Celebrate Aphex Twin’s Birthday With These Posts From Our Archive
The seminal IDM producer is turning 46.
Richard David James (a.k.a. Aphex Twin) has long been lauded for his critical body of mind-melting, hyper-distinctive work in ambient techno, acid and IDM. Today, we’re celebrating his birthday by taking a retrospective look at our coverage of Aphex Twin over the years, from his 2015 archive dump of dark and swaggering ‘90s slo-mo cuts to a YouTube video that lets you listen to all of his tracks at once. Raise a glass to the master and dive deep into his world with the links below.
Start your trip by reading this interview with the man himself from our print magazine. Then check out the beastly modular synth behind Aphex Twin’s insane live sets. Have you ever wondered about that iconic Aphex Twin logo? Find out how it was made courtesy of this interview with Paul Nicholson, the glyph’s creator. Alternatively, turn back the hands of time with this interview from ’92 and this video from ’94.
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