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Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin DJ'ing, December 2007.
Background information
Birth name Richard David James
Also known as AFX
Blue Calx
Bradley Strider
Martin Tresseder
Caustic Window
GAK
Soit P.P.
Polygon Window
Power-Pill
Prichard D. Jams
Q-Chastic
The Dice Man
Tahnaiya Russell
DJ Smojphace
Born August 18, 1971 (1971-08-18) (age 36)
Limerick, Ireland
Origin Lanner, Cornwall, England
Genre(s) Electronic music
Occupation(s) Disc jockey
Musician
Songwriter
Remixer
Businessman
Instrument(s) Synthesizer
Electronics
Laptop
Softsynth
Drum Machine
Computer
Sampler
Years active 1991 – present
Label(s) Rephlex Records
Warp Records
R&S Records
Sire Records
Mighty Force
Rabbit City
Associated acts Universal Indicator
Mike & Rich

Aphex Twin (born Richard David James on August 18, 1971) is a British electronic music artist who has been described as "the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music."[1] He started Rephlex Records in 1991 with Grant Wilson-Claridge. Richard D. James is an album by Richard D. James under his pseudonym Aphex Twin. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... This article is about the city in Ireland. ... Lanner is a village and civil parish in the Kerrier district of Cornwall, England. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A remix is an alternate mix of a song different from the original version, made using the techniques of audio editing. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... Synth redirects here. ... Music Technology is a term that refers to all forms of technology involved with the musical arts, particularly the use of electronic devices and computer software to facilitate playback, recording, composition, storage, and performance. ... An ultraportable IBM X31 with 12 screen on an IBM T43 Thin & Light laptop with a 14 screen HCLs $329 miniature notebooks with 6 TFT touchscreens launched in India on January 29, 2008. ... Contents // Categories: Stub ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... This article is about the machine. ... An AKAI MPC2000 sampler Playing a Yamaha SU10 Sampler A sampler is an electronic music instrument closely related to a synthesizer. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Rephlex Records is an influential record label started in 1991 by acclaimed electronic musician Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) and Grant Wilson-Claridge, without the intention of making large profits. ... Warp Records is a pioneering independent UK record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989, notable for discovering some of the most enduring artists in electronic music. ... R&S Records are an independent techno, jungle, and ambient record label for artists at the forefront of musical experimentation. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Universal Indicator in a music context is the group name for Rephlex Records artists, Richard D. James and Mike Dred aka The Kosmik Kommando). ... Mike & Rich is an ambient-techno album by Mike & Rich, more commonly known as Mike Paradinas and Richard D. James, respectively. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... Rephlex Records is an influential record label started in 1991 by acclaimed electronic musician Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) and Grant Wilson-Claridge, without the intention of making large profits. ... Grant Wilson-Claridge is a record label co-owner from Cornwall, South West England. ...

Contents

History

Early years

Richard David James was born of Welsh parents Lorna and Derek James on August 18, 1971[2] in St. Munchins Limerick Regional Maternity Hospital, Ireland. James grew up in Lanner, Cornwall, UK, enjoying, along with two older sisters a "very happy" childhood during which they, according to James, "were pretty much left to do what [they] wanted."[3] He "liked growing up there, being cut off from the city and the rest of the world."[4] James enjoyed his education at the Redruth School located in Redruth, Cornwall [5]. This article is about the country. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Lanner is a village and civil parish in the Kerrier district of Cornwall, England. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Map sources for Redruth at grid reference SW700420 Redruth (Cornish: Rysrudh) is a town in the south-west of Cornwall, Britain. ...


According to Benjamin Middleton, James started producing music at the age of 12. As a teenager he DJed at the Shire Horse in St Ives, with Tom Middleton at the Bowgie Inn in Crantock, and also along the numerous beaches around Cornwall. From age 16 to 18 James studied for a National Diploma in Engineering and from 1988 to 1990 at Cornwall College. When talking about his studies James has said that "music and electronics went hand in hand".[6] James passed college although he, according to a engineering lecturer, quite often would have his headphones on during practical lessons, "no doubt thinking through the mixes he'd be working on later". [7] Tom Middleton is a British music producer and remixer. ... The National Diploma (NDip) (Irish: Dioplóma Náisiúnta) is a three year ab initio specialised higher education qualification in a technology discipline offered by an Institute of Technology or other HETAC designated institution in the Republic of Ireland. ...


Early career: early 1990s

In 1989 James met and befriended Grant Wilson-Claridge when DJing on alternate weeks at the Bowgie pub, near Newquay in Cornwall. Wilson-Claridge was intrigued by James' sets and was surprised to discover that James was playing tapes of his own music Grant Wilson-Claridge is a record label co-owner from Cornwall, South West England. ... Pub redirects here. ... , The town should not be confused with New Quay in Wales. ...


James' first release was the 12-inch EP Analogue Bubblebath on Mighty Force Records in 1991. It was first released under the moniker of Aphex Twin but that was later changed to AFX. The track "En Trance to Exit" was made in collaboration with Tom Middleton aka Schizophrenia.[8][9] The EP got on the playlist of KISS FM, an influential London pirate radiostation. This helped the release to become a success.[10] Analogue Bubblebath was the first EP released by techno and IDM artist Richard D. James, under his commonly known alias, AFX. It is also the first release in the Analogue Bubblebath series. ... Record shop and influential early techno label based in Exeter, Devon, South West England between 1991 - 1995. ... Tom Middleton is a British music producer and remixer. ... Kiss 100 is a radio station broadcasting to London on 100. ...


In 1991 James founded Rephlex Records together with Wilson-Claridge to promote "Innovation in the dynamics of Acid - a much loved and misunderstood genre of house music forgotten by some and indeed new to others, especially in Britain."[11] Rephlex Records is an influential record label started in 1991 by acclaimed electronic musician Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) and Grant Wilson-Claridge, without the intention of making large profits. ...


