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Guest Enter a new display name. Furthermore, many images were altered for the US CD pressing: several of the blurry or out-of-focus photographs were replaced with entirely new, in-focus images; and the image for "[Stone in Focus]" was replaced with a blank space.
The front cover is the result of James scratching the Aphex Twin logo onto the back of a leather travel case, which Sam took a picture of. Of the pie charts and size of the photographs in the artwork, Nicholson said that they were "related to the track signatures, how long they were. Sire released the album on compact disc on 12 April ; this US pressing also removes the 4th song. As of , it had sold over 60, copies outside the United States.
Spin gave the album a positive review, with critic Simon Reynolds stating that the album has "plenty of the shimmeringly euphoric and majestically melancholy tunes that have won James so many devout fans," but that it "will leave you not so much blissed as spooked out. Considine , finding that "James is rarely as rich as good [Brian] Eno , not to mention good Eno- Hassell or Eno- Budd ", and that "these experiments are considerably thinner "purer," Owen wishes and more static "pulse dreamily," Considine dreams than the overpriced juvenilia on the import-only Volume I.
More often, it's chamber music for humorless cyber-nerds". The first dance album to celebrate the rhythms in your head. Online music magazine Pitchfork noted that Selected Ambient Works Volume II as "a very early example of a record being anticipated, experienced, and, ultimately, analyzed in minute detail through online communication.
Simon Reynolds noted that the album signaled a shift in techno and ambient music toward a darker sound reminiscent of Brian Eno 's notion of "environmental music". A book written by Marc Weidenbaum a music journalist and former editor of Tower Records ' in-store magazine Pulse!
With the exception of "Blue Calx" and bonus track "th1 [evnslower]", James didn't give the tracks official names, instead representing them with pictures in the album's artwork. Unofficial titles based on the pictures were made popular by fan Greg Eden  and are listed below.
UK Vinyl [a] and cassette pressings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aphex Twin. Ambient   dark ambient   drone  post-industrial . Warp Sire. Selected Ambient Works James Album. I Care Because You Do. The size of the boxes holding the texture pattern also appear to be relative to the length of the track. Within each graphics box, there is then another representation of the pie slice showing which track each represents. Posted October 24, edited.
The tune really works with spiders dashing about doing their thang. Posted October 25, Guest Quoth. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.
Register a new account. Sign in Already have an account? Sign In Now. Go To Topic Listing. Sign In Sign Up.Top album for Ambient I thought I wasn’t going to like this due to it being a real long album by an artist I’m not a big fan of, and, “#23,” almost knocked this down a half-star for being simultaneously the worst and longest track on the thing, but, “Selected Ambient Works Volume II,” provides enough variety and evocative atmospheres that I got to give it the, “good,” rating/5().