Mar 05, · Track E2 is not found on the CD versions of this album, but is also included on the black vinyl edition and on the cassette edition of Selected Ambient Works II. At least some pressings have an off-centred centrehole on disc 3, E/F, that sways the tonearm during playback/5(). Aphex Twin's masterpiece Selected Ambient Works Volume II includes barely anything resembling a beat or any sign of typical song structure, yet the album continues to garner adulation generally reserved for holy music. Fans have been testifying on it's behalf for nearly two decades, as if it were capable of curing ills or healing the soul/5(). Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Label: Sire – 9 , Warner Bros. Records – 9
You just feel electricity around you. That's totally dreamlike for me. It's just like a right Album) dimension. Volume II differs significantly from the first volume in the seriesin that it consists of lengthy, textured ambient compositions with sparing use of percussion and occasional vocal samples, in a vein Rolling Stone related to Brian Eno 's early ambient works and John Cage 's minimalism.
Simon Reynolds commented that on Volume II James changed styles "from the idyllic, Satie -esque naivete of early tracks like " Analogue Bubblebath " to clammy, foreboding sound-paintings. Isolationism is ice-olationist, offering cold comfort. Instead of pseudopastoral peace, it evokes an uneasy silence: the uncanny calm before catastrophe, the deathly quiet of aftermath.
The artwork for the album was designed by Paul Nicholson,  who was credited as Prototype 21 in the liner notes. Different crops of the images were used for the cassette booklet and vinyl labels. Furthermore, many images were altered for the US CD pressing: several of the blurry or out-of-focus photographs were replaced with entirely new, in-focus images; and the image for "[Stone in Focus]" was replaced with a blank space.
The front cover is the result of James scratching the Aphex Twin logo onto the back of a leather travel case, which Sam took a picture of. Of the pie charts and size of the photographs in the artwork, Nicholson said that they were "related to the track signatures, how long they were. Sire released the album on compact disc on 12 April ; this US pressing also removes the 4th song.
By Julyit had sold over 60, copies outside the United States. Spin gave the album a positive LP, with critic Simon Reynolds stating that the album has "plenty of the shimmeringly euphoric and majestically melancholy tunes that have won James so many devout fans," but that it "will leave you not so much blissed as spooked out.
Other reviews were less favourable. Considinefinding that "James is rarely as rich as good [Brian] Enonot to mention good Eno- Hassell or Eno- Budd ", and that "these experiments are considerably thinner "purer," Owen wishes and more static "pulse dreamily," Considine dreams than the overpriced juvenilia on the import-only Volume I. More often, it's chamber music for humorless cyber-nerds". The first dance album to celebrate the rhythms in your head.
Pitchfork noted that Selected Ambient Works Volume II was "a very early example of a record being anticipated, experienced, and, ultimately, analyzed in minute detail through online communication. Simon Reynolds noted that the album signaled a shift in techno and ambient music toward a darker sound reminiscent of Brian Eno 's notion of "environmental music". A book written by Marc Weidenbaum a music journalist and former editor of Tower Records ' in-store magazine Pulse!
With the exception of "Blue Calx" and bonus track "th1 [evnslower]", James didn't give the tracks official names, instead representing them with pictures in the album's artwork. Unofficial titles based on the pictures were made popular by fan Greg Eden  and are listed below.
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Warp Sire. In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian eds. Retrieved 13 June Add your review. A vibrant and exuberant release from Richard D James aka Aphex Twin with two wildly different versions of the title track alongside a pair of high-tempo yet heartfelt electronic works. Although Boards of Canada's blueprint for electronic listening music -- aching electro-synth Album) mid-tempo hip-hop beats and occasional light scratching -- isn't quite a revolution in and of itself, Music Has the Right to Children is an amazing LP.
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Label: Warp Records - WARP LP 21 / WARP LP 20 • Format: 3x, Vinyl LP, Album, Mispress Brown • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: Abstract, Techno, Experimental, Ambient Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II (, Brown, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(19). May 05, · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Selected Ambient Works Volume II on Discogs. Label: - if11 • Format: 3x, Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Abstract, Experimental, Ambient, Dark Ambient/5(). Apr 12, · Right from the start, Selected Ambient Works Volume 2 is a strange, challenging listen. Richard D. James has never had qualms about straying from the norms of ambient/techno/electronic music, but this album's length and weirdness make it nearly inaccessible at first. Aphex Twin defies rhythms and hooks on most of the songs/5().
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Selected Ambient Works [LP] by Aphex Twin (Vinyl, Sep, 2 Discs, Apollo) Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II 3 LP Repress NM Vinyl Record. $ Style: Ambient. Selected Ambient Works - 2 x LP - Vinyl Album Techno Record. $ Top Rated Plus. $ shipping. Genre: Dance & Electronica. Irish DJ Richard James (a.k.a. Aphex Twin) got into the techno sound at it's very dawn. He soon became a master of the "ambient" techno sound, later inspiring many other artists. Many critics consider his double album "Selected Ambient Works " as his most seminal recording.
reissue. Import vinyl LP. Irish DJ Richard James (a.k.a. Aphex Twin) got into the techno sound at it's very dawn. He soon became a master of the "ambient" techno sound, later inspiring many other artists. Many critics consider his double album "Selected Ambient Works /5().
Selected Ambient Works, Vol. II is a more difficult and challenging album than Aphex Twin 's previous collection. The music is all texture; there are only the faintest traces of beats and forward movement. Right from the start, Selected Ambient Works Volume 2 is a strange, challenging listen. Richard D. James has never had qualms about straying from the norms of ambient/techno/electronic music, but this album's length and weirdness make it nearly inaccessible at first. Aphex Twin defies rhythms and hooks on most of the songs/5().
Selected Ambient Works Volume II, an Album by Aphex Twin. Released 7 March on Warp (catalog no. WARPCD21; CD). Genres: Ambient, Electronic. Featured peformers.
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