AFX* ‎– Analord 04

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Crying In Your Face 4:25
Home Made Polysynth 4:07
Halibut Acid 6:07
Breath March 3:46

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ANALORD 04 AFX* Analord 04(12") Rephlex ANALORD 04 UK 2005 Sell This Version
ANALORD 04 AFX* Analord 04(7xFile, MP3, 320) Rephlex ANALORD 04 UK 2009
ANALORD 04 AFX* Analord 04(7xFile, WAV) Rephlex ANALORD 04 UK 2009

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cyclo-bob

cyclo-bob

August 1, 2013
referencing Analord 04, 12", ANALORD 04

'Home Made Polysynth' is for me when electronic music becomes human and gets some soul. I can feel so much loneliness and desperation in it. No doubt one of the best pieces ever!
sklbns27

sklbns27

March 14, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Analord 04, 12", ANALORD 04

I didn't like this release at first. In fact I was kind of disappointed with Analord 1 - 3 and almost didn't feel like waisting my money on getting Analord 4. Then a few weeks later I found myself humming the all tunes on Analord 4! The infectious tracks Halibut Acid, Home Made Polysynth and Breath March have this minimal techno feel that remind me of something on Basic Channel or Chain Reaction records. Minimal dance tunes but with that hauntingly catchy AFX 303 riff or synth. The track Crying In Your Face is more on that 80's electro 1 2 beat stuff with vocoders, techno and acid but still dark, minimal and good! I think Analord 4 is the best Analord record out at this moment. More quality 4 tracker Analord's please! I'm hooked?!
Franklin

Franklin

March 7, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Analord 04, 12", ANALORD 04

As Aphex Twin seems incapable of fulfilling his commercial and contractual duties to Warp, his Rephlex-related AFX moniker is getting more and more of an airing these days.

While the style of release of this series is blatant money making - limited edition singles in a leatherbound case - the music is less obvious. Debates could rage for hours as to whether its any good or not (although the programming is impeccible) - RDJ has never sounded like anyone else, and has always suprised, delighted and annoyed in equal amounts, but it sounds like he's running out of ideas.

AFX used to be unique, he's rested on his laurels for a bit too long. Ceephax Acid Crew do the acid rave thing so much more convincingly, and even the 4/4 fuzzy 80s style techno of 'Crying In Your Face' sounds lame compaired to the dancefloor igniting Poney EP by Vitalic.

The problem with the Analord series is unless he pulls something new out of the hat double-quick, the whole thing sounds very familiar - which by RDJ's high standards, is enough to class it as a disappointment.


Brisk

Brisk

February 24, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Analord 04, 12", ANALORD 04
Crying in Your Face is a beautiful track. It really has everything I wanted from the analord series - a memorable melody, the obligatory aphex acid, and a hauntingly emotive ambient finale. Incredible.

Thankfully, the rest of the EP is also strong, but the opening track totally makes this release for me.
pissflaps

pissflaps

February 22, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Analord 04, 12", ANALORD 04

This series is really turning out to be totally awesome.
It`s perfect for people who are sick of too much `clever` music like ae etc.
Thing is the `cleverness` here is not immediately obvious, I hear some very clever synth programming and production going on, just nicer on the ear than a lot of modern electronic music.
The tuning on home made poly is very good, how does he do that?
Really crisp production, cryin could be a hit in another time or place.