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The Aphex Twin

Ben Thompson, Seven Years of Plenty , 1998

MIDI CIRCUS at Brixton Academy in 1992. Three men dressed in Creature From the Black Lagoon outfits are trying to eat each other, and a deranged, stripped-to-the-waist skinhead is dancing as Bruce Lee would if someone had really upset him. All but hidden behind his modest but deadly array of home-made instruments is the centre-parted head of Cornish wunderkind Richard James, aka Aphex Twin, aka Polygon Window, and other aliases too obscure and numerous to mention.

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