Aphex Twin - Avril 14th
Literally meaning April 14th in French, this instrumental piano piece is stands in contrast to Richard D James’ IDM, breakcore and fast paced electronic music.
The piece is simple and moving. James makes use of timing to emphasise the affect of the chords. The mood of the song alters in the middle and finishes at the emotional zenith.
Kanye West saw the beauty in the last few seconds of Avril 14th and sampled it on the track ‘Blame Game’, transforming the mood of the music in to a fully realised 7 minute break-up song.
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