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I wish I was an Aphex Twin

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I've been listening to a bunch of Aphex Twin recently, and I just got my hands on a bunch of the 'Analord' series (which is awesome music), and that directly influenced this piece.


Analord is a series of 12" vinyl recordings by UK-based electronic music artist Richard D. James. The first installment, Analord 10, went on sale through the Rephlex Records website on December 15, 2004, and was packaged in a faux-leather binder with sleeves for housing the rest of the series. It was later re-released as a picture disc. Both pressings of Analord 10 were marketed under James' primary alias Aphex Twin, although other Analord recordings were released under the AFX pseudonym.

There is a condensed, album-length version of the series titled Chosen Lords.

James has programmed a variety of analogue equipment throughout his career. Instruments on Analord include drum machines such as the Roland TR-606, TR-808, and TR-909; sequencers such as the Roland MC-4; and various synthesizers and polysynths, including the Roland SH-101 and Roland TB-303, a Synton Fenix Modular Synth (seen on the B-side of Analord 02), and countless others he has collected over the years or borrowed from colleagues.

Analord tracks are similar in atmosphere and melody to James' early acid and ambient techno recordings, yet are still marked by the fast, choppy, multi-layered drum sequencing he has perfected from the Richard D. James Album (1996) onward.

The name refers to the analogue music equipment James used to perform much of Analord. Since James has a penchant for anagrams, it is noteworthy that "Analord" is an anagram for "A Roland," perhaps referencing the manufacturers of industry standard analogue synthesizers. Analord is also the title of a Luke Vibert track from his '95-'99 12" on Planet Mu.

[stolen from: http://en.wikipedia.org/w iki/Analord]

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This sounds like, acts like, and reminds me of Aphex Twin.
I downloded at 00:18 (that is good)
My only problem is (this is nit-picking) the title. Should it not be "i wish i was THE aphex twin" instead of "AN aphex twin" We all know: there is only one aphex twin.

ericdrebin responds:

Thanks. I appreciate the support.
And you're right; there can be only one Aphex Twin, and everyone knows that it's Richard David James.


Well I don't agree with it being too long. Yes alot of Techno songs are long, as some are short, a six minute song isn't long. Most songs these days are on avg. 4-7 minutes long.

Still this is an awsome song and I could like play an epic old school RPG to this tune!

~DJ Dark Cloud

ericdrebin responds:

Thanks, man. As i listen to it again, I hear things I could work on, and it's nowhere near the awesomeness of Richard D, James, but I appreciate your support.

Pretty good...

but too long.

ericdrebin responds:

Fair enough. I might cut out some of the repititious parts parts and make a shorter NewGrounds edit.
I always thought that techno music was supposed to be long.

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4.70 / 5.00

Apr 4, 2008
10:16 PM EDT
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7.5 MB
6 min 9 sec

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