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Aphex Twin: 'Phex And Drugs And Rock'N'Roll

David Stubbs, Melody Maker, 12 March 1994

APHEX TWIN is the first superstar of ambient, the crossover King of innovative pop. Which is why Seefeel, Saint Etienne, The Boo Radleys, Curve, hell, even The Lemonheads have been queuing up to be touched by the godlike remixing hand of the man they call 'The Mozart of Techno'. With the release of Selected Ambient Works IIthe ambient LP for indie kids this year – DAVID STUBBS speaks to Aphex's eccentric alter ego RICHARD JAMES about daleks, sex dreams and being the ambient-with-attitude child of Brian Eno and Iggy Pop.

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