Friday, January 29, 2010

Surfing On Sine Waves


As I desk work, and that's only when absolutely necessary, I load up tracks that have few, if any lyrics going on. Otherwise I get head clutter. Now this masterpiece from the offspring of Welsh parents, born in Ireland and developed in Cornwall helps me concentrate. I am, of course, referring to Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin. This album has my head going like a nodding donkey.

The sine wave is a Mathematical function that describes a smooth repetitive oscillation. The sine wave is a Mathematical function that describes a smooth repetitive oscillation.The sine wave is a Mathematical function that describes a smooth repetitive oscillation. See what I mean?

His Cornish connections get name checked on specific tracks like "Portreath Harbour" and "Redruth School" which ridiculous as it sounds, had me loading them up 1st time round for no other reason than my familiarity with the actual geographical locales.

I enjoy this work even more than the critically revered Selected Ambient Works 85-92 but in any case, I must insist you check out the man, turn up the sub-woofer and catch some sine waves. Don't let the dude looks put you off - anyway he's shaved that stubble off and is looking smoooooooth.