It's been nearly ten years since we last heard from AFX. Back then Aphex Twin, nee Richard D. James, gave us the eleven part Analord series on his own Rephlex Records. But he's been on a roll ever since releasing 2014's Grammy winning Syro under his main moniker. So it's no surprise that we get a little side dish of AFX as well. Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-08 is split between a heavy does of acidic cuts and more beat oriented material. The names of the tracks seem to reference the gear that was used and almost seem like their working titles. "Oberheim Blacet1b" is probably the stand out of the acid bunch. Hyper kinetic rhythms ride along side a constantly transforming 303 line as metallic chords wash in from the shore. The b side is more varied as the tempos gradually wind down to the sparse funk of "R8m Neotek Beat." It's a more than welcome return from James' AFX side.
- music label: Warp Records 2015
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 08/2015
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