Back in time
11 November 2022
Richard David James was born 51 years ago in Ireland. Back in 1985 he began
his musical journey as APHEX TWIN. His eccentric electronic wizardry impressed alternative critics who spread the news. Slowly but surely he gained notoriety among music fans who search for and love challenging artists.
It all started with his debut longplayer SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS 85-92.
A puzzling, yet accessible work (think early Brian Eno) of sound-exploring electronica.
It was released 30 years ago, on 9 November 1992.
AllMusic wrote: “One of the indisputable classics of electronica, and a defining document
for ambient music in particular, Selected Ambient Works 85-92 is Richard D. James’ earliest and most fully realized achievement. Reputedly created on homemade equipment deconstructed from standard synthesizers, the music within takes its cue from club beats and the techno rhythms of rave and acid-house culture… This landmark recording is one of the essential building blocks of any electronica collection.” Score: 5/5.
Stream the masterpiece here…
APHEX TWIN: Bio – Discography