Between 1991 and 1993, James released two Analogue Bubblebath EPs under the name of AFX and a Bradley Strider EP under "Bradley Strider". James moved to London to take an electronics course at Kingston Polytechnic, but at the time admitted to David Toop that his "electronics studies were already slipping away as a career in the techno business took precedence". After quitting his course, James remained in London and released a number of albums and EPs on Warp Records and other labels under many aliases, including AFX, Polygon Window, and Power-Pill. A number of James' tracks (released under the aliases Blue Calx, The Dice Man, and others) appeared on various compilations. Local legend has it that James lived on the roundabout in Elephant and Castle, South London during his early years in the capital.[12][13] Analogue Bubblebath was the first EP released by techno and IDM artist Richard D. James, under his commonly known alias, AFX. It is also the first release in the Analogue Bubblebath series. ... Aphex Twin (Richard David James, born August 18, 1971 in Limerick, Ireland) is an electronic music artist, credited with pushing forward the genres of techno, ambient, acid, and drum and bass. ... Surface mount electronic components Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures and vacuum tubes. ... Kingston University is a university in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, south-west London. ... David Toop (born 1949) is a musician, author, and as of 2001 was visiting Research Fellow at the London Media School. ... Warp Records is a pioneering independent UK record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989, notable for discovering some of the most enduring artists in electronic music. ... The Elephant and Castle, commonly shortened to the Elephant, is a major road intersection in inner south London, and is also used as a name for the surrounding district. ... South London area South London (known colloquially as South of the River) is the area of London south of the River Thames. ...


Gaining success: 1992-1995

Music sample:

"Ageispolis" Image File history File links AphexTwinAgeispolis. ...

Sample of "Ageispolis" from the album Selected Ambient Works 85-92.
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"Ventolin (Video Version)" Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (often abbreviated to SAW85-92) is an ambient techno album by Richard D. James, better known by his pseudonym of Aphex Twin. ... Image File history File links AphexTwinVentolin(VideoVersion). ...

Sample of "Ventolin (Video Version)" from the album ...I Care Because You Do.
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The first full-length Aphex Twin album, Selected Ambient Works 85-92, was released in 1992 on R&S Records. John Bush of the All Music Guide described it as a "watershed of ambient music". Rolling Stone magazine wrote of the album: "Aphex Twin expanded way beyond the ambient music of Brian Eno by fusing lush soundscapes with oceanic beats and bass lines". Critics also noted that the songs were recorded on cassette and that the sound quality was "relatively poor".[14][15] Warp Records has billed the album as "both the birthplace and the benchmark of modern electronic music ... every home should have a copy."[16] In 1992, he also released the Xylem Tube EP and Digeridoo as Aphex Twin, as Power-Pill the Pac-Man EP based on the arcade game Pac-Man, and two of his four Caustic Window EPs. Digeridoo reached #55 on the UK charts, and was later described as foreshadowing drum and bass by Rolling Stone. [17] Digeridoo was recorded initially for the benefit of FIZZ-BOMB (at the Shire Horse, St Ives, Cornwall). These early releases came out on Rephlex Records, Mighty Force of Exeter, and R&S Records of Belgium.[18][19] ...I Care Because You Do is an ambient-techno album by Richard D. James, under the pseudonym of Aphex Twin. ... Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (often abbreviated to SAW85-92) is an ambient techno album by Richard D. James, better known by his pseudonym of Aphex Twin. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Ambient music is a musical genre in which sound is more important than notes. ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... Warp Records is a pioneering independent UK record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989, notable for discovering some of the most enduring artists in electronic music. ... The Xylem Tube EP is an early EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James, commonly known by his pseudonym of Aphex Twin. ... Digeridoo is the first EP from Richard D. James, under the name Aphex Twin. Track List Digeridoo (7:11) Analogue bubblebath 1 (4:44) Flaphead (7:00) Isoprophlex (6:20) Vinyl Version A1 Digeridoo (7:11) A2 Flaphead (7:00) B1 Phloam (5:33) B2 Isoprophlex (6:20) ... Pac-Man is a 1992 EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James, released under the pseudonym of Power-Pill. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution by Midway Games in 1979. ... Digeridoo is the first EP from Richard D. James, under the name Aphex Twin. Track List Digeridoo (7:11) Analogue bubblebath 1 (4:44) Flaphead (7:00) Isoprophlex (6:20) Vinyl Version A1 Digeridoo (7:11) A2 Flaphead (7:00) B1 Phloam (5:33) B2 Isoprophlex (6:20) ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... R&S Records are an independent techno, jungle, and ambient record label for artists at the forefront of musical experimentation. ...


In 1993, Aphex released his third installment in the Analogue Bubblebath series, an ambient single On, his second Bradley Strider EP, two more Caustic Window EPs, and his first releases on Warp Records, Surfing on Sine Waves and Quoth under the alias Polygon Window. ... This article details minor Discworld characters; characters from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett who only appear in the background, or who have only had a brief starring role. ...


Warp Records pressed and released a follow-up to SAW85-92, Selected Ambient Works Volume II in 1994. The sound was much less beat-driven than the previous volume. Except for one song explicitly named "Blue Calx", all of the track names were described with pie chart symbols, each of which was meant to be paired with a corresponding image in the album jacket. To decipher song titles, listeners had to pair each numbered symbol with the correct image (for example, the first title, which is often labeled "cliffs", is realized by pairing the first symbol with the first image, which is that of a rocky cliffside).[20] James stated in The Wire magazine and other media that these songs were inspired by lucid dreams and synesthesia. 1994 would also include a string of other releases including his fourth Analogue Bubblebath, GAK, derived from early demos sent to Warp Records and Classics, a compilation album that includes the Digeridoo single, the Xylem Tube EP, along with some other previously unreleased tracks. Selected Ambient Works Volume II (SAW2), released in 1994, is an ambient double album by Richard D. James under his Aphex Twin moniker. ... Pie chart of populations of English-speaking people A pie chart is a circular chart divided into sectors, illustrating relative magnitudes or frequencies or percents. ... The Wire is a British avant garde music magazine. ... Lucid dreams occur during REM sleep after the person becomes conscious and aware of dreaming within the dream. ... For other uses, see Synesthesia (disambiguation). ... GAK, Gak, or gak can refer to A thick mucousy pocket, burped out of the vaginal opening. ... Classics is an acid house-techno compilation album by Richard D. James, more commonly known by his pseudonym of Aphex Twin. ...


