Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus 4 months ago   1:14:50

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1. 0:00 Xtal
2. 4:53 Tha
3. 14:01 Pulsewidth
4. 17:49 Ageispolis
5. 23:13 I
6. 24:29 Green Calx
7. 30:35 Heliosphan
8. 35:29 We Are The Music Makers
9. 43:13 Schottkey 7th Path
10. 48:21 Ptolemy
11. 55:35 Hedphelym
12. 1:01:39 Delphium
13. 1:07:09 Actium

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Sam L
xtal has more bass than most r/b bangers. My sub eats this song
Qt Animu
That last track's glitches only confirm that AFX was ahead of his time.
v1ccedd
17:49 Die Antwoord stole it lol
mookie2637
Friday nights in 92/92, getting the 18.36 Thameslink from Farringdon to Leatherhead with this on my Walkman. Beautiful.
WattaPork
first two tracks are among the best things made on this planet
Candyapplebone
14:01 is neat
skankhunt42
i keep coming back to AFX when winter falls
Apparatus Haus
D is for Davey.
ColiN PC
Like a Pink Floyd fan decided he was going to make electronic music. I can dig this.
NoiseTelecast
Kangaroos are the T-Rex version of deer
neighb0r
Disassociated
Noel Rivera
NO ADS!? Amazing.
kubricklynch - Film History and Reviews
Doing a relisten of all his albums to get hyped to see Aphex in Houston this december. Can't wait!
Aaron Beard
Times just a concept of human perception so we can grasp at least fully understand something in this crazy universe
Cristian Trouchot
excelente la puta madre!
Kristopher Williams
keep fluidic fluidic
Paul Lever
Cool stuff Ben
Sims
18:00 ugly boy, anyone??
Danny Pioro
best ambient album ever made. Simple as that! massive thanks to hi I'm ben for putting this out there!!
Mellis Pete
absolutely mental considering when they were made, way way ahead of its time!
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Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient 4 months ago   43:48

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Tracklist:

00:00 1) Black Focus
04:34 2) Strings of Light
13:02 3) Remembrance
22:02 4) Yo Chavez
26:01 5) Ayla
26:47 6) O.G.
27:33 7) Lowrider
32:01 8) Mansur's Message
34:07 9) WingTai Drums
35:23 10) Joint 17

Yussef Kamaal are shaped by the sound of London. Growing up in the capital, they frame jazz within the bass-saturated, pirate radio broadcasts of the UK capital. The pair, made up of Yussef Dayes and Kamaal Williams (aka Henry Wu), have had little in the way of formal training. Instead, their musical tastes – and approach to playing – are indebted to Thelonious Monk’s piano as much as the drum programming of Kaidi Tatham.
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Yussef Kamaal are shaped by the sound of London. Growing up in the capital, they frame jazz within the bass-saturated, pirate radio broadcasts of the UK capital. The pair, made up of Yussef Dayes and Kamaal Williams (aka Henry Wu), have had little in the way of formal training. Instead, their musical tastes – and approach to playing – are indebted to Thelonious Monk’s piano as much as the drum programming of Kaidi Tatham.
Both hail from South East London, crossing paths in 2007 as teenagers playing their first pub gigs around Peckham and Camberwell. Dayes drums for cosmically-inclined, afrobeat outfit United Vibrations, while Williams – on top of drumming and playing keys in different incarnations over the years – has made waves with his solo, synth-draped house 12″s for much-fêted labels like 22a and Rhythm Section.
Born out of a one-off live session to perform Williams’ solo material for Boiler Room, it soon became a project in its own right. From rehearsing for that first show, it was clear to both that there was the possibility to do much more with the unspoken, telepathic grooves that unfolded. “It’s all about the drums and the keys,” Williams says. “That’s where it all originates from: the chords, the rhythm of the chords and the drums.” Coming together as Yussef Kamaal, they played a series of live shows where little more than a chord progression would be planned before taking to the stage.
For the pair, the sound of the capital – with its hum of jungle, grime and broken beat – has shaped a self-taught, UK-tipped approach to playing jazz. Moving in the same circles but never playing together previously, rhythm underpins an innate musical understanding. Drawing influence from all corners of London’s shapeshifting musical make-up, their hotly anticipated debut album is due on Brownswood Recordings November 4th 2016. Titled Black Focus, its sound is distilled – or focused – down to the core interlock between drums and keys.