The Braindance Coincidence (Schaefer)

The Braindance Coincidence

Various Artists

Rephlex

Personally, I think Rephlex is only being modest by naming their decade-spanning label compilation The Braindance Coincidence. Aphex Twin’s label is well known for releasing excellent genre-bending electronic music, and it is this dedication to quality, not merely a coincidence, that has earned it the renown it now enjoys. Sycophantic praise aside, The Braindance Coincidence contains 16 tracks, each by a different Rephlex artist. The tunes range from poppy vocoder tracks such as DMX Krew’s “The Glass Room,” to the funky computer rap danciness of Cylob’s “Rewind,” to genuinely fucked-up shit such as Bogdan Raczynksi’s “Death to the Natives.” In short, there’s something for everyone (uh, almost everyone) taken from the Rephlex catalog. This album’s a great way to familiarize yourself with the Rephlex label or expand your electronic music knowledge to one of the truly groundbreaking labels.

Rephlex, PO Box 2676, London N11 1AZ, UK, http://www.rephlex.com

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