8 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Richard D. James has always excelled at either cloaking listeners in warm-blanket ambiance or clobbering them with manic dance music. These lost vinyl pressings of pre-Aphex Twin tracks are a decade old, yet they still sound beamed from another plane — a sinister place where a kid complains about mashed potatoes and is slapped by dad’s drum & bass record collection, where a desperate housewife imitates her husband ("get me another tea/ get me another shirt/ ev-er-y day") to the tune of crisscrossing melodic synth lines. Highly experimental and wholly accessible — in other words, absolutely recommended.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Richard D. James has always excelled at either cloaking listeners in warm-blanket ambiance or clobbering them with manic dance music. These lost vinyl pressings of pre-Aphex Twin tracks are a decade old, yet they still sound beamed from another plane — a sinister place where a kid complains about mashed potatoes and is slapped by dad’s drum & bass record collection, where a desperate housewife imitates her husband ("get me another tea/ get me another shirt/ ev-er-y day") to the tune of crisscrossing melodic synth lines. Highly experimental and wholly accessible — in other words, absolutely recommended.

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