Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Aphex Twin

I felt certain that I'd strung together some shit words about this funny looking bastard already.  Never mind, now's as good a time as any.

Except that I really don't have much to say about this weird fractured drum 'n' bass 'n' ambience 'n' contempt, other than I like the contrasting mix of fractured drum 'n' bass, ambience and contempt.  I like that everything by Aphex Twin sounds like Aphex Twin without being formulaic or predictable.   I like that Mr Aphex Twin (Richard D James) is either a funny looking bastard possessed of sublime musical genius that transcends all mortal comprehension; or a funny looking bastard possessed of that special kind of genius that compels people to handcraft aluminium foil headwear, shout at clouds and collect toenail clippings.

And I like Chris Cunningham's disturbing video accompaniments.

Get startled, yeah?

Website: http://warp.net/records/aphex-twin
Myspace: nope
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aphextwinafx
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphex_Twin


  1. Complete aside, but I think Cunningham also directed this Bjork video. He's a fruity guy.

  2. aphex twin is mozart with a computer