Saturday, November 7, 2009

We speak Shpongolese here

Just so we're clear, it's not up for debate whether this is brilliant. We are only discussing how brilliant it is.

My view? Aphex Twin brilliant. That good. The production is just seamless and the depth and complexity of the musical ideas second to none. This is the pinnacle of electronica, as good as it gets or is going to get. Best album of the year, and the distance between it and second best is enormous. If you love music, you love this, end of discussion.


Blogger Father Luke said...

I'm 9:25 into it. See, here's the thing,
I read the small press a lot, and everyone is up everyone else's anus pretending to be like someone else. The one's who stand out are different, original, complex, and have a degree of inventiveness.

And, while I am not able to converse intelligently about music, I do know that this is unlike anything I have ever heard before. I like it. A lot.

And thanks.

November 11, 2009 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Dr Zen said...

No offence, Don, but my mum reads this blog and that kind of language is out of place here.

November 13, 2009 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Right she does. Ah, well, some opinions are unacceptable, I know.

November 13, 2009 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Dr Zen said...

Some opinions are unacceptable in some quarters, Don. Your opinion the music I offered you is not unacceptable, but your means of expressing it was. Feel free to express your opinion again in language that would not offend my mother.

November 13, 2009 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Sorry, I don't recall what I said. I don't take to obscenity much, so frankly I'm blind on this one.

November 13, 2009 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Father Luke said...

The problem is that I am subscribed to comments, so I read what you wrote, Don.

I don't know what is considered "obscene", but I do recall the language you used.

Let's just say it wasn't what anyone could consider white bread. It was coarse, and grainy.

The rest of the comment I don't happen to recall. I understood that the music was not to your liking, however. That much was clear.

For what it's worth.

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Hope that helps,
Father Luke

November 14, 2009 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Now I'm really curious. Dangit.

Also, I put on headphones this time and actually listened. Tiny built-in netbook speakers first time.

Pretty much awesome. I'm serious: it kicks. No excuse for whatever I said.

(Gratuitous follow-up that you can ignore, written with the music on: I danced to a lot of electronica at the Burn. Of that genre I'm not knowledgeable. But it carried me a long way, whether or not accompanied by talented DJs, strange lights, chai tea, lovely women, oddments of booze in my cup, unbelievable costumes, dust, aching feet, three days unwashed hair, and all the other awesomeness that lifts me when I think of it, and reminds me deep inside that life is very very good, all those people (I can count two) who somehow think I'm a hater and a greedhead in any way notwithstanding. So, thank you Dr Z for the inspiration to memory!)

November 14, 2009 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

I liked it.

November 16, 2009 at 3:47 AM  

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