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An Aphex Twin Track-by-Track Adventure

How was your Grammy night? Boring? Did it peak with Beyoncé and Jay-Z? Or with Pharrell looking like a lost Mountie? Yoko Ono’s shimmy? Us too. Also, what is up with Dave Grohl’s nostrils? They are so big (truly, we blame the photographer for this one)!

So let’s move on, shall we? Good. Marc Weidenbaum–author of the forthcoming Aphex Twin 33 1/3–will be doing a daily track-by-track analysis and countdown of Selected Ambient Works Vol. II on his blog, Disquiet.com. Leading all the way up to the book’s release date, February 13. Check out Disquiet for more details, and here’s the scoop in Marc’s own words:

I am going to do this track-by-track countdown to the release, on February 13, 2014, the day prior to Valentine’s Day, of my book in the estimable 33 1/3 series. It is a love letter to Aphex Twin’s album Selected Ambient Works Volume II, which will mark its 20th anniversary this year, less than a month after my book’s publication. More on my Aphex Twin book at amazon.com and Bloomsbury.com. The plan is to do this countdown in the reverse order, from last track to first. For reference, an early draft of the introduction is online, as is the book’s seven-chapter table of contents. The book’s publisher posted an interview with me when I was midway through the writing process.

Enjoy, and don’t forget: if Yoko can shimmy to Paul McCartney, then there is hope for us all.

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