Monday, October 18, 2004


A bit of reorganisation of the CD collection due to a trip to Ikea. Went there for one thing and, of course, wound up spending £80.

Anyway, it's an opportunity to do a bit of digging around in the piles of electronica, heavy metal, soft rock, opera, folk and spoken word.

Starting with the weird, wired and wonderful world of Richard D James. Yes, it's your grandma's favourite knob twiddler, Aphex Twin.

On today's mini-disc I squeezed "Ventolin", "Come to Daddy" and "Windowlicker". Loads of squeaks and squawks coming out my tiny little headphones for the 0759 to Victoria and District Line outbound; Northern Line, Balham-Streatham Hill train and 417 bus.

What was quite amazing was the range from these three discs. From each CD there's quite a diversity from high pitched fire detector beeps to electronic chamber music.

"Come to Daddy" varies from fearful schizophrenic rage to a gentle stroll in the park.

The rest of the alphabet has a lot to live up to.

:: Posted by pete @ 20:55