.  Dings on my record corners, my friend's was crushed by fedex...

that's not good news to read.  Mine still hasn't shown up.  I pray to the acid gods.  Let it come to me properly.  Let it come to me.  Let it come.  I pray.

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Got my cassette this morning on the way out the door to work.  Look forward to popping it in the Nakamichi when I get home.

which naks deck do you have, i have a 1000,paid £100 for it, bought it from a helicopter pilot instructor in england lol

 

 

Not familiar with that deck but a quick search shows certain versions of the 1000 series being sold on Ebay for several thousands of dollars.  If there were no issues with it the guy must have been really stupid to sell it for that.  Either that or he didn't take the time to look up what they go for and just figured it wasn't worth anything because it's old technology.  Which version is it, ZXL, II etc? 

 

Mine is a BX-150 ....nothing near that range but many have said it performs incredibly for a two head deck.  Supposedly sounds as good as much more expensive 3 head decks.  At any rate it's the best sounding tape deck I've ever owned and I grew up on cassettes.

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about the music: no headphone pls, speakers = loud, space and sound

 

 

about the limited cover (if not jazz lol) :

old 60-70s sci fi books covers by french edtions Robert Laffont Ailleurs et Demain

Philip K Dick, COLLAPSE OF REALITY and stuff

also... Simulacron 3 by Daniel Galouye

 

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It's too bad the US arm of bleep's shipping packed these records up like shit.  No tissue, none of that weird cut paper padding, just a record strapped in a corrugated mailer.  Dings on my record corners, my friend's was crushed by fedex...

that's not good news to read.  Mine still hasn't shown up.  I pray to the acid gods.  Let it come to me properly.  Let it come to me.  Let it come.  I pray.

 

I'm in the U.S and my cassette came packed in that weird cut paper.

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damn... it hasn't arrived. it was supposed to arrive today!  :sad: i was even so excited that yesterday i actually made a profile here... been a long time lurker. but well... will just have to wait longer

 

 

If mine isn't on my front door step I'm going to start taking names.

 

Also, I bought the 24bit version of T69 collapse on the Aphex page and now it won't let me comment.

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Yep.

 

Thanks Richard.

 

I am healed.

 

I agree

 

Aphex Twin radiates an Awesome Healing:)

 

Thanks Again RDJ!!!

 

Healing me since October 2013

 

:aphexsign: :aphexsign: :aphexsign: :aphexsign: :aphexsign:

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Can't decide if AFX or Sect Pig is the best 2018 can offer.  Both are great for running. Looking forward to running tomorrow in deep, dark forests at flac speed vs 96 speed.

And the switch to some eugenics swine speed

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about the music: no headphone pls, speakers = loud, space and sound

 

 

about the limited cover (if not jazz lol) :

old 60-70s sci fi books covers by french edtions Robert Laffont Ailleurs et Demain

Philip K Dick, COLLAPSE OF REALITY and stuff

also... Simulacron 3 by Daniel Galouye

 

laffont-ad00869-1978.jpg

on a similar note, has it been confirmed/discussed if the normal cover is inspired by the Urban Tribe - collapse of modern culture album cover?

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It's too bad the US arm of bleep's shipping packed these records up like shit.  No tissue, none of that weird cut paper padding, just a record strapped in a corrugated mailer.  Dings on my record corners, my friend's was crushed by fedex...

that's not good news to read.  Mine still hasn't shown up.  I pray to the acid gods.  Let it come to me properly.  Let it come to me.  Let it come.  I pray.

 

I'm in the U.S and my cassette came packed in that weird cut paper.

 

 

I ordered a cassette too and it came in the normal Bleep packing of tissue & cut paper, but my record arrived separately today and was just stuck in a corrugated mailer without much care and with zero padding, so they jammed the corners when they stuck it in. 

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tbh I prefer collapse without the interlude. kind of stops the track in its tracks. I can see why he took it out

 

yes, to be honest, even seeing that part live I was a little put off by it. It seems out of place to me. I like hearing other aspects of an artist though, sketches, pieces that were cut out. That's super nice to have in any art and studying an artists work. There's also an aspect of what the artist wants others to hear, I think  that's also important. We will likely never hear every aphex has ever recorded, maybe we will, maybe not. who knows. I know some day he'll die, maybe I'll die first. I personally really want to hear everything he ever made, but... who knows if I will.

