A Non-Newtonian Fluid (maddening) wrote,
A Non-Newtonian Fluid

  • Music:
I think that the Richard D. James album from Aphex Twin probably falls into the category of one of my guilty pleasures.
Because, while I dig the whole album, the things I like the most are the very weird ones. Like the Milkman song.
"I wish the milkman would deliver my milk. In the morning. I wish the milkman would deliver my milk. When I'm yawning. I would like some milk from the milkman's washed hands...."

or from Beetles: "Beetles, under my carpet, under my feet. they come out when I eat..."

There's just something about this stuff. And it's not really what anyone would pick out for me to listen to, as I'm all about the beats. And while the beats on this are incredible, "women respond to bass," and this album isn't exactly chock full of that.
Dunno what it is.
I think maybe it's the mood? If there's one thing meester James excels at it's the tone and mood of his creations. Not content with just interesting noise, every piece is a sound portrait of a mood on this album. The other thing I think that still gets me about this is that I picked up this album randomly, with only a vague recollection of that Windowlicker video, not being a big fan of electronic music at that point in time. So I think it still connects with me like it does because it was *my own* find.
I had just started watching Amp on mtv on a regular basis (becuase it was on when I was awake and flipping channels) and some of the things there had really grabbed me. Things that later on I'd come to realize were so very me that it's a shame I passed them up before in favor of the hardcore I was into at the time.
Not that there's anything wrong with Dillinger Escape Plan or Candiria. Don't get me wrong, I still think they're excellent groups. I just wish that I'd been a little more broad back then in what I was allowing entrance.
I can remember watching that Helter Skelter video and loving the beats, but that being the end of it and never seeking out more.
Shame on me.

aaaaahhh this song.
gadamn beautiful song.

I should call Karl.

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