Why Does Aphex Twin’s Avril 14th Sound So Distinctive?

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What makes a song—like Aphex Twin’s Avril 14th—instantly recognisable as special? Alright, yeah — it’s subjective. But you’d be hard-pressed not to find something special in the piece embedded below. There’s a lot to be said about Aphex Twin. I’m not going to try to say it all now, or even pretend I understand the … Read more

All I Understand Is That I Don’t Understand – Toe

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The highlight from a great album, ‘The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety’ from Japanese band Toe. A song that achieves the quality of being introspective, without having any words.  Super expressive guitars and drums weave over each other in a way that’s difficult to forget. It’s the type of song that … Read more