Aphex Twin - SYRO

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Re: Aphex Twin - SYRO

Post by Dennis » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:36 pm

mcbpete wrote:s it terrible that I found the whole thing kinda forgettable [on first listen] aside from the first and last track?
A 13 years wait for a proper new warp album combined with the fact that the name Aphex Twin is connected with other than superlatives of every kind seems simply impossible have made expectations go exploding through the roof lately, after a few weeks or months when the dust has settled - I assure you you will detect nothing more or less than just another pretty decent release from one of electronics still finest producers around :) (edit: contradiction detector: *meep meep*, ok yeah there's another superlative but it's not meant in an absolute way - there are Gaz'n Brian too...:) )
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Re: Aphex Twin - SYRO

Post by RazorJack » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:35 am

So I gave the album a full listen, and quite enjoyed it! :)

I wasn't expecting too much, being not really a fan of most of the previous Aphex Twin albums, but this is pretty good. It's much more accessible, to me at least, than for example Drukqs. Some tracks are a bit too much for me, in terms of weirdness.

And what's up with the track "names"? Did he just slam his head a couple of times on the keyboard after finishing each track, or is there some kind of (conspiracy) theory behind them?? :s

I hope I'll enjoy it more after a couple of spins, which I'll surely do.

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Re: Aphex Twin - SYRO

Post by Ross » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:09 am

Most of them are based around some of the gear used to make them (the Korg MiniPops in the first track, for example.) The last track is his girlfriend's name backwards.

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Post by dell1972 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:07 pm

I've given it a couple of listens now and am quite enjoying it. I guess the key thing that stands out is the lack of insane programmed drumming, the overall lushness of the sound and the sheer considered density of it all. It sounds from interview as though the intention was to compile his more generally listenable stuff. It'll be interesting to hear what the more experimental releases are going to be like.
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Re: Aphex Twin - SYRO

Post by Ross » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:50 pm

I'm enjoying more on every listen. Despite it still not sounding very 'immediate' in terms of a particular melody sticking out, it's incredibly addictive.

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Post by kornbean » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:49 am

As seems the general consensus, each listen adds to the album. The first listen was a blur to me, but with each listen I am able to catch sight of and appreciate more. There's no doubt in my mind that in ten years' time, this album will be wonderful to rediscover.

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Re: Aphex Twin - SYRO

Post by Dennis » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:21 am

Ross wrote:it's incredibly addictive.
Confirmed.

I really think now it´s one of his best releases. Like he took all of the harsh, metallic sounds from drukqs and replaced them with something with a softer, rounder approach. The same as in terms of complexity, but more accessible and listener-friendly.

But there are people out there who don´t like their Aphex listener-friendly, lets hope he pleases them with his further releases.
Didn´t he say in some interview there´s a chapter closed with this album, so who knows what kind of monster is awaiting us around the corner?
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Post by Ross » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:34 am

Yeah, this was released as a way to move on from this kind of music, and there's some more experimental stuff on its way.

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Re: Aphex Twin - SYRO

Post by mcbpete » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:38 am

Ross wrote:I'm enjoying more on every listen
Absolutely the same case here !

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Re: Aphex Twin - SYRO

Post by Dennis » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:11 pm

The bonus track is great. It fits very well right before "aisatsana", it kinda lets the album come down smoothly. It´s a shame it´s not on the european version.
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Post by billybatts » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:59 pm

Ross wrote:When jungle came along, Orbital's response was Are We Here?, which takes a jungle influence and does something completely new and exciting with it.
I also liked their DnB take in Times Fly [Fast] from the Times Fly EP, largely forgotten about these days, but all good.

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Post by billybatts » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:08 pm

Found on the tube

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Re: Aphex Twin - SYRO

Post by dell1972 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:56 pm

He's at it again....

Very nice of him to release a new EP on my birthday:

Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP

Kinda looks like it might be less "poppy" than Syro...

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Er, when did he release Part 1?
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Re: Aphex Twin - SYRO

Post by OffLand » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:07 pm

Not sure how many tracks are on it. Looks like 10 to 14 from the text!!! This is an EP? Don't think Pt 1 exists (or maybe it's still unreleased).

If this contains a bunch of weird electro-acoustic stuff like some of the stuff on Drukqs, I'm all in.
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Re: Aphex Twin - SYRO

Post by seedy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:19 pm

haha i knew someone would beat me to it

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