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about the music: no headphone pls, speakers = loud, space and sound

 

 

about the limited cover (if not jazz lol) :

old 60-70s sci fi books covers by french edtions Robert Laffont Ailleurs et Demain

Philip K Dick, COLLAPSE OF REALITY and stuff

also... Simulacron 3 by Daniel Galouye

 

laffont-ad00869-1978.jpg

Jazz

 

Procédé Heliophore sleeve, eh?

 

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http://hardlybaked.blogspot.com/2017/12/avant-eye-candy-10-prospective-21e.html

 

"The sleeves were manufactured using “Procédé Heliophore”  - a technique originally developed in the 1930s by Louis Defay to transform aluminum paper for printing" - says Discogs

 

But the Prospective 21e Siècle sleeve designer(s) remain(s) unidentified and unknown!

 

The below is from an essay I wrote for a catalogue for an exhibition in France to do with ideas of lost futures and retro-modernism etc etc:

 

The LP series name derived from “prospective,” the philosopher Gaston Berger’s term for the study of possible futures.  Prospective 21e Siècle lived up to this futuristic promise with its startling packaging: glossy, reflective silver-metallic sleeves whose abstract geometric patterns evoked Op Art and the Space Age couture of 1960s designers like Paco Rabanne, with a hint of Art Deco.  

 

"Launched by Philips in 1967, Prospective 21e Siècle seemed to encapsulate the spirit and aesthetic of the Philips Pavilion of a decade earlier: that shockingly futuristic construction, also known as the Poème électronique, created for the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels through the unique cross-disciplinary collaboration of Le Corbusier, Edgar Varèse, and Iannis Xenakis.  Prospective 21e Siècle scaled the Pavilion down to artifacts that could fit into the domestic living space as displayable consumer commodities (the series actually included a couple of avant-garde percussions albums by Xenakis, an architect-turned-composer). According to the insert that accompanied the four-disc box set Electronic Panorama, the series “quickly won its place as the most avant-garde, the most revolutionary of all record collections:  ‘revolutionary’ in its presentation...  in its exclusive [musical] repertory...  and in its price, putting it within the reach of all, and especially of young people, who are passionately interested in new sonic effects... 

 

 

"In 1969, the publisher Robert Laffont launched the literary equivalent of Prospective 21e Siècle: the imprint Ailleurs et Demain [which translates as Elsewhere and Tomorrow] dedicated to science fiction and under the direction of Gérard Klein. Over the coming years Ailleurs et Demain would publish translations of works by giants of the genre such as Philip K. Dick, John Brunner, Frank Herbert, and Arthur C. Clarke along with novels by French s.f. writers like Jacques Sternberg, Michel Jeury, and Klein himself .  Klein was an admirer of the Prospective series and decided to package A & D fiction using the same process, called Héliophore and originally developed in the 1930s by Louis Defay to transform aluminum paper for printing.  Some of the Ailleurs Et Demain designs closely resemble specific Prospective 21e Siecle sleeves, while others are new but clearly inspired by the series. (With both the albums and the novels, nobody seems to know the identity of the designers, who were in-house and uncredited).  The design style, which eventually extended beyond silver to gold and copper book covers, was maintained for over 20 years, before being abandoned."

 

on a similar note, has it been confirmed/discussed if the normal cover is inspired by the Urban Tribe - collapse of modern culture album cover?

FURTHER JAZZ

 

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:shrug:

 

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Lol WATMM gets mention way too often when Aphex is concerned in press... I mean I know that sounds dumb, but it’s not nearly as insufferable here as it was in the Tuss era

 

Aphex fans are like Deadheads lol. There is a little cult of worship, but it’s all in good games and the dude does make some damn good music *shrug*

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Classic bit of New York City Latin Freestyle there.  Wouldn't doubt it at all if Richard listened to stuff like that.  Here's a couple more from that genre...

 

Best gated reverb 808 snare ever -

 

Listening to these make me see everything in neon. Seems I've got a soft nostalgic spot for the stuff like that.

 

1st 44 has something hypnotic in it. Have enjoyed that one most, even more than Primavera/MT1 t29r which I was most eager to give a proper listen. Like always, I'm a bit slow at digesting new stuff so all the other new pieces are still in progress. But yeah, It's a yet another great EP.

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