Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin



Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by his recording alias Aphex Twin, is an English electronic musician, known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in styles such as ambient techno and IDM in the 1990s, for which he received widespread critical acclaim.[1][2] He is also the co-founder of Rephlex Records with Grant Wilson-Claridge.[3]

Initially releasing acid techno music under aliases such as AFX and Polygon Window, James first received widespread acclaim for his 1992 album Selected Ambient Works 85-92. He rose to mainstream popularity with his 1997 EP Come to Daddy and his 1999 single "Windowlicker". After a period of relative inactivity under the moniker following his 2001 album Drukqs, James returned in 2014 with a new album titled Syro, which won him a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album.



Avril 14th
Avril 14th is a song by musical artist Aphex Twin, released on November 3, 2017.
Aphex Twin
bornAugust 18, 1971
Syro is the sixth studio album by Aphex Twin, the main pseudonym of electronic musician Richard D James, released on the 19 September 2014 on Warp.
Richard D. James Album
Richard D. James Album is the fourth studio album by English electronic musician Richard D. James under the alias Aphex Twin, released on Warp Records in 1996.

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Remembering Firdous Ali Najaf, the Kashmiri Scholar Known Above All for His Generosity
  –  November 4, 2017
Richard David Williams is Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London. Radha Kapuria is a Commonwealth Scholar writing her PhD on ‘Music in Colonial Punjab’ at King’s College, London. Liked the story? We’re a non-profit. Make a ...
Many young musicians getting ready for music festival
  –  September 30, 2017
This year the festival welcomes adjudicators Monique Richard, David Rogosin and Dale Sorensen. Richard is department head in the Faculty of Music at the Université de Moncton as well as a professor of music education. Trained as a pianist and music ...
NP Exclusive Mix + Interview: Dj Ride
  –  November 18, 2017
When I was a kid, I listened to a lot of different stuff from Prodigy, to Beastie Boys, to Dilated Peoples, to Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin, every Ninja Tune artist and drum and bass, so my DJ sets still reflect that level of free spirit, I love to mix ...
Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet, Ronnie Scott’s review - sophistication and simplicity
  –  November 18, 2017
Like the pianist Robert Glasper, Guiliana – voted Best Jazz Drummer in this year’s Modern Drummer Readers Poll – has been hugely influenced by electronic music and textures, as equally inspired by Squarepusher and Aphex Twin as by jazz drumming ...
Drawing Close to the Void: Talking with Patty Yumi Cottrell
  –  November 17, 2017
What helped was reading a lot of books by dead people, not thinking about writing my book, watching the NBA, chopping vegetables, driving around Los Angeles, talking to friends, seeing a Korean adoptee therapist, listening to Aphex Twin, going to art museums.
Five artists pushing Morocco’s dance music scene forward
  –  November 17, 2017
As an Aphex Twin fanatic, a regular of Amsterdam’s Red Light Radio, and a lover of dance music’s wonkier outer edges, Yasmean brings a little bit of grit to a local dance scene that can sometimes sound a little too polished. ‘Prince of Morocco sounds ...
Q&A and Premiere: One Child Policy Discusses His Debut EP on VRV, His Asian-American Heritage and Favorite LA Food Spots
  –  November 16, 2017
and realized they were using some piece of electronic equipment. Then I discovered electronic music like Aphex Twin and early Warp stuff. I remember when I came across this one Music Guide webpage on dial-up internet that’s still around today ...
SET with Jeremy Olander
  –  November 16, 2017
ousting Aphex Twin from the top spot in the process. ?? Adding to last years musical release feats, 2014 also played host to Jeremy’s first headline tour in Australia, two club tour stints in North America at legendary venues such as Beta in Denver ...
You didn’t need to be high to love Flying Lotus’s 3D First Ave show (but you probably were)
  –  November 16, 2017
A menacing green man (actually FlyLo himself) played like a Chris Cunningham video (think of Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker”), while a ghostly pale blue floating tissue made me half expect Stevie Nicks to materialize beneath it any minute. In fact ...
Q&A: Jordan Ben Zion: The DJ Behind the New Sounds at SQL
  –  November 16, 2017
