This is Richard D. James masterpiece. His analord series ( which I highly recommend ) is merely a gimmick compared to this seminal piece of music. From sounds of beauty to sounds of sadness and fear this album is surely ( as it is rumoured ) James' last will and testament. I hope for more in the future, ( I just wish I had a valve amplifier to listen to Analord, maybe then it would be different )
Selected Ambient Works 85–92 is an ambient techno album by Richard D. James under the pseudonym of Aphex Twin. This is his third release and debut studio album under this alias. It was released in 1992 on the Belgian techno label Apollo. An analogue remaster was released in 2006, and a digital remaster was released in 2008. Selected Ambient Works 85–92 is considered by many to be the threshold album in modern ambient music as well as one of the pioneering works in intelligent dance music and electronic dance music.