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Aphex Twin

Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best-known by his alias Aphex Twin, is an Irish-born British electronic musician and composer of Welsh ancestry based in Scotland and originating from Cornwall, England. He is known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in electronic music styles such as IDM and acid techno in the 1990s, for which he won widespread critical acclaim.[1][2] He is also the co-founder of Rephlex Records with Grant Wilson-Claridge.[3]

Initially releasing acid and techno records as AFX and under other aliases, James first received widespread acclaim for his 1992 album Selected Ambient Works 85-92 and his subsequent 1994 release Selected Ambient Works Volume II. He rose to mainstream popularity with his 1997 EP Come to Daddy and his 1999 single "Windowlicker". Taking a 13-year hiatus following the release of his 2001 album Drukqs to mixed reviews, James returned in 2014 with a new album, Syro, which won a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album. .....(read more at wikipedia)

Links To Peel

Peel seems to first hear of Aphex Twin while reading the music press in early 1992 on how his music will transform the whole nature of dance music. Before playing Aphex Twin's "Digeridoo", he commented on his 22 February 1992 show:

"And this is record which I’ve being seeing write ups about in the music papers particularly the dance pages thereof for some weeks now saying that it was going to transform the whole of the nature of dance music and so forth. And I’m not much of an expert in this area, as I’m not much of a dancing man, particularly since the webbing slipped. But I think you’d be hard put to dance to this; but it is a great record"

Throughout the 90's and 00's, Peel continued playing Aphex Twin's music and the man himself did two sessions for Peel's show in 1992 and 1995: Ken Garner adds that James wrote on the sheet for his first session, "Thank you very much for your help, Richard D. James (age 21)." [1] Peel also manage to interview the Aphex Twin (he rarely does interviews) in the late 90's for his Sounds Of The Suburbs: Cornwall show, where he mentioned working in the mine as a young boy in Cornwall.

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

Aphex Twin - The Peel Sessions01:21:09

Aphex Twin - The Peel Sessions

1. Recorded: 1992/09/09. Broadcast: 05 December 1992. Repeated: 13 March 1993

  • Afx 6 / Illumineph / T Q T / Quintute / Blue Calx

2. Recorded: 1995-04-10. Broadcast: 14 April 1995. Repeated: None

  • No 1 / No 2 / No 3 / No 4

Live

DL link01:04:33

DL link

Aphex Twin's Live Mix From The All Tomorrow Parties. Recorded: 2003-04-18. Broadcast: 13 May 2003. Repeated: 26 August 2004

  1. Konrad Boehmer - Aspekt
  2. Boogie Boys - Break Dancer
  3. Clarence G - Data Transfer
  4. Egyptian Lover - Living On The Nile
  5. Egyptian Lover - Planet E
  6. BFC - Static Friendly
  7. Suburban Knight - Infra Red Spectrum
  8. Neon Judgement - The Fashion Party
  9. Suburban Knight - Maroon
  10. Martian - Base Station 303
  11. Surgeon - Magneze
  12. Jeff Mills - I9
  13. Crash Course In Science - Cardboard Lamb
  14. AFX - 46 Analord-Masplid
  15. AFX - PWSteal.Bancos.Q
  16. AFX - Trojan.Killav.E
  17. Subjects vs Jeff Mills - Dark Matter
  18. Ceephax Acid Crew - Stormdrain
  19. Ceephax Acid Crew - 3 Note Safari
  20. DJ Mayhem - Stormtrooper
  21. DJ Mayhem - M Power
  22. Brainkillers & Remarc - Press The Buzzer
  23. X Men - Tearin (Informer)
  24. Simpleton & Remarc - Unity (Remix)

Other Shows Played

The list below was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive and may be incomplete. Please add further details if known.

