Digeridoo (EP)

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Digeridoo
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Released1992
Genre
Length25:15
Label Outer Rhythm / R&S Records RS 92001
Producer Richard D. James
The Aphex Twin chronology
Digeridoo
(1992)
Selected Ambient Works 85–92
(1992)
CD cover
Digeridoo cd front.jpg

Digeridoo is an EP by the musician Richard D. James under the alias The Aphex Twin. All tracks were re-released on the Classics compilation. "Isopropophlex" and "Analogue Bubblebath" are reprints of tracks from Analogue Bubblebath Vol I . "Digeridoo" was previously released as "Aboriginal Mix" on the Analogue Bubblebath 2 EP. "Flaphead" and "Phloam" are the only new tracks on the EP.

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

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Contents

"Digeridoo" does not contain an actual didgeridoo sample. However, according to Simon Reynolds of Energy Flash, "eschewing samples, James labored for three days to concoct an electronic simulacrum of the primordial drone." [2]

Didgeridoo wind instrument

The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia potentially within the last 1,500 years and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe". Musicologists classify it as a brass aerophone.

The track "Flaphead" on the CD version of the EP is extended by about 20 seconds compared to the vinyl version (here titled "Flap Head").

Track listing

All tracks by Richard D. James.

CD version

No.TitleLength
1."Digeridoo" (Analogue Bubblebath 2)7:11
2."Analogue Bubblebath 1"4:44
3."Flaphead"7:00
4."Phloam"5:33

Vinyl version

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Digeridoo"7:11
2."Flap Head"6:41
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Phloam"5:33
2."Isoprophlex" (titled "Isopropanol" on Classics)6:23

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References

  1. Pattison, Louis (18 September 2014). "Aphex Twin – 'Syro'". NME . Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  2. Reynolds, Simon (2012). Energy Flash a Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture. New York: Soft Skull Press. p. 164. ISBN   9781593764777.