For his 1995 release, ...I Care Because You Do, James used an image of his face for the album cover; a motif that would continue on many of his later records. The album was a compilation of songs composed between 1990 and 1994, and represented a mish-mash of Aphex Twin's various music styles. This was Aphex Twin's last record of the 1990s to use mostly analogue synthesizers. Aphex Twin collaborated with minimalist composer Philip Glass to make an orchestral version of one of the songs from this album, "Icct Hedral", which appeared on the Donkey Rhubarb EP. In 1995, two albums Melodies from Mars and Analogue Bubblebath 5 were recorded but not released. ...I Care Because You Do is an ambient-techno album by Richard D. James, under the pseudonym of Aphex Twin. ... An analog synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog circuits and analog computer techniques to generate sound electronically. ... This article is about a musical style. ... Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is a three-times Academy Award-nominated American composer. ... Binomial name Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb. ...


Jungle, DSP, and laptops: 1995-1999

In 1995 (primarily with Hangable Auto Bulb, a near anagram of Analogue Bubblebath), he began releasing more material composed on computers, combining a jungle sound with nostalgic childhood themes and strange computer-generated acid lines. The Hangable Autobulb releases are widely recognised[21] along with Luke Vibert's releases under the Plug alias[22] as being seminal, founding releases in the genre of drill and bass. Hangable Auto Bulb, (an anagram of Analogue Bubblebath) is a Drum and bass release by Richard D. James, under his alias of AFX. It was originally released on October 16, 1995 on Warp Records, and will be re-released on October 31, 2005. ... Analogue Bubblebath was the first EP released by techno and IDM artist Richard D. James, under his commonly known alias, AFX. It is also the first release in the Analogue Bubblebath series. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, dnb, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle which emerged in the early 1990s. ... Luke Vibert is a Cornish recording artist and producer known for his work in many subgenres of electronica. ... Drill n Bass is a type of electronic music that emerged from Drum n Bass in the mid-1990s. ...

Cover of Come to Daddy
Cover of Come to Daddy

Aphex Twin's early adoption of software synthesizers predated the later popularity of using computers to make music. The late 1990s saw his music become more popular and mainstream, as he released the Richard D. James Album (which included the previously released Girl/Boy EP), and Expert Knob Twiddlers (a collaboration with fellow dance producer u-ziq) in 1996, "Come to Daddy" in 1997 (#36 on UK charts) and "Windowlicker" in 1998 (#16 on UK charts), two pop songs which heavily use digital signal processing/DSP techniques, both of which were shown on MTV and became cover features for music magazines such as NME.[23] The videos for both singles were directed by British artist Chris Cunningham and caused controversy on their release due to disturbing images and themes. Image File history File links This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Image File history File links This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Richard D. James Album is an album by Aphex Twin. ... Girl/Boy is a 1996 EP by the electronic music artist Richard D. James commonly known as Aphex Twin. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Come to Daddy is a 1997 EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James, commonly known as Aphex Twin. ... Alternate cover [[Image:|200px|CD2 (WAP105CDR)|200px]] CD2 (WAP105CDR) Windowlicker is a 1999 single by electronic music artist Richard D. James, released under the Aphex Twin name on Warp. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... Cary Cunningham is an acclaimed English music video film director. ...

Cover of Windowlicker
Cover of Windowlicker

Aphex Twin Windowlicker album cover. ... Aphex Twin Windowlicker album cover. ...

Player piano, laptops, and more DSP: 2000-2003

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Sample of "Jynweythek" from the album Drukqs.
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"Vordhosbn" drukqs (sometimes spelled drukqs or drukQs) is a 2001 double album by Richard D. James, released under his most frequently used artistic name, Aphex Twin. ... Image File history File links AphexTwinVordHosbn. ...

Sample of "Vordhosbn" from the album Drukqs.
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"Fenix Funk 5" drukqs (sometimes spelled drukqs or drukQs) is a 2001 double album by Richard D. James, released under his most frequently used artistic name, Aphex Twin. ... Image File history File links AphexTwinFenixFunk5. ...

Sample of "Fenix Funk 5" from the album Analord 10.
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"VBS.Redlof. B" Analord is a series of 12 vinyl recordings by UK-based electronic music artist Richard D. James. ... Image File history File links AFXVBSRedlofB.ogg‎ This is a sample from a copyrighted musical recording. ...

Sample of "VBS.Redlof. B" from the album Analord 11.
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In 2001 Aphex Twin released his most personal album yet, drukqs, a 2-CD album which featured prepared piano songs influenced by Erik Satie and John Cage. It is notable that many of the tracks names are written in the Cornish language (e.g. 'jynweythek' translatable as 'machinemusic'). Also included were abrasive, fast and meticulously programmed computer-made songs. Rolling Stone described the piano songs as "aimlessly pretty".[24] Some reviewers concluded that drukqs was released as a contract breaker with Warp Records—a credible guess, as James' next big release came out on his own Rephlex label. Richard told the interviewers he had left almost all the album's tracks on an MP3 player that he accidentally left on a plane with "Aphex Twin - unreleased tracks" written on it, and rushed its release to pre-empt an Internet leak.[25] Analord is a series of 12 vinyl recordings by UK-based electronic music artist Richard D. James. ... drukqs (sometimes spelled drukqs or drukQs) is a 2001 double album by Richard D. James, released under his most frequently used artistic name, Aphex Twin. ... A prepared piano is a piano that has had its sound altered by placing objects (preparations) between or on the strings or on the hammers or dampers. ... Selfportrait of Erik Satie. ... For the Mortal Kombat character, see Johnny Cage. ... For the Cornish-English dialect, see West Country dialects. ... Rephlex Records is an influential record label started in 1991 by acclaimed electronic musician Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) and Grant Wilson-Claridge, without the intention of making large profits. ... Apple iPod nano (third-generation), a best-selling flash-based player An embedded hard drive-based player (Creative ZEN Vision:M) An MP3 CD player (Philips Expanium) More commonly referred to as an MP3 player, a digital audio player (DAP) is a portable consumer electronics device that stores, organizes and... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into news leak. ...


