I recently heard a rumour on one of my favourite electronic albums, Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works 85-92. It went that the reason for the album's hazy sound quality involved a mishap with the master tapes and Richard D. James' cat. This is probably as spurious as most of the information surrounding Aphex Twin, but that album's distinctive sound can still be heard today, on songs like “Dust” from Glaswegian producer Alex Smoke. The hiss and passionate synth pads soon give way to morose pleas from Smoke, which are soon rendered into distorted blubbering, the sound of a man having his heart torn out like reams of cassette tape in a broken deck. R&S will release the Dust EP on September 10th.
- CHART TV