History Music / AphexTwin

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''.
22nd Sep '15 8:21:32 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=]".



* LonelyPianoPiece: ''Drukqs'' alternates between pounding breakcore and this trope. Examples include the most famous of the bunch, "Avril 14th", as well as "Strotha Tynhe" and the album's finale "nanou2".
** There's also "Piano Un10 It Happened" off of ''Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2''

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* LonelyPianoPiece: LonelyPianoPiece:
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''Drukqs'' alternates between pounding breakcore and this trope. Examples include the most famous of the bunch, "Avril 14th", as well as "Strotha Tynhe" and the album's finale "nanou2".
** There's also "Piano Un10 It Happened" off of ''Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2''Pt2''.
21st Sep '15 6:00:10 AM stuffedninja
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* ''Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008'' (2015)
20th Sep '15 10:29:19 PM TheGhostofTomJoad
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** There's also "Piano Un10 It Happened" off of ''Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2''
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