Synthesizers and drum machines: 2004-2008

In late 2004, rumours of James' return to an acid techno based sound were realised with the Analord series. Analord was created by playing and sequencing analogue and digital electronic music equipment such as synthesizers and drum machines rather than computers for the most part, and was written and recorded on magnetic tape and then later pressed to vinyl. ACID TECHNO RULES Acid techno is the term used to describe a style of techno that originated in the London squat party scene in the mid 1990s. ... Analord is a series of 12 vinyl recordings by UK-based electronic music artist Richard D. James. ...


James was meticulous about the whole process of recording, mastering and pressing. James has said Rephlex Records were strict on quality control, trying out various pressing plant companies until they felt it sounded perfect. To James' ears vinyl or tape is better than digital as no two copies are the same. [26] However, label co-owner Grant Wilson-Claridge convinced James to release a digital CD, Chosen Lords, which included a selection from the Analord series, with some tracks slightly altered to improve the flow of the album. Grant Wilson-Claridge is a record label co-owner from Cornwall, South West England. ... Chosen Lords is an Acid House album by Richard D. James, released under his AFX alias. ...


For the Analord records, James used his extensive collection of Roland drum machines which he bought when they were still at bargain prices. He also used one of the rarest and most desirable synthesizers of his generation, the Synton Fenix, and the notoriously difficult to program Roland MC-4 sequencer (a sequencer with a reputation for excellent timing), as well as the famous Roland TB-303 for his trademark acid melodies. Roland Corporation ) TYO: 7944 is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... Synth redirects here. ... // Synton was a manufacturer and distributor of high end electronic music equipment in the Netherlands. ... In the field of electronic music, a sequencer was traditionally a device or piece of software that allows the user to record, play back and edit musical patterns. ... The Roland TB-303 Bass Line is a synthesizer with built-in sequencer manufactured by the Roland corporation in 1982 that had a defining role in the development of contemporary electronic music. ...


Recently, rumors in the media suggest Aphex Twin is now recording under one or more secret new aliases, such as The Tuss.[27][28] The Tuss are Cornish musicians Brian and Karen Tregaskin, who have released a 12, along with a forthcoming album of electronic music on Rephlex Records. ...


Background details

The Aphex Twin name

The name "Aphex Twin" is derived from Aphex Systems Limited, a brand of audio signal processing equipment. It is used with permission, as was recognized on the back sleeve of his Richard D. James and Drukqs albums. He has explained in interviews that the 'Twin' is in memory of his brother, also named Richard James, who died at birth. Aphex is a brand of audio signal processing equipment. ... Richard D. James is an album by Richard D. James under his pseudonym Aphex Twin. ... drukqs (sometimes spelled drukqs or drukQs) is a 2001 double album by Richard D. James, released under his most frequently used artistic name, Aphex Twin. ...


Artwork

James usually creates his own photography for his releases' artwork. Many of these photos show James' own face, grinning or slightly distorted in some way, as it can be seen in some of his videoclips ("Come to Daddy", for example). Towards the end of the second track on the "Windowlicker" single (commonly referred to as "Equation") a photo of James' face is revealed when run through spectral analysis.[29] The picture illustrates his famous toothy, evil grin (with a spiral also visible at the end of "Windowlicker"). In addition to this, the cover of "Two Remixes by AFX" is actually contained only on the CD, encoded in SSTV format. A spectrogram of violin playing with linear frequency on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis. ... Slow-scan television (SSTV) is used by amateur radio operators, to transmit and receive static pictures in monochrome (black & white) or colour. ...


Influences

At age 17, Richard D. James mentioned these influences: "Phonic Bod, Computer World, Mental Telepathy, Industrial Inc, Tomita, Tangerine Dream". Mixmaster Morris mentions on the "I Luv AFX" BBC Radio 1 Breezeblock session that James' preferred moniker whilst DJ'ing in Cornwall was Phonic Boy on Dope. More recently, he has said that he gets inspiration from "everyday sounds that can be emulated / reconstructed electronically, quality techno, especially from Europe which overshadows the current hardcore pop crap". When asked about what is next for electronic music, he said "acid-techno, ambient-techno". Avante Garde music has been an influence on James, including artists such as Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!, Tangerine Dream, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Tod Dockstader, Xenakis, Piero Umiliani, Bernard Parmegiani, John Cage, the French composer Erik Satie for his piano works and his innovative ideas for furniture music. Computer World (German version: Computerwelt) is a concept album created by Kraftwerk and released in 1981. ... Isao Tomita , born April 22, 1932), is a renowned Japanese electronic music composer. ... Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. ... Ambient DJ and underground musician Mixmaster Morris was born in Brighton in 1965 but started his DJ career in 1985 with his Mongolian Hip Hop Show on pirate radio in London. ... The Breezeblock was a weekly electronic radio program on BBC Radio 1. ... Fountain by Marcel Duchamp. ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... Kraftwerk (pronounced , German for power station) is a Grammy award nominated, electronic music band from Düsseldorf, Germany. ... Look up Can in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Neu! (the German word for new, pronounced noy) were a German band, probably the archetypal example of what the UK music press at the time dubbed Krautrock. ... Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. ... Karlheinz Stockhausen (born August 22, 1928) is a German composer, and one of the most important and controversial composers of the 20th century (Barret 1988, 45; Harvey 1975b, 705; Hopkins 1972, 33; Klein 1968, 117; Power 1990, 30). ... Tod Dockstader (born May 22, 1932 in Saint Paul, Minnesota) is an American composer of electronic music, and particularly musique concrète. ... Iannis Xenakis in 1975. ... Piero Umiliani (born July 17, 1926 in Florence, Italy –- died February 14, 2001 in Rome) was an Italian film music composer, most famous for his song Mah Nà Mah Nà of 1968, that was originally used for a Mondo documentary about Sweden –- Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso (Sweden, Heaven and Hell... Bernard Parmegiani (born 27 October 1927 in Paris, France) is an electronic or acousmatic composer. ... For the Mortal Kombat character, see Johnny Cage. ... Selfportrait of Erik Satie. ... Furniture music, or in French musique d’ameublement (sometimes more literally translated as furnishing music), is background music originally played by live performers. ...


