Aphex Twin aye or nay?

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Aphex Twin aye or nay?

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Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby Jimbo » 11 Mar 2017, 09:13

He/They are headlining at Fuji Rock this summer.

What I have heard so far sounds like a lot of noise rather than music (yes, I sound like my dad), and as a side act at the festival I wouldn't mind but headlining??? I vote nay.
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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby driftin » 11 Mar 2017, 11:56

Aye.

Also what a strange thread.

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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby Jimbo » 11 Mar 2017, 12:06

driftin wrote:Aye.

Also what a strange thread.


Why? An act I think of as worthless codswallop is topping the bill at a major festival I'm hoping more of you will agree with my opinion. So far … not. :(
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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 11 Mar 2017, 12:24

never cared much for his music
although I can understand why some do
I need more of a human touch to the electronic stuff
but he is good at what he does
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Postby Jimbo » 11 Mar 2017, 12:29

ConnyOlivetti wrote: I can understand why some do.


Exactly what i can't understand. With so many talented musicians making melodic music, a guy who mimics a garbage truck crusher or wood chipper is not fun nor entertaining.
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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 11 Mar 2017, 12:37

Jimbo wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote: I can understand why some do.


Exactly what i can't understand. With so many talented musicians making melodic music, a guy who mimics a garbage truck crusher or wood chipper is not fun nor entertaining.




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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 11 Mar 2017, 12:39

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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 11 Mar 2017, 12:40

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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 11 Mar 2017, 12:43

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Postby Moleskin » 11 Mar 2017, 13:02

The Ambient records I love. I have a few of his other works but they are easier to admire than love.
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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby Jimbo » 11 Mar 2017, 13:03

Thanks Conny for playing for me the softer edged and very repetitive music of which the best I can say it might be fine as movie background music or played in a yoga class but it would just bore me to tears having to stand out on the festival ground. The grungier and more pointless tune was this one which I pulled at random when i was researching.

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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby joels344 » 11 Mar 2017, 13:09

Aye, of course.

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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Mar 2017, 14:10

Aye. I'm not a massive fan, but I like plenty of his stuff enough. I don't get why he couldn't headline a major festival though, there's not many bigger names in music.
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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby driftin » 12 Mar 2017, 08:43

Jimbo wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote: I can understand why some do.


Exactly what i can't understand. With so many talented musicians making melodic music, a guy who mimics a garbage truck crusher or wood chipper is not fun nor entertaining.

There's plenty of melody in many of his songs.

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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby Jimbo » 12 Mar 2017, 08:51

driftin wrote:
Jimbo wrote:
ConnyOlivetti wrote: I can understand why some do.


Exactly what i can't understand. With so many talented musicians making melodic music, a guy who mimics a garbage truck crusher or wood chipper is not fun nor entertaining.

There's plenty of melody in many of his songs.


Yeah, there are notes and music, I guess, but from what I've heard this type of music is what iTunes images is to art. Call me old fashioned but give me a tune with singer and a guitar solo over this synthy crap any day of the year.
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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby driftin » 12 Mar 2017, 09:02

Jimbo wrote:
driftin wrote:
Jimbo wrote:
Exactly what i can't understand. With so many talented musicians making melodic music, a guy who mimics a garbage truck crusher or wood chipper is not fun nor entertaining.

There's plenty of melody in many of his songs.


Yeah, there are notes and music, I guess, but from what I've heard this type of music is what iTunes images is to art. Call me old fashioned but give me a tune with singer and a guitar solo over this synthy crap any day of the year.

You're old fashioned.

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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby Jimbo » 12 Mar 2017, 09:07

driftin wrote:
Jimbo wrote:
driftin wrote:There's plenty of melody in many of his songs.


Yeah, there are notes and music, I guess, but from what I've heard this type of music is what iTunes images is to art. Call me old fashioned but give me a tune with singer and a guitar solo over this synthy crap any day of the year.

You're old fashioned.


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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby Sneelock » 12 Mar 2017, 17:19

I'll say a lower case "yea"
I like "crappy synth stuff"- always have. I think it's great that someone with certain equipment can get their musical ideas out of their heads & into your ears as directly as they can. I might agree that sometimes this can make for something a little bloodless but it can also make for something very rich. With proper planning & skill you can get both.

One thing about that stuff is the shelf life. I don't pretend to be consistent but I know what I like. Some of that ARP & Olberheim stuff from the 70's still sounds pretty fresh. Some of it sounds horribly dated. Much of it, with God as my witness, manages to do both.

I like Aphex Twin well enough. It's good music for making model airplanes. It requires as much attention as you wish to apply to it.
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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby Jimbo » 12 Mar 2017, 17:37

sneelock wrote:
I like Aphex Twin well enough. It's good music for making model airplanes.


Yeah, it does have that zhwaang zhwaang glue/nitrous huffy vibe. Lemme dig out that old tin of wood glue and give Aphex Twin another shot.
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Re: Aphex Twin aye or nay?

Postby PENK » 12 Mar 2017, 20:25

Darkness_Fish wrote:I don't get why he couldn't headline a major festival though, there's not many bigger names in music.


Well he's not exactly Ed Sheeran.
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