GAK (EP)

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GAK
EP by GAK
Released 1994
Genre Electronic music
Techno
Length 24:11
Label Warp
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GAK is an EP by Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) released in 1994 under the moniker "GAK". The record is sourced from demos Richard D. James sent to Warp Records in 1990 prior to his signing. James recorded the songs from possibly 1989/1990. GAK 1 Is an example of early techno. Mainly structured around a repetitive cr78 pattern with a piano melody. GAK 2 is similar but has a more ambient techno sound than any other tracks on the E.P. GAK 3, however is a much darker, track with racing synths and a hard 4-4 beat, one of Richard's attempts to create a more Rave / Techno type of sound. GAK 4 is a take on house music, rumoured to have been made as a joke its regarded by many as the best track on the record due to its happy vibe, and relaxed beat.[citation needed]

This album was released both in CD and 12" formats.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "GAK 1" – 6:36
  2. "GAK 2" – 6:10
  3. "GAK 3" – 5:23
  4. "GAK 4" – 6:02