Aphex Twin

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Richard D. James is a sick man. The very fact that it is impossible to determine whether this man takes himself way too seriously or if his entire career is a hugely calculated put-on should be proof enough that the man known as Aphex Twin gets his jollies from confusing the fuck out of everyone. And that's the kind of shit that puts him on my favorite artists of all time list.

His early career leaned more toward soft ambient music that somehow managed to slip through the club gates. More recent efforts have revealed an artist with more emphasis on jagged, incomprehensible (yet insanely addictive) breakbeats coupled with some of the most disturbing imagery you could ever have the misfortune of conceiving. His videos are like horrible car wrecks - you know it's bad, but you can't take your eyes off of 'em. Just check out his "Windowlicker" video. 'Nuff said.

And like many artists, particularly those in the electronic realm, James operates under a variety of pseudonyms (AFX, Caustic Window, GAK, Power-Pill, Polygon Window, Universal Indicator (Green)) for the purpose of exploring different artistic avenues without jeopardizing the credibility of their more established names - something the rock community could learn from. And of these names, Aphex Twin is not only the most successful of Richard D. James' multiple personalities, but is also my personal favorite because of Aphex's variety and overall creativity as opposed to the more monotonous rhythms of AFX.

Drukqs - Mircosite for Aphex Twin's latest effort, Drukqs.


Aphex Twin albums I own:



Selected Ambient Works 85-92







1. Xtal (4:54)
2. Tha (9:07)
3. Pulsewidth (3:48)
4. Ageispolis (5:23)
5. I (1:17)
6. Green Calx (6:05)
7. Heliosphan (4:53)
8. We are the Music Makers (7:43)
9. Schottkey 7th Path (5:08)
10. Ptolemy (7:14)
11. Hedphelym (6:03)
12. Delphium (5:29)
13. Actium (7:36)





Selected Ambient Works Volume II







Disc 1:

1. Cliffs (7:27)
2. Radiator (6:34)
3. Rhubarb (7:44)
4. Grass (8:55)
5. Mould (3:31)
6. Curtains (8:51)
7. Blur (5:08)
8. Weathered Stone (6:54)
9. Tree (9:58)
10. Domino (7:18)
11. White Blur (2:38)



Disc 2:

1. Blue Calx (7:20)
2. Parallel Stripes (8:00)
3. Shiny Metal Rods (5:33)
4. Grey Stripe (4:45)
5. Z Twig (2:05)
6. Window Sill (7:16)
7. Hexagon (5:57)
8. Lichen (4:15)
9. Spots (7:09)
10. Tassels (7:30)
11. White Blur 2 (11:27)
12. Match Sticks (5:39)





Classics







1. Digeridoo (7:11)
2. Flaphead (7:00)
3. Phloam (5:33)
4. Isopropanol (6:23)
5. Polynomial-C (4:46)
6. Tamphex (Hedphuq Mix) (6:31)
7. Phlange Phace (5:22)
8. Dodeccaheedron (6:08)
9. Analogue Bubblebath 1 (4:46)
10. Metapharstic (4:33)
11. We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin QQT Mix) (4:23)
12. We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin TTQ Mix) (5:06)
13. Digeridoo (Live in Cornwall, 1990) (6:21)





...I Care Because You Do







1. Acrid Avid Jam Shred (7:38)
2. Waxen Pith, The (4:49)
3. Wax the Nip (4:18)
4. Icct Hedral (Edit) (6:07)
5. Ventolin (Video Version) (4:29)
6. Come on You Slags! (5:44)
7. Start as You Mean to Go On (6:05)
8. Wet Tip Hen Ax (5:17)
9. Mookid (3:51)
10. Alberto Balsalm (5:10)
11. Cow Cud Is a Twin (5:33)
12. Next Heap With (4:43)





Donkey Rhubarb







1. Donkey Rhubarb (6:08)
2. Vaz Deferenz (5:49)
3. Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration) (8:05)
4. Pancake Lizard (4:31)





Ventolin







1. Ventolin (Wheeze Mix) (7:14)
2. Ventolin Carharrack Mix (2:54)
3. Ventolin Probus Mix (4:15)
4. Ventolin (Cylob Mix) (5:06)
5. Ventolin (Deep Gong Mix) (6:21)
6. Ventolin (Asthma Beats Mix) (1:40)





