Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (studio album) by Aphex Twin
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I think that ambient music isn't my thing, I can hear how he creates here some beautiful soundscapes, but it isn't something that I deeply enjoy or feel. Still there are some really solid tracks here, my favorites include Heliosphan and Ptolemy
I enjoy every song on this record but nothing blows me away or makes me think this should be amongst the greatest of all time. It might be that I just don't get this genre or the record hasn't clicked for me yet but it just doesn't work in my opinion. Also, it does get quite repetitive near the end with the last 4 or 5 tracks being on the edge of not being good anymore and becoming filler. With that being said, I love the flow of the album and just how easy it is to stick this record on and get lost in the relaxing atmosphere. It is such an easy record to revisit as you can literally play it at any time as it suits almost all moods and emotions. Overall, this record will probably click one day and I will sit there wondering what I was thinking with this rating but right now it just doesn't work for me.
Grande Aphex Twin, leyenda de la música electrónica. Primer disco que escucho de su repertorio y pensé que me costaría más porque no estoy acostumbrado a escuchar música instrumental fuera de la música clásica, pero pues me ha sido más llevadero de lo que pensé, porque este DJ se carga unos de los ritmos más entretenidos. Un problemilla sería que en mi opinión, la primera canción Xtal es demasiado buena, una obra maestra, de tal forma que ninguna otra la alcanza y pues, cuando la primera canción es la mejor es difícil volver a ver ese nivel en el disco, pero nada más que decir la verdad porque me lo he pasado genial. Una maravilla de disco, posiblemente el mejor del artista.
As viradas de ritmo e a criatividade do sons são demais!
Amazing record. It is as if James has internalized all developments in the British house scene of that time to arrive at this introspective masterpiece. I can hear elements of acid house, ambient, techno, etc. Genre: Post-House? Sounds less pretentious than 'intelligent dance music'.
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!!!
That's about as good as I can appreciate ambient music.
A masterclass in soundscapes from the greatest electronic musician to ever grace the planet...
It's very possible that I'm too naive to enjoy this. Having said that, this doesn't function as anything more than background music for me. I don't feel really any emotions when listening. I've given it a fair share of spins but it's just not doing it for me. I wish I knew why I didn't like it but I don't. It's possible that I find this type of computer generated too perfect, I guess, but I think that's unlikely. I can assure you that it is not a disdain for instrumental pieces. Maybe I'll get it someday.
Aphex Twin is one of the greatest legend in the history of electronic music. In the 90s, he created an innovative sound with "Selected Ambient Works", a revolutionary album that is Today a classic.
This album is the biggest pillar of electronic music, that's for sure. In 1992, Richard D. James did not know that he was going to become one of the greatest and most original electronic composer. The electronic loops are smooth and very well composed. This creates a terrifying and relaxing atmosphere. The album also uses the sample as in The track "We are the music makers" which sample a tirade of the movie Charlie and the Chocolaterie. This album is a masterpiece!
Best track: "Xtal"
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