Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by garyboozy » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:51 am

Captain Johnson wrote:He's using an old MacBook unibody too ;)
the gig was 3 years ago...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dph-bkJL_wM

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by TomViolenz » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:22 am

Stromkraft wrote:
TomViolenz wrote: Yuck, so Aphex Twin is the rather simple minded neigbourhood stoner dude?! Just read the first few paragraphs, but that was quite dissapointing gibberish.
Yeah right, your "neigbourhood stoner dude" wrote a whole pack of electronic tracks that redefined electronic music. Sure.
Maybe Richard and other creative people don't set out to impress people like you. And just do what they do not caring what other people thinks about it.
While I disagree with some viewpoints expressed in the interview, I revelled in the electronic music nerdy details, that are just too good to miss. Your set of expectations on artists does seem more than reasonably screwed up.
Wow, did I offend your hero :lol:

I like some of Aphex Twins stuff (a lot) and agree with the bolded statement. That doesn't mean that all the LSD talk was not very annoying stupidity. (And yes I have used it ;-))

And yes maybe my expectation was too high when believing that the guy who made Ambient Works 2 is not an imbecil.

By the way I did ask if the interview gets better later, I was just not willing to spend more of my time on reading these stoner ramblings from the beginning.

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by TomViolenz » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:24 am

Stromkraft wrote:
TomViolenz wrote:
Angstrom wrote:Prefers Live 8 I see.
Yeah, he obviously likes living in the past.
Good for him :lol:
Does that mean that if you use old analog synths you're "living in the past". I certainly don't think so. It's not what you use or what year it was made. It's what you do with it.

I'm pretty sure Richard D James knows what he's doing with his music equipment. Do you know what you're doing with yours?
Lighten up, it was a joke.

His last album release was in 2001 afterall.

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by re:dream » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:44 pm

TomViolenz wrote: His last album release was in 2001 afterall.
Incorrect :evil:

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by TomViolenz » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:39 pm

re:dream wrote:
TomViolenz wrote: His last album release was in 2001 afterall.
Incorrect :evil:
I said so in the very interview we are talking about here.

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by tedlogan » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:43 pm

TomViolenz wrote:
re:dream wrote:
TomViolenz wrote: His last album release was in 2001 afterall.
Incorrect :evil:
I said so in the very interview we are talking about here.
I believe 2001 was his last release under the Aphex Twin moniker, but not Richard's. Just a little bit of pedantry :wink:

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by TomViolenz » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:55 pm

tedlogan wrote:
TomViolenz wrote:
re:dream wrote: Incorrect :evil:
I said so in the very interview we are talking about here.
I believe 2001 was his last release under the Aphex Twin moniker, but not Richard's. Just a little bit of pedantry :wink:
Ah that explains the discrepancy.

I too thought that the horrible Analord wankery had come out after 2001.

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by SuburbanThug » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:07 pm

Horrible? Analord is some boss shit. Definitely some of the best throwback material available other than maybe Ceephax's stuff.

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by re:dream » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:16 pm

Chosen Lords was one of my favourite albums of 2006/7

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by Stromkraft » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:22 pm

Anyway,
how many of you heard the unreleased "Caustic Window" 1994 album?

I love "101 Rainbows (ambient mix)", "Fingry", "Airflow" and "Flutey", find "Jazzphase", "Squidge in the Fridge", "Revpok", "Fingertrips", "Mumbly", "Stomper 101mod Detunekik" to be very listenable but don't care much about the rest.

I wasn't part of the kickstarter about purchasing one of the acetates, but someone gave me the full album lossless. Christmas in August!
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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by SuburbanThug » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:34 pm

Haven't heard it. Kinda consider that era hit or miss anyway. Listening to old electronic music in general is almost purely nostalgic for me these days. Most of it has lost it's air of mystery that made it interesting at the time.

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by JuanSOLO » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:58 pm

Funny, I wasn't as into electronic music when those things were coming out.
Only recently did I get some Analord records, I think some of them are pretty amazing.
I'm not a huge Aphex Twin fan, but RDJ is definitely fascinating to me.
I love nerding out on long discussions about gear, so that interview was a real treat.
As a fan of psychedelics, especially from my younger experiences, I really enjoyed his ramblings.
It was nostalgically comforting and in a way seemed to reconnect me with youthful optimism.
All the latest news has made my appreciation grow for him.
However, I like really fucked up music.
Someone with little desire to do things traditionally, develops a style and becomes influential, I cant help but be inspired by that.
I relate, and I too get seriously bored with typical cliche interviews.
I think my favorite part of the interview was him talking about adding all the little details in the music.
Not adding them for any other reason than trying to not become bored of your own material, more of a pursuit to keep yourself surprised by your own creation.
I also like knowing that there's someone out there who will use all kinds of stuff to create, and it's not about this one thing, or that latest tech etc. Seems he has a general appreciation in what various types of gear provide.

Good stuff!
Thanks for posting the video.

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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by Stromkraft » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:03 pm

TomViolenz wrote:
Stromkraft wrote:
TomViolenz wrote: Yeah, he obviously likes living in the past.
Good for him :lol:
Does that mean that if you use old analog synths you're "living in the past". I certainly don't think so. It's not what you use or what year it was made. It's what you do with it.
Lighten up, it was a joke.
Yes, I know. Tongue in cheek isn't among the emoticons so I couldn't lighten up the tone there.

I guess if you know a version of Live inside out why would you switch? I bought 8 before 9 was out and found it very useful. I can see why you'd stay with it. I think we have a few members in the forums that stayed with 8.

However, as have been pointed out we actually don't know which version of Live Richard uses as the video material is several years old, which puts it before Live 9 was released. Unless it's on that gear list. I didn't look.
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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by Stromkraft » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:10 pm

garyboozy wrote:
Captain Johnson wrote:He's using an old MacBook unibody too ;)
the gig was 3 years ago...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dph-bkJL_wM
You got some nerve bringing facts into this discussion!
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Re: Aphex Twin -- Ableton Live

Post by Captain Johnson » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:58 pm

garyboozy wrote:
Captain Johnson wrote:He's using an old MacBook unibody too ;)
the gig was 3 years ago...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dph-bkJL_wM
:wink:

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