AFX, Analogue Bubblebath

Andy Battaglia

By Andy Battaglia

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Analogue Bubblebath

Even scarier than the “Come to Daddy” video.

Greeted as a genius when he started tooling with the more "musical" aspects of rave and ambient, Aphex Twin wields a sonic stamp as distinctive as any before or since. This EP is often regarded as minor among his many works, but that goes to show how major a talent Aphex Twin actually is. The title track is gentle and haunting, with gorgeous ambient melodies falling over delicate drums run at mid-tempo. From there, chaos reigns through spells of demented techno, laser-war stomps and, in "Entrance to Exit," classical music made itchy and poisonous.