: Drukqs

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by: Aphex Twin

Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0643443117425
Feature: Warp Records / Sire Records
Format: Explicit Lyrics
Item Dimensions: 4550023575
Label: Warp Records / Sire Records
Languages: EnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Warp Records / Sire Records
Number Of Discs: 2
Number Of Items: 2
Publisher: Warp Records / Sire Records
Release Date: October 23, 2001
Studio: Warp Records / Sire Records

  • Warp Records / Sire Records

Disc 1:
  1. Jynweythek
  2. Vordhosbn
  3. Kladfvgbung Micshk
  4. Omgyjya-Switch 7
  5. Strotha Tynhe
  6. Gwely Mernans
  7. Bbydhyonchord
  8. Cock/Ver 10
  9. Avril 14th
  10. Mt. Saint Michel Mix/St. Michaels Mount
  11. Gwarek 2
  12. Orban Eq Trx 4
  13. Aussois
  14. Hy A Scullyas Lyf A Dhagrow
  15. Kesson Daslef
Disc 2:
  1. 54 Cymru Beats
  2. Btoum-Roumada
  3. Lornaderek
  4. Penty Harmomium
  5. Meltphace 6
  6. Bit 4
  7. Prep Gwarlek 3b
  8. Father
  9. Taking Control
  10. Petiatil Cx Htdui
  11. Ruglen Holon
  12. Afx237 V7
  13. Ziggomatic V17
  14. Beskhu3epnm
  15. Nanou 2
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Aphex Twin, aka, Richard James is the original electronic artist. He's DJ'd from the top of Mount Fuji all the way to the Dead Sea, paving the way for today's mainstream dance/electronica acts such as Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and Radiohead. In the five years since his last full album, his profile has risen exponentially on the U.S., largely due to video exposure on MTV for "Come To Daddy" and "Windowlicker." drukqs is perhaps his most "acccessible" work to date, exciting not only his hardcore fans, but bringing in new fans through the raves this album is receiving in the press.
Often proclaimed as electronica's one true genius, Richard James, a.k.a. Aphex Twin, returns with a double CD that showcases his cleverness as well as his inevitable inscrutability. Still, amid macabre birthday songs, unsettling screams, and other bizarre touches, Drukqs offers the most technically accomplished and beautiful tracks of Aphex Twin's career. Every aspect of the Aphex brain is on display here, from stark pieces performed on sampled piano and zither to Squarepusher-styled drum & bass implosions, all informed by that peculiar Aphex treatment of bittersweet melody and unparalleled programming. For an artist once engrossed in homages to his dead twin brother and grotesque videos, Drukqs shows James getting by purely on music alone.

"Mt. Saint Michel Mix" starts as maddening drum & bass, but is soon transfixed by glowing tones, hand drums, and police sirens. "Vordhosbn" is all acid beats and mad synths matched with fart-bombs and haunted cries. "54 Cymru Beats" sounds more like the tweaked-out, goofball techno of Wagon Christ than Aphex, while "Taking Control" goes metaphysical with cerebral synth-drums and muddled vocals. If Drukqs is the result of medication James has been imbibing during his three-year hiatus, then this is indeed better living through chemistry. Regardless, his music is still as beautiful and frothy as ever. --Ken Micallef

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