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"heres a load more completed modular trax... what a fucking racket"

Over the past several months, Dave Noyze (né Dave Burraston) has been interviewing Aphex Twin. He's finally put the exchanges together as a "SYROBONKERS" interview. Part 1 was published on November 3, and Part 2 was published today. Both interviews were accompanied by a number of previously unreleased pieces of music, including a 21-track playlist of unheard songs made using Buchla and Serge modular synthesizers.
posted by Going To Maine on Nov 10, 2014 - 16 comments

Ugly Boy

Die Antwoord have just released a (NSFW) video for their most pop accessable song "Ugly Boy" which directly samples Ageispolis by Aphex Twin. [more inside]
posted by Catblack on Nov 4, 2014 - 44 comments

The new single from Aphex Swift

We Are Never Getting Girl/Boygether
posted by kenko on Oct 23, 2014 - 72 comments

"He grew into electronic music's...misanthropic version of Paul Bunyan."

Strange Visitor: Philip Sherbourne interviews Aphex Twin for Pitchfork
posted by Going To Maine on Sep 19, 2014 - 18 comments

I care because you do...

Aphex Twin announces new album SYRO via the deep web! Richard D James uses deep web browser Tor to announce SYRO, his first album since Drukqs in 2001. [more inside]
posted by gideonswann on Aug 22, 2014 - 22 comments

"I keep the tank in Wales."

Aphex Twin at Big Love, Otmoor Park, UK on MTV in 28/10/96 (Interview, video clips, etc.) [SLYT]
posted by Fizz on Aug 19, 2014 - 4 comments

The new old Aphex Twin album

Richard D. James’ Caustic Window LP (MLYT) After a successful kickstarter campaign fans get the goods
posted by we are the music makers on Jun 17, 2014 - 27 comments

Artificial Intelligence

In 1992, the then-young independent British record label Warp Records launched a series entitled Artificial Intelligence. A foray into what the label called “electronic listening music”, the seminal chain of albums forever altered the way electronic music was viewed, written, and heard. At the time, most of the electronic music known to the public was club/rave/dance music. Though this had it’s place, Warp’s founders, Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell, had a vision of electronic music that could be listened to and enjoyed rather than only dance to.
Warp's Artificial Intelligence series revisted.
posted by jontyjago on Jun 6, 2014 - 30 comments

Beats Unraveled

In Boiler Room's Beats Unraveled video series, Binkbeats (previously) performs live versions of electronic music songs that he loves. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 21, 2014 - 8 comments

I, I wish you could swim / Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be heroes, just for one day
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 2, 2014 - 51 comments

Surfing On Sine Waves

Richard D. James is someone whose work can probably be considered outsider art. By almost anyone's standards, his work is eccentric, quirky and idiosyncratic. Its flaws (such as tape hiss and clipping) are arguably as charming as its finer points (such as whole worlds of original sounds), and its deviations from the norm are what make it so endearing, otherworldly and engaging. James seems a good subject for a case study due to how little music theory he took for granted, and how much he built his own musical principles from scratch, which is a noble goal for anyone trying to carve their own niche in the musical ecosystem.
posted by mannequito on Mar 13, 2014 - 46 comments

80 years of electronic music, heard in a selection of 55 tracks by Bleep

A bit over a year ago, Warp Record's digital music shop, Bleep.com, presented their guide to recorded* electronic music, spanning from 1930 to 2010 (also as a Facebook timeline, which apparently kicked the whole thing off). The overview of recorded electronic music was presented as a selection of 55 tracks, almost five and a half hours in full. Part of this presentation was a (now expired) promotional deal to purchase the collection of songs as a lot, but you can still read about each piece of music on Bleep and hear 49 of the tracks in a playlist on Grooveshark. There's more to hear and read below the fold. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 31, 2013 - 26 comments

"I keep the tank in Wales, I don't bring it down my road..."

