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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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  • Asomatica

    >giving a shit what critics and reviews say >greentexting outside half-chan

    10 hours ago Reply
  • HumbleGold

    new ep is interludes

    Yesterday 1:25am Reply
  • Danomagico

    He should put a piano release together some day

    Yesterday 10:23pm Reply
  • SeanK262

    I love the percussive experiments on his new album, reminds me of 2562's Air Jordan EP in a way. I second sunheadblowed's statement, last two tracks bring it all together! I don't care at all that this album won't be the critics' darling this year, I love that he's pushing the boundaries of his own sound and still trying new things. That's what made his great in the first place. Can't wait to hear what he does next

    Yesterday 5:42pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    Oh, and you're clutching at straws if you think those brief shouts of mine were a display of "anger", haha. :] Seems like you are into me, but who can blame you!

    Yesterday 3:59pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    The last two tracks on CCAI are glorious!

    Yesterday 3:29pm Reply
  • Walenta

    Heavypop Review: http://www.heavypop.at/aphex-twin-computer-controlled-acoustic-instruments-pt2/

    Yesterday 2:28pm Reply
  • elcruusto

    I love it when sunheadbowed gets angry.

    Yesterday 2:17pm Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    You guys are boring, it's just music [2]

    Yesterday 1:53pm Reply
  • Asomatica

    Mix Syro with CCAIpt2 and you have yourself drukqs 2 x)

    24 Jan 7:23pm Reply
  • Altars

    I'd like to live in this dream world where the latest release sounds like Drukqs.

    24 Jan 6:07pm Reply
  • GoatUser

    I'm not impressed with what I've heard either, and my expectations were basically non-existent as I basically forgot this was coming out. I'll check it out eventually but it's not really in my priority list - He said he had tons of music on the backlog and it's only going to get more and more interesting, so I'm not bothered by it not being anything mind blowing - I'll keep my hopes for something incredible in the future, for now we'll have to wait. Not a problem - His backlog is keeping me busy.

    24 Jan 5:32pm Reply
  • scomatsho

    I think that's what i don't like about it. He's got all this freedom and equipment and the focus is more on that, than making something truly amazing with it all. It comes across self indulgent. Kind of why I ultimately fell out of love with Squarepusher too. i can't be arsed to argue anymore, but that's what i think.

    24 Jan 5:17pm Reply
  • scomatsho

    v ok so you agree then he is making music just for himself? He's well off so probably doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks. Which makes his output now a bit redundant. It's like a peep into his studio rather than something he cares about you loving.

    24 Jan 5:13pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    If the music critics didn't like Drukqs then they sure as hell aren't going to like this. It's a relief that RDJ is so secure in himself that he doesn't care about critical reactions.

    24 Jan 4:56pm Reply
  • k_eve

    You guys are boring, it's just music

    24 Jan 3:51pm Reply
  • scomatsho

    Regardless of the audience I still think it is a poor release. The idea is interesting but the tracks are dull. As someone who "digs" his music for 20 years I'm used to him delivering on both fronts. I'll wait for the next release to hopefully get something mind blowing, this isn't it.

    24 Jan 3:13pm Reply
  • Asomatica

    >2015 >still reading The Biased...ups I mean The Guardian.

    24 Jan 3:13pm Reply
  • Confessions87

    Trashed by the Guardian, the review was terrible. Still making my mind up about this one.

    24 Jan 1:42pm Reply
  • jakobdorof

    real straightforward for him. still nice

    24 Jan 12:05pm Reply
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