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Old 07-08-2018, 08:56 PM   #1
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Aphex Twin - Collapse EP

Aphex Twin announced a new EP, and release a music video for the first track T69 Collapse (which got cancelled from airing on Adult Swim because it didn't pass the epilepsy test:

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it's very...tonal
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Re: Aphex Twin - Collapse EP

I've only heard the T69 Collapse track so far. Aphex's new stuff, I certainly wouldn't gauge it against his older Drukqs/SAW/Richard D James album type stuff, all his new stuff is sorta weird, but I give him a break because he hadn't been making Aphex Twin stuff until a few years back, and I imagined he might've been out of the game.

I love the video tho. Video is awesome.

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Re: Aphex Twin - Collapse EP

Aphex Twin has always been super hit or miss for me. T69 Collapse doesn't really do much for me. But I'm not really an IDM guy.



I really liked Syro fwiw. I still pop that in for a listen now and again.

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Aphex Twin has always been super hit or miss for me. T69 Collapse doesn't really do much for me. But I'm not really an IDM guy.



I really liked Syro fwiw. I still pop that in for a listen now and again.
I'm solidly into his earlier Aphex stuff, Richard D james Album, SAW, Drukqs, 26 Mixes for Cash, I Care Because You Do... all those albums I love, as well as his various singles and EP's under Aphex Twin. I also love his music as Polygon Window. Freakin' AMAZING imo. His AFX work for me is kinda hit or miss, it's often a bit more synthy and melodic which I like, but I think I prefer his beat mangling under Aphex Twin, altho I still like the AFX music.

His newer stuff since Syro has reminded me more of his AFX work, although T69 Collapse does lean a bit more on his classic spastic beat side.

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Re: Aphex Twin - Collapse EP

this is alright. I didn't like syro very much. This one is a bit better. The beats are pretty cool but his synth stuff has gotten a lot more generic sounding lately. it's always a corny bassline with some corny ambient piano sounding stuff. Still pretty good stuff tho.

Drukqs, come to daddy and SAW2 are still my favorite electronic albums of all time tho.
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The beats are pretty cool but his synth stuff has gotten a lot more generic sounding lately.
True that.

I was stoked to hear when Syro was coming out, but I've also been keeping a restrained sort of excitement about the music, as it was a while before he had done Aphex Twin stuff before Syro, and as much as I'd like to hear something that tops even Drukqs or Come to Daddy, that kinda stuff, I'm skeptical. At the same time, I do like to hear new material from him, so... I guess I'm sorta waiting for a late stage brilliance, to me it seems that's how really brilliant artists keep the creative flow going, is to change things up. You can only make so many albums like Drukqs before the seams start to show. If anything, it'd be something completely different, but still freaking amazing. Miles Davis, Beck, big stars that were able to keep a career going over multiple decades change is inevitable, but as long as they can kinda embrace the change without giving up what makes them THEM.

I'm waiting to see what Aphex Twin comes up with, I would really love to hear something out of left field, completely different than his past brilliance, in some completely new form.

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Re: Aphex Twin - Collapse EP

it starts off good but the middle part was crapola'd imo, wait and see what the rest of the ep sounds like

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It's an interesting track, but like much of his other newer stuff the mix is sounding stupidly over-compressed to me. I presume he means it to sound like that, to be "competitively loud" or something(?), but a big part of what I don't like about SYRO is exactly how most of the tracks have been mastered in a similar way, - obliterating almost all dynamics they might have had before. Everything is squeezed through some master limiter, making the tracks squirm, bubble and pump like someone about to puke, - and I don't really see the point of doing that. Especially since it seems to take away from the music, obfuscating the grooves, - rather than adding something them. I hope he (or someone else) does a remaster on this before releasing it on vinyl, - although I guess it's not very likely.
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It's an interesting track, but like much of his other newer stuff the mix is sounding stupidly over-compressed to me. I presume he means it to sound like that, to be "competitively loud" or something(?), but a big part of what I don't like about SYRO is exactly how most of the tracks have been mastered in a similar way, - obliterating almost all dynamics they might have had before. Everything is squeezed through some master limiter, making the tracks squirm, bubble and pump like someone about to puke, - and I don't really see the point of doing that. Especially since it seems to take away from the music, obfuscating the grooves, - rather than adding something them. I hope he (or someone else) does a remaster on this before releasing it on vinyl, - although I guess it's not very likely.
This is exactly what i thought when I heard syro for the first time. The fact is that his style just doesn’t work very well when it’s compressed to fuck and back. His whole thing has been subtlety and dynamics... not frikkin skrillex
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True that.

I was stoked to hear when Syro was coming out, but I've also been keeping a restrained sort of excitement about the music, as it was a while before he had done Aphex Twin stuff before Syro, and as much as I'd like to hear something that tops even Drukqs or Come to Daddy, that kinda stuff, I'm skeptical. At the same time, I do like to hear new material from him, so... I guess I'm sorta waiting for a late stage brilliance, to me it seems that's how really brilliant artists keep the creative flow going, is to change things up. You can only make so many albums like Drukqs before the seams start to show. If anything, it'd be something completely different, but still freaking amazing. Miles Davis, Beck, big stars that were able to keep a career going over multiple decades change is inevitable, but as long as they can kinda embrace the change without giving up what makes them THEM.

I'm waiting to see what Aphex Twin comes up with, I would really love to hear something out of left field, completely different than his past brilliance, in some completely new form.

Overall I think Aphex has done a pretty good job of this over all his projects. Really great point btw. Spot on.

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