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Aphex Twin

September 23rd, 2014

Birth Name:
Richard D. James

Born:
Aphex Twin

Genre:
Electronic

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s




Aphex Twin

Biography

Exploring the experimental possibilities inherent in acid and ambience, the two major influences on home-listening techno during the late '80s, Richard D. James' recordings as Aphex Twin brought him more critical praise than any other electronic artist. Though his first major single, “Didgeridoo,” was a piece of acid thrash designed to tire dancers during his DJ sets, ambient stylists and critics later took him under their wing for Selected Ambient Works 85-92, a sublime touchstone in the field of ambient techno. James' reaction to the exposure portrayed an artist unwilling to become either pigeonholed or categorizable. His second Aphex Twin album, Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2, was so minimal as to be barely conscious — in what appeared to be an elaborate joke on the electronic community. Follow-ups showed James gradually returning to his hardcore and acid roots, even while his stated desire to crash the British Top Ten (and perform on Top of the Pops) resulted in a series of cartoonish pop songs whose twisted genius was masked by their many absurdities. His iconoclastic behavior surprisingly aligned with MTV audiences turned on to end-of-the-millennium nihilist pop along the lines of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.

Top Albums


1. Syro

2. Drukqs

3. Selected Amb..

4. Windowlicker..

5. Richard D. J..

6. Come to Dadd..

7. I Care Becau..

8. Selected Amb..

9. Classics

10. On – EP

11. Donkey Rhuba..

12. Xylem Tube E..

13. Digeridoo – ..

14. Ventolin EP ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
minipops 67 [120.2] [source field mi.. Syro 4:47 $1.29
2.
Avril 14th Drukqs 2:05 $1.29
3.
Windowlicker Windowlicker – EP 6:07 $1.29
4.
Alberto Balsalm I Care Because You Do 5:10 $0.99
5.
Flim Come to Daddy 2:57 $1.29
6.
Girl / Boy Richard D. James Album 4:47 $0.99
7.
Heliosphan Selected Ambient Works 85-9.. 4:53 $0.99
8.
Nannou 2 Drukqs 3:24 $0.99
9.
Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix Version) Come to Daddy 4:21 $0.99
10.
aisatsana [102] Syro 5:21 $1.29
11.
Ageispolis Selected Ambient Works 85-9.. 5:23 $0.99
12.
4 Richard D. James Album 3:36 $0.99
13.
Vordhosbn Drukqs 4:51 $0.99
14.
s950tx16wasr10 [163.97] [earth porta.. Syro 6:01 $1.29
15.
PAPAT4 [155] [pineal mix] Syro 4:18 $1.29
16.
syro u473t8+e [141.98] [piezolumines.. Syro 6:32 $1.29
17.
CIRCLONT14 [152.97] [shrymoming mix] Syro 7:21 $1.29
18.
fz pseudotimestretch+e+3 [138.85] Syro 0:58 $1.29
19.
4 bit 9d api+e+6 [126.26] Syro 4:28 $1.29
20.
produk 29 [101] Syro 5:03 $1.29
21.
Ventolin (Probus Mix) Ventolin EP (Remixes) 4:15 $1.29
22.
Analogue Bubblebath Classics 4:46 $0.99
23.
Nannou Windowlicker – EP 4:15 $0.99
24.
Finger Bib Richard D. James Album 3:48 $0.99
25.
Mookid I Care Because You Do 3:51 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Come to Daddy


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