Richard D. James Album







1. 4 (3:36)
2. Cornish Acid (2:14)
3. Peek 824545201 (3:05)
4. Fingerbib (3:48)
5. Corn Mouth (2:33)
6. To Cure a Weakling Child (4:03)
7. Goon Gumpas (2:02)
8. Yellow Calx (3:02)
9. Girl/Boy Song (4:47)
10. Logon Rock Witch (3:32)
11. Milkman (4:09)
12. Inkey$ (1:24)
13. Girl/Boy (18 Snare Rush Mix) (1:57)
14. Beetles (1:31)
15. Girl/Boy (Redruth Remix) (1:37)





Come to Daddy







1. Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix) (4:21)
2. Flim (2:57)
3. Come to Daddy (Little Lord Faulteroy Mix) (3:50)
4. Bucephalus Bouncing Ball (5:45)
5. To Cure a Weakling Child (Contour Regard) (5:10)
6. Funny Little Man (3:58)
7. Come to Daddy (Mummy Mix) (4:24)
8. IZ-US (2:56)





Windowlicker







1. Windowlicker (6:07)
2. (Symbol) (5:47)
3. Nannou (4:13)





Drukqs







Disc 1:

1. Jynweythek (2:23)
2. Vordhosbn (4:51)
3. Kladfvgbung Micshk (2:06)
4. Omgyjya-Switch (4:52)
5. Strotha Tynhe (2:12)
6. Gwety Mernans (5:08)
7. Bbydhyonchord (2:33)
8. Cock/Ver 10 (5:18)
9. Avril 14th (2:05)
10. Mt Saint Michael + St Michaels Mount (8:10)
11. Qwarek (6:46)
12. Orban Eq Tx 4 (1:35)
13. Aussois (0:12)
14. Hy A Scullyas (2:14)
15. Kesson Daley (1:19)



Disc 2:

1. 54 Cymru Beats (6:06)
2. Btoum-Roumada (1:58)
3. Lornaderek (0:31)
4. Penty Harmonium (1:27)
5. Meltphace 6 (6:24)
6. Bit4 (0:25)
7. Prep Gwarlek 3b (1:19)
8. Father (0:57)
9. Taking Control (7:14)
10. Petiatil Cx Htdui (2:11)
11. Ruglen Holon (1:49)
12. Afx237 V7 (4:23)
13. Ziggomatic V17 (8:35)
14. Beskhu3epnm (2:10)
15. Nanou2 (3:24)





26 Mixes for Cash







Disc 1:

1. Seefeel - Time to Find Me (AFX Fast Mix) (7:34)
2. Bryars, Gavin - Raising the Titanic (Big Drum Mix) (8:42)
3. Gentle People - Journey (Aphex Twin Care Mix) (10:14)
4. Kinesthesia - Triachus (Mix by Aphex Twin) (4:12)
5. Glass, Philip - Heroes (Aphex Twin Remix) (5:18)
6. Buck Tick - In the Glitter Part 2 (Aphex Twin Mix) (5:02)
7. Jesus Jones - Zeros and Ones (Aphex Twin Reconstruction #2) (5:49)
8. Nav Katze - Ziggy (Aphex Twin Mix #1) (4:25)
9. Saint Etienne - Your Head My Voice (Voix Revirement) (3:15)
10. Nav Katze - Change (Aphex Twin Mix #2) (4:16)
11. Beatniks, The - Une Femme N'est Pas un Homme (Aphex Twin Mix) (4:06)
12. Nine Inch Nails - Beauty of Being Numb Section B, The (Created by Aphex Twin) (3:27)
13. Takemura, Nobukazu - Let My Fish Loose (Aphex Twin Remix) (5:26)



Disc 2:

1. Fantastichen Vier, Die - Krieger (Aphex Twin Baldhu Mix) (3:23)
2. Phillip Boa & The Voodoo Club - Deep in Velvet (Aphex Twin Turnips Mix) (3:50)
3. Curve - Falling Tree (Aphex Twin Remix) (7:41)
4. Mescalinum United - We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin QQT Mix) (4:23)
5. Nine Inch Nails - At the Heart of It All (Created by Aphex Twin)
6. Remix by AFX (4:59)
7. Aphex Twin - Windowlicker (Acid Edit) (4:15)
8. Baby Ford - Normal (Helston Flora Remix by AFX) (6:51)
9. Aphex Twin - SAW2 CD1 TRK2 (Original Mix) (6:30)
10. Meat Beat Manifesto - Mindstream (The Aphex Twin Remix) (3:42)
11. DMX Krew - You Can't Hide Your Love (Hidden Love Mix) (5:05)
12. Wagon Christ - Spotlight (Aphex Twin Mix) (6:57)
13. Mike Flowers Pops - Debase (Soft Palate) (5:50)