History NightmareFuel / AphexTwin

18th Apr '17 5:07:12 AM LE0Night
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** Two of the unreleased ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II'' tracks:
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4RBdyLPeZI "Stabbing Interview"]] appears to be an earlier version of "Spots" from the actual album, but with even MORE echo, disturbing noises and muffled human screaming. It sounds like it came from TotalRecall1990!
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCqCegy6Ybk "Chopped F Beginning"]] is a [[DroneOfDread drone-focused track]] which is very akin to the official soundtrack of VideoGame/HalfLife1.



* Two of the unreleased ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II'' tracks:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4RBdyLPeZI "Stabbing Interview"]] appears to be an earlier version of "Spots" from the actual album, but with even MORE echo, disturbing noises and muffled human screaming. It sounds like it came from TotalRecall1990!
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCqCegy6Ybk "Chopped F Beginning"]] is a [[DroneOfDread drone-focused track]] which is very akin to the official soundtrack of VideoGame/HalfLife1.

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* Two of the unreleased ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II'' tracks:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4RBdyLPeZI "Stabbing Interview"]] appears to be an earlier version of "Spots" from the actual album, but with even MORE echo, disturbing noises and muffled human screaming. It sounds like it came from TotalRecall1990!
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCqCegy6Ybk "Chopped F Beginning"]] is a [[DroneOfDread drone-focused track]] which is very akin to the official soundtrack of VideoGame/HalfLife1.
17th Apr '17 11:59:21 AM stuffedninja
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[[caption-width-right:350:'''I...WANT YOUR SOUUUUUUUL''']]



** ''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5Az_7U0-cK0 Come to Daddy]]'' was once described by [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave]] [[Music/FooFighters Grohl]] as "the most terrifying music video ever." In the video, an elderly lady is harassed by children, each one of their faces replaced by the identical grinning visage of Richard D. James, whilst a distorted face on a TV howls about how he wants your soul. It gets worse from then on in.

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** ''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5Az_7U0-cK0 Come to Daddy]]'' (depicted in the page image) was once described by [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave]] [[Music/FooFighters Grohl]] as "the most terrifying music video ever." In the video, an elderly lady is harassed by children, each one of their faces replaced by the identical grinning visage of Richard D. James, whilst a distorted face on a TV howls about how he wants your soul. It gets worse from then on in.
14th Mar '17 12:08:21 PM stuffedninja
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* ''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5Az_7U0-cK0 Come to Daddy]]'' was once described by [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave]] [[Music/FooFighters Grohl]] as "the most terrifying music video ever." In the video, an elderly lady is harassed by children, each one of their faces replaced by the identical grinning visage of Richard D. James, whilst a distorted face on a TV howls about how he wants your soul. It gets worse from then on in.
** Those same smiling kids are depicted on the song's single cover, although some of the fear is alleviated once you see [[FunnyBackgroundEvent the kid on the far left doing part of the Bloods gang sign]].
** The song itself is scary. Let's put it like this: it made ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' scary. (Sadly, no Website/YouTube link since the US has a copyright block on the video - so [[http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=9421 here's the AMV page]]).
** Not to mention the song itself contains a [[CarefulWithThatAxe 34-second long anguished scream from the very depths of Hell]]. The kicker? ''[[HellIsThatNoise Richard D. James himself is most likely the source of that scream]]''. God have mercy.
*** In fact, the demon serves as the inspiration for [[Manga/SoulEater Asura]].
* ''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=l48HTZUHfeQ Rubber Johnny]]'' -- A short film that's seen as the weirdest of Aphex Twin's collaborative efforts with Chris Cunningham. Think ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' set to a rave track.
** The short film originally existed as a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOwrF9E06a4 30-second commercial]] for ''Drukqs'' (Cunningham liked the idea so much that he decided to expand it) that epitomizes NothingIsScarier, as there's no context given for the visuals, and it's not even labeled as an Aphex Twin commercial until the final moments.
** The short film's DVD comes with a 42-page book containing photos of the film's protagonist Johnny that portray him as less of a human and more of a [[BodyHorror horrific, twisting, somewhat humanoid mass of skin and flesh]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oQCmu6-thQ Here's a peek at what's inside.]]
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQxB8qIqoPE Gwarek2]]" off of ''Drukqs'' is highly unsettling, and was used in the above video.