Between 1987 and 2000, MTV Europe broadcast Party Zone, charting the frontier of European electronic music. For a primer, check the frenetic "megamixes" of featured artists on Party Zone's exclusive R&S Records (alive and well). On a more coherent note, Party Zone occasionally featured live performances by Orbital, Mouse on Mars (1,2) and others. Video (and occasional) Interview jockey Simone Angel even sat down for a chat with Richard D. James [1h10m, interpsersed with heretofore unseen videos and live performances]. [more inside]
posted by obscurator on Jan 17, 2012 - 1 comment

Penderecki + Aphex Twin

Although Aphex Twin has not been releasing much music recently, he still plays frequent live shows. At a recent show in Poland he reworked two pieces by Krzysztof Penderecki, with Penderecki conducting the original versions prior to Aphex's versions. [more inside]
posted by Frobenius Twist on Nov 25, 2011 - 36 comments

CALL 911

For those of you pining for the good ol' days of demented Chris Cunningham videos set to the music of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, I give you Tony Truand's clip for Skrillex's First Of The Year (Equinox). most likely NSFW
posted by mannequito on Aug 22, 2011 - 111 comments

My name is Thom. I like to dance. Watch me dance.

Four weeks ago, the video for Radiohead's Lotus Flower went up on YouTube. It's a simple thing, black and white, starting off with a silhouetted dancer who turns out to be Thom Yorke. The formerly "very shy and uncertain" fellow has since turned into a back-up dancer for Beyonce, makes Window Licker a bit less creepy*, and is a dancing queen. There's a step-by-step graphic break-down of Thom's dance (descriptions in French, auto-translated by Babelfish and alternate descriotion in English), a detailed break-down of Yorke's influences, a tumblr of 150 dancing Thom video edits and mash-ups, and a Know Your Meme page. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 9, 2011 - 27 comments

Stop making that BIG FACE!!!

Aphex Twin's Kinnect based NYE show visuals
posted by Artw on Jan 7, 2011 - 9 comments

Steely James

Aphex Twin covered...on steel drums (SLYT).
posted by davebush on Jul 15, 2010 - 49 comments

1990s dance music covers: reviled, acclaimed, maimed and shamed

Free Friday Frantic (Music) Fun: Ergo Phizmiz & The Midnight Florists cover five 1990s chartbusting, dancefloor filling smash hits with arrangements of acoustic, electronic, homemade, and toy instruments. [More musical mischief inside] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 14, 2009 - 7 comments

Land on your own moon

Ok, it's an advert but it's a 'directed by Chris Cunningham' advert... [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 16, 2009 - 32 comments

The Cruelty of Nature

For your viewing pleasure, a rat staring contest.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Feb 25, 2009 - 29 comments

Untitled

Accompanied by Aphex Twin's classic Selected Ambient Works II, we have the rarely-seen experimental video Stakker (Westworld) in nine parts: Z Twig / Radiator | Rhubarb | Hankie | Grass | White Blur | Parallel Stripes | Z Twig / Lichen | Blur | Match Sticks [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 21, 2009 - 37 comments

Richard D James makes me freak out a little bit

images embedded in music by aphex twin can be viewed on certain tracks using a spectograph. What initially was thought to be a hidden demon face, turned out to actually be Richard D James' trademark, his unnerving grinning visage. (other examples are interesting). The images were embedded in the music using a program called metasynth which allows you to do cool things like 'paint sound'. The secret images even inspired a reasonably interesting article at wired. The most remarkable thing to me is how the generally abrasive result of this process was blended so well into the tracks. I have listened to these many times myself and never sensed something off or odd about the sections with these embedded images in them (other than the usual odd sounds that make up the tracks themselves). Wikipedia has a pretty good article for those unfamiliar with the artist.

previously on mefl here, but the content is old and that link dead so I thought it was worth another post.
posted by crunchywelch on Apr 4, 2006 - 29 comments

Come to Johnny...

Aphex Twin and Chris Cunningham strike again. (Come to) Rubber Johnny. More here and here.
posted by afx114 on Jul 13, 2005 - 40 comments

Hrm.

Hrm. Aphex Twin -- visual artist (via memepool)
posted by delmoi on Apr 27, 2002 - 18 comments

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