Have to admit I have a love hate relationship with Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin. Some of his stuff I love and some of it just is too wierd for me (hard but true).
There is no question that the man is a legend in the ambient techno realm. James' exploration of experimental possibilities inherent in acid and ambience where unparelled and made him one of the major influences in home-listening techno during the late '80s. Richard D. James' recordings as Aphex Twin brought him more critical praise than any other electronic artist during the 1990s according to AMG.
APX is set to release a new record out April 18th. Chosen Lords released on Rephlex records. Chosen Lords is materail only previously seen on vinyl.
What this means for those without grooved fingers is that there's now a quality, iPod-primed distillation of the vinyl-only releases for you to savour in all its acid-whipped glory. What this means for the rest of us is that our Analord collection won't be complete without this ejector-cased slab of plastic. The End. Maybe...
Mp3: AFX - "Fenic Funk5"
Mp3: AFX - "Boxing Day"
Pre-order the damn record here.
Want nightmares? Watch Aphex Twin's Come to Daddy music video.
Video: Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy