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Cornwall, United Kingdom (1985 – present)

Aphex Twin, born Richard David James, August 18, 1971, in Limerick, Ireland to Welsh parents Lorna and Derek James, is an electronic music artist. He grew up in Cornwall, United Kingdom and started producing music around the age of 12 and made his first release aired on 1985.

Richard has been hailed as “the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary music”, with his works ranging from pieces to .
In 1991 Aphex formed the Rephlex record label with his friend Grant Wilson-Claridge. Signed artists include Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq) and Squarepusher.

Also known as: AFX, Blue Calx, Bradley Strider, Caustic Window, The Dice Man, GAK, Polygon Window, Power-Pill, Q-Chastic, Soit-P.P., Rich in Mike & Rich, Martin Tressider in Universal Indicator

Also rumoured to be, but has never been proven, part of The Tuss.

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  • Altars

    This also seems to be him: https://soundcloud.com/brainwaltzera

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  • Altars

    Looks like he deleted the original Red Calx track and uploaded a slowed down version.

    2 hours ago Reply
  • m1a100

    I'm tagging as the full track name on SC + user48736353001 as artist name. It's easier and better for me.

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  • m-saIami

    Seclected Sounscloud Wotks 85-92

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  • mrbenjaminandre

    scomatsho has the right idea

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  • scomatsho

    I've left the numbers in, they are part of the charm of the randomness of it all. Also got album down as user48736353001, artist as Aphex Twin.

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  • Asomatica

    Yeah I also left out the first Numbers on those tracks. Anyone got an idea for a album title yet?

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  • sunheadbowed

    I've been tagging sans the numbers, since those don't appear to be part of the track titles; perhaps those were the order they were listed on the original cassettes.

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  • m-saIami

    The Hi Hat Track !! I was crazy on the road to the job this morning !

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  • nospr

    Are you guys tagging the new songs as 'Aphex Twin - 4 Red Calx' or 'Aphex Twin - Red Calx"? I've been doing the former for now.

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  • scomatsho

    v it's because if a track is amazing it doesn't matter what you listen to it on, within reason. Just like if a track is shit, a mega bucks soundsystem, £100 per metre speaker cable and a perfect acoustic environment won't make you love it any more. Audiophiles are people who don't enjoy music, they enjoy the hobby of music. Too hung up on "sound quality" to let loose.

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  • sunheadbowed

    (not that I wouldn't pay for all this stuff in high quality, if you are reading, Richey, because I SURELY WOULD <3)

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  • sunheadbowed

    I find it really fascinating that even at 128 kbps these tracks sound incredible :'D with most artists I would balk at listening to anything at 128 kbps, yet I forget about the quality with this stuff. I wonder if it's because many of them give the same nostaglic feel of the SAW 85-95 tracks, which were taken from cassettes, etc., to begin with and had audio imperfections.

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  • nospr

    What a great time to be alive!

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  • Notjoeybloom

    https://twitter.com/AphexTwin/status/560863174040096769

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  • scomatsho

    I love 35 Japan. A mix of the hauntingly beautiful alongside brutal industrial sounds. The contrast of sounds he does so well.

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  • dem0nfrag

    this year cant get better than this, unless ofcourse....there are more afx releases in the pipeline!!!

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  • sunheadbowed

    I really hope Marcus and Mike do something like this someday...[2] Autechre can join in, too!

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  • optimistic_tour

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/04/escalated.gif

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  • scomatsho

    @sunheadbowed The negative reaction you perceive is all in your head. I certainly didn't say anything "negative". It was a comment about how RDJ is called a genius and it can be perceived that ideas come easy to geniuses, when it is obvious he works like a demon. And as the unofficial Last.fm Aphex spokesperson I would have thought you know about his comments about cheesy music in the past. Perhaps you aren't old enough to remember them, I do. Now stop being a little bitch and get on with enjoying the music, instead of trolling me. Yes you are the biggest Aphex Twin fan in the world, I'll get you a medal.

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