Friday 6 September 2002 6.44pm
"A:1 "What is Aphex Twin?"
Aphex Twin is the ongoing project of Richard D. James, a brilliant modern
composer of electronic music, sound, and noise. He has been hailed from both sides of the Atlantic as "the one-man Kraftwerk" and "the next Mozart"
showing that his music knows no geographical boundaries. Known for his
faster-than-lightning snare rushes just as much as for his beatless ambient
loops, Richard's music is never the same sound twice.
Some would try to categorise Aphex Twin as "ambient," "electronica,"
"intelligent dance music," "jungle," or even "noise." They would all be
correct, but it is much safer to say that with each new release, the sounds
created by Richard are torn down and rebuilt from the ground up without
giving a second thought to what the press or listening public may think.
There are some similarities among all of his works, but each track can
definitely hold its own."