Thursday, June 9, 2011

Aphex Twin - Rhubarb

Be wary of a man who listens to ambient; he has but one thing to loose.

Created in '94, this track comes from a very special time for Aphex Twin. As a solo electronic artist (whose birthname is Richard Davis James), he had to create the technology he used to produce music he 'heard from within himself.' This ambient track embodies emotions of pain, suffering and beauty, without ever leaving a tonal center of a single chord.
Changing dynamics and subliminal melodies haunt the listener as waves roll over their ears. Simply put, this piece reminds me terrible times; terrible times of the past and terrible times that I will have to endure in the future. Yet, as one youtuber puts it, "This song seems sad, yet inspiring, like remembering a painful moment and willing to fix that mistake."

I miss you Anam.


  1. Wow I love this, it's probably my favourite Aphex tune.

  2. Aphex Twin has always made crazy music. Milk man is a good track too.

  3. this is definitly nice track!

  4. Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  5. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  6. Very sublime, what's the backstory to this guy?

  7. Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you John;

    Aphex Twin's real name is Richard D. James. He started his career in ambient, but has since hit most major electronic subgenres, from house to 'intelligent dance music'. He really helped shape modern electronic music (not really dubstep, as that is, in my opinion, more of our generations pop music).