Donkey Rhubarb (EP)

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Donkey Rhubarb
EP by Aphex Twin
Released 14 August 1995
Genre Techno
Length 24:33
Label Warp Records
WAP 63
Producer Aphex Twin (tracks 1, 2, & 4)
Kurt Munkacsi & Michael Riesman (track 3)
Aphex Twin chronology
...I Care Because You Do
Donkey Rhubarb
Girl/Boy EP
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Donkey Rhubarb is an EP by electronic-music artist Aphex Twin, released in 1995 by Warp Records. The title track was also used as the theme song for MTV UK's Pure Morning programming block.

"Icct Hedral", a track which originally appeared on …I Care Because You Do, was orchestrated by Philip Glass on this release.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the eponymous track was directed by David Slade. It was shot in various parts of London (with views of the skyline of the Canary Wharf district) and features Care Bear-esque creatures with the oil painting of Richard D. James (found on the album cover of …I Care Because You Do) on their faces (a portion of the same portrait appears on this EP's cover). The Rhubears, as James calls them, dance and frolic in the presence of children, but when by themselves they also display aggressive and obscene behaviour. For some time after the release of this single, the Rhubears were present at Aphex Twin's live shows. James has also admitted to having his friends dress up as them to terrorise line-ups outside of clubs.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Donkey Rhubarb" – 6:08
  2. "Vaz Deferenz" – 5:49
  3. "Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration)" – 8:05
  4. "Pancake Lizard" – 4:31


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