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One of the most outspoken personalities in the British ambient and techno scene. Notorious for his DJ sets that involve a drill and sandpaper. In his early teens, Richard D. James built his own electronic instruments to work on his own musical language in the relative isolation of the southern English county of Cornwall. SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS 85-92 is a legendary record, on which his highly developed sense of melody is captured in beautiful sound fields. Double album SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS VOLUME II is ambient pur sang, almost without beats. Philip Glass (see AVANT-GARDE) made an orchestral version of the song LCD Hedral, which appears on the b-side of the single Donkey Rhubarb.
On SURFING ON SINE WAVES he unleashes his idiosyncratic views on drum 'n bass-like rhythms. With a playing time of about half an hour, it is quite a contrast to the two and a half hours that SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS VOLUME II takes up.
EXPERT KNOB TWIDDLERS is a spool-sounding collaboration with his old buddy Mike Paradinas. CLASSICS collects his older work for the R&S label, including Didgeridoo. James is also closely involved with the Rephlex label, on which he regularly appears in cameo form. The controversial video clips for the singles Come To Daddy and Windowlicker generated a lot of publicity. The latter song becomes an unexpected and unlikely hit, even in the Netherlands.
After five years of silence, DRUKQS was finally released in the autumn of '01. This is a thirty-song double album with atmospheres ranging from quiet piano ambience to unsettling electronica.
On 26 MIXES FOR CASH his sometimes very extreme remixes for others are collected. For a few years, it was quiet around Richard D. James, who manifested himself mainly as a DJ. In 2005 he shocks the electronics world with a series of 12-inches under the name Analord, filled with the snort of minimalist acid-techno that also characterises his oldest work.
In 2005, Warp released a reissue of two much sought-after EPs from 1995 by AFX. The music on HANGABLE AUTO BULB fits into the nervous Aphex Twin period between I CARE BECAUSE YOU DO and RICHARD D. JAMES ALBUM. A selection from the Analog series is released on CD in 2006 under the title CHOSEN LORDS.
In 2007 Rephlex releases an album by The Tuss, connoisseurs are sure that Aphex Twin is hiding behind this name. The synthesizer sound on RUSHUP EDGE bears the Aphex stamp, and his characteristic contrariness can also be heard on it.
However, the label maintains that The Tuss consists of brother and sister Brian and Karen Tregaskin. Aphex Twin is well represented on the boxset celebrating the 20th anniversary of record label Warp. The label is already cautiously discussing a new album by the man who is appearing more and more often in live performances.
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