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BBC Radio 4 Air Aphex Twin Documentary

BBC Radio 4 Air Aphex Twin Documentary

Earlier this week BBC Radio 4 aired a documentary on the music of Mr. Richard D James. Or Aphex Twin as he is also known.

Esteemed music writer and founder of The Quietus, Jon Doran looks at the Irish producer’s three-decade-long career for the radio documentary titled, The Cult Of Aphex Twin.

The 30-minute piece includes stories and anecdotes from artists and collaborators such as Middleton, Leila, David Toop and Scanner as well as from celebrity fan and comedian Vic Reeves.

As well as material compiled from Aphex Twin’s early days, Doron discusses the many mysteries and eccentricity that surrounds the enigmatic producer: “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?”

Listen to The Cult Of Aphex Twin here.

Last year along with his record label, Warp Records Aphex Twin launched a new online store selling new material, demos, rarities and unreleased tracks.

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