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|Richard D James' CS5, inscribed
|This was superficially just a nice-sounding early Yamaha analogue monosynth. The case is a bit tatty, with some letters ('AFX') scratched into the black end panel to the right of the keyboard, and 'CP' written in huge yellow letters in security paint on the right end cheek - sorry, missed in the photos.
But the important things - the control panel, knobs and keys - are actually very good.
Decent interfacing - though you'll need a MIDI/CV that can deal in Hz/V unless you have other Yamaha / Korg etc Hz/V synths to interface with.
Then we turned it over.... and saw the beautifully-done inscription for an Aphex Twin record release (with T shirt advert!).
A complete contrast to the rough AFX initials scratched to the right of the keyboards, this is a work of art in itself.
A little more research, and we found that these were the sleeve notes Richard inscribed and then photographed for one of his major releases ever, if not his biggest ever release: Selected Ambient Works Volume II.
As well as the main inscription, there is another little pic of a T shirt, the word 'Warp', and a false start on the main inscription, in the gulley at the back right of the bottom of the synth, which reads 'Written and prod '.
We knew that the synth had come from Richard, since we collected it personally; but he had wanted it sold anonymously. But once we reminded him about the inscription, he was happy to let us attribute it to him, along with the EX-42 organ (GX-1's older brother) also in the auction.
This is a wonderful piece of electronic music history. The synth anyway is one he was very fond of, but is selling because he now has a CS-30 which does more of the same thing. But the inscription makes it unique.
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|Created on : 02/03/2006
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