History YMMV / AphexTwin

16th May '16 11:44:32 AM Piando
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* FandomRivalry: With the fandom of {{Skrillex}}. Odd, because Skrillex himself is a '''HUGE''' fan of Aphex Twin, so much he declared him as his main influence. Becomes even more odd if you consider that Aphex openly stated he doesn't know much of Skrillex to give an opinion of him, but also said that he respects the more mainstream electronic music artists, finding them as a {{gateway|Series}} to electronic music in general.

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* FandomRivalry: With the fandom of {{Skrillex}}.Music/{{Skrillex}}. Odd, because Skrillex himself is a '''HUGE''' fan of Aphex Twin, so much he declared him as his main influence. Becomes even more odd if you consider that Aphex openly stated he doesn't know much of Skrillex to give an opinion of him, but also said that he respects the more mainstream electronic music artists, finding them as a {{gateway|Series}} to electronic music in general.
2nd Mar '16 9:32:27 AM StFan
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** Subverted with VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}, which he released under the alias "Power Pill".

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** Subverted with VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}, ''VideoGame/PacMan'', which he released under the alias "Power Pill".
27th Jan '16 7:11:55 PM mlsmithca
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* ArchivePanic: It can be a bit daunting figuring out how to get into Richard D. James' music, considering all of the aliases and styles of music present. Many (including [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/4chanmusic/images/b/b4/APHEX_TWIN.jpg this flowchart]]) suggest to start with 1992's ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'', then branch to ''Richard d. James album'' and ''SYRO'' (all released under the Aphex Twin name), and finding what one likes from there.

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* ArchivePanic: ArchivePanic:
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It can be a bit daunting figuring out how to get into Richard D. James' music, considering all of the aliases and styles of music present. Many (including [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/4chanmusic/images/b/b4/APHEX_TWIN.jpg this flowchart]]) suggest to start with 1992's ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'', then branch to ''Richard d. James album'' and ''SYRO'' (all released under the Aphex Twin name), and finding what one likes from there.



* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/AphexTwin Has its own page.]]



* CrowningMomentOfFunny: [[Funny/AphexTwin Has its own page.]]



* FandomRivalry: With the fandom of {{Skrillex}}. Odd, because Skrillex himself is a '''HUGE''' fan of Aphex Twin, so much he declared him as his main influence.
** Becomes even more odd if you consider that Aphex openly stated he doesn't know much of Skrillex to give an opinion of him, but also said that he respects the more mainstream electronic music artists, finding them as a {{gateway|Series}} to electronic music in general.

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* FandomRivalry: With the fandom of {{Skrillex}}. Odd, because Skrillex himself is a '''HUGE''' fan of Aphex Twin, so much he declared him as his main influence.
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influence. Becomes even more odd if you consider that Aphex openly stated he doesn't know much of Skrillex to give an opinion of him, but also said that he respects the more mainstream electronic music artists, finding them as a {{gateway|Series}} to electronic music in general.



* MagnumOpus: ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'' is often considered this by the fandom and by critics, although ''Come to Daddy'', ''Drukqs'' and ''SYRO'' are commonly-cited contenders as well.



* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/AphexTwin Now has its own page.]]
5th Oct '15 8:47:16 PM link343
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* ArchivePanic: It can be a bit daunting figuring out how to get into Richard D. James' music, considering all of the aliases and styles of music present. Many (including [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/4chanmusic/images/b/b4/APHEX_TWIN.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150215214503 this flowchart]]) suggest to start with 1992's ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'', then branch to ''Richard d. James album'' and ''SYRO'' (all released under the Aphex Twin name), and finding what one likes from there.

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* ArchivePanic: It can be a bit daunting figuring out how to get into Richard D. James' music, considering all of the aliases and styles of music present. Many (including [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/4chanmusic/images/b/b4/APHEX_TWIN.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150215214503 jpg this flowchart]]) suggest to start with 1992's ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'', then branch to ''Richard d. James album'' and ''SYRO'' (all released under the Aphex Twin name), and finding what one likes from there.
24th Sep '15 2:01:50 PM madius
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* ArchivePanic: It can be a bit daunting figuring out how to get into Richard D. James' music, considering all of the aliases and styles of music present. Many (including [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/4chanmusic/images/b/b4/APHEX_TWIN.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150215214503 this flowchart]]) suggest to start with 1992's ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'', then branch to ''Richard d. James album'' and ''SYRO'' (all released under the Aphex Twin name), and finding what one likes from there.
** This trope occurred again when James started up [[http://soundcloud.com/user18081971/ his SoundCloud page]], uploading 200+ songs spanning his entire career, and making nearly all of it freely downloadable.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAkFBQ6sIcc "Digeridoo"]], likewise

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAkFBQ6sIcc "Digeridoo"]], likewiselikewise.



