This album comprises of a selection from the analord series, which were previously released on 12-inch vinyl. This album is a selection from those but Richard d.james has chosen the tracks carefully and altered them so they work in a cohesive way.
The sound on this album is a mixture of retro electro acid and techno. The sound on this album is different from more recent aphex twin partly due to the fact that all the synths are analogue. This album sums up a lot of the different stages Richard d.james has gone through his career.
On first listen this album seemed good but not as consistent as his previous releases but after a couple of listens the melodies become more noticeable and the small details that are vital to the song become more recognisable and you begin to hear the songs in a new light.
Some of the highlights of the album are crying in your face, which starts with a simple beat and builds up to some very old school sounding synths and vocal samples and some more complex beats the track changes again towards the end and begins to sound like something of ambient works and he manages to pull all these changes and still keep the sound natural. The first track Fenix funk 5 which is labelled under aphex twin contains very well used vocal samples and some very drukqs sounding moments.
The last track on the album is the longest and is probably the best I won't describe it I think it needs listening to.
This album is worth listening to if you enjoyed hangable auto bulb and for people who don't have the £200 to spend on getting all the vinyls and that damn nice looking binder.