1992

1993

  • 01 January 1993: 'Audax Powder (CD-Surfing On Sine Waves)' (Warp) (JP: 'Being fairly unhip, all of us here in the studio, and there are loads and loads and loads of people as always, are wondering what on earth 'audax powder' is. If you know, write and tell us.') (under the name of Polygon Window)
  • 09 January 1993: Supremacy II (album - Surfing On Sine Waves) Warp (under the name of Polygon Window)
  • 10 January 1993 (BFBS): Audax Powder (LP - Surfing on Sine Waves) Warp (under the name of Polygon Window)
  • 15 January 1993: 'Quoth' (LP 'Surfing On Sine Waves') Warp (under the name of Polygon Window)
  • 23 January 1993 (BFBS): Supremacy II (album - Surfing On Sine Waves) Warp (under the name of Polygon Window)
  • 30 January 1993: Quoth (LP - Surfing On Sine Waves) Warp (under the name of Polygon Window)
  • 31 January 1993 (BFBS): UT1 - dot (album - Surfing On Sine Waves) Warp (under the name of Polygon Window)
  • 14 February 1993 (BFBS): Quixote (album - Surfing On Sine Waves) Warp (under the name of Polygon Window)
  • 20 March 1993 Quoth (Wooden Thump Mix) (12") Warp WAP 33 (under the name of Polygon Window)
  • 09 April 1993 (John Peel Is Jakki Brambles): Quoth (EP) Warp (under the name of Polygon Window)
  • 10 April 1993 (BFBS): Schottkey 7th Path / Green Calx (LP - Selected Ambient Works 85-92) R&S
  • 23 April 1993: '215061 (Various Artists 2xLP - World Techno Tribe)' (Universe) (under the name of AFX)
  • 11 September 1993: 'The Garden of Linmiri (12"-Joyrex J9 EP )' Rephlex (under the name of Caustic Window)
  • 17 September 1993: 'Clayhill Dub (12" - Joyrex J9 EP )' Rephlex (under the name of Caustic Window)
  • 24 September 1993 (BFBS): 'Clayhill Dub (12" - Joyrex J9 EP )' Rephlex (under the name of Caustic Window)
  • Peel September 1993: 'Clayhill Dub (12" - Joyrex J9 EP )' Rephlex (under the name of Caustic Window)
  • 05 November 1993: ‘Analogue Bubblebath 3 (Various Artists 4xLP – Trance Europe Express)’ (Volume) 
  • 12 November 1993: ‘73-Yips (CD single – On)’ (Warp)

1994

  • 04 February 1994: 'Untitled (track A2) (3xLP - Selected Ambient Works Volume II)' (warp Records)
  • 04 February 1994: 'Untitled (track A4) (3xLP - Selected Ambient Works Volume II)' (Warp Records)
Aphex Twin - Girl Boy Song04:53

Aphex Twin - Girl Boy Song

'Girl/Boy Song', #29 in the 1996 Festive Fifty

  • 05 February 1994: ‘Untitled (track B4) (3xLP – Selected Ambient Works Volume II)’ (Warp Records) 
  • 05 February 1994: ‘Untitled (Track B1) (3xLP - Selected Ambient Works Volume II)’ (Warp Records)
  • 12 February 1994 (BFBS): Untitled (Square Piece Of Toast shape) (album - Selected Ambient Works Volume II) Warp
  • 12 February 1994 (BFBS): Untitled (album - Selected Ambient Works Volume II) Warp
  • 23 September 1994: Polynomial G (CD: In Order To Dance 5) R/S 
  • 22 October 1994: Cunt (CD: Trance Europe Express 3) Trance Europe Express (under the name of Caustic Window)

1995

1996

1997

1999
John Peel's Sounds of the Suburbs - Cornwall (1 2)-010:58

John Peel's Sounds of the Suburbs - Cornwall (1 2)-0

Peel interviewing Aphex Twin on Sounds Of The Suburbs: Cornwall

2000

2001

2003

  • 25 February 2003: Window Licker (EP: 26 Mixes For Cash In Extracts) Warp
  • 18 March 2003: Peel played a track from Aphex Twin's mix album 26 Mixes For Cash (Warp): Kinesthesia - Triachus
  • 20 March 2003: SAW2 CD1 TRK2 (Original Mix) (Album: 26 Mixes For Cash) Warp 

2004

Others

External Links

Footnotes
  1. The Peel Sessions, p.253.

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