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4.8 out of 5 stars
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on 30 November 2017
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on 26 December 2012
Well what can I say. Any fan of Aphex Twin will know what to expect, and will love this album. I am not familiar with many of the tracks which have been remixed, but I am almost willing to bet that they have been improved. Fantastic album, and this version is particularly nice, as it is a cardboard sleeve rather than one of the standard plastic boxes. A must buy for any fan of the Twin.
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on 17 December 2015
all good
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on 29 March 2003
After the lukewarm return the critics gave him after the 2 CD set Drukqs, Aphex is back again but this time to show off his remixing skills. Or should the word " remix " be mentioned when mentioning Richard D James. In this case it's more " reworking " than " remix " but it's still the same old Aphex.
The tracks here are all stunning in their own individual right because you can't really complain about them. And while he may not be the flavour of critical cognoscenti anymore it's fair to say that this album will satisfy you regardless of what people say
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on 7 April 2003
Sheer deviant genius. This isn't remixing, this is a musical Frankenstein - the original music's dismantled, reassembled, restructured, often completely and utterly transfigure, to the point where it tends to owe far more to Richard James than to its nominal writers. A superb compilation - astounding, beautiful and compelling.
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on 25 March 2003
This is an, uhm, amazing album, put simply.
Well where do i start? with not a single bad track in sight, this album is pure beauty. it has been nicely divided into two cd's with the first containing more ambient and vocal orientated tracks, and the second focussing on more drill & bass, acid house stuff. this works really well, although the 'twin has proved with drukqs that blending contrasting styles can also work to great effect.
The work on here has all (bar 2 tracks i think) been released at some point in the last decade or so, but it has been so hard to track them down, only the most hardcore of fans will have heard them :-/
Standout tracks are the Heros remix, with david bowie screaming over dischordant classical strings, and also the remix of DMX Crew's You Cant Hide Your Love, and the Big Drum Mix of Gavin Bryers Raising The Titanic.
If, as the rumors suggest, this is his last album released on Warp Records, then this is a fantastic way to go out in style.
cracking stuff.
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on 27 March 2003
A bit of a relief after the moody Drukqs, this aptly-named album is a collection of old and some unreleased remixes. Aphex Twin always gives the impression of knocking out remixes in his sleep, so it's not surprising that this collection is a bit hit-and-miss. However, when he's good (like the unsettling mix of Bowie's Heroes), he is very, very good...
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on 7 May 2003
Aphex Twin is one of the worlds strangest music artists. His music can switch from massive walls of sound to sublime angelic sounds, this albumn is no exception.
Comprised of various remixes Aphex has made over the the years since he first came to light this albumn is excellent. Although sometimes it does sometimes slip into comlete and utter maddness that is the beauty of his stlye of music. You can get a rush without any drugs being involved! You don't believe me well buy it and see.
To sum up this is the music of nightmares and dreams and if you have never heard Aphex Twin before a perfect introduction.
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on 1 April 2003
Once again into the world of RDJ. From the earily beautiful and familiar Curve remix into the pure aphexicity of the Mescalinum harshness via a Faboo cocktail of reflex sounds venturing into a whole world of music, inlcuding a journey into a deconstruction of Philip Glasses Heroes by Bowie. A depth of sound and definitely 26 mixes worth the cash. Ultimately satisfying, more so personally than say Druqks, and definitely one for repeated listening... A pleasure
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VINE VOICEon 14 April 2003
You've got to love ol' Richie boy's disregard for other people's "art." The title of the album says it all, he done it for the money, not because of a genuine love of Nine Inch Nails, and the more money involved, the less he pays attention to the track he's actually meant to be remixing. Thus, the two NIN remixes are really new, damn good, Aphex tracks. When there is little money involved, i.e when remixing label mates such as The Gentle People and DMX Krew, he stays more true to the original, but the results are still equally as thrilling, especially the absolutely beautiful former. There are some duffers, though. The disjointed orchestral sound of "Heroes" really doesn't work, especially as Bowie's vocal doesn't seem to fit it at all. Turns out James only had four hours to do it, though, so he can be excused. He also takes a hand at remixing himself, but his acid mix of Windowlicker really can't live up to the original. It also suffers from having to follow stand-out track, Remix By AFX's throttling beats and skitterish keyboard noises. All in all, even though it's all been released before, it's stil better than most electronic albums you'll hear this year. The last laughs on us, though, because isn't this, in itself, just a hastilly cobbled together release for cash?
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