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Aphex Twin – Xtal (1985-1992)

Saturday night, chance to post an all time classic from Aphex Twin aka Richard D. James aka Polygon Window, etc.

This is the opening track on the stunning “Selected Ambient Works 1985-1992” compilation released on Apollo in 1992. A key release in the history of techno.

Borrowing liberally, but largely unconsciously, from Brian Eno, Selected Ambient Works set the bar for almost everything else that has followed.  In an extraordinary career, Richard David James has released ambient, minimal techno, earbleeding drum’n’bass, definitive new age soundscapes and, ahem, beautiful piano miniatures (check here for an earlier post to confirm).

Will post many more tracks over coming months but this is a great place to start.

 

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