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    Music writer John Doran ventures into the strange world of Richard D James. Over the course of three decades James, known to his legion of hardcore fans as Aphex Twin, has achieved the primary but evasive aim of most serious musicians - the invention, exploration and curation of a truly unique and inimitable sound.
    Born in Ireland and raised in Cornwall, James was radicalised by the underground acid house phenomenon that swept UK clubs in the late 1980s but, unlike many of his peers, he seemed equally influenced by ambient, New York minimalism, power electronics, avant composition, techno, industrial and pop music.
    By combining these strands, he became just about "as important as a single figure can get in electronic music" and the more that the press wanted to speak to him the more he treated their attention with a mixture of irritation, gleeful mischief and wilful myth building.
    Realising that legend is often much more interesting than truth, he slowly began to construct a personal mythos that many still believe to this day. Does he really write songs while asleep after training himself in the practice of lucid dreaming? Does he drive a tank round Cornwall? Did he once live in a bank vault in the middle of the Elephant And Castle roundabout? Does he own a submarine? Does his DJ tech rider include a food processor and sheets of sandpaper? Does he move among his many fans on electronic dance music forums online, often trolling them and stirring up these very myths?

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    afx - Bwoon Dub (Analord Series)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFSvmgyUWPQ
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    awwww man

    It's going to take me a little while to consider my reply to this.

    I have been listening to his output since about 1992/3 ish

    I don't gravitate towards all of his material, but he is quite the character and genius.

    IMO of course
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    Aphex really is a top drawer troll.
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    afx - Bwoon Dub (Analord Series)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFSvmgyUWPQ
    love that track. It might be heresy, but I think I prefer the Afx Analord series to his aphex twin releases
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