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Cover Art Aphex Twin
Come to Daddy
[Warp/Sire]
Rating: 7.2

Honestly, Aphex Twin's been creeping me out a little lately. Over the psychotic, twisted drum-n-bass are psychotic, twisted voices saying things like "I will eat your soul / Come to Daddy" and "Ooh you / Dirty little boy." It also sheds a new light on his bizarre "To Cure A Weakling Child." Maybe it's only me, but I just wanna sit him down and go, "I don't know, Richard. Good touch, bad touch, you know?"

Musically (and this should come as no surprise), Come to Daddy is the audible equivelent of strobe lights and crack cocaine. Sped up, confusing beats and mystery distortion minus bullshit '60s film samples. Though, Richard D. James has done better work than this, some standout tracks are nothing short of terrific; the dizzying lovechime of "Flim" and one of the most incredible things ever done with a computer and keyboard, "IZ-US," are among Richard's best tracks yet.

I'm still confused as to whether Come to Daddy is a new full-length or an EP (my bet is on the latter), what with three different versions of the title track and a remix of "To Cure A Weakling Child." All I can say is, it's either gonna freak you out or turn you on (depending on whether or not you've any pedophilic tendencies) and probably make you dance while it's at it.

-Ryan Schreiber



Friday, December 8th, 2000
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