AFX
Chosen Lords


4.5
superb

Review

by dvs USER (9 Reviews)
April 10th, 2006 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist


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.



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It's Aphex Twin/AFX! Same person, FYI....

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"Freshly Baked"
June 27th 2006


583 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Very nice album for RDJ, It's very consistant, but nothing better than ICBYD or SAW 2. Still definately a great album and worth checking out.

As for the review, it was very short, and should be considered a blurb.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2006


16089 Comments


lyk omg der r no m0r3 blurbs only reviews and this is a fine length.
Seperate the paragraphs, and this would be an adequate review. You could use a bit more information though.

undertakerpt
June 27th 2006


1379 Comments


Do you realise that this album was released under the alias Aphex Twin and not AFX? You've got it in the wrong section mush. Don't worry, just delete it and try again, you tried your best.

dvs
June 28th 2006


28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This was not released under aphex twin two tracks are labeled as aphex but it's released under afx.

undertakerpt
July 1st 2006


1379 Comments


Trust me

MRgrAvy
October 17th 2006


1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it was released under Aphex twinThis Message Edited On 10.17.06



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