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If It Really Is User48736353001

Aphex Twin strikes again – that is, for at least the 156th time

That Aphex Twin SoundCloud account is going strong. A little more than two weeks since he’d seemingly topped it off at 155 tracks, a 156th track appeared earlier today. The newly arrived song’s name, “Lannerlog,” seems to come from Llannerlog, the name Richard D. James had given his studio in Cornwall toward the start of his public music-making. As the helpful WATMM message-board commenters noted almost a decade ago, “Llannerlog” sounds like “analog.” Laner is a town in Cornwall.

The new (that is, likely new old) track has the mix of near-subliminal melodic synth and understated, routinized, mesmerizing beat that helped define the concept of “ambient techno” and was the foundation of his Selected Ambient Works 85-92 and some of his early tracks under the alternate name Polygon Window, such as “If It Really Is Me” (off the 1993 album Surfing on Sine Waves), a song whose title seems more meaningful than ever.

Track originally posted at soundcloud.com/user48736353001.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  1. Chris
    [ Posted February 23, 2015, at 9:22 pm ]

    And 13 more tracks later this evening…

    • Marc Weidenbaum
      [ Posted February 23, 2015, at 9:23 pm ]

      Yeah, just incredible.

  2. Michael Gregoire
    [ Posted February 24, 2015, at 6:30 pm ]

    As someone who is only now exploring the Aphex Twin catalog, it’s an incredible time to be doing so. It’s also hard to keep up with all these tracks being released. However, I’d say that’s a good problem to have for a music lover.

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