I got Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works 85-92 on Vinyl about a week ago. Today, myself and my housemate Alex ripped to wav and listened this album through an analogue valve desk on some awesome monitors and the results were awesome. The analogue distortion with the saturation the valve desk was absolutely awesome, there was so much new stuff I heard. I’m so glad I was able to buy this and listen to it. Now I have 88.2khz 24Bit rips. Life is good!
"A lot of acts are just too insecure to just play their music and shut the fuck up, they feel the need to tell people what they should be doing, like, ‘Make some noise’. ‘Put your hands in the air.’ Why? If I want to put my hands in the fucking air I will, I don’t need some fuckstick telling me what to do- I get enough of that outside a gig."
"That I’m weird. Being called weird is a weird thing because… can you feel weird if you’re doing what you want to do? I don’t think so. Weird is when people aren’t doing what they are meant to do, you know, or aren’t doing anything creative or caring—- that is weird because that doesn’t benefit the whole, which in turn won’t benefit you, that’s fucking weird."
Richard D. James of Aphex Twin,
in response to the question "What’s the oddest thing you’ve read about yourself"
in Another Man magazine.
|Another Man interviewer:||Have you a nemesis in music?
|Aphex Twin:||I think if you have an enemy in art you need to rethink why you are doing it. It's not a competition. It's about adding flavours into the earth-mix, which were not there before.