Richard D. James Album

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Perhaps inspired by the experimental drum'n'bass being created by Squarepusher a recent signee to his Rephlex label, Richard D. James' third major-label album as Aphex Twin was his first to work with jungle -- though, to his credit, he had released the breakbeat EP Hangable Auto Bulb almost a year earlier. Contemporaries Orbital and Underworld were beginning to incorporate moderate use of drum'n'bass in their work as well, but this album was more extreme than virtually all jungle being made at the time. The beats are jackhammer quick and even more jarring considering what is -- for the most part -- laid over the top: the same fragile, slow-moving melodies that characterized ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Perhaps inspired by the experimental drum'n'bass being created by Squarepusher a recent signee to his Rephlex label, Richard D. James' third major-label album as Aphex Twin was his first to work with jungle -- though, to his credit, he had released the breakbeat EP Hangable Auto Bulb almost a year earlier. Contemporaries Orbital and Underworld were beginning to incorporate moderate use of drum'n'bass in their work as well, but this album was more extreme than virtually all jungle being made at the time. The beats are jackhammer quick and even more jarring considering what is -- for the most part -- laid over the top: the same fragile, slow-moving melodies that characterized Aphex Twin's earlier ambient works. Most overtly disturbing is "Milkman," the first straight-ahead vocal track from Aphex Twin; the song is a child-like ode that gradually deteriorates into a bizarre fantasy concerning the milkman's wife. With all the Aphex Twin's curious idiosyncracies, though, Richard D. James Album is a very listenable record and a worthy follow-up to I Care Because You Do. [The American issue features the English EP "Girl/Boy."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/1997
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 075596201025
  • Catalog Number: 62010
  • Sales rank: 75,215

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 4 - Richard D. James (3:36)
  2. 2 Cornish Acid - Richard D. James (2:14)
  3. 3 Peek 824545301 - Richard D. James (3:05)
  4. 4 Fingerbib - Richard D. James (3:48)
  5. 5 Carn Marth - Richard D. James (2:33)
  6. 6 To Cure a Weakling Child - Richard D. James (4:03)
  7. 7 Goon Gumpas - Richard D. James (2:02)
  8. 8 Yellow Calx - Richard D. James (3:02)
  9. 9 Girl/Boy Song - Richard D. James (4:47)
  10. 10 Logan Rock Witch - Richard D. James (3:32)
  11. 11 Milkman - Richard D. James (4:09)
  12. 12 Inkeys - Richard D. James (1:24)
  13. 13 Girl/Boy Song - Richard D. James (1:57)
  14. 14 Beetles - Richard D. James (1:31)
  15. 15 Girl/Boy Song - Richard D. James (1:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aphex Twin Primary Artist, Synthesizer
Richard D. James Track Performer
Technical Credits
Aphex Twin Composer, Producer
Richard D. James Producer
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