Mike & Rich aka Expert Knob Twiddlers erhält Vinyl Reissue mit neuen Tracks!

Expert Knob Twiddlers

Die 1996 Album Koop zwischen, Aphex Twin (aka Richard D. James) und µ-Ziq (aka Mike Paradies) wird als Vinyl neu aufgelegt.

19.07.2016

Insgesamt werden auch sieben bisher unveröffentlichte Tracks mit dabei sein. Einen gibt es schon zu hören:

 

Kommt am 02.09.16 auf Bleep und kann bereits vorbestellt werden, bin dabei!

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Absolute classic mid 90s LP from Aphex Twin and µ–Ziq aka Mike & Rich; Expert Knob Twiddlers finally made available again twenty years since its original release. Remastered from the original DATs and featuring previously unheard bonus tracks and alternate versions.

For anyone with even a passing interest in the esoteric techno that rose to dominate the record shop racks and collections of many a mid 90s DJ and home listener, this lesser known classic is considered to be one of the decade and scenes definitive LP’s by those who know it. Having been recorded during the 1994 world cup when Mike and Rich shared a flat in North London, the vibe throughout Knob Twiddlers is one of lighthearted moog jams influenced by 70s British TV themes that also has a strong techno feel that saw it placed high up on the shelf of outer reaches electronica, a space shared with other stand out releases of the time from Cylob, Seefeel, DMX Krew and Squarepusher (who also all released groundbreaking albums on Rephlex in 96).

Produced on an analogue library of gear including an Atari, Roland MKS-80, Memorymoog, Roland R8 and a handful of samples on a Casio FZ-10M, Mike and Rich’s scientific/science fiction like approach to creating the most out-there sounds possible (and some probably considered not possible on the machines used) producible on the equipment, saw them craft out an LP that blended an absurd sense of funk to the techno/not-techno rooted tracks that build the album’s narrative.

Coming with an extra seven bonus cuts, this newly remastered edition of Expert Knob Twiddlers is a perfect snapshot of a time of experimentation without the endless labelling of new genres on anything that sounds a bit different to the norm from two of the very best in the game. Expert Knob Twiddlers is an LP that no matter who listens to it, they are sure to win.

UPDATE:

Die Vinyl Version kommt als Standard 3LP und als limited Edition in “bright blue”. Inzwischen ist auch ein Bild aufgetaucht.
Meine habe ich auf Bandcamp bestellt, inkl. Porto nach DE war sie da noch am günstigsten.

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