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  CD Review: 26 Mixes for Cash - Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mix #2, "Change," begins with a deliberate, march-worthy beat, slowly adding futuristic static and humming like plunks of water droplets, interspersed with twinges of acid, as sharp as razor blades in the eardrums.
The first CD of the 26 Mixes for Cash collection easily trumps the second, though several tracks on the latter--like the Windowlicker Acid Edit, the Helston Flora Remix of Baby Ford's "Normal," and Meat Beat Manifesto's "Mindstream," are certainly worth a spin or two.
All in all, 26 Mixes for Cash is a dizzying display of Richard D. James's abilities to evoke the most surreal of aural atmospheres, to dream of the weirdest of weird sound--pixie chimes, tinkling bells, guttural groans, song that trails off into white noise--sometimes funky, sometimes fantastic, sometimes nonsensical.
www.harvardindependent.com /news/2003/03/06/Arts/Cd.Review.26.Mixes.For.Cash-388112.shtml   (546 words)

 26 Mixes for Cash - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
26 Mixes for Cash is a compilation album, composed essentially of mixes for various artists (plus four original tracks) all remixed by Richard D. James, better known by his recording alias of Aphex Twin.
Another popular story claims that a man showed up at Richard's home one morning, claiming to be the representative for the band Lemonheads, and that James owed them a remix.
26 Mixes for Cash was released on CD only, although a vinyl promotional disc, entitled 2 Mixes on a 12" For Cash, featuring the two exclusive Aphex Twin originals on this compilation (the mixes of "Windowlicker" and "[radiator]"), was released in limited quantities in Japan only.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/26_Mixes_for_Cash   (850 words)

 26 Mixes for Cash -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
26 Mixes for Cash is a compilation album, composed essentially of mixes for various artists (plus four original tracks) all remixed by Richard D. James, better known by his recording alias of (additional info and facts about Aphex Twin) Aphex Twin.
Another popular story claims that a man showed up at Richard's home one morning, claiming to be the representative for the band (additional info and facts about Lemonheads) Lemonheads, and that James owed them a remix.
The end of "The Beauty of Being Numb" does however incorporate (in the background) the compressed sound of the track "Eraser" from the same original NIN album, yet it's unclear if James actually listened to it or simply digitally cut-pasted-compressed it as raw noise material for his own track.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/2/26/26_mixes_for_cash.htm   (902 words)

 Observer | Postcards from the edgy
Over six albums and countless remixes, many collected on 26 Mixes For Cash, James has pioneered an electronic ideal of discomfort, of insouciance, of humour, of sheer inventiveness.
26 Mixes For Cash are just that: work done for artists he often does not like (and a few he does), as a way of channelling the thousands of febrile and wayward sounds pinballing around his head.
26 Mixes For Cash is not perfect: Aphex neophytes should seek out his own albums first.
observer.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4636415-102280,00.html   (634 words)

 APHEX TWIN 26 Mixes For Cash
If his latest solo album, Drukqs, was released to very mixed reception, 26 Mixes For Cash, which collects for the first time on one album twenty-six of his remixes, is already being held as one of the major events of the year.
And listening to this incongruous mix of genres and artists, from guitar experimentalist Seefeel to pop sensation Saint Etienne and from contemporary composers Gavin Bryars and Philip Glass to German hip-hop act Die Fantaschen Vier, it is not difficult to understand the impact of James’s work on the entire music scene.
26 Mixes For Cash is a magnificent record, and a reminder that when it comes to ignoring the rules, there is no greater offender than Aphex Twin himself.
www.themilkfactory.co.uk /reviews/aphextwin_26mixesforcash.htm   (908 words)

 Sexy 26 Mixes for Cash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some of the tracks on "26 Mixes For Cash" have a greater track length than his previous material, which is a...
This dual-disk CD is like most of Aphex Twin's work; its a very mixed bag but as usual there are 1 or 2 tracks that have a long-lasting effect.
"26 mixes" has more than 2, the first 2 tracks on disk one are simply incredible.
www.sexypopculture.com /pop-culture/asinsearch_B000088EGP   (392 words)

 Blended 26 Mixes for Cash
Covering a decade's work, this stunning eclectic mix effortlessly flicks from cinematic ambience (Nine Inch Nails--"At the Heart of It All") and industrial pandemonium (Mescalinum United's "We Have Arrived") to squelching acid trance (his own previously unreleased Acid Edit of "Windowlicker").
How some of the mixes could become so difficult to find is a mystery to me, as they are all excellent listening and it's easy to see why a lot of artists are influenced by him.
26 Mixes is a fantastic return to form after a slightly weaker Druqks (although still great).
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 PLAYBYPLAY- 26 Mixes for Cash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nowhere in the liner notes will you read something like “These are artists I enjoy and it was a privilege to work with their material!” As the title says, these were about the money.
26 Mixes for Cash sounds more like an Aphex Twin album that samples other artists to varying degrees.
Aphex Twin’s opinion of the original determines what stays and what goes; he prefers the word “fixing” to “mixing.” He liked Seefeel’s “Time to Find Me” enough to allow the band’s distinct sound to move with few obstacles through his percussion.
www.playbackstl.com /Current/PBP/26mixes.htm   (254 words)