* FirstInstallmentWins: ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'' is considered one of the greatest electronic music albums ever recorded.



** "Ventolin", which combines a piercing tone with crunching and discordant beats. Has been known to cause migraine.

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** "Ventolin", which combines a piercing tone with crunching and discordant beats. Has been known to cause migraine.The tone was described by James as what one hears when overdosing on Ventolin, aka Salbutamol, an asthma medication.
** The remix of "We Have Arrived" that he provided for Mescalinum United. They and "Ventolin" are the most migraine-inducing pieces in James' career.



* MagnumOpus: ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'' is often considered this by the fandom and by critics, although ''Come to Daddy'', ''Drukqs'' and ''Syro'' are commonly-cited contenders as well.

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* MagnumOpus: ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'' is often considered this by the fandom and by critics, although ''Come to Daddy'', ''Drukqs'' and ''Syro'' ''SYRO'' are commonly-cited contenders as well.



** A handful of songs on [=P2P=] networks were generally attributed to him. One of the most famous ones, "outside (kick ass violin solo)", is actually a song by Outside called "To Forgive But Not Forget (Lim'chol V'lo Lishkoach)".

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** A handful of songs on [=P2P=] networks from the early 2000s were generally attributed to him. One of the most famous ones, "outside (kick ass violin solo)", is actually a song by Outside called "To Forgive But Not Forget (Lim'chol V'lo Lishkoach)".



** A lot of his ambient tracks, especially tracks composed of individual musical arrangements looped for 6-12 minutes like on ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II''.

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** A lot of his ambient tracks, especially tracks composed of individual musical arrangements looped for 6-12 minutes like those found on ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II''.II''. "[rhubarb]" is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvfbIU8LYyY shining example of this.]]



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: One may listen to ''SAW 85-92'' and find nothing particularly special about it, not taking into account that the sounds on this album were revolutionary and never before heard when it came out in 1992. It doesn't help that over 20 years later, it ''does'' sound a bit dated.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: One may listen to ''SAW ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'' and find nothing particularly special about it, not taking into account that the sounds on this album were revolutionary and never before heard when it came out in 1992. It doesn't help that (It's still unclear whether the dates in the title are truthful considering James' history with the press, but if true, actually ''rewrite the history of electronic music.'') Aiding this trope along is that, over 20 years later, it the album ''does'' sound a bit dated.
21st Sep '15 5:56:39 AM stuffedninja
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: One may listen to ''SAW 85-92'' and find nothing particularly special about it, not taking into account that the sounds on this album were revolutionary and never before heard when it came out in 1992. It doesn't help that over 20 years later, it ''does'' sound a bit dated.
20th Sep '15 10:31:32 PM TheGhostofTomJoad
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** "Piano Un10 It Happened"


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** "Piano Un10 It Happened"
26th Jun '15 5:17:14 PM stuffedninja
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** The sections of "Girl/Boy Song" that don't have the erratic percussion. It's actually a very beautiful orchestral song that wouldn't sound too out-of-place in a cartoon and is even accompanied by a xylophone riff near the end of the song.
8th Jun '15 2:47:10 PM stuffedninja
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* MostWonderfulSound:
** A lot of his ambient tracks, especially tracks composed of individual musical arrangements looped for 6-12 minutes like on ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II''.
** When the distorted bass comes in at the end of "Windowlicker".
** For some, the "Come to Daddy" scream might even be this.



** The [[CarefulWithThatAxe scream]] in "Come to Daddy" sounds like Spongebob. No joke.



* SongAssociation: Most racing game fans would associate "Come To Daddy" with ''[[VideoGame/ProjectGothamRacing Project Gotham Racing 3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Motorstorm}} Motorstorm Pacific Rift]]''.

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Most racing game fans would associate "Come To Daddy" with ''[[VideoGame/ProjectGothamRacing Project Gotham Racing 3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Motorstorm}} Motorstorm Pacific Rift]]''.



* SweetDreamsFuel: ''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'' and ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II'' are full of these - see the trope page.

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* SweetDreamsFuel: SweetDreamsFuel:
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''Selected Ambient Works 85-92'' and ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II'' are full of these - see the trope page.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvfbIU8LYyY "Rhubarb"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goDd02TTxBA "Stone In Focus"]], with both being ambient ''SAW Vol II'' pieces.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uhTwxqE4Co "nanou2"]], a song dedicated to his girlfriend composed wholly from music box samples.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvfbIU8LYyY "Rhubarb"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goDd02TTxBA "Stone In in Focus"]], with both being ambient ''SAW Vol II'' pieces.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uhTwxqE4Co "nanou2"]], "Nannou", a song dedicated to his girlfriend composed wholly from music box samples.
12th May '15 1:08:25 PM stuffedninja
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** "IZ-US" is a pretty relaxing song if you don't mind a little percussion.
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