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Aphex Twin - is it OK to only like the bits that sound nice?

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Phex was the first artist I've heard that used such extremes (beautiful/absurdly harsh) in a single track. It blew my 16 year old mind at the time. It made both aspects feel more powerful to hear them juxtaposed like that. I admit as I get older I'm less interested in the super abrasive parts. He seems less interested as well. He still goes there of course but it's still interesting and a fun listen, not simply an auditory middle finger like he liked to do in the past. 

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rdj has always been focused on putting out a wide an eclectic range of moods an styles within his releases (particularly his most mainstream albums) to the point that when drukqs was released he openly advised people to choose their favourites and make their own playlists etc.

 

Thats interesting, do you have a source for that? Because it kindof implies that he wanted Drukqs to be a certain way when considered as a whole - the way that a music critic would consider it, for example - but he was also quite happy for punters like us to just pick and choose the bits we like.

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I guess he was just fed up by plebs yelling that it doesn't satisfy them as if music was a service industry. so yeah, they better make their own playlists instead of jizzing around angrily

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Phonatacid is such a good track. I didn't have anywhere else to put this post. shoudl I just make a thread aboujt it

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If I made my own edit of T69 Collapse with the middle bit chopped out, would that be some kind of sacrilege?

 

 

No. Do whatever you want. It's your time, ears, and preference. I like to listen to some tracks at different speeds, some channels removed, and even sometimes in a different key.

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get out.

 

 

shame.

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If I made my own edit of T69 Collapse with the middle bit chopped out, would that be some kind of sacrilege?

 

No. Do whatever you want. It's your time, ears, and preference. I like to listen to some tracks at different speeds, some channels removed, and even sometimes in a different key.

lol?

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After some reflection, I've decided it isn't okay to only like the bits that sound nice.

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All the bits sound nice or gtfo

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I know this is pure insta-ban , but I've done this forever with rdj's music. The tracks are always all over the place. Some tracks are beyond life in it's quality and others just plain boring or harsh. All the annoying spoken parts, crappy stuff before awesome stuff(like on ventolin/crowsmengegus) or crappy Eq:ing (like Girl/Boy snarerush mix - just all treble?!?). I know this warrants "B7" or whatever among the AFX worship but hey I like a perfectly curated collection of tracks that is just great. (I mostly listen to my own stuff usually, then I can adjust everything to my own liking)

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If I made my own edit of T69 Collapse with the middle bit chopped out, would that be some kind of sacrilege?

 

 

No. Do whatever you want. It's your time, ears, and preference. I like to listen to some tracks at different speeds, some channels removed, and even sometimes in a different key.

 

 

Nothing wrong with listening at different speeds. It's one of the great things about vinyl. Windowlicker at 33rpm is LUSH

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I know this is pure insta-ban , but I've done this forever with rdj's music. The tracks are always all over the place. Some tracks are beyond life in it's quality and others just plain boring or harsh. All the annoying spoken parts, crappy stuff before awesome stuff(like on ventolin/crowsmengegus) or crappy Eq:ing (like Girl/Boy snarerush mix - just all treble?!?). I know this warrants "B7" or whatever among the AFX worship but hey I like a perfectly curated collection of tracks that is just great. (I mostly listen to my own stuff usually, then I can adjust everything to my own liking)

i'm not into cutting bits out but changing, tweaking and filtering aphex tracks is definitely something i've been doing for ages. changing speed, pitch, using noise removal/isolation - there are loads and loads of simple things you can do to enhance your favourite tunes. the ones you see on youtube are just the tip of the iceberg - i have dozens and dozens of mixes like this saved around (i only tend to save the good ones). imo we could get an epic thread going for aphex modded tracks!

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no, only liking the nice bits will do you longterm psychological damage.

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If I made my own edit of T69 Collapse with the middle bit chopped out, would that be some kind of sacrilege?

No. Do whatever you want. It's your time, ears, and preference. I like to listen to some tracks at different speeds, some channels removed, and even sometimes in a different key.

lol?

 

You don't know if you are laughing out loud? If you care to take the time to formulate a response then I could elaborate.

 

Anyways... I like those fast bits, would you like anything?

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rdj has always been focused on putting out a wide an eclectic range of moods an styles within his releases (particularly his most mainstream albums) to the point that when drukqs was released he openly advised people to choose their favourites and make their own playlists etc.

 

Thats interesting, do you have a source for that? Because it kindof implies that he wanted Drukqs to be a certain way when considered as a whole - the way that a music critic would consider it, for example - but he was also quite happy for punters like us to just pick and choose the bits we like.

 

 

Yeah, dude is definitely considering what music journalist might think about his music when he's putting an album together.

:wacko:

 

It's fine to edit the tracks into something you like more, seems like it might be a creative process.

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rdj has always been focused on putting out a wide an eclectic range of moods an styles within his releases (particularly his most mainstream albums) to the point that when drukqs was released he openly advised people to choose their favourites and make their own playlists etc.

 

Thats interesting, do you have a source for that? Because it kindof implies that he wanted Drukqs to be a certain way when considered as a whole - the way that a music critic would consider it, for example - but he was also quite happy for punters like us to just pick and choose the bits we like.

 

 

Yeah, dude is definitely considering what music journalist might think about his music when he's putting an album together.

:wacko:

 

It's fine to edit the tracks into something you like more, seems like it might be a creative process.

 

Oh yes he definitely said that. IT was in an interview right after the album dropped. The interviewer I think asked about the album length or the length between his releases, and he said something like he'd rather just release a lot of music at once and  people choose their tracks off the album.

 

Funny at  the time the interviewer was wondering why it took him 4 years to release an album.

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I put a donk on all his tracks, so much better.

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rdj has always been focused on putting out a wide an eclectic range of moods an styles within his releases (particularly his most mainstream albums) to the point that when drukqs was released he openly advised people to choose their favourites and make their own playlists etc.

 

Thats interesting, do you have a source for that? Because it kindof implies that he wanted Drukqs to be a certain way when considered as a whole - the way that a music critic would consider it, for example - but he was also quite happy for punters like us to just pick and choose the bits we like.

 

 

Yeah, dude is definitely considering what music journalist might think about his music when he's putting an album together.

:wacko:

 

It's fine to edit the tracks into something you like more, seems like it might be a creative process.

 

Oh yes he definitely said that. IT was in an interview right after the album dropped. The interviewer I think asked about the album length or the length between his releases, and he said something like he'd rather just release a lot of music at once and  people choose their tracks off the album.

 

Funny at  the time the interviewer was wondering why it took him 4 years to release an album.

 

 

To me that doesn't equal considering what music journalists think when you're making your album but maybe I'm missing the point. It's irrelevant anyway. Guess I was a bit irked by the music journalists vs punters like us statement.

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Yeah of course it's fine to edit tracks how you see fit, it's just funny he asked. I edited Drukqs out from the CCAI 1 and the main stuff.



 

 

 

 

To me that doesn't equal considering what music journalists think when you're making your album but maybe I'm missing the point. It's irrelevant anyway. Guess I was a bit irked by the music journalists vs punters like us statement.

If I catch your meaning right, RDJ said that to a question asked by the interviewer. So it's HIS opinion. However framed by what the interviewer is asking.

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Took me a second to see the pictures were related.

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makes u tank...

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What a coincidence I just finished a game as a tank in overwatch.  :beer:

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What a coincidence I just finished a game as a tank in overwatch. :beer:

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