 Aphex Twin: 26 Mixes for Cash - Release Music Magazine review
I think the sheer commercialism implied in the title "26 Mixes for Cash" is as much bogus as the rumour about Richard D James driving around in a tank or, for that matter, being dead and letting a robot do all his work.
Because "26 Mixes for Cash" is clearly the work of one.
This is a collection of 26 mixes for cash, but it’s several leagues ahead of many of the competitors in the electronic genre who have put out real albums recently.
www.releasemagazine.net /Onrecord/oraphextwin26mfc.htm   (336 words)

 Aphex Twin: 26 Mixes For Cash
26 Mixes for Cash is one of those albums that is better if you listen to it in chunks, not as a whole album.
The mixed blessing of this album is that it doesn't solely rely on James' vision of the music.
If you are acquainted with the work of Aphex Twin and like it, then 26 Mixes for Cash is right up your alley.
www.monkeyrivertown.com /brains.php?ART=417   (362 words)

 Aphex Twin - 26 Mixes for Cash - Stylus Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Take his 'Care Mix' of Gentle People's 'Journey' - bearing no resemblance to the drippy original, as is his way, the thing oozes and squelches through a million layers of strings like some strange Samba-dancing eunuch dangling off the end of a kite.
You might imagine “26 Mixes...” is one for the hardcore trainspotters only, but it actually wouldn’t serve as a terrible introduction for the totally uninitiated.
The Squid and the Whale - Noah Ba...
www.stylusmagazine.com /review.php?ID=29   (795 words)

 * Dusted Reviews - Aphex Twin *
Two discs packed with — you guessed it — mixes that Aphex has produced during his career, the set is an intriguing, mostly downtempo collection.
Though 26 Mixes for Cash is too lean on the new material to warrant a renewed elation, it is a solid collection of genre bending electronica.
From cut to cut, the album proves that while having Aphex’s name on a remix CD may not be a gold seal, it is a certain sign that something entirely unique lies inside.
www.dustedmagazine.com /reviews/673   (641 words)

 Gavin Bryars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His first known work as a composer, The Sinking of the Titanic (1969), is quite an indeterministic work which allows the performers to take a number of sound sources related to the sinking of the RMS Titanic and make them into a piece of music.
The 1994 recording of this piece was made famous to a whole new audience via its promo single featuring the Aphex Twin remix "Raising the Titanic" (later collected on his 26 Mixes for Cash album).
Another well known early work is Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (1971), which has at its basis a recorded loop of a tramp improvising a hymn of that name.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gavin_Bryars   (548 words)

 MusicStrands :: 26 Mixes For Cash by Aphex Twin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MusicStrands :: 26 Mixes For Cash by Aphex Twin
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We Have Arrived - (Aphex Twin QQT mix, with Mescalinum Unite...
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 tiny mixtapes gone to heaven - music reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Which leads us to Aphex Twin’s latest release, 26 Mixes for Cash, a curiosity among remix albums in that many songs use little if any material from the originals, and what material is used usually gets manipulated beyond recognition.
James reworks the music of a number of interesting artists such as St. Etienne, Nine Inch Nails, and Meat Beat Manifesto, not to mention that James himself is one of the most creative artists in modern music.
So much creativity seems like the recipe for a great album, but 26 Mixes For Cash is flawed by a by James’ desire to rewrite other people’s music.
www.tinymixtapes.com /musicreviews/a/aphextwin.htm   (1058 words)

 U-WIRE.com/CD REVIEW: '26 Mixes for Cash' a soon-to-be forgotten masterpiece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His back catalogue includes a double album with square color panels for song titles is inspired by Synaesthesia, in which there is a mixing of senses causing the person to experience such things as colored hearing, and auditory smells.
He admits that he never heard the originals for most of the remixes he did on "26 Mixes for Cash." In fact, he did not even use the samples he was given for a few of them (the two Nine Inch Nails "mixes" contain one straw-blowing sound from "Eraser," but are otherwise pure James compositions).
At the height of his success, he disappeared into side projects and alienating double disc musique concrete excursions, allowing the new wave of glitchcore and IDM microstars to explore the territory that people were sure Aphex Twin would discover first.
www.uwire.com /content/topae041603002.html   (948 words)

