I want to listen to something interesting but sleep compatible, any recommendations?
yeah i am so used to hearing xmas_eve from that metz recording that i prefer it too…
yet more evidence! youtube rips somehow > proper flacs, at least with that tune
Have you read the Rolling Stone and Pitchfork interviews? It really is like an open door to future RDJ stuff. I can’t recall what the Singapore track was called officially but the live version was way more spacey and cool all around.
yeah I have, they’re really great interviews & it was nice to have him confirm my impressions about what the release was going to be like. The fact that the live versions seem so much more alive feels kind of odd, just goes to show how much differences in mix etc. can affect how the music comes across. It kind of makes me a bit paranoid about my own music & whether I’ll end up letting ideas down with the mix; if it can happen to RDJ it can definitely happen to me! That’s probably not a helpful attitude to take though, I’m just hoping I adapt to like the studio versions & prove myself wrong.
I’m really really looking forward to future Aphex releases though, it’ll be cool to see what he does with electromechanical acoustic intruments as so far they seem to have been used in largely quite boring ways despite their huge potential
Miller identifies himself as Preston Somerset on several social media websites and cites steampunk, a genre of science fiction, and the Japanese vocal synthesised “humanoid” Hatsune Miku as some of his interests. He lists British writer George Orwell and Irish poet Oscar Wilde as two of his favourite writers.
oh my god
Syro is very good & imo does it’s job as a collection of some of the ideas RDJ has been working on over the past few years. It’s not groundbreaking but it doesn’t have to be, it’s just a release with a load of good tunes on it that opens the door for future Aphex releases.
Strangely enough I currently prefer the youtube versions of the tracks I’d heard before (XMAS_EVET10 (thanaton3 mix) & aisatsana) and found the studio versions slightly underwhelming but hopefully that’ll change once I’ve listened to them more & got used to them. I’m really really glad that they’re on there though