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* Aphex's collaborations with video artist Chris Cunningham made some of the most famous examples of NightmareFuel in music video history.
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''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5Az_7U0-cK0 Come to Daddy]]'' was once described by [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave]] [[Music/FooFighters Grohl]] as "the most terrifying music video ever." In the video, an elderly lady is harassed by children, each one of their faces replaced by the identical grinning visage of Richard D. James, whilst a distorted face on a TV howls about how he wants your soul. It gets worse from then on in.
** *** Those same smiling kids are depicted on the song's single cover, although some of the fear is alleviated once you see [[FunnyBackgroundEvent the kid on the far left doing part of the Bloods gang sign]].
** *** The song itself is scary. Let's put it like this: it made ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' scary. (Sadly, no Website/YouTube link since the US has a copyright block on the video - so [[http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=9421 here's the AMV page]]).
** *** Not to mention the song itself contains a [[CarefulWithThatAxe 34-second long anguished scream from the very depths of Hell]]. The kicker? ''[[HellIsThatNoise Richard D. James himself is most likely the source of that scream]]''. God have mercy.
*** **** In fact, the demon serves as the inspiration for [[Manga/SoulEater Asura]].
* ** ''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=l48HTZUHfeQ Rubber Johnny]]'' -- A short film that's seen as the weirdest of created by Cunningham over three years scored by Aphex Twin's collaborative efforts with Chris Cunningham.that stars a deformed teenager in a wheelchair who can twist his body to inhuman extents. Think ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' set to a rave track.
** *** The short film originally existed as a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOwrF9E06a4 30-second commercial]] for ''Drukqs'' (Cunningham liked the idea so much that he decided to expand it) that epitomizes NothingIsScarier, as there's no context given for the visuals, and it's not even labeled as an Aphex Twin commercial until the final moments.
** *** The short film's DVD comes with a 42-page book containing photos of the film's protagonist Johnny that portray him as less of a human and more of a [[BodyHorror horrific, twisting, somewhat humanoid mass of skin and flesh]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oQCmu6-thQ Here's a peek at what's inside.]]
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MBaEEODzU0 Windowlicker]]'' isn't quite as scary as "Come to Daddy", but it's still freaky in its own way. In probably one of the biggest examples of FanDisservice in music video history, the video is full of scantily-clad women...[[ButterFace that all have Richard's smiling face pasted onto them]]. Plus there's another woman in the video who is horrifically ugly with a deformed, bucktoothed face that's actually based on a sketch by Creator/HRGiger, which, you guessed it, is called ''The Windowlickers''.
*** WebVideo/BennettTheSage was so creeped out by the video that he placed it at #1 on his list of the Top 10 WTF Music Videos:
--->Hey, wanna never sleep again? ''Too late!''
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQxB8qIqoPE Gwarek2]]" off of ''Drukqs'' is highly unsettling, and was used in the above video.credits of ''Rubber Johnny''.



* Chris Cunningham's video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MBaEEODzU0 "Windowlicker"]] isn't quite as scary as "Come to Daddy", but it's still freaky in its own way. In probably one of the biggest examples of FanDisservice in music video history, the video is full of scantily-clad women...[[ButterFace that all have Richard's smiling face pasted onto them]]. Plus there's another woman in the video who is horrifically ugly with a deformed, bucktoothed face that's actually based on a sketch by Creator/HRGiger, which, you guessed it, is called ''The Windowlickers''.
** WebVideo/BennettTheSage was so creeped out by the video that he placed it at #1 on his list of the Top 10 WTF Music Videos:
-->Hey, wanna never sleep again? ''Too late!''
1st Mar '17 2:36:36 PM stuffedninja
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* ''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5Az_7U0-cK0 Come to Daddy]]'' was once described by [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave]] [[Music/FooFighters Grohl]] as "the most terrifying music video ever." elderly lady is harassed by children, each one of their faces replaced by the identical grinning visage of Richard D. James, whilst a distorted face on a TV howls about how he wants your soul. It gets worse from then on in.

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* ''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5Az_7U0-cK0 Come to Daddy]]'' was once described by [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave]] [[Music/FooFighters Grohl]] as "the most terrifying music video ever." In the video, an elderly lady is harassed by children, each one of their faces replaced by the identical grinning visage of Richard D. James, whilst a distorted face on a TV howls about how he wants your soul. It gets worse from then on in.



* ''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=l48HTZUHfeQ Rubber Johnny]]'' -- think ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' set to a rave track.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQxB8qIqoPE Gwarek2]]" off of ''Drukqs'' is highly unsettling, and was used in the above video.

