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Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’s… More »

As any dyed-in-the-wool Aphex Twin fan worth their weight in trivia answers will tell you, there’s really no such thing as a bad album written by Richard D. James. Sure, some are better than others, and there are probably some you don’t even like that much. But a bad record from modern electronic music’s preeminent… More »

Here’s how fucking weird 2014 is: Aphex Twin returned from a decade-long exile with a new album, and the thing sounds comforting. If you’re old enough, you probably remember hearing a new Aphex track for the first time and having the old “Wh-wh-what the fuck is happening here?!?” reaction. He made music that sounded impossible,… More »

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Hear Aphex Twin’s Alternate Version Of “Avril 14th”

"Avril 14th" might be Aphex Twin's most well-known song, which is almost surprising given the fact that the delicately-rendered piece is a lone piano composition…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 2, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Mercury Prize 2015 Nominees Include Aphex Twin, Jamie xx, Florence + The Machine

Every year since 1992, a panel of British music-industry types convenes to decide which album will win the Mercury Prize, the award given to what…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2015 - 9:23 am

AFX (Aphex Twin) – “Umeal25″

At one point in time, new music from Aphex Twin was something it seemed like we'd never have again. Today, we're living in an Aphex
Caitlin White | August 24, 2015 - 11:19 am

AFX – “simple slamming b 2″ & “midi pipe1c sds3time cube/klonedrm”

In a couple of weeks, Aphex Twin will follow up Syro, his triumphant 2014 comeback album, with Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008), a new collection released…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2015 - 1:25 pm

AFX (Aphex Twin) – “oberheim blacet1b”

Aphex Twin was infamously quiet for 13 years before releasing new album Syro last year, followed by enough random tracks to make new music from…
Caitlin White | July 31, 2015 - 4:02 pm

New Aphex Twin EP Orphaned DJ Selek 2006-08 Out Next Month

You know Aphex Twin is fully back when he's bringing the alter-egos out of storage. Richard D. James ended a long silence last year when…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2015 - 10:11 am

Aphex Twin Is Releasing A Syro Bonus Track On White Label 12″

After a decade-long hiatus, we've got an avalanche of new music from Aphex Twin. It's been an almost overwhelming return, between last year's SYRO, follow-up…
Caitlin White | March 5, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive…
James Rettig | February 8, 2015 - 7:08 pm

Grammys 2015: Winners List

The 2015 Grammys are have officially begun. We'll be updating this post with the winners as they're announced throughout the night. Winners will be appear…
Caitlin White | February 8, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Hear A Ton Of Previously Unreleased Aphex Twin Tracks

Aphex Twin -- or at least someone with extensive access to Richard D. James' back library -- has been uploading a bunch of tracks to…
James Rettig | January 27, 2015 - 9:18 pm

Stream Aphex Twin Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP

Today, Aphex Twin follows up last year's grand comeback album SYRO with a new EP called Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2. Up until now, all…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2015 - 11:32 am

Aphex Twin – “Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix]”

You may have missed it amidst the crazy avalanche of great music we've been getting lately, but Aphex Twin has a new EP coming out…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2015 - 12:16 pm

Aphex Twin Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP Details

After 13 years of silence, last year Aphex Twin finally released another proper album with SYRO and shared dozens of unreleased tracks. It doesn't look…
James Rettig | January 9, 2015 - 9:00 am

Aphex Twin Answers Questions From Caribou, Nicolas Jaar, Skrillex; Says He’s Developing Mutant Music Software

Before returning with his triumphant new album SYRO, Aphex Twin shared a list of all the gear he'd used to make the music. It is…
Tom Breihan | December 30, 2014 - 12:45 pm

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

Aphex Twin Shares Dozens Of Unreleased Tracks

If his recent interview with Dave Noyze is any indication, there are three things that Aphex Twin loves to do in interviews: say ridiculous shit,…
Peter Helman | November 10, 2014 - 10:40 am

Aphex Twin Doubles Down On 9/11 Truther Comments, Shares Music By His 6-Year-Old Son

A month ago Aphex Twin mastermind Richard D. James offered some vague comments in an interview that suggested he might believe 9/11 was an inside…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2014 - 9:07 am

David Rees’ Aphex Swift Is The Best Aphex Twin/Taylor Swift Mashup Album Of The Year So Far

Mixing together Aphex Twin and Taylor Swift is a weird idea at first, but it makes so much sense the more that you think about…
James Rettig | October 25, 2014 - 2:04 pm
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