If I were to name my top for I’d say, Robert Babicz, Richie Hawtin, James Dexter, and Aphex twin. We actually threw a party with Babicz at Bardot, it was pure magic. He played all his originals for six hours, the place was jammed, it was undoubtedly one ...
Review of Glue EP by Bicep
  –  November 15, 2017
The remedy came in discovering their self-titled debut album, a release informed by both their mutual love of scene gatekeepers Aphex Twin and Laurent Garnier along with the duo claim deeper excursions into "IDM, Italo, techno, electro, jungle and ...
10 Oddball Vintage Drum Machines on Reverb Right Now
  –  November 14, 2017
French composer Jean-Michel Jarre used the Mini Pops extensively on his Oxygene album, while Aphex Twin made an ode of sorts with his “minipops 67 [120.2].” Before the wildly innovative Ikutaro Kakehashi founded Roland, he had already achieved some ...
Taylor Swift Reputation: What the critics are saying about her sixth studio album
  –  November 10, 2017
Perhaps the bravest move on the whole record is to close on the intimate piano ballad “New Year's Day”; Swift's low murmur over a gentle rhythm you'd more often hear on an album by Rufus Wainwright, or on “Avril 14th” by Aphex Twin. "Each of the 15 ...
From Daleks To Noise: Unsound Adelaide Releases Discourse Program
  –  November 8, 2017
ysa. Presentation: Modular Mortgage or How To Get Into Modular Synthesis Without Going Broke Dave Burraston is an Australian experimental musician, who has worked with a diverse range of artists from Chris Watson to Aphex Twin via Oren Ambarchi.
aphex twin soundtracked this road safety ad full of pink kittens
  –  November 8, 2017
Aphex Twin has released some wacky visuals over the years, from the shit-eating distorted faces on his earlier album covers to the truly terrifying 2016 election footage he mashed up for a festival promo video last year. A new road safety advertisement ...
How To Program The Rare & ‘Annoyingly Complicated’ Cheetah MS800
  –  November 7, 2017
The Cheetah MS800 is synthesizer that’s best known for being rare, ‘annoyingly complicated‘ and the synth used by Aphex Twin (Richard D. James) for his Cheetah LP. In this set of videos, Paddy C takes a look at programming the Cheetah MS800.
The Used Honor A Late Friend, As Well As Kurt Cobain, More On 'The Canyon'
  –  November 7, 2017
I felt like, “What a beautiful thing to make so many people smile.” And I appreciate music on that other level too, I love Aphex Twin. I love music that’s not necessarily sit and discover what it’s all about. Music is a tricky form of art because ...
Watch trucker with foot on dashboard check phone while on motorway
  –  November 6, 2017
It uses innovative filming, is shot in the style of a music video with an edgy soundtrack from celebrated musician Aphex Twin, who comes from Redruth in Cornwall, and includes numerous pink kittens to highlight how much drivers miss if they are distracted ...
VIDEO: Aphex Twin creates Pink Kittens advert for government road safety campaign
  –  November 6, 2017
The acclaimed, yet elusive electronica musician Aphex Twin has shunned requests to use his biggest hit Windowlicker for adverts. But now he he’s granted the Department for Transport permission to use the song in a new road safety campaign warning young ...
Happy birthday GTA: The 20 best tracks to lie, cheat and steal to
  –  October 29, 2017
A star-studded artist roster includes Jean Michel Jarre, Philip Glass and Tangerine Dream but it's obvious that our favourite track comes from the oracle Aphex Twin. 'Z Twig' is the soft, gentle ballad taken from 'Selected Ambient Works Vol 2' and it's ...
Aphex Twin’s ‘Windowlicker’ soundtracks new UK road safety ad
  –  October 25, 2017
It comes from the directors of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ video. Aphex Twin has allowed his 1999 hit ‘Windowlicker’ to be used in a new advert, soundtracking a road safety campaign in the UK. Titled ‘Pink Kittens’, the new campaign from the ...
Sonos One: A Smart Speaker That Actually Sounds Great
  –  October 24, 2017
In extremely dense pieces of music, like Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker” (again, apologies to my neighbors), both the lows and the highs are present and accounted for, and well-balanced. More spare recordings, like Roxy Music’s “Avalon,” feel more ...
Field Day is moving away from East London for 2018
  –  October 20, 2017
The festival, which this year hosted the likes of Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, and Nina Kravitz, has been held in Victoria Park since its inception in 2007. Now, it’s been confirmed that the festival will move for the first time ever next year to an ...


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