Aphex Twin

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Aphex Twin (born Richard David James, August 18, 1971, in Limerick, Ireland) is an Irish-born Cornish musician. He lives and works in the United Kingdom. He is a famous electronic musician.

Aphex Twin is not his real name. His real name is Richard David James. His name is a combination of Aphex Systems Limited, a brand of audio signal processing equipment and the word Twin to remember his brother. His brother was stillborn, but given the name Richard James.

Biography[change | change source]

Aphex Twin was born in Limerick, Ireland. He grew up in Cornwall, U.K. He started to make music when he was a teenager. In 1991, he formed a record label called Rephlex Records.

After he became well known, he moved to London. This was so he could be in a place that was closer to other people. He however returned to Cornwall a few years later after meeting his wife. He still makes a lot of music today and uses many different pseudonyms (names). He lives in an old bank. He has bought interesting things like a tank and a submarine.[1]

Discography[change | change source]

Live at Ilosaarirock Festival 2011

Albums[change | change source]

  • Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
  • Selected Ambient Works Volume II (1994)
  • ...I Care Because You Do (1995)
  • Richard D. James Album (1996)
  • Drukqs (2001)
  • Syro (2014)

EPs and Singles[change | change source]

  • Digeridoo (1992)
  • Xylem Tube EP (1992)
  • On/On Remixes (1993)
  • Ventolin/Ventolin Remixes EP (1995)
  • Donkey Rhubarb (1995)
  • Girl/Boy EP (1996)
  • Come to Daddy EP (1997)
  • Windowlicker (1999)
  • Analord 10 in the Analord Series (2004)
  • Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments (2015)

Promotions and Compilations[change | change source]

  • Words & Music (1994) (Interview and tracks from Selected Ambient Works Volume II)
  • Classics (1994) (Many early singles, rare and live tracks)
  • 51/13 Singles Collection (1996) (Australia-only release)
  • Cock 10/54 Cymru Beats (drukqs promo)
  • 26 Mixes for Cash (2003), a lot of music remade for other artists (and four original songs)
  • 2 Mixes on a 12" for Cash (2003), a 26 Mixes promo
  • Falling Free, Curve Remix (2005), a 26 Mixes LP

Discography using other names[change | change source]

AFX

  • Analogue Bubblebath (1991)
  • Analogue Bubblebath 2 (1992)
  • Analogue Bubblebath 3 (1993)
  • Analogue Bubblebath 4 (1994)
  • Analogue Bubblebath 5 (1995 unreleased)
  • Analogue Bubblebath 3.1 (1997)
  • Hangable Auto Bulb (1995, re-released 2005)
  • Hangable Auto Bulb 2 (1995, re-released 2005)
  • 2 Remixes By AFX (2001)
  • Smojphace EP (2003)
  • "Mangle 11 (Circuit Bent V.I.P. Mix)" (this is on the Rephlexions album that was worked on by many people (2003))
  • Analord (EP series, mostly as AFX) (2005)
  • AFX/LFO (split 12" between AFX/LFO) (2005)

Bradley Strider

  • Bradley's Beat (1991)/(1995 re-issue)
  • Bradley's Robot (1993)

Caustic Window

  • Joyrex J4 (1992)
  • Joyrex J5 (1992)
  • Joyrex J9 (1993)
  • CAT 023 (unreleased, only 4 copies pressed)
  • Caustic Window Compilation (1998)

Gak

  • GAK (1994)

Martin Tressider

In the Universal Indicator series:

  • Universal Indicator: Red (1989)
  • Universal Indicator: Green (1995)

Polygon Window

  • (Surfing On Sine Waves) (1993, re-released 2001)
  • (Quoth) (1993)

Power Pill

  • Pac-Man (1992)

Q-Chastic

  • Q-Chastic EP (1992 unreleased)

Universal Indicator

  • Universal Indicator: Blue (1992)
  • Universal Indicator: Yellow (1993)

References[change | change source]

  1. Lester, Paul (October 5, 2001). "The Friday interview: Aphex Twin". The Guardian. London: GMG. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 

Other websites[change | change source]