Aphex Twin — ‘Old DAT and Cassette Demos’ (Soundcloud, Feb 2015)

On February 3rd 2015, a user under the alias user48736353001 uploaded many tracks to Soundcloud, followed by a further 16 or so tracks on February 24th.

Following from January’s uploads of over 100 tracks by the same user, these are presumed to be unreleased Aphex Twin material unless otherwise noted.

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A-Z list by filename (with prefixed numbers and affixed Soundcloud characters removed) —

  1. acid organ (4,20)
  2. African Rhyt (4,56)
  3. Band Pass Beat Slo (7,51)
  4. blue carpet (1,46)
  5. bob morgan (3,06)
    Another SAW1-era track
  6. bonkophone2 (4,38)
    Features SAW1-era percussion elements
  7. bradley echoes (7.24) 
  8. brk 2 (3,39)
  9. Casiotribaltronics Mfm (5,26)
  10. cmarth (longer) (1,34)
    Early (and shorter) version of Carn Marth, from Richard D James LP
  11. cottage3 E (5,23)
    Superb, unfinished, late Analord/early Tuss-style track. Cottage may refer to RDJ ‘cottage’ studio in his garden (tbc)
  12. cottage4 af 1 (4,08)
    More developed (yet unfinished) version of cottage3 E. Possible the newest track within his Soundcloud releases.
  13. Dp5 Beats (7.08)
  14. dsb (2,44)
    Curious, almost Ventolin EP style track
  15. Dub Cliker + 0hz (6,45)
  16. dulcimer dub (5,54) (1996 tbc)
    Some strong similarities with Mike’n’Rich material
  17. floating (4,01)
    Beautiful ambient builder with beats
  18. FMsubBass (4,55)
    SOSW-era track
  19. frequency transmitter (2,21)
    Early Aphex material
  20. Gak Bass (3,29)
  21. (HAB un23) (unfinished) 2,06
  22. heliosphan live (6,31)
    Legendary remix of SAW1 Heliosphan, as heard many times within Aphex DJ sets. First time heard in full quality.
  23. hilo (2,55)
    Uses Ventolin EP style percussion, suggesting 1995 creation
  24. hypersquij (5,37)
    SAW1/SOSW era track
  25. jonny hawkes broken guitar[not finished] (3,18)
    Curious acoustic guitar/drums mashup with simple synth strings
  26. Just Fall Asleep (9,43)
  27. Lannerlog (3,16)
  28. last clissold maybe (3,18) (1995 tbc)
    RDJ lived in Clissold Crescent, Stoke Newington, London before moving to his infamous Bank in late ’95/early ’96. This track has a slight melancholic feel.
  29. lush acid [pt1] (0,57)
    Awesome AFX track, aka ‘Crappy (Remix)’ – superb heavy beat remix of ‘Crappy’ from Ultrasound radio show, this remix version was played at Roskilde 1997 and occasionally since.
  30. (mature raver) (1997) (2,28)
    Aka ‘Gabbro Rod Fix / Animal Hedges’ – Heard many times within Aphex live sets in 1997
  31. mello punchy (3,55)
  32. (mortal 1) (4,56)
    Stunning track, sounds very recent.
  33. Mortal 08 (2,50)
    Alternative version of ‘Ventolin (Praze-An-Beeble Mix)’
  34. Ms Short (1,46)
  35. Notting Hill Bus (4.46)
    Features an Analord-style bassline
  36. ny groove2 (3,33)
    Includes piano chords/melodies not dissimiliar to ‘If It Really Is Me?’
  37. phase acid (6.26)
    SOSW era track
  38. Pianox (2,18)
  39. prncDMC (4,49)
    Another SOSW-era (1993/94) track
  40. quadraverb (3,20)
    Great rhythm+FX short
  41. RANDOM FX (4,21)
  42. S-Tral (9,00)
  43. SAW II Un Road Shimmer (1,35)
  44. SAW II Un Road Shimmer f (1,34)
  45. SAW II Un Stabbing Interview (6,57)
  46. Scorrier (11,56)
  47. sekonda (10,43)
    Stunning longform builder
  48. shit squidge (3,49)
    Superb hardcore AFX track, possibly a Joyrex J4/J5 reject
  49. SsbA (4,55)
  50. strange rhythm (4,41)
    Another possible Joyrex J4/J5 reject
  51. subCan (3,41) (1992 tbc)
    Includes percussion heard on Joyrex J4 track, putting this around 1992
  52. synth bonus beats 1 (1,15)
  53. synthi rhy [q] (4,03)
    Percussion similarities to Ventolin EP material
  54. t08+4 (6,45)
  55. (taut) (3,26)
  56. th1 (3,14)
    Synth-orchestral piece
  57. th1 [slo] (6,26)
    Half-speed of th1
  58. (throatie) (0,07)
    Short recording of coughing
  59. thy’re here aahha (6,54)
  60. tigercubdelay (aka cubdelay) (1.24)
    Superb AFX wizzadry, as heard played in Live/DJ sets in late 90’s. A RareAFX favourite.
  61. Un Chopped F Beginning [SAWII Un] (2,42)
  62. Venus Squidge (3,04)
  63. (watery big ez) (3,38)
  64. wind squidge (6,58)

 

RareAFX has archived all material and will consider uploading in due course.

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