Waited a decade for this and it is as incredible as I wanted it to be.
Innovation vs. Brilliance
This album is undoubtedly innovative, however this is sometimes confused with brilliance. Many of the songs sound extremely confused and unfortunately the perfect balance between innovation and quality was not struck, Therefore its a 4 star ting
Best album in existence. Enough said.
first got into electronica 20 odd years ago listening to mr twins offerings. style and tastes evolve and change with time, even if its only slightly. not feeling it with this. took me straight back to the good old days...nice but nicer to be surprised
Love this album
Timeless but true to form
By Beard f
Love it - still expanding and stretching like a gassy balloon floating up away from the dross below
By Scott James Moore
I bought this when it first came out, at the peak of the hype. I initially loved it however upon contemplation after giving it sufficient time to sink in I’m not so sure.
Technically and experimentally I think it is good and definitely influential in that respect as Apex twin always has been in pushing and testing the boundaries of music, a lot of people labelling it as best album of the year. If that is all Syro’s purpose was then I suppose it succeeds however this album is instantly forgettable.
As much as I appreciate this album and respect what Apex Twin does this album is over hyped. It is difficult to listen to even after 10/15 times, it doesn’t get any more enjoyable and there is very little structure to any of the tracks which makes it at times intolerable. A lot of the tracks seem over complicated and just really filled with a lot of gobbledygook
I doubt in 20 years time this will have anywhere near the same lasting impacting that the likes of selected ambient works had.
In my opinion don’t buy this because you will only listen to it once.
By Carn Marth
He's still stuck in 2001. This release is absolutely no advance on the Chosen Lords and Druqks releases. It will sell due to the use of the Aphex Twin name, but that's it. Try compiling a list of, say, RDJ's twenty best recordings. Not one of them will be from this abysmally poor 'comeback'. Go back to retirement, Mr James.
I've been listening to this at least once a day, everyday since I got it and I'm still hearing new things in it it that keep it fresh. Without a shadow of a doubt it's the best thing I've ever heard. You need to hear this.
Been waiting for this for a long time, and it was totally worth it :)