26 Mixes for Cash

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26 Mixes for Cash
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Compilation album by
Released24 March 2003
Recorded1990–2003
GenreElectronic[1]
Length71:46 (CD1)
67:15 (CD2)
139:01 (total)
LabelWarp Records WARP102
ProducerRichard D. James
Aphex Twin chronology
Drukqs
(2001)
26 Mixes for Cash
(2003)
Analord
(2005)

26 Mixes for Cash is a compilation album of remixes produced by Richard D. James (better known by his recording alias of Aphex Twin) for various artists, plus four original tracks. It was released on 24 March 2003 by Warp Records. 26 Mixes for Cash was released on CD only, although a vinyl promotional disc entitled 2 Mixes on a 12" For Cash, featuring the two Aphex Twin originals exclusive to this compilation, was released in limited quantities in Japan only.

Along with the 22 remixes on this release, four original Aphex Twin tracks are also included. Two are new versions of previously released tracks: "Windowlicker, Acid Edit" and "SAW2 CD1 TRK2, Original Mix". The other two were previously available only on Further Down the Spiral, the remix album by US industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails: "The Beauty of Being Numb Section B" and an edited version of "At the Heart of It All".

In addition to the remixes featured on this release, James has also remixed tracks by Beck, DJ Pierre, and Soft Ballet, as well as additional remixes of tracks by Seefeel, Gavin Bryars, Jesus Jones, Saint Etienne, and Mescalinum United.

Online orders of the compilation through Warp Records came with two silver-wrapped chocolate coins, featuring the Aphex Twin logo on one side and Richard's profile on the other (with "ELECTRONICA REX" written alongside it).

In the comments of a song he had posted on SoundCloud, Richard James said the album was not named 26 Mixes for Cash out of sarcasm like most people perceive, but rather because he exchanged the DATs for cash rather than with credit/debit cards, so that the record companies would not know his bank account details or address. He also stated that it was not named by him, but rather by the late Warp Records co-founder Rob Mitchell.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media(7.7/10)[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
Tiny Mix Tapes3.5/5 stars[6]
The Independent(favourable)[7]
NME8/10 stars[8]
Release Magazine8/10 stars[9]
Drowned in Sound9/10 stars[10]

26 Mixes for Cash generally received positive reviews.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleRemix ofLength
1."Time to Find Me, AFX Fast Mix"Seefeel7:34
2."Raising the Titanic, Big Drum Mix"Gavin Bryars' 1994 recording of his 1969 The Sinking of the Titanic orchestral piece [11]8:42
3."Journey, Aphex Twin Care Mix"Gentle People10:14
4."Triachus, Mix by Aphex Twin"Kinesthesia (edit)4:12
5."Heroes, Aphex Twin Remix"Philip Glass' orchestral version of David Bowie's "Heroes", mixed with samples of Bowie's singing from the original (edit)5:18
6."In The Glitter Part 2, Aphex Twin Mix"Buck-Tick5:02
7."Zeros and Ones, Aphex Twin Reconstruction #2"Jesus Jones5:49
8."Ziggy, Aphex Twin Mix #1"Nav Katze (edit)4:25
9."Your Head My Voice, Voix Revirement"Saint Etienne (edit)3:15
10."Change, Aphex Twin Mix #2"Nav Katze4:16
11."Une Femme N'est Pas Un Homme, Aphex Twin Mix"The Beatniks (edit)4:06
12."The Beauty of Being Numb Section B, Created by Aphex Twin"an original track; the A section of "The Beauty of Being Numb" was "Mr. Self Destruct" remixed by Nine Inch Nails for their remix album Further Down the Spiral3:27
13."Let My Fish Loose, Aphex Twin Remix"Nobukazu Takemura5:26
Total length:71:46
Disc two
No.TitleRemix ofLength
1."Krieger, Aphex Twin Baldhu Mix"Die Fantastischen Vier3:23
2."Deep in Velvet, Aphex Twin Turnips Mix"Phillip Boa and the Voodooclub3:50
3."Falling Free, Aphex Twin Remix"Curve7:41
4."We Have Arrived, Aphex Twin QQT Mix"Mescalinum United4:23
5."At the Heart of It All, Created by Aphex Twin"created for a Nine Inch Nails remix album (edit)3:49
6."Flow Coma, Remix By AFX"808 State4:59
7."Windowlicker, Acid Edit"acid remix of the title track of Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker"4:15
8."Normal, Helston Flora Remix by AFX"Baby Ford6:51
9."SAW2 CD1 TRK2, Original Mix"alternate version of the track from Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II commonly known as "[radiator]" with added beats (was included in the 10 April 1995 edition of Peel Sessions)6:30
10."Mindstream, The Aphex Twin Remix"Meat Beat Manifesto (edit)3:42
11."You Can't Hide Your Love, Hidden Love Mix"DMX Krew5:05
12."Spotlight, Aphex Twin Mix"Wagon Christ6:57
13."Debase, Soft Palate"Mike Flowers Pops5:50
Total length:67:15

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 86
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 63
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[14] 3
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 18
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[16] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Aphex Twin - 26 Mixes for Cash". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. ^ RichardDJames SoundCloud comments
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review 11 April 2003
  5. ^ The Guardian review 21 March 2003
  6. ^ http://www.tinymixtapes.com/music-review/aphex-twin-26-mixes-cash
  7. ^ The Independent review[permanent dead link] 21 March 2003
  8. ^ NME review
  9. ^ http://www.releasemagazine.net/Onrecord/oraphextwin26mfc.htm
  10. ^ http://drownedinsound.com/releases/3287/reviews/6531-
  11. ^ Gavin Bryars' Ensemble Discography
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Aphex Twin – 26 Mixes for Cash". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Aphex Twin | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Aphex Twin Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Aphex Twin Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Aphex Twin | Awards | AllMusic". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 14 July 2016.

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