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Aphex Twin: Double trouble

Interview by Andrew Smith, Melody Maker, 16 May 1992

He's a wild ravin' boffin who makes all his own instruments. He's THE APHEX TWIN and he's Techno's first maverick genius. According to ANDREW SMITH, ...

Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (R&S/Apollo Double 12"/CD); Polygon Window: Surfing On Sine Waves (Warp LP7 Double 12"/CD)

Review by David Toop, The Wire, February 1993

ALWAYS PREJUDGE the intentions of a piece of music by its title. The judgement may not be entirely fair, yet its accuracy is frequently uncanny. ...

Hey, DJ — The chilled-out charms of ambient techno

Guide by Pat Blashill, Details, November 1993

RICHARD JAMES has seen the future and it's nothing special. In fact, it's nothing at all. Nothingness itself. Vast, blank wildernesses, majesticaly vague cityscapes, machines ...

Aphex Twin

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 27 November 1993

Aphex Twin is unusual. He likes tanks. He hates sleeping. And he pours tea on his cereal. SIMON REYNOLDS meets the rave-age Mozart in a ...

Machine Soul: A History Of Techno

Overview by Jon Savage, The Village Voice, Summer 1993

Oooh oooh Techno cityHope you enjoy your stayWelcome to Techno cityYou will never want to go away– Cybotron, 'Techno City' (1984) ...

Aphex Twin: The Mozart of Techno

Profile and Interview by Ben Thompson, MOJO, January 1994

"Is this the sound of old languages breaking up? Or of new ones forming?" ...

Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works Part II (Sire/Warner Bros.)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Spin, March 1994

BY NOW YOU may have heard of Richard James, the British techno whiz-kid who sleeps two hours a night and who is so prolific he ...

Aphex Twin: Armed and Fairly Dangerous

Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, March 1994

AND BY their conspicuous celebrity consumption you shall know them. When Rick Wakeman entered rock's upper echelon, he armed himself with a fleet of Rolls-Royces. ...

Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works Volume II (Warp)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 5 March 1994

The prodigious, prolific and increasingly eccentric Richard James brings us two and a half hours of his unique muse. SIMON REYNOLDS is bewitched on our ...

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

Interview by 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, ...

Techno Wars: A House Divided Over Beats

Report and Interview by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 13 March 1994

ONLY A FEW years ago, it was easy to define techno as a fast-paced dance music based on electronic textures. ...

Up to something in the bedroom

Report and Interview by David Toop, The Times, 29 April 1994

They're hot in the clubs, but low in social skills. David Toop meets techno's bores with attitude ...

Aphex Twin — You don't have to be made to work here…but it helps.

Interview by William Shaw, Select, May 1995

Richard "Aphex Twin" James is branching out these days. Now he creates challenging sounds by using a Black & Decker sander on a stereo stylus. ...

Aphex Twin: I Care Because You Do (Sire/Elektra)

Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, July 1995

NO, MR TWAIN, I care because you do. I wasn't sure I did, for a minute — the largely drumless synth moans of 1994's oddly ...

Aphex Twin: Teddy or Not

Interview by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 9 November 1996

Techno's eccentric ginger prince APHEX TWIN likes to make noises that upset people. Incredible, then, that he's sold tons of records and made a wad ...

Aphex Twin: The Clink, London

Live Review by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 9 November 1996

WHAT... what... what the fuck is going on? Frenzied breakbeats and oppressive bursts of synth are emanating from the front of the venue, but the ...

Aphex Twin: Richard D. James (Sire/Elektra)

Review by Will Hermes, Spin, February 1997

IF EVERY DJ IS essentially a critic, as Robert Christgau once noted, then Aphex Twin Richard James is a critic's critic, using rave music signifiers ...

Aphex Twin

Interview by Jason Gross, Perfect Sound Forever, September 1997

IT'S HARD NOT TO praise someone who's a pioneer and a star in techno/electronica — that's just Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) for you. ...

Richard James, Tom Jenkinson et al: A Taste Of Wonderland, Ministry Of Sound, London

Live Review by Rob Young, The Wire, September 1997

AH, A DUMBSHOW — now that's entertainment. In the middle of the floor in the largest of the Ministry Of Sound's three shapeless spaces, the ...

The Aphex Twin

Book Excerpt by 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 ...

Big Brother Is Watching Your Video!

Report by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 31 January 1998

Seen that Prodigy video yet? What about the promo for Aphex Twin's 'Come To Daddy' single or Death In Vegas' 'Dirt'? Nah? Well, why not? ...

Rephlex Records at 10

Report and Interview by Chris Campion, URB, June 2001

PART MALL, part Moroccan Souk, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre is a dilapidated mish-mash of late '60s brutalist architecture that contains a bustling marketplace. It's ...

Don't Fear The Aphex: The Weird Genius of Richard James

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, October 2001

WHEN APHEX TWIN released his groundbreaking Selected Ambient Works 85-92 almost a decade ago, the record arrived as a godsend to anyone who loved Kraftwerk ...

Tank Boy: Aphex Twin

Profile and Interview by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 5 October 2001

From Limp Bizkit to Madonna, everyone wants to work with the Aphex Twin. But those high-paying jobs aren’t important, he tells Paul Lester. He’d only ...

Aphex Twin: Drukqs*** (Warp)

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, November 2001

LATEST TWO-CD album from ageing boy genius shows hints of classical influence ...

Aphex Twin: Protection Racket

Interview by David Stubbs, The Wire, November 2003

It's been a long trip for Richard D James, the notorious and misunderstood figure behind the Aphex Twin and co-founder of the Rephlex label. As ...

The 40 Most Collectible Records

Guide by Bill Brewster, Mixmag, 2006

Okay, so it's not really the 40 most collectable records (if it was, it would contain nothing but doo-wop, northern soul and classical music). It's ...

20 years of the Warp factor

Retrospective by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 28 August 2009

Sheffield's Warp Records celebrates its 20th anniversary in September. Nick Hasted looks back on the cutting-edge electronica/indie label that has produced acts as diverse as ...

Aphex Twin's Collapse EP Reviewed From The Gwennap Pit

Review by John Doran, The Quietus, 3 September 2018

John Doran was on his way to the Gwennap Pit in Cornwall when he received the new Aphex Twin EP by email. But is the ...

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