The BBC Radiophonic workshop influenced Aphex Twin, and he released a compilation of music recorded by the pioneers of that studio, for example Delia Derbyshire,[30][31] called Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop on his own Rephlex Records label. Delia Derbyshire (5 May 1937 - 3 July 2001) was a British musician and composer who was a pioneer of electronic music. ... Music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was a 2003 limited edition 4x 10 vinyl compilation collecting and re-ordering the comilations BBC Radiophonic Music and The Radiophonic Workshop, including the bonus tracks from their 2002 CD re-releases. ...


Many songs include sounds from and references to the ZX Spectrum. For instance, "Carn Marth" from the Richard D. James Album includes the tape loading noise of the game Sabre Wulf. The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. ... Sabre Wulf is a ZX Spectrum video game made by Ultimate Play The Game in 1984. ...


Influence on others

Fans of Aphex Twin made an internet discussion list in August 1993 to talk about Aphex Twin and Warp Records. It was called the Intelligent Dance Music List. From then fans from the internet have called Aphex Twin IDM and Drill and bass to describe Richard's novel approach to dance music.[32][33] Intelligent dance music (commonly IDM) is a genre of electronic music derived from dance music of the 1980s and early 1990s which puts an emphasis on novel processing and sequencing. ... Drill n Bass is a type of electronic music that emerged from Drum n Bass in the mid-1990s. ...

Perfect Sound Forever: Another term that's been used to describe your work is 'intelligent dance music.'

"I just think it's really funny to have terms like that. It's basically saying 'this is intelligent and everything else is stupid.' It's really nasty to everyone else's music. (laughs) It makes me laugh, things like that. I don't use names. I just say that I like something or I don't." - Aphex Twin[34]

Advice from Aphex Twin

Future Music: What pisses you off about the current music scene?
Aphex Twin: Too many sheep and not enough shepherds. Let's all sit back and have a long hard think, then make something different! We can all do it, surely? [35]

The London Sinfonietta has performed arrangements of Aphex Twin.[36] In 2005, the orchestra Alarm Will Sound released Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin. The album consists of acoustic arrangements of some of James' electronic tracks. Aphex Twin has said, "I don't really like rock & roll." Despite this, he has had an influence on rock bands like Radiohead.[37] However, he has dismissed the idea of going on tour with them: "I wouldn't play with them since I don't like them."[38] The London Sinfonietta is a British chamber orchestra based in London. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Acoustica is a 2005 album by American band Alarm Will Sound. ... Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. ...


Braindance

Richard's own Rephlex Records label, which he co-owns with Grant Wilson-Claridge, created the term "Braindance" to describe Aphex Twin's music beginning in 1991.[39][40][41] "Braindance" applies to "forward-thinking" electronic music that can appeal to the mind as well as the desire to dance and party. Examples including Ed-DMX's Breakin' records label, µ-Ziq's Planet-mu label, the Aphex Twin EP Come To Daddy[42] and Astrobotnia Parts 1, 2 & 3.[43] . It encompasses elements of a variety of genres, including traditional, classical, electronic music, popular, modern, industrial, ambient, hip hop, electro, house, techno, breakbeat, hardcore, ragga, garage, drum and bass, etc. Rephlex Records is an influential record label started in 1991 by acclaimed electronic musician Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) and Grant Wilson-Claridge, without the intention of making large profits. ... Mike Paradinas - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Come to Daddy is a 1997 EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James, commonly known as Aphex Twin. ...


Aphex Twin's press

James described himself in the Guardian newspaper as follows: "I'm just some irritating, lying, ginger kid from Cornwall who should have been locked up in some youth detention centre. I just managed to escape and blag it into music."[44]


Aphex Twin said he composed ambient techno music at the age of 13; he has "over 100 hours" of unreleased music; he made his own software to compose with, including algorithmic processes which automatically generate beats and melodies; he experiences synesthesia; and he is able to incorporate lucid dreaming into the process of making music.[45] Flowcharts are often used to graphically represent algorithms. ... For other uses, see Synesthesia (disambiguation). ... Lucid dreams occur during REM sleep after the person becomes conscious and aware of dreaming within the dream. ...


James owns a 1950s armoured scout car, the Daimler Ferret Mark 3, and a submarine bought from Russia. He lives in southeast London in a converted bank, which was formerly the Bank of Cyprus and then HSBC. Contrary to popular opinion, however, he does not own the silver structure in the centre of the roundabout at Elephant and Castle. This is, in fact, the Michael Faraday Memorial, containing a power transformer for the Northern Line, which James jokingly claimed to be buying in an interview with The Face magazine in 2001.[46] Logo of Daimler Daimler (pronounced Dame-ler) has, since 1896, been the motor car marque of the former British Daimler Motor Company, based in Coventry. ... The Ferret armoured car, also commonly called the Ferret Scout car, is a British produced armoured fighting vehicle designed and built for reconnaissance purposes. ... For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). ... The Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd was founded in 1899 and is the holding company of the Bank of Cyprus Group. ... HSBC Holdings plc (traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (LSE:HSBA, SEHK: 0005, NYSE: HBC, Euronext: HSBC, BSX: 1077223879), or The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Holdings plc, is the worlds largest corporation and the worlds largest bank, as calculated by the annual Forbes list of the worlds largest firms... The Elephant and Castle, commonly shortened to the Elephant, is a major road intersection in inner south London, and is also used as a name for the surrounding district. ... The Michael Faraday Memorial is a monument to the Victorian scientist Michael Faraday in Elephant and Castle, London, England. ... For other uses, see Transformer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Northern Line (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see The Face (disambiguation). ...


