Category: Musician or composer
Richard David James (born 18 August 1971, Limerick Ireland), best known by his stage name Aphex Twin, is an electronic musician and composer.
He has been described by The Guardian as "the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music", and is the co-founder of Rephlex Records with Grant Wilson-Claridge.
Aphex Twin's album Selected Ambient Works 85-92 was called the best album of the 1990s by FACT Magazine.
James has also released a number of EPs as AFX from 1991 to 2005 including the Analogue Bubblebath series of EPs. In 2007, James also released some materials anonymously under the name The Tuss. The Tuss materials included Confederation Trough EP and Rushup Edge. He eventually admitted to being the artist behind it.
In addition to Rephlex, James has released Aphex Twin records on Warp, R&S, Sire, Mighty Force, Rabbit City and Men Records. Following public sightings of the Aphex Twin logo in London, United Kingdom, and New York City, United States, in August 2014, the Aphex Twin Twitter account confirmed the release of Syro, his sixth studio album. Following a subsequent press release, Syro was officially released on 23 September 2014 through the Warp music label.
In a September 1997 interview with Space Age Bachelor magazine, James said he composed ambient techno music at age 13, had "over 100 hours" of unreleased music and had invented music-composition software consisting of algorithmic processes which automatically generated rhythm and melody. In the interview, he also said he had experienced synaesthesia and has used lucid dreaming for his compositions.
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