History Music / AphexTwin

22nd Jul '16 9:37:26 PM awesomedude17
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* ''Cheetah'' (2016)
6th Jul '16 12:52:51 PM Logograph
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While he is known in some ways as a {{Trope Maker|s}} for ambient techno thanks to the aforementioned ''SAW 85-92'', his material is very diverse and frequently employs [[IHaveManyNames pseudonyms]], ranging between pure ambience (''SAW Vol. II''), sad, beautiful {{Lonely Piano Piece}}s (most of them on ''Drukqs''), eardrum-splitting drum 'n' bass (''...I Care Because You Do''), acid techno (his early AFX/Caustic Window material, plus the ''Analord'' 12" series) and his trademark combination of upbeat melodies with complicated beats (''Richard D. James Album'', ''Drukqs''). His 2014 album ''Syro'' (his first full-length release in 13 years!) falls somewhere in-between the last two styles respectively.

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While he is known in some ways as a {{Trope Maker|s}} for ambient techno thanks to the aforementioned ''SAW 85-92'', his material is very diverse and frequently employs [[IHaveManyNames pseudonyms]], ranging between pure ambience (''SAW Vol. II''), sad, beautiful {{Lonely Piano Piece}}s (most of them on ''Drukqs''), eardrum-splitting drum 'n' bass (''...I Care Because You Do''), Do'', some songs in ''Drukqs''), acid techno (his early AFX/Caustic Window material, plus the ''Analord'' 12" series) and his trademark combination of upbeat melodies with complicated beats (''Richard D. James Album'', ''Drukqs''). His 2014 album ''Syro'' (his first full-length release in 13 years!) falls somewhere in-between the last two styles respectively.
25th Jun '16 10:45:11 AM stuffedninja
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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: A monotone hum is what ends "Cornish Acid" and begins "Peek 824545201".

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: A monotone hum is what ends On ''Richard D. James Album'', "Cornish Acid" and ends with the same monotone hum that begins "Peek 824545201".824545201", and in turn the next track "Fingerbib" also contains the same hum although it's fragmented and practically inaudible without headphones.
5th Apr '16 7:27:52 AM stuffedninja
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* BlatantLies: Richard's well known for deliberately misleading both the press and his fans with very bizarre lies. He has claimed, amongst other things, to sleep only around 3 hours a night, as well as the ownership of a large square building with no windows in the middle of a South London roundabout (it actually contains a power transformer).
* BodyHorror: It would be easier to list examples of his videos that don't invoke this trope.



* BlatantLies: Richard's well known for deliberately misleading both the press and his fans with very bizarre lies. He has claimed, amongst other things, to sleep only around 3 hours a night, as well as the ownership of a large square building with no windows in the middle of a South London roundabout (it actually contains a power transformer).
* BodyHorror: It would be easier to list examples of his videos that don't invoke this trope.



* BrutalHonesty: Subverted; ''26 Mixes for Cash'' '''sounds''' like this with its title, but in actuality ([[WordOfGod as explained by Richard on his Soundcloud]]) the title is based on Richard exchanging [=DATs=] for cash rather than with cards, so that record companies wouldn't know his bank account information.



* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Allegedly the message behind ''Analord 8'', ''9'', and ''11'' all having tracks with names based on malware.



** ''Analord 8, 9,'' and ''11'' all have tracks named after or akin to malware. This was apparently an attempt to discourage piracy.

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** ''Analord 8, 9,'' and ''11'' all have tracks named after or akin to malware. This was apparently an attempt to [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil discourage piracy.piracy]].
31st Mar '16 3:55:14 PM aye_amber
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While he is known in some ways as a TropeMaker for ambient techno thanks to the aforementioned ''SAW 85-92'', his material is very diverse and frequently employs [[IHaveManyNames pseudonyms]], ranging between pure ambience (''SAW Vol. II''), sad, beautiful {{Lonely Piano Piece}}s (most of them on ''Drukqs''), eardrum-splitting drum 'n' bass (''...I Care Because You Do''), acid techno (his early AFX/Caustic Window material, plus the ''Analord'' 12" series) and his trademark combination of upbeat melodies with complicated beats (''Richard D. James Album'', ''Drukqs''). His 2014 album ''Syro'' (his first full-length release in 13 years!) falls somewhere in-between the last two styles respectively.

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While he is known in some ways as a TropeMaker {{Trope Maker|s}} for ambient techno thanks to the aforementioned ''SAW 85-92'', his material is very diverse and frequently employs [[IHaveManyNames pseudonyms]], ranging between pure ambience (''SAW Vol. II''), sad, beautiful {{Lonely Piano Piece}}s (most of them on ''Drukqs''), eardrum-splitting drum 'n' bass (''...I Care Because You Do''), acid techno (his early AFX/Caustic Window material, plus the ''Analord'' 12" series) and his trademark combination of upbeat melodies with complicated beats (''Richard D. James Album'', ''Drukqs''). His 2014 album ''Syro'' (his first full-length release in 13 years!) falls somewhere in-between the last two styles respectively.
19th Feb '16 11:14:39 PM Ozzi145
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* UnreliableNarrator: Go no further than the purposeful TranslationTrainwreck of [[http://warp.net/artists/aphex-twin/ his Warp profile]] to see how confusing Richard comes off as to his fans.
** See BlatantLies above as well.
20th Jan '16 11:17:15 AM stuffedninja
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* InNameOnly: Several (but not all) of his "remixes" are actually original works.

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* InNameOnly: Several (but not all) of his "remixes" are actually original works. For example, the Little Lord Faulteroy and Mummy mixes of "Come to Daddy".
17th Nov '15 7:25:54 AM stuffedninja
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* CallBack: 1999; the ''Windowlicker'' EP's final track is called "Nannou". 2001; the last track on ''Drukqs'' is called "[=nanou2=]".

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* CallBack: 1999; the ''Windowlicker'' EP's final track is called "Nannou". 2001; the The last track on ''Drukqs'' is called "[=nanou2=]"."[=nanou2=]", which is seemingly a sequel to the closing track on the ''Windowlicker'' EP, titled "Nannou".



** In an interview, he said that his five year old son had downloaded music software from the Pirate Bay and put the songs on Bandcamp.

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** In an interview, he said that his five year old son had downloaded music software from the Pirate Bay and put the some songs he made on Bandcamp.
13th Nov '15 9:36:55 AM FF32
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** Oddly enough, when there was a snafu regarding TheLonelyIsland sampling Avril 14th for "Iran (So Far Away)", Aphex Twin didn't mind and was "cool" about the whole thing. His label, however, wasn't.

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** Oddly enough, when there was a snafu regarding TheLonelyIsland Music/TheLonelyIsland sampling Avril 14th for "Iran (So Far Away)", Aphex Twin didn't mind and was "cool" about the whole thing. His label, however, wasn't.
22nd Sep '15 8:22:56 AM stuffedninja
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** "Aisatsana", the track that closes ''Syro''.
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