He was called by some "a child prodigy" and has been raised to a mythical status with these and other types of stories, including that he nearly precluded John Cage with his youthful experimentation using a piano in his own tunings or plucking the strings instead. Some of these rumors are hard to confirm as he has been known to spread mistruths in the prankster tradition, making such claims as only sleeping two to three hours a night.[47]


BBC digital

Aphex Twin provided all 3 of the tracks, [rhubarb] (SAW II), Xtal (SAW 85-92), and [parallel stripes] (SAW II), in the BBC's digital widescreen test transmission, broadcast on a loop in the UK during November 1998 and early 2002.[48]


Stockhausen vs. The Technocrats

In November of 1995, "The Wire" wrote an article entitled "Advice to Clever Children".


A package of tapes containing music from several artists, including Aphex Twin, was sent to the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Karlheinz Stockhausen (born August 22, 1928) is a German composer, and one of the most important and controversial composers of the 20th century (Barret 1988, 45; Harvey 1975b, 705; Hopkins 1972, 33; Klein 1968, 117; Power 1990, 30). ...


Stockhausen commented:

"I heard the piece Aphex Twin of Richard James carefully: I think it would be very helpful if he listens to my work Song Of The Youth, which is electronic music, and a young boy's voice singing with himself. Because he would then immediately stop with all these post-African repetitions, and he would look for changing tempi and changing rhythms, and he would not allow to repeat any rhythm if it were varied to some extent and if it did not have a direction in its sequence of variations."[49]

Aphex Twin responded:

"I thought he should listen to a couple of tracks of mine: "Didgeridoo", then he'd stop making abstract, random patterns you can't dance to."

ZX81 Competition

Richard claims to have produced sound on a Sinclair ZX81 (a machine with no sound hardware) at the age of 11: ZX81 logo The Sinclair ZX81 home computer, released by Sinclair Research in 1981, was the follow up to the companys ZX80. ...

"When I was 11, I won 50 pounds in a competition for writing this program that made sound on a ZX81. You couldn't make sound on a ZX81, but I played around with machine code and found some codes that retuned the TV signal so that it made this really weird noise when you turned the volume up."[50]

By displaying changing patterns of color on the monitor (in the case of the ZX81, as with many early personal computers, the display monitor was a television), the natural hum from the cathode ray tube was modulated, producing a semblance of melody. Cathode ray tube employing electromagnetic focus and deflection Cutaway rendering of a color CRT: 1. ...


Luke Vibert remix competition

In May 2006, Tahnaiya Russell (a surreal artist who cites Aphex Twin as an influence in her biography [1]) won a remix competition in Future Music magazine. Tahnaiya Russell's remix of the Luke Vibert track was deemed by Vibert himself to be the best of the submissions ("Relaxed and sophisticated, but with large balls and huge bass").[51] Richard James revealed to the magazine that he had entered under that alias, but was unaware he had actually won, and the prize of sample CDs was instead awarded to runner-up Michael Stephens. Luke Vibert is a Cornish recording artist and producer known for his work in many subgenres of electronica. ...


This might be another confusion as Tahnaiya Russell's website seems to belong to a real person who is also a photographer.


Equipment

Synth Synth Drum Machine Sampler Sequencer Software Effects
Roland SH-101[52] Yamaha DX 1 Roland TR-606 Casio SK-1 Roland MC-4 Microcomposer Reaktor Alesis Quadraverb
Roland TB-303[52] EMS synthi 100 Roland TR-808[52] Atari ST ReCycle
Yamaha GX1 Elka Synthex Roland TR-909 Casio FZ 10 [52] Cubase Metasynth
Synton Fenix Roland Paraphonic 505 Roland TR-707 Akai S6000[citation needed] Apple Mac Max (software)
Roland MKS-80 3 Korg MS-20's[52] Roland TR-727 UPIC
Roland 100m [52] Yamaha CS 5[53] SuperCollider[54]
Roland D-50[55]

During an interview with Future Music, Richard said he liked using Ableton Live but prefers Liveslice for beat editing and stretching. When asked what equipment he used, he responded "Raveolution 309, the Raven Max, MC-909 limited edition, Quasimidi Van Helden, MAM Freebass 383, Roland DJ-70, E-15, SP-808, Akai S3200, Behringer MX602A and all the Behringer effects that copy other things." [56]. However, given Richard's tendency towards less-than-serious answers in interviews combined with Behringer's alleged propensity toward imitation[57], many consider this answer to be tongue-in-cheek. Much of the other equipment he references are also emulations of older, classic analogue hardware commonly regarded as seminal. Roland SH-101 is a synthesizer from the early 1980s, manufactured by Roland. ... The Roland TR-606 Drumatix is a programmable analog synthesis drum machine built by the Roland Corporation from 1981 to 1983. ... The Casio SK-1 is a small sampling keyboard made by Casio in 1985. ... An example of a Reaktor 5 ensemble Structure Reaktor is a graphical modular software sound studio developed by Native Instruments. ... The Roland TB-303 Bass Line is a synthesizer with built-in sequencer manufactured by the Roland corporation in 1982 that had a defining role in the development of contemporary electronic music. ... The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was one of the first programmable drum machines (TR serving as an acronym for Transistor Rhythm). Introduced by the Roland Corporation in late 1980, it was originally manufactured for use as a tool for studio musicians to create demos. ... The Atari ST is a home/personal computer that was commercially popular from 1985 to the early 1990s. ... The international symbol for recycling. ... The Yamaha GX1, along with its predecessor, the Electone GX-707, was an analog polyphonic synthesizer developed by Yamaha as a test bed for later consumer synths. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Roland TR-909 The TR-909 was a partially analog, partially sample-based drum machine built by Roland Corporation in 1984. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... // Synton was a manufacturer and distributor of high end electronic music equipment in the Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Macintosh (disambiguation) and Mac. ... Max is a graphical development environment for music and multimedia developed and maintained by San Francisco-based software company Cycling 74. ... Korg MS-20 The Korg MS-20 is a patchable semi-modular monophonic synthesizer which Korg released in 1978. ... UPIC is a musical instrument designed by Iannis Xenakis. ... For the particle accelerator, see Superconducting Supercollider. ... Roland D50 is a polyphonic 61-key synthesizer by Roland. ... Ableton Live is a loop-based software music sequencer for Macintosh and Windows by Ableton. ... Sarcasm is the making of remarks intended to mock the person referred to (who is normally the person addressed), a situation or thing. ...