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* ''[[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=l48HTZUHfeQ Rubber Johnny]]'' -- think A short film that's seen as the weirdest of Aphex Twin's collaborative efforts with Chris Cunningham. Think ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' set to a rave track.
** The short film originally existed as a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOwrF9E06a4 30-second commercial]] for ''Drukqs'' (Cunningham liked the idea so much that he decided to expand it) that epitomizes NothingIsScarier, as there's no context given for the visuals, and it's not even labeled as an Aphex Twin commercial until the final moments.
** The short film's DVD comes with a 42-page book containing photos of the film's protagonist Johnny that portray him as less of a human and more of a [[BodyHorror horrific, twisting, somewhat humanoid mass of skin and flesh]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oQCmu6-thQ Here's a peek at what's inside.]]
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"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQxB8qIqoPE Gwarek2]]" off of ''Drukqs'' is highly unsettling, and was used in the above video.



* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSYAZnQmffg Equation]]" has a portrait of Richard's face near the end that can only be seen if the song is put through a spectrogram.
* The aforementioned hideously ugly woman from Chris Cunningham's music video of "Windowlicker". Her face is actually based on a sketch by Creator/HRGiger, which, you guessed it, is called ''The Windowlickers''.
* ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II''; 50% of it is sheer SweetDreamsFuel but [[DroneOfDread the other half]]...:

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSYAZnQmffg Equation]]" has a disturbing portrait of Richard's grinning face known as the "Demon Face" near the end that can only be seen if the song is put through a logarithmic spectrogram.
* The aforementioned hideously ugly woman from Chris Cunningham's video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MBaEEODzU0 "Windowlicker"]] isn't quite as scary as "Come to Daddy", but it's still freaky in its own way. In probably one of the biggest examples of FanDisservice in music video history, the video is full of "Windowlicker". Her scantily-clad women...[[ButterFace that all have Richard's smiling face pasted onto them]]. Plus there's another woman in the video who is horrifically ugly with a deformed, bucktoothed face that's actually based on a sketch by Creator/HRGiger, which, you guessed it, is called ''The Windowlickers''.
** WebVideo/BennettTheSage was so creeped out by the video that he placed it at #1 on his list of the Top 10 WTF Music Videos:
-->Hey, wanna never sleep again? ''Too late!''
* ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II''; 50% of it is sheer SweetDreamsFuel but [[DroneOfDread the other half]]...:



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ET1vST_xKc "Stone In Focus"]], which is focused around bass-heavy rumbling and surprisingly total synth wash while featuring a clock ticking noises playing in the background and with some creepy synth melodies through out the entire track. It's like a [[DarkerAndEdgier darker cousin]] to "Rhubarb".

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ET1vST_xKc "Stone In Focus"]], which is focused around bass-heavy rumbling and surprisingly total synth wash while featuring a clock ticking noises playing in the background and with some creepy synth melodies through out throughout the entire track. It's like a [[DarkerAndEdgier darker cousin]] to "Rhubarb".



* Sweet dreams, kids! Here's the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MBaEEODzU0 "Window Licker"]] video!
** WebVideo/BennettTheSage was so creeped out by the video that he placed it at #1 on his list of the Top 10 WTF Music Videos:
-->Hey, wanna never sleep again? ''Too late!''
25th Jan '17 5:32:18 PM CodyPurple
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* Two of the unreleased ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II'' tracks:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4RBdyLPeZI "Stabbing Interview"]] appears to be an earlier version of "Spots" from the actual album, but with even MORE echo, disturbing noises and muffled human screaming. It sounds like it came from TotalRecall1990!
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCqCegy6Ybk "Chopped F Beginning"]] is a [[DroneOfDread drone-focused track]] which is very akin to the official soundtrack of VideoGame/HalfLife1.
24th Dec '16 10:45:53 AM CodyPurple
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** "Gwarek2" off of ''Drukqs'' is highly unsettling, and was used in the above video.

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** "Gwarek2" "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQxB8qIqoPE Gwarek2]]" off of ''Drukqs'' is highly unsettling, and was used in the above video.



* "Equation" has a portrait of Richard's face near the end that can only be seen if the song is put through a spectrogram.

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** Taken [[UpToEleven Up To Eleven]] with [[Creator/DavidFirth David Firth's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx_FnAyovvU fanmade music video]], which features a deformed lunatic who [[OffWithHisHead beheads the titular character]], [[ILoveTheDead fondles his corpse]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking goes on a killing spree, guns down the milk man's wife]], [[RunningGag then rapes her]] and [[WouldHurtAChild kills her child!]] After that, the lunatic ends up [[AteHisGun shooting himself.]]
* "Equation" "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSYAZnQmffg Equation]]" has a portrait of Richard's face near the end that can only be seen if the song is put through a spectrogram.



