GAK ‎– GAK

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GAK 1 6:35
GAK 2 6:14
GAK 3 5:22
GAK 4 6:03

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 48 GAK GAK(12") Warp Records WAP 48 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WAP 48 GAK GAK(12", W/Lbl) Warp Records WAP 48 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WAP 48CD GAK GAK(CD, EP) Warp Records WAP 48CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
CHCU-009 GAK GAK(Cass, EP, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Chronica Cubica CHCU-009 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
WAP48CDD GAK GAK(9xFile, FLAC, EP, RE) Warp Records WAP48CDD UK 2017
WAP48CDD GAK GAK(9xFile, MP3, EP, RE, 320) Warp Records WAP48CDD UK 2017
WAP48CDD GAK GAK(9xFile, WAV, EP, RE) Warp Records WAP48CDD UK 2017
WAP48CDD GAK GAK(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Warp Records WAP48CDD UK Unknown

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Roboro

Roboro

August 17, 2018
edited 3 months ago
referencing GAK, 12", WAP 48

I wouldn't say that I'm a fan of this EP. The tracks were a little bit repetitive and rather lacking, given they were a few demos Richard D James sent to Warp before being signed up. However, I did like "GAK 4" the most out of the four, and the tracks are rather good for playing in a nightclub. I don't hate this EP, but it's definitively not Richard's best.
crybabybjorn

crybabybjorn

October 20, 2016
referencing GAK, 12", WAP 48

GAK 2 GAK 3 . . . . got me so gackedddd
Iron_Shirt

Iron_Shirt

August 11, 2016
referencing GAK, 12", WAP 48
On Wikipedia they say that "The album is rumored to be an imitation of the classic Warp artist LFO". Well, "GAK" is an "almost-five-letter shift" of "LFO", the "almost" being the letter O, which is a "four-letter-shift". (G, H, I, J, K, L - A, B, C, D, E, F - K, L, M, N, O). I don't know if it means anything, but that's usual with Richard D. James =D
TheRealTrevor

TheRealTrevor

July 16, 2016
referencing GAK, 12", WAP 48
I love it. I think this is a great record.
lektronik

lektronik

August 24, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing GAK, 12", WAP 48

A somewhat minimalist braindance classic. And it shall remain a classic.
SpacemanT

SpacemanT

May 31, 2014
referencing GAK, 12", WAP 48
Made in the style of classic Warp records pioneers like the Forge masters, Dextrous, and LFO etc, but unfortunately never makes the grade. Note to Richard. FAIL !
2blankmc

2blankmc

April 4, 2014
referencing GAK, 12", WAP 48

all trax are dancefloorkillas!!!!!!!!!!!!!! essential must have
studio271

studio271

May 11, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing GAK, CD, EP, WAP 48CD

The attitude of this release (especially Gak 3) is a lot like RDJ's recent Analord 12"s. The overall repressed, near-melancholy, and (dare I say) emotional mood makes me think that when he made the Analord series, it was a merely a way for him to go back to the music he made when he was younger. The only difference is that the Gak-era RDJ was less experienced, as noted by the lack of evolution in the tracks. Certainly groundbreaking when it was made, but not by the standards of today's experimental tracks; seen as more simplistic and childish now.

If you feel that you have a deep enough understanding of all of Richard's works over the decades, I urge you to analyze the moods of his releases. I guarantee that you'll see the life of a truely interesting individual unfolding over time, from the good times to the bad.
edpond

edpond

October 5, 2003
referencing GAK, CD, EP, WAP 48CD
Admittedly the tracks go on a bit with not a huge amount of variation, but they have the classic aphex sound to them. Being upwards of 13 years old you can't blame them from sounding a bit dated, but none of his peers sounded like this (did he even have any?). Gak1 has a wonderfully syncopated rhythm and Gak3 has a classic (but simple) haunting aphex melody.
evilidiot

evilidiot

October 4, 2003
referencing GAK, CD, EP, WAP 48CD

An overall generic and lazy release at best. The backstory behind this is that RDJ sent it into Warp (before he was signed) under the name "GAK". After he was signed, they pulled it out of the archives and released it. GAK 1 is a very long and very boring track, with the only thing saving it from being a complete peice of crap is the piano riff. GAK 2 is just as bad (if not worse). GAK 4 is the only track that isn't extremely bad...Not a great RDJ release.