Reviewing All of user18081971’s Soundcloud Tracks: A Preface
I don’t really know anything about Aphex Twin.
The first, and only, Aphex Twin track I’ve heard to date is “aisatsana ”, as featured on Frank Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry playlist. It was a nice track, with the delicate notes of a piano and the sound of birdsong in the background. I thought nothing of it really.
Between the 25th of January and 22nd of May 2015, after the release of his Mercury Prize nominated album “SYRO”, the ever-elusive Richard D James uploaded 230 tracks worth of demos to Soundcloud. Soon after, he took them all down again. What a kooky move.
This morning, after being rudely awakened by my neighbour’s children, I decided to download all 17 hours and 27 minutes of his Soundcloud dump onto my phone this morning. It might seem like a bit of weird thing to do, but there is a method to my madness.
Recently, I’ve been in a bit of a writing rut, having peaked with writing “Wannabe: A Nine Part Odyssey” a couple of months ago. To get me back into the spirit of blogging, I’ve decided to individually review every one of those tracks, at a rate of roughly ten a week. Who knows why I decided to do this, and who knows how long I’ll keep it up for. Whatever happens, I’m sure it will be a fun ride.
Here we go.
To follow my progress, head to https://medium.com/black-boy-in-da-burbs/user18081971 for ten new track reviews every Sunday