** "White Blur 1", an unsettling haphazard mishmash of bell noises, creepy rumbling, and reverberating vocal samples. It's like the last 40 or so seconds of [[Music/{{Radiohead}} "Climbing Up the Walls"]], except extended to 3 minutes. (And thank God it's only 3 minutes as opposed to the usual 5-8.)
** "White Blur 2" is even worse, consisting of nothing but a looped psychedelic riff interspersed by a creepy distorted laugh and occasional muted whispers, it keeps going like this for 11 minutes. You could've stuck it in a YumeNikki level and nobody would be able to tell the difference.

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** "White "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofGXo6ClCnQ White Blur 1", 1]]", an unsettling haphazard mishmash of bell noises, creepy rumbling, and reverberating vocal samples. It's like the last 40 or so seconds of [[Music/{{Radiohead}} "Climbing Up the Walls"]], except extended to 3 minutes. (And thank God it's only 3 minutes as opposed to the usual 5-8.)
** "White "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYRCmsDjT50 White Blur 2" 2]]" is even worse, consisting of nothing but a looped psychedelic riff interspersed by a creepy distorted laugh and occasional muted whispers, it keeps going like this for 11 minutes. You could've stuck it in a YumeNikki level and nobody would be able to tell the difference.



** Interestingly, most of the creepy tracks are the ones related to nature; Grass, Mould, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATzlzPLMUhc Tree...]]

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** Interestingly, most of the creepy tracks are the ones related to nature; Grass, Mould, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfpCwdXpq1Q Mould]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATzlzPLMUhc Tree...]]



* Any fear for [[https://img.discogs.com/zjRLww2nikDVCWFq1KAaxWjv17g=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-27129-1158407369.jpeg.jpg the cover of ''I Care Because You Do'']]?

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* Any fear for [[https://img.discogs.com/zjRLww2nikDVCWFq1KAaxWjv17g=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-27129-1158407369.jpeg.jpg the cover of ''I Care Because You Do'']]?Do'']] or [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/4chanmusic/images/9/99/Aphex-Twin-Richard-D-James-Album-cover.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130929212032 "Richard D. James Album"]]?
24th Dec '16 10:12:23 AM CodyPurple
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** Interestingly, most of the creepy tracks are the ones related to nature; Grass, Moss, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATzlzPLMUhc Tree...]]

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** Interestingly, most of the creepy tracks are the ones related to nature; Grass, Moss, Mould, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATzlzPLMUhc Tree...]]]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ET1vST_xKc "Stone In Focus"]], which is focused around bass-heavy rumbling and surprisingly total synth wash while featuring a clock ticking noises playing in the background and with some creepy synth melodies through out the entire track. It's like a [[DarkerAndEdgier darker cousin]] to "Rhubarb".
*** Despite it's just 10-minutes long and doesn't have much going on, the track sounds like "floating out deep space without any way to return home". Also there was a comment section of people when listening to the song, they're questioning their religion, wondering "what will happen to them when they die, where they will hear this song when they die?" It's a weirdly powerful song.



* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxy0nWE3Q1M Gwely Mernans]]''. What's even more creepy about it, beyond it giving off this overwhelming sense of dread and paranoia, is that its title is Cornish for 'death bed'.

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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxy0nWE3Q1M Gwely Mernans]]''. The track from the album Drukqs, is full of dark rumbling noises and atonal piano pads playing in the background. What's even more creepy about it, beyond it giving off this overwhelming sense of dread and paranoia, is that its title is Cornish for 'death bed'.
8th Nov '16 10:01:03 AM acarponearth
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* Any fear for [[https://img.discogs.com/zjRLww2nikDVCWFq1KAaxWjv17g=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-27129-1158407369.jpeg.jpg the cover of ''I Care Because You Do]]?

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* Any fear for [[https://img.discogs.com/zjRLww2nikDVCWFq1KAaxWjv17g=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-27129-1158407369.jpeg.jpg the cover of ''I Care Because You Do]]?Do'']]?
16th Oct '16 5:04:23 PM acarponearth
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* Any fear for [[https://img.discogs.com/zjRLww2nikDVCWFq1KAaxWjv17g=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-27129-1158407369.jpeg.jpg this album cover?]]

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* Any fear for [[https://img.discogs.com/zjRLww2nikDVCWFq1KAaxWjv17g=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-27129-1158407369.jpeg.jpg this album cover?]]the cover of ''I Care Because You Do]]?
16th Oct '16 5:03:06 PM acarponearth
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*Any fear for [[https://img.discogs.com/zjRLww2nikDVCWFq1KAaxWjv17g=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-27129-1158407369.jpeg.jpg this album cover?]]
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