Power-Pill

Pac-Man

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Under one of the very first aliases Richard D. James created to help confuse poor discography writers, this early-'90s rave plaything rarely succeeds higher than a diversionary gimmick. Amidst incessant Pac Man arcade samples are crunching breakbeats and a sense that -- much like "Ventolin" years later -- James might have been trying to piss people off from the start. Its supposed subversion doesn't save everything. While the "Ghost Mix" turns down the samples and lets the more dank breakbeats take over (and the "Hi Score" mix doing roughly the opposite by playing up the crowd-pleasing, rave elements), the core of the song is still pretty facile and grating. Only James himself probably knows the intentions behind this release and only hardcore Aphex Twin fans will probably enjoy themselves as he tries to perfect such irritation.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Aphex Twin
3:29
2
feat: Aphex Twin
4:06
3
feat: Aphex Twin
5:31
4
feat: Aphex Twin
4:59
5
feat: Aphex Twin
4:04
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