Nightmare Fuel: Aphex Twin
Aphex Twin: Strange, brilliant, and a master of scaring the hell out of people.
- Come to Daddy — 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.
- Once described by Dave Grohl as "the most terrifying music video ever."
- Those same smiling kids are depicted on the song's single cover, although some of the fear is alleviated once you see 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 My Neighbor Totoro scary. (Sadly, no YouTube link since the US has a copyright block on the video - so here's the AMV page).
- Not to mention the song itself contains a 34-second long anguished scream from the very depths of Hell. The kicker? Richard D. James himself is most likely the source of that scream. God have mercy.
- In fact, the demon serves as the inspiration for Asura.
- Rubber Johnny — think Eraserhead set to a rave track.
- "Gwarek2" off of Drukqs is highly unsettling, and was used in the above video.
- The intro to "Milkman" is a garbled recording of a man speaking in what sounds like a foriegn language. It turns out it's English, but run through a Ring Modulator to make it unintelligible. Until one Youtuber decoded it. (Warning: NSFW and Nausea Fuel, with a side of Cluster F-Bomb.)
- "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 H. R. Giger, which, you guessed it, is called The Windowlickers.
- Selected Ambient Volumes II; 50% of it is sheer Sweet Dreams Fuel, the other half...:
"Woah, finally a song that captures the mood of trying to brush dust into a dustpan but there's always that fucking line of dust that you can't get in, it gets smaller and smaller but never goes away. I will play this song next time I need to dust with a dust pan."
- "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 "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 Yume Nikki level and nobody would be able to tell the difference.
- "Window Sill" somehow manages to be the musical equivalent of Uncanny Valley, being subtly-off and unnerving.
- However, one YouTube comment manages to suck all the creepiness out of it with this:
- Come On You Slags, really. It has the creepiest main melody ever heard in an electronic music song.