I learned to love Aphex Twin in college, not too long after Drukqs melted everyone's ears off. It's been a decade and a half since then. I'm getting older. Aphex Twin appears to be getting younger.
It's been 13 years since Aphex Twin released his last album, Drukqs, and fans have been foaming at the mouth for the next installment of the Richard D. James saga. On Monday morning, Aphex Twin taunted those fans in truly nerdy, fairly tantalizing fashion, by pointing them to the deep web.
Disquiet's Marc Weidenbaum caught up with Joyrex, who recently helped lead the way in discovering—and releasing—a lost Aphex Twin album from the 1990s. Available commercially now for the first time ever, the album was produced the same year as Selected Ambient Works Vol. II. In this interview, Joyrex discusses the…
Sure hope you didn't plan on sleeping tonight because after watching this, that option is effectively off the table.
Imagine the scene. It's late. It's dark. You've had a bit to drink. You're happily dancing away in a world of your own, staring at the big screen. Then up comes your face with Aphex Twin's demonic branding over it.
I'm no techno aficionado. I like bleeps and bloops. Who cares if they're acid house or space jam or whatever? But I can tell you this: "Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat" is amazing. And it's from 1982.