 Junkmedia: Aphex Twin : 26 Mixes for Cash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Junkmedia: Aphex Twin : 26 Mixes for Cash
RA: I think that 26 Mixes, or any collection of one remixer's work, doesn't shed as much light on the practice as records of one group or one song being remixed by different artists.
I'd say most of 26 Mixes is secondary to his main body of work whereas if Autechre released an equivalent remix compilation there's no doubt it would be the more important and rewarding collection.
www.junkmedia.org /?i=581   (1117 words)

 BBC - collective - aphex twin '26 mixes for cash'
Aphex Twin’s 26 Mixes For Cash, which collates his best remixes for other artists, is a musical extension of the Dadaist ethic whose most famous expression was Marcel Duchamp’s scrawling of a moustache on a reproduction of the Mona Lisa in the 20s.
One of the advantages of being a fashionable name — whether intentionally or not — is being able to get away with it (although the track was never released).
26 Mixes for Cash, released 24 March 03 on Warp Records.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/collective/A1003889   (782 words)

 Nine Inch Nails Encyclopedia
Produced and mixed by Flood and Trent Reznor.
Covered "Sin (Pinched Mix)" and "Hurt (Start The Violence Mix)" on the NIN tribute album, Radiant Decay.
Covered "Closer (Sister Issa Mix)" and "Sanctified (Left Justification Mix)" on the NIN tribute album, Radiant Decay.
www.9inchnails.com /encyclopedia/list.php?loc=t   (699 words)

 Aphex Twin - 26 Mixes For Cash
He has since done 25 such operations, but of course 25 Mixes for Cash doesn’t have the same ring to it, hence the mix of his own song on CD2.
One highlight is the mix of James’ close personal friend Trent Reznor’s song The Beauty of Being Numb which mellows away from the original Nine Inch Nails version.
The rest in CD 2 are insane mixes of what tended to be fairly timid songs, given a new lease of lie under the watchful eye of one Richard D James.
www.dot-alt.com /aphextwin_26remixes.html   (520 words)

The cheekily named 26 Mixes for Cash double-disc compilation is a convenient way to examine the best of Aphex Twin's collection of so-called remixes, many of which are famous for ignoring the integrity of the original song.
Situated in an electronic context mixed by Smash and aided by his remixes —; as well as those of DJs Spooky, Kingsize and others — these jazz tracks take to beats, scratches and effects without a misstep.
Hulkkonen's “classic voyage” is a headier, downtempo mix that combines brainy beats and subdued techno with Detroit-inspired gems and progressive treats — not to mention the obligatory David Sylvian vocal track (Ready Made FC, “Sugar Fuel”).
remixmag.com /rotations/remix_compilations_9   (684 words)

 In Music We Trust - Aphex Twin: 26 Mixes For Cash
26 Mixes For Cash unfortunately, doesn't include the Lemonheads remix, but it does contain songs dating back to 1990, showing how the madness has transpired over the past 13 years.
What becomes apparent after listening to all 26 tracks, is that Richard D. James doesn't care about what the original song sounds like.
It's a perfect example of a man who would only agree to remix Madonna if she would squeal like a pig on the record.
www.inmusicwetrust.com /articles/59e01.html   (387 words)

 NME.COM - Reviews - Aphex Twin : 26 Mixes For Cash
Ten years later, we get '26 Mixes For Cash' - two CDs of reworkings from 1990 to 2003, its attitude expressed utterly in its title.
Effectively, the more cash at stake the less effort Aphex puts into honouring the spirit of the artist - an often hilarious greenie in the face of pop careerism.
Take the mix of Seefeel's 'Time To Find Me': a fairly agreeable 50:50 meeting point between the washy ambience of those half-forgotten shoegazers and Aphex's own clanky beats.
www.nme.com /reviews/7062.htm   (501 words)

 ttgapers.com store - 26 Mixes for Cash - Aphex Twin - Product Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A 26 track compilation on 2 CDs of Aphex Twin's blinding remixes (plus two previously unreleased Aphex tunes).
Some of the tracks on "26 Mixes For Cash" have a greater track length than his previous material, which is a pretty darned good thing.
It is a very nice mix of techno, drill & bass, drum & bass, ambience, and electronic in extraordinary chilling beauty whether it be dark, sparse, or haunting bliss.
www.ttgapers.com /ttStore-index2-asin-B000088EGP.html   (1159 words)

 Guardian | Win Aphex Twin's 26 Mixes for Cash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His latest release, 26 Mixes for Cash, encompasses 10 years of remixes.
And, here's the good bit: although most people will indeed have to do what it says on the label and part with cash for this fantastic double album, you can have it for free.
If you want to win one of five copies of 26 Mixes for Cash, and the chocolate, email us at arts.competitions@guardianunlimited.co.uk with Aphex Twin in the subject line.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4636070-110428,00.html   (226 words)

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