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AFX*Analord 04

Label:Rephlex – ANALORD 04
Series:Analord – 04
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Abstract, Acid, Electro

Tracklist

A1Crying In Your Face4:26
A2Home Made Polysynth4:08
B1Halibut Acid6:08
B2Breath March3:49
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Notes

Released in a stickered clear plastic sleeve.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 666908016668
  • Barcode (Text): 6 66908 01666 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 55664 1A ANALORD 04
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 55664 1B ANALORD 04

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Analord 04 (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label)RephlexANALORD 04UK2005
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Analord 04 (7×File, WAV)RephlexANALORD 04UK2009
Analord 04 (7×File, MP3, 320 kbps)RephlexANALORD 04UK2009

Reviews

  • skull.and.bones's avatar
    Edited 29 days ago
    One of the best in the series. Each track is distinctly compelling. The songs bring to my mind a robot in some sci-fi dystopia, struggling to comprehend and express human emotions, vocalizing its thoughts through its 303 voicebox.

    If you're lucky enough to own several records in the series, the constant flipping necessary for an album-like experience requires some patience, but the pressings sound so good that it's worth the hassle. The better your system, the more you are rewarded by the fantastic dynamics and clarity of these records. Bravo to whoever mastered these.

    The original minimalist packaging is cool, but given its tendency to fog the vinyl I'd recommend you not use it to store the record. Personally, I store them in blank center-hole sleeves.
    • murrzstackz's avatar
      murrzstackz
      Anyone know what or who the eye on b-side image belongs to? Is it a cat?
      • cyclo-bob's avatar
        cyclo-bob
        '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's avatar
          sklbns27
          Edited 17 years ago
          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's avatar
            Franklin
            Edited 17 years ago
            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's avatar
              Brisk
              Edited 17 years ago
              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's avatar
                pissflaps
                Edited 17 years ago
                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.

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