Tuesday, 4 August 2009

The man with so many names I don't know where to begin.

Aphex Twin is a peculiar man. His countless monikers and side projects, his trademark evil grin and his ability to hop between blissful ambience, wobbly acid techno and ear-raping sonic assaults with unbelievable ease makes him one of the weirdest people in music today. But come on, we all know that weird people make the best music.

I tend to think of Aphex Twin's music as very similar to modern art, in that people will definitely have widely varying opinions of it. Take a track like "54 Cymru Beats" for example. While some would view it as just a random clusterfuck of noise, others (like me) would view it as a collage of several musical ideas, mixing drum and bass breaks with hints of acid techno, 8-bit bleeps and... a sample of a Speak & Spell telling the story of Goldielocks and the Three Bears. Why the hell not?

Aphex Twin - Fingerbib [Right Click To Download]

Aphex Twin - 54 Cymru Beats [Right Click To Download]

Aphex Twin - Windowlicker (Acid Edit) [Right Click To Download]

Keep it funky,


PoisonWaffle said...

Aphex Twin is amazing!

There's just so much going on all at the same time in his music, but it works so well...

Also, for those of you who aren't familiar with Aphex Twin, here's a few links to his famous face in Equation.



robert said...

<3 AFX

asdfffdsa said...

First time I watched the music video of Aphex Twin's "Come to Daddy," I was young and I was very scarred as a result of it.

Now when I watch it, I can't stop laughing, and I absolutely love the song.


Anonymous said...

Isn't aphex twin considered IDM? or intelligent dance music? like squarepusher?