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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop
Whether it's Caustic or Polygon Window, AFX, or just plain Richard James, the man known as Aphex Twin always writes dream-inspired music. Not pleasant, running though a field of flowers dreams, but dark, paranoid, and haun... more »
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Whether it's Caustic or Polygon Window, AFX, or just plain Richard James, the man known as Aphex Twin always writes dream-inspired music. Not pleasant, running though a field of flowers dreams, but dark, paranoid, and haunting nightmares. The third installment of Analogue Bubblebath is no exception, and continues in the same demented direction as previous volumes. Describing individual tracks this time around is more difficult than usual, as each track is given a (seemingly) random serial number rather than a traditional title. The only exception is "AFX 6/b," an ambient, electro number that tweets, chirps, and hums with mechanical inspiration. Other tracks range from the sound of stuck machine cogs mixed with phazer fire to scratchy minimal techno to gurgling guttural noises. Frightening but inspired. --Daniel Shumate
loteq | Regensburg | 05/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This EP was one of AFX's first commercially available efforts. In his early days, Richard was the embodiment of a bedroom producer, and so the sound quality of this EP release isn't the best. Nevertheless, this CD-single displays the unique abilities of AFX, and it's great fun to listen. The title track is one of his gentler ventures, an acid house track with bubbling water noises (of course!) and delicate harmonies. The combination of harsh beats and psychedelic melodies is also featured here, as "Iso.." demonstrates. The furious rhythms and distorted vocal samples of "Entrance.." prefigure the metal/techno-crossover sound of "Come to daddy". "AFX2" is a typical ambient-techno number which would easily fit onto "Selected ambient works 1". Nevertheless, I think this EP will remain an item for completists. The title track and "Iso.." are featured on Aphex Twin's "Classics", a collection of early hardcore tracks. "Entrance.." was also available on "Wasted", a compilation of unreleased material from the likes of Autechre, The Orb, and Underworld."
Steve Dolnack | 10/31/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is amazing! well, what more can you expect from RDJ?? his equipment isn't as good on this album and there are only four songs, which is kind of a letdown. but the songs are four awesome ones! I'd say this is his most abrasive and dancy album, at least that i've heard."
Creativity at its best!
loteq | 11/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"amazing, i love the song "Entrance to Exit" as it feels like a Tornado is consuming your very presense. The molody creates a fast merry go round tornado effect that sweeps you away."