Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP
Richard D James’ re-emergence continues with this 13 track ep, a darker and far more introspective offering than last year’s SYRO but all the more interesting for it.
The beats may be sparse but the atmosphere’s heavy, the arrangements minimal and unsettlingly hypnotic, percussive rhythms looping up against the sweet, sad piano that’s long betrayed James’ sensitive core. If it all sounds like a twisted take on Thomas Newman’s score for ‘American Beauty’ that can only be a good thing, with 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt. 2' demonstrating emphatically that the Aphex Twin can do far more beyond just shattering our minds with white noise.
sami recommends: in contrast to the synthetic soundscape of syro, this entirely acoustic release brings aphex twin into the real world, further blurring the lines between electronic and acoustic music.
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