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Music/AphexTwin: [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Strange]], [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic brilliant]], and a master of ''[[NightmareFuel scaring the hell out of people]]''.
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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.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-9UvrLyj3k 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.
*** 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]].
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRvfxWRi6qQ Rubber Johnny]]'' -- A short film created by Cunningham over three years scored by Aphex 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=UBS4Gi1y_nc 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 credits of ''Rubber Johnny'' to make an already eerie shot outside a window gazing into a barely-lit night even creepier.
* The intro to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqTKOq8DmWU "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. [[http://youtu.be/Aw46dn01J0Y Until one Youtuber decoded it.]] (Warning: {{NSFW}} and NauseaFuel, with a side of ClusterFBomb.)
** 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.]]
* "[[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.
* ''Selected Ambient Works Volume II''; 50% of it is sheer SweetDreamsFuel but [[DroneOfDread the other half]]...
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofGXo6ClCnQ 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.)
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYRCmsDjT50 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.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Zsn6tJ2MY "Window Sill"]] somehow manages to be the musical equivalent of UncannyValley, being subtly-off and unnerving.
** However, one Website/YouTube comment manages to [[NightmareRetardant suck all the creepiness out of it]] with this:
--->'''"[[CrowningMomentOfFunny 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.]]"'''
** Many of the tracks are quite akin to something out of ''Franchise/SilentHill''. Case in point, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBU3uAzRejs "Grass"]].
** Interestingly, most of the creepy tracks are the ones related to nature; Grass, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfpCwdXpq1Q 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's ticking noises playing in the background and some creepy synth melodies throughout the entire track. It's like a [[DarkerAndEdgier darker cousin]] to "Rhubarb", and it sounds like "floating out in deep space without any way to return home".
** 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's rotting and falling apart!
*** [[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''.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbJq2aANCyQ Come On You Slags]]'', really. It has the creepiest main melody ever heard in an electronic music song. Unless if [[CreepyAwesome you really like the song]], though...
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxy0nWE3Q1M Gwely Mernans]]'', a ''Drukqs'' track 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".
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BGdYTD3l1Y 13 Barbarella On Microdots]]'' is pretty unsettling, which sounds like the auditory equivalent of running away from a [[AxCrazy killer]] [[AnAxeToGrind armed with an axe]] in a dark forest, ready to chop you down to pieces.
* Any fear for the covers of ''[[https://img.discogs.com/zjRLww2nikDVCWFq1KAaxWjv17g=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-27129-1158407369.jpeg.jpg ...I Care Because You 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]]''?

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