Boomkat Product Review:
When it rains it fucking pours in AFX land: after a gush of vintage soundcloud goodies, Syro, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt.2 and the Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-08 set, Warp’s auburn deity presents a beatdown study on a notoriously difficult-to-programme polyphonic synth built by British company, Cheetah.
Arriving with a cheeky press release encouraging users to make their own sounds from the EP and ping ‘em to Warp, Cheetah is atypically funky Aphex Twin, revolving four main cuts and a couple of cute bites featuring some of his more stoned, woozy chops and classic harmonic arrangements.
As a friend recently commented, we do kinda miss hearing a new Aphex Twin record and not knowing what it will sound like from the run in, as most of these tracks do sound like they could have appeared on the Analord series or elsewhere, but, let’s face it there’s still few others who can assimilate so well with their chosen machine and draw out its quirks and soul so well as this feller.
Still, we crave that proper, forward stuff he was promising in interviews last year…