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    The dude who runs disquiet.com wrote a 33 1/3 book on Selected Ambient Works vol 2. He then wrote loads about it.

    http://disquiet.com/tag/saw2for33third/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetsuya Azuma View Post
    Dude, chill out. You're making a big deal out of nothing. Relax.
    Well, someone dropped their sense of humour down the toilet this morning...

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    this is interesting... though I'm not sure how Caustic Window is an "unreleased album"

    http://pitchfork.com/news/54714-aphe...cally-on-ebay/

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    Could be something OTHER than the compilation album. RDJ would probably give no fucks about releasing something with the same name.

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    It's a 20-year-old album that made it to the test-pressing stage; then the whole thing was called off. Only four people were known to own it, and a fifth one is the one that was given to the Discogs seller in '94 by Rephlex. Initially, the label gave the seller permission to sell it, but that's it. We Are The Music Makers (a dedicated electronic music forum) came up with the idea to begin a Kickstarter that will limit the amount of contributions to 600 at ~$16 per person. Once the target is met, Rephlex will give one-time duplication rights and a high-quality/lossless rip of the album will be produced. The record will then get put on eBay for bidding and once purchased, the proceeds will get divided as such: 1/3 to Richard/Rephlex, 1/3 to contributors (essentially, a refund/partial refund), and 1/3 to a selected charity. Once the record is sold, contributors will get their high-quality download. At this point, contributing the money is the only way to get the album, since Rephlex will not release it themselves. Some greedy collector could have purchased it and kept it for him/herself or distributed a shitty rip via the internet. This way, it's done right.

    Basically, RDJ/Rephlex did not set up the sale, but gave permission to sell it and share it. The site admin thought it was only fair for the artist and label to get royalties. The tracks on the album have not been released, with the exception of a supposed two that have made their way out. The whole thing is nuts. I'm for sure going to contribute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    this is interesting... though I'm not sure how Caustic Window is an "unreleased album"

    http://pitchfork.com/news/54714-aphe...cally-on-ebay/
    "Only 500 downloads will be available"

    lol, hello Pirate Bay.

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    interesting but meh. im guessing there's a reason it's been unreleased in the first place..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheyCallMeDrug View Post
    interesting but meh. im guessing there's a reason it's been unreleased in the first place..
    With a lot of artists, you could rightly make that assumption, but not with Aphex.

    RDJ seriously seems to not give a fuck if people hear his music. I think he's gotten to a point where he just got sick of people "not getting it" and now he apparently just makes music for himself and (supposedly) shows it to his friends. There are rumors that he's just sitting on hours of mind-blowing music that will never see a release.

    Also.... this is Aphex Twin. Even if it was the sloppiest thing he ever put together, it's still probably revolutionary.

    I'm not sure if I'm going to do the dickstarter thing though. RDJ doesn't need crowd funding. I'm already happily giving him my money for the recent vinyl reissues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    this is interesting... though I'm not sure how Caustic Window is an "unreleased album"

    http://pitchfork.com/news/54714-aphe...cally-on-ebay/
    This isn't the same thing as the anthology of Caustic Window EPs (which I have on CD); it's a full-length double LP recorded under that name. Mike Paradinas posted a track-by-track review of the whole thing ages ago on Joyrex.com, back when I kept up with that board regularly in 2002 or whenever. It sounded at the time like it was some pretty lush stuff. Only one or two tracks have surfaced as part of multi-artist compilations ("Phlaps" is one of them). I'm excited to hear it all at last!
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    Update: There's no longer a restriction on how many can contribute... which was previously 600.

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    Here's the latest FAQ from Joyrex http://forum.watmm.com/topic/82975-t...ckstarter-faq/

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    that's cool... I'd like it if they lowered the price. I just feel like a fool if I'm paying more than ten bucks for a digital album. I'm all about supporting the artists I love, but I cannot justify the general pricing of digital music. It's absurd already, but 16 dollars?

    edit: my dumbass just noticed that the proceeds go to charity. That changes things.

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    Don't buy it then; buy something else from Rephlex and donate the difference to charity. I'm going to buy it.

    (Of course, the idea is that the digital price WILL drop if the eBay sale of the physical copy eventually goes to a high bidder)

    Going to rock my Aphex logo pendant tomorrow in support!
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    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    Don't buy it then; buy something else from Rephlex and donate the difference to charity. I'm going to buy it.

    (Of course, the idea is that the digital price WILL drop if the eBay sale of the physical copy eventually goes to a high bidder)
    The fact that it's charity changes the way I look at it entirely, but I'm not really making a hard-line moral stance. It's just bang-for-buck, and I like paying for physical versions of music.

    That said, I think I've already bought most of the Rephlex catalog (digital included).

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    Man, reading the thread on WATMM, I am reminded of how spoiled ETS is to have the community that we have. There sure are a lot of twerps over there. At the same time, I'm also glad that when we did the Uncoiled thing, it was kept in a non-public, members-only thread until the handoff was complete.

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    The Kickstarter is up... the goal has nearly been met in under 12 hours. Basically, we'll be hearing unheard RDJ in ~two months. I'm so glad to be a supporter of this. Can't wait!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...dary-record-by

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    That escalated quickly.

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    Backed.

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    yeah, as soon as i read about it here earlier, i pledged.

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    It's over $22,000 now with almost a month to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    It's over $22,000 now with almost a month to go.
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    I didn't see this thread until today and now I can't contribute to the Kickstarter =( I would have gladly payed money, but it looks like I have no choice but to wait for it to show up on TPB

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    combed...


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    Entire album has been posted to YouTube (check the playlist)!

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    im loving this so far, especially the track Airflow, music here sort of sounds like a missing link between I Care Because You Do and Analogue Bubblebath 5.

    This is the fist 'new' material i have heard by him in 8 years. other than some of the unidentified stuff he plays in his DJ sets.
    The quieter more emotional ambient stuff shines the most and just highlights what made him so great.

    I didnt know wether any of his unreleased material was going to be THIS good, he has so much unreleased stuff, hopefully more comes out soon.

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    Listening to the FLAC rip now! It's very cool, but I can see why it was cancelled. Not much new ground covered, very reminiscent of his early style (which, I find, is nevertheless quite enjoyable). "Mumbly" sounds like a mash-up of stuff from all his pre-1994 aliases. "Popeye" is a banger. The phone prank calls at the end are a hoot!
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    I'm sitting in class right now, with Caustic Window sitting here on my hard drive, and I'm going insane. I'm tempted to just walk out of here now and listen to it

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    don't know if any of you bought it through the kickstarter, but we got a follow-up e-mail offering a physical package with a blank CD-R on which to burn the tracks, and it looks GORGEOUS. $13 with shipping? yes, please!

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    well, it's definitely not the best thing he's ever done...

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