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Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (R&S/Apollo Double 12"/CD); Polygon Window: Surfing On Sine Waves (Warp LP7 Double 12"/CD)

David Toop, The Wire, February 1993

ALWAYS PREJUDGE the intentions of a piece of music by its title. The judgement may not be entirely fair, yet its accuracy is frequently uncanny. Richard James, teenage Techno iconoclast and DIY technologist, aka Aphex Twin, Polygon Window and numerous other noms de waveforms, has a head start, in that his talent for naming is prodigious.

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