Donkey Rhubarb (EP)

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Donkey Rhubarb
Aphex Twin - Donkey Rhubarb album cover.jpg
EP by Aphex Twin
Released 14 August 1995 (1995-08-14)
Length 24:10[1]
Label Warp
Producer
Aphex Twin chronology
...I Care Because You Do
(1995)
Donkey Rhubarb
(1995)
Girl/Boy EP
(1996)

Donkey Rhubarb is a 1995 EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James under the alias of Aphex Twin. The EP was released on 14 August 1995 by Warp. The EP contains a version of the song "Icct Hedral" from James's album ...I Care Because You Do by Philip Glass.

Release[edit]

Donkey Rhubarb was released on 14 August 1995 by Warp on 12" vinyl and compact disc.[2] Donkey Rhubarb charted for one week in the United Kingdom at number 78 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] A music video for "Donkey Rhubarb" directed by David Slade was made in 1995.[4] The video was released on DVD by Warp in September 2009.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Spin referred to the track "Donkey Rhubarb" as a "silly steeldrum reverie".[5] Ned Raggett of AllMusic gave the EP a four star rating, praising "Donkey Rhubarb" for its "lovely main melody dressed up with quick beats, bleeps, and the like".[1] Raggett declared that a surprise was Phillip Glass' version of "Icct Hedral", stating that "the original's chilly melody made even more serenely beautiful and disturbing all at once thanks to Glass' fine orchestration".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Richard D. James[6] except where otherwise noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Donkey Rhubarb"   6:08
2. "Vaz Deferenz"   5:49
3. "Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration)" Richard D James, Philip Glass 8:05
4. "Pancake Lizard"   4:31

Credits[edit]

Credits adapted from Donkey Rhubarb disc.[6]

  • Richard D. James – producer (on tracks 1, 2 and 4), writer
  • Philip Glass – writer (on track 3)
  • Kurt Munkasci – producer (on track 3)
  • Michael Reisman – producer (on track 3)
  • Anne Pope – recording and mix engineer (on track 3)
  • Rich Costey – additional engineer (on track 3)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Raggett, Ned. "Donkey Rhubarb - Aphex Twin". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Aphex Twin:Donkey Rhubarb". Warp. Archived from the original on 19 October 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Donkey Rhubarb". UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Warp Records • WarpVision DVD Released 27th Sept". Warp. 14 January 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Aaron, Charles (December 1995). "Singles". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. 11 (9): 126. ISSN 0886-3032. 
  6. ^ a b "disc cover". Donkey Rhubarb (Media notes). Aphex Twin. Warp. 1995. WAP 63CD.