|WARPCD92P||Aphex Twin||Drukqs (CD, Promo, Smplr)||Warp Records||WARPCD92P||UK||2001|
|PRO 500053-2, Pro 500053-2||Aphex Twin||Drukqs (CD, Promo, Smplr)||London-Sire Records, London-Sire Records||PRO 500053-2, Pro 500053-2||US||2001|
Drukqs (stylised as drukQs) is the fifth studio album by Aphex Twin, a pseudonym used by British electronic musician Richard D. James. The album is a double album and peaked at number 22 on the UK Albums Chart, selling 11,476 copies in its first week of release. It was released to divided reception, with many critics dismissing it relative to his earlier work. It would be James's final album under the Aphex Twin moniker until the release of 2014's Syro.
Aphex Twin’s fifth album blends dizzying drill-n-bass tracks with solemn electro-mechanical acoustic piano arrangements. Many of this album’s tracks feature Cornish titles, a nod to the electronic producer’s birthplace of Cornwall, England. The circumstances surrounding this album’s release set it apart from others in Aphex Twin’s discography: (Aphex Twin) left an MP3 player on a plane that held a mind-boggling 282 new tracks.
Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by the stage name Aphex Twin, is a British musician. He is best known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in styles such as ambient techno and intelligent dance music during the 1990s. He is among the most acclaimed figures in contemporary electronic music.
This album has an average beat per minute of 139 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 90/190 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 120BPM, ends at 170BPM (+50), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Aphex Twin.
In-between the chaos and peace, 'Drukqs' induces a whole host of emotions using acid squiggles, plucked piano strings and 80s electro-breaks. 90. The best work of his inventively mad career.