In an interview with Japan's Snoozer magazine in 2001, James stated that his favorite instruments were his piano, laptop computer, and the Synton Fenix. Pianoforte redirects here. ... Laptop with touchpad. ... // Synton was a manufacturer and distributor of high end electronic music equipment in the Netherlands. ...


In one of his older interviews in the nineties, Richard said he used Pro Tools and "stuff like that", though he is known to have used Cubase around the time of the "Richard D James" album. In the same interview, he reveals that he has "homemade" equipment which covered software programs written by himself and synthesisers and various hardware devices he built when he was younger. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Richard D. James studied electronics in Cornwall College and Kingston Polytechnic in London. He built his own synthesizers and samplers in his early years, he has also modified and circuit bent his equipment. James also programmed his personal music software algorithm. Probing for bends using a jewelers screwdriver and alligator clips Circuit bending is the creative short-circuiting of low voltage, battery-powered electronic audio devices such as guitar effects, childrens toys and small synthesizers to create new musical instruments and sound generators. ... Flowcharts are often used to graphically represent algorithms. ...


Aphex Twin Live

In late February 2008 it was confirmed that James would be headlining Ireland's Oxegen Festival. This has led to a mass registration on the festival website with demand for tickets reaching a new high. It was also announced that Aphex Twin is part of the confirmed lineup for T in the Park 2008. [58] He will also be playing the Bestival in September this year. Aphex Twin was a late addition to perform at the 2008 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Oxegen is an annual music festival, held since 2004, sponsored by Heineken International. ... T in the Park is a major music festival that has been held annually in Scotland since 1994. ... The Bestival is a music festival on the Isle of Wight. ... This article is about the annual music and arts festival. ...


Discography

See Richard D. James discography

The purpose of this article is to compile as complete a discography as is possible of the electronic musician Richard D. James under all of his (many) aliases. ...

Citations and references

  1. ^ Tank Boy
  2. ^ Lornaderek, from the album Drukqs
  3. ^ The Face magazine
  4. ^ The Aphex Twin Community / Learn / Interviews & Articles / Interview by Theresa Stern
  5. ^ Mad Magazine "Rephlexology"
  6. ^ [The Aphex Effect| Future Music | April 1993 | Dave Robinson |futuremusic.co.uk ]
  7. ^ College days | eG weekly | EducationGuardian.co.uk
  8. ^ Ben Middleton talking about Aphex Twin on early usenet
  9. ^ AFX - Analogue Bubblebath
  10. ^ Aphex Twin The Contrarian
  11. ^ The Rephlex Manifesto
  12. ^ interview by David Toop
  13. ^ list of aliases
  14. ^ Review by Rolling Stone magazine
  15. ^ Review by All Music
  16. ^ WARP RECORDS | APHEX TWIN | SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS 85-92 | DIST003CD
  17. ^ Aphex Twin: Biography : Rolling Stone
  18. ^ BBC Aphex Twin
  19. ^ BBC Aphex Twin
  20. ^ The Aphex Twin Community / Learn / F.A.Q / The SAW II GRAPHICAL F.A.Q
  21. ^ Pitchfork review of Hangable Autobulb reissue
  22. ^ Reynolds, Simon (1998). Generation Ecstasy. 360: Little, Brown and Company, 453 pages. ISBN 0316741116. 
  23. ^ Cover of NME March 20, 1998
  24. ^ Drukqs: Aphex Twin: Review: Rolling Stone
  25. ^ Synths, drukqs and rock'n'roll FairfaxDigital, January 9, 2004
  26. ^ Future Music Future Music 2006
  27. ^ Article on The Tuss in The Guardian
  28. ^ Article on possible new aliases in the Village Voice
  29. ^ The Aphex Face Bastwood.com, retrieved on 23 May 2006
  30. ^ Queen of the wired frontier | Review | The Observer
  31. ^ BBC Radiophonic Workshop gullbuy review
  32. ^ IDM list http://music.hyperreal.org/lists/idm/
  33. ^ Drill and Basswww.allmusic.com
  34. ^ Perfect Sound Forever interview Perfect Sound Forever by Jason Gross, [September 1997], 1997
  35. ^ Future Music Future Music 2006
  36. ^ Interview with Morgan Hayes and David Horne, March 2, 1997
  37. ^ Radiohead - Kid A www.bbc.co.uk by Rhys Tranter, 17 June 2003
  38. ^ Aphex Twin Interview Kludge Magazine by Arturo Perez, March 16, 2002
  39. ^ Rephlex - the Record Label BBC - h2g2, August 28, 2002
  40. ^ V/A - Braindance The Milk Factory, May, 2001
  41. ^ Dancing in the dark: Aphex Twin's Richard D James is up to his old tricks, says Louis Pattison The Guardian, Saturday May 26, 2007
  42. ^ album description on HMV retailer website
  43. ^ Astrobotnia Parts 1, 2 & 3, Rephlex; 2002; album review by Paul Cooper Pitchfork Media , October 4, 2002
  44. ^ The Friday interview: Aphex Twin | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
  45. ^ "Aphex Twin: Mad Musician or Investment Banker?" Don Anderson, Space Age Bachelor Magazine, Date unknown
  46. ^ The Aphex Twin Community / Learn / Interviews & Articles / The Face Magazine
  47. ^ Reynolds, Simon (1998). Generation Ecstasy. see 186, 189: Little, Brown and Company, 453 pages. ISBN 0316741116. 
  48. ^ Google Video
  49. ^ Karlheinz Stockhausen - Advice to clever children... "The Wire", November 1995
  50. ^ The Face John O'Connell, The Face, October Issue 2001
  51. ^ "Aphex Twin Wins Music Remix Competition" We Are The Music Makers.com news post
  52. ^ a b c d e f [The Aphex Effect| Future Music | April 1993 | Dave Robinson |futuremusic.co.uk ]
  53. ^ Music Thing: Aphex Twin sleevenotes, scrawled on a vintage synth
  54. ^ Dartmouth Symposium on the Future of Computer Music Software: A Panel Discussion, Computer Music Journal (2002) Vol. 26, No. 4, Pages 13-30 doi:10.1162/014892602320991347
  55. ^ Roland D-50 pads, strings, and on-board reverb can be heard on the majority of Aphex Twin tracks from his entire body of work.
  56. ^ Music Thing: Aphex Twin interview in Future Music
  57. ^ http://musicthing.blogspot.com/2005/01/behringers-dirt-cheap-stompboxes-look.html
  58. ^ Official T in the Park website, where in the Line-up section it states Aphex Twin as one of the confirmed acts

