>>53235569 You are correct on that. Syro was a solid album. i didn't like it as much, it was alright.
Drukqs did have a lot of weak spots and wasn't so solid but I think that's kinda what makes it great? It isn't traditional, not everyone can enjoy it, and I can see how it gets annoying. But I think this album reveals the true artistic range that RDJ has. just my opinion
>>53235601 Drukqs has quite a few throwaway piano tracks as well as some generic breakbeat moments. >>53235617 Produk 29 is one of the best tracks on the album. Earth Portal segues perfectly into Aisatsana. 180_db is a change of pace. Every record has a "Bodysnatchers."
>>53235516 >>53235541 Instead of trying to rehash his past career as Drukqs seemed to do, Aphex Twin looked ahead and focused on just one style on Syro (Warp, 2014): painstakingly sculpted, multilayered, hyperkinetic, scrambled, burbling, glitchy preludes for chopped vocal samples, fibrillating hyper-polyrhythms and looped eccentricities. His main asset here is the skill in manipulating audio devices, as proven also by the crystal-clear machine sound. His second asset is his passion for deviant harmony. The result is a deliberate contradiction, "songs" such as Minipops 67, 180db_ and Syro U473t8+e that attempt to fuse elegant geometry and dadaistic anarchy. Along the way James also stages two music-hall skits, namely Produk 29 (almost a parody of house-music) and the stuttering polka Circlont6a. This oblique strategy unravels masterfully in two pieces that straddle the border with classical music: Circlont14, that sounds like a Bach toccata remixed at 152 beats per minute with windchimes and castanets, and the major-key carillon-sonata Aisatsana. Aphex Twin had not been so inspired in 20 years. The warm, intense, passionate Syro is the opposite of the amateurish, detached, slacker Drukqs.
Mmm idk about that though. You see you're forgetting how painstakingly sculpted, multilayered, hyperkinetic, scrambled, burbly, and glitchy Drukqs is. Even more so than Syro. Both are good in their own right and Syro is much warmer and is not as cold and detached as Drukqs is.
>>53235783 >You see you're forgetting how painstakingly sculpted, multilayered, hyperkinetic, scrambled, burbly, and glitchy Drukqs is. Even more so than Syro No. Just fucking no. The music in Drukqs is mostly looped with VERY slight changes in melody, and often more abrupt, unprepared shifts in sections. There is less care and craftmanship.
Syro is much more painstakingly crafted. Every melody flows into the next. Developments are handled with much more grace.
>>53235830 Starting with PAPAT4, you have a triumphant melody which decays into fragmentation and weakness. Then seguing into Earth Portal, we have a further dissolution and scattering of melody to its most minimal components, gradually flaking away until the end until all previous parts have been eroded away. In this emptiness, we have the purity of Aisatsana to follow: an affirmation of melody to follow its dissolution.
>The music in Drukqs is mostly looped with VERY slight changes in melody, and often more abrupt, unprepared shifts in sections.
You're right about the unprepared shifts (which I love btw) but I don't think the songs were looped with slight changes, it does get different as the tracks go on and their are changes, at least that's what I hear. Talk about Dadaist anarchy, this album is basically that x2.
>There is less care and craftmanship.
Are you kidding? The craftmanship is amazing. The fact that he slammed these tracks together in a short amount of time shows a lot about the guy.
>Plus, it doesn't have throwaway tracks.
The "throwaway" tracks were good and a bit humorous. Aussois and Lornaderek is like wtf but it's funny.
>53235783 >The music in Drukqs is mostly looped with VERY slight changes in melody Is this bait? Have you even listened to Ziggomatic, Meltphace, Afx237, Mt Saint Michel? There's a tremendous amount of musical change happening practically every measure.
Drukqs is great but it can also be pretty dark and depressing. I'm glad it didn't end up as his final album.
Although it's inconsistent and far from perfect, it was still worth investing some time into understanding. I'd say it's a bit of a brainteaser; it can be frustrating at times but worth it for the most satisfying moments.
I wouldn't say there's anything exactly wrong with any of the tracks, but some definitely outshine others.
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