Tuesday, 4 August 2009
The man with so many names I don't know where to begin.
Aphex Twin is a peculiar man. His countless monikers and side projects, his trademark evil grin and his ability to hop between blissful ambience, wobbly acid techno and ear-raping sonic assaults with unbelievable ease makes him one of the weirdest people in music today. But come on, we all know that weird people make the best music.
I tend to think of Aphex Twin's music as very similar to modern art, in that people will definitely have widely varying opinions of it. Take a track like "54 Cymru Beats" for example. While some would view it as just a random clusterfuck of noise, others (like me) would view it as a collage of several musical ideas, mixing drum and bass breaks with hints of acid techno, 8-bit bleeps and... a sample of a Speak & Spell telling the story of Goldielocks and the Three Bears. Why the hell not?
Aphex Twin - Fingerbib [Right Click To Download]
Aphex Twin - 54 Cymru Beats [Right Click To Download]
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker (Acid Edit) [Right Click To Download]
Keep it funky,