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External links

  • Aphex Twin links at Open Directory Project
  • Aphex Twin discography at Discogs
  • Complete Aphex Twin discography at xltronic.com
  • The Aphex Twin Community
  • Aphex Twin at Rolling Stone magazine site
  • Aphex Twin Equipment List at Street Electronics web site
  • VideoClip - Aphex Twin & Rephlex raving @ the Dead Sea, Israel 2000
  • Warp Records Aphex Twin Page
  • Rephlex Official site
  • Rephlex discography
  • The Rephlex Manifesto
  • Rephlex Records at Discogs.com
  • Aphex Twin discography at MusicBrainz
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Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (often abbreviated to SAW85-92) is an ambient techno album by Richard D. James, better known by his pseudonym of Aphex Twin. ... The Xylem Tube EP is an early EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James, commonly known by his pseudonym of Aphex Twin. ... On is the title of a 1993 EP by the British electronic music artist Richard D. James, more commonly known by his recording alias of Aphex Twin. ... Selected Ambient Works Volume II (SAW2), released in 1994, is an ambient double album by Richard D. James under his Aphex Twin moniker. ... Classics is an acid house-techno compilation album by Richard D. James, more commonly known by his pseudonym of Aphex Twin. ... Ventolin is a single by Aphex Twin which originally appeared on the album . ... ...I Care Because You Do is an ambient-techno album by Richard D. James, under the pseudonym of Aphex Twin. ... Donkey Rhubarb is an EP by electronic music artist Aphex Twin, released in 1995 under Warp Records. ... Girl/Boy is a 1996 EP by the electronic music artist Richard D. James commonly known as Aphex Twin. ... Richard D. James is an album by Richard D. James under his pseudonym Aphex Twin. ... Come to Daddy is a 1997 EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James, commonly known as Aphex Twin. ... Alternate cover [[Image:|200px|CD2 (WAP105CDR)|200px]] CD2 (WAP105CDR) Windowlicker is a 1999 single by electronic music artist Richard D. James, released under the Aphex Twin name on Warp. ... drukqs (sometimes spelled drukqs or drukQs) is a 2001 double album by Richard D. James, released under his most frequently used artistic name, Aphex Twin. ... 26 Mixes for Cash is a compilation album of remixes produced by Richard D. James (better known by his recording alias of Aphex Twin) for various artists, plus four original tracks. ... Analord is a series of 12 vinyl recordings by UK-based electronic music artist Richard D. James. ... Chosen Lords is an Acid House album by Richard D. James, released under his AFX alias. ... Analogue Bubblebath was the first EP released by techno and IDM artist Richard D. James, under his commonly known alias, AFX. It is also the first release in the Analogue Bubblebath series. ... Analogue Bubblebath 2 (also known as Analogue Bubblebath Vol. ... Analogue Bubblebath 3 was the third EP released by techno and IDM artist Richard D. James, under his commonly known alias, AFX. It is also the third release in the Analogue Bubblebath series. ... Analogue Bubblebath 4 was the fourth EP released by techno and IDM artist Richard D. James, under his commonly known alias, AFX. It is also the fourth release in the Analogue Bubblebath series. ... Hangable Auto Bulb, (an anagram of Analogue Bubblebath) is a Drum and bass release by Richard D. James, under his alias of AFX. It was originally released on October 16, 1995 on Warp Records, and will be re-released on October 31, 2005. ... Analogue Bubblebath 3. ... 2 Remixes By AFX is a two song, three track, remix CD and 12 vinyl by electronic music artist Richard D. James under his commonly known alias, AFX. It released through MEN Records, a Rephlex Records sublabel. ... The Smojphace EP is a 2003 EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James under his commonly known alias, AFX. The EP was released through MEN Records, a Rephlex Records sublabel. ... Analord is a series of 12 vinyl recordings by UK-based electronic music artist Richard D. James. ... AFX/LFO is an untitled, split 12 record released by Richard D. James under his AFX moniker, along with LFO. This 12 was exclusive to Warpmart. ... Chosen Lords is an Acid House album by Richard D. James, released under his AFX alias. ... ... Pac-Man is a 1992 EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James, released under the pseudonym of Power-Pill. ... Additional covers 1991 pressing with sleeve 1996 pressing Bradleys Beat is a single by Richard D. James under the alias Bradley Strider. ... Additional artwork Side B vinyl label Bradleys Robot is an EP by Richard D. James under the alias Bradley Strider. ... Joyrex J4 EP is an EP by Richard D. James under the alias Caustic Window. ... Joyrex J5 EP is an EP by Richard D. James under the alias Caustic Window. ... Joyrex J9i is a single by Richard D. James under the alias Caustic Window. ... Joyrex J9ii is an album by Richard D. James under the alias Caustic Window. ... This article is about an unreleased album by Caustic Window. ... “Compilation (album)” redirects here. ... GAK (album) is an album by Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) released in 1994 under the moniker GAK. Track listing GAK 1 – 6:36 GAK 2 – 6:10 GAK 3 – 5:23 GAK 4 – 6:02 Category: ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Warp Records is a pioneering independent UK record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989, notable for discovering some of the most enduring artists in electronic music. ... Rephlex Records is an influential record label started in 1991 by acclaimed electronic musician Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) and Grant Wilson-Claridge, without the intention of making large profits. ... Cary Cunningham is an acclaimed English music video film director. ... The Tuss are Cornish musicians Brian and Karen Tregaskin, who have released a 12, along with a forthcoming album of electronic music on Rephlex Records. ... Universal Indicator in a music context is the group name for Rephlex Records artists, Richard D. James and Mike Dred aka The Kosmik Kommando). ...

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