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Cover Art Aphex Twin
The Richard D. James Album
[Warp/Sire]
Rating: 8.4

Am I the only one here that can't function properly while this Aphex Twin disc is spinning? I can't possibly be alone on this.

The actual melodies on Richard D. James are moderately relaxing and quite smooth left on their own. The wiggly vibes of "4" eminate effortlessly from your speakers like Prince came down to cop with the real on a Casio Tone Bank leaving you in an eighteenth dimension that sounds like an ambient version of Dirty Mind.

What really threw me was the damn beats which were all fucking over the place. Just when your brain starts to comprehend a rhythmic pattern, the beat shifts, turns left and crushes your torso under the steering wheel.

The Richard D. James Album is 43.5 minutes of pure electronic genius. Now if I can just stop twitching...

-Ryan Schreiber



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