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Aphex Twin

May 10th, 2013

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 during the 1990s. 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 near-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

Classics, Aphex Twin
1. Classics
Drukqs, Aphex Twin
2. Drukqs
Windowlicker - EP, Aphex Twin
3. Windowlicker..
Richard D. James Album, Aphex Twin
4. Richard D. J..
Selected Ambient Works 85-92, Aphex Twin
5. Selected Amb..
I Care Because You Do, Aphex Twin
6. I Care Becau..
Come to Daddy, Aphex Twin
7. Come to Dadd..
Classics, Aphex Twin
8. Classics
Xylem Tube - EP, Aphex Twin
9. Xylem Tube -..
Digeridoo - EP, Aphex Twin
10. Digeridoo – ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Windowlicker Windowlicker – EP 6:07 $1.29
2.

Avril 14th Drukqs 2:05 $0.99
3.

Flim Come to Daddy 2:57 $0.99
4.

Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix Version) Come to Daddy 4:21 $0.99
5.

Xtal Selected Ambient Works 85-9.. 4:54 $0.99
6.

Analogue Bubblebath Classics 4:46 $0.99
7.

Dodeccaheedron Classics 6:08 $0.99
8.

Isopropanol Classics 6:23 $0.99
9.

Phloam Classics 5:33 $0.99
10.

Flaphead Classics 7:00 $0.99
11.

Digeridoo Classics 7:11 $0.99
12.

Analogue Bubblebath Optimo Presents In Order to.. 4:46 $0.99
13.

Analogue Bubblebath Optimo Presents In Order to.. 4:46 $0.99
14.

Analogue Bubblebath Optimo Presents In Order to.. 4:46 $0.99
15.

Digeridoo In Order to Dance 7:11 $0.99
16.

Analogue Bubblebath In Order to Dance 4:46 $0.99
17.

Digeridoo In Order to Dance 7:11 $0.99
18.

Analogue Bubblebath In Order to Dance 4:46 $0.99
19.

Dodeccaheedron Xylem Tube – EP 6:08 $0.99
20.

Phlange Phace Xylem Tube – EP 5:22 $0.99
21.

Tamphex (Hedphuq Mix) Xylem Tube – EP 6:31 $0.99
22.

Polynomial-C Xylem Tube – EP 4:46 $0.99
23.

Isoprophlex (aka Isopropanol) Digeridoo – EP 6:23 $0.99
24.

Phloam Digeridoo – EP 5:33 $0.99
25.

Flaphead Digeridoo – EP 7:00 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Come to Daddy, Aphex Twin
1. Come to Daddy


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