Two Decades Of Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II

This video captures a hour+ discussion at CCRMA by author Marc Weidenbaum on Two Decades of Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II.

Weidenbaum’s discussion focuses on the “cultural afterlife” that the album has experienced in the two decades since its initial release on the Warp and Sire labels in 1994.

The discussion is based on Weidenbaum’s book in the 33 1/3 series, Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Continue reading

Rare Aphex Twin ‘Caustic Window’ LP Sells For $46,300 On eBay

aphex-twin-test-pressing-caustic-windowsA rare test pressing of Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), working under his ‘Caustic Window’ moniker, has sold for $46,300 on eBay.

Back in 1994, James had plans to release an LP as Caustic Windows on his label, Rephlex Records. 4 test pressings were reportedly made, of which this LP is one.  Continue reading

Stream Aphex Twin’s Unreleased ‘Caustic Window’ LP

Back in 1994, there were plans for releasing an LP of music from Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, under his “Caustic Window” moniker on his own label, Rephlex Records.

This album, though recorded, never saw the light of day. Only 4 people at the time were known to have a vinyl test pressing of the album – Richard James, Chris Jeffs (aka Cylob), Grant Wilson-Claridge (co-founder of Rephlex Records) and Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq). Each person was sworn to never make copies of the music, and for 20 years, the LP little more than a rumor.

Until now.  Continue reading

Aphex Twin’s Remote Orchestra

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Aphex Twin’s Remote Orchestra

Richard D. James came up with the idea of controlling a 48 piece string section and a 24 strong choir by remote control, using MIDI controllers, headphones and visual cues.

Remote Orchestra was developed for the European Culture Congress in Poland and premiered Sept 10, 2011 at Centennial Hall, Wroclaw.

Solvent On Aphex Twin, Indie Music & Vintage Gear

StudioFeed cuaght up with Canadian producer and hardware lover, Solvent (Jason Amm), for an inside look at his home studio set-up, his influences and the story behind his recent RDJ-CS5 EP.

In addition to making music, Solvent is also involved in an upcoming documentary on modular synthesizers, I Dream of Wires, that is expected to be released later in 2012.

via Oliver Chesler