In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Aphex Twin’s seminal album Selected Ambient Works 85-92, Fact Magazine asked Paul White to wax lyrical on the music that changed his life as a teenager back in 1997. Speaking about his experiences after first discovering SAW whilst at BRIT School in London, Danny Brown’s trusted beat provider cited Aphex Twin as his gateway to electronic music, admitting a near-obsessive infatuation with tracks “Xtal” and “Tha” and a penchant for post-party fixes of the album’s ambient soundscapes.
Known as a visionary by electronic musicians and fans across the world, it is no surprise that Richard D. James’ Aphex Twin is a name that commands attention, and White’s ode to his timeless productions is a lovely insight into just how influential Selected Ambient Works 85-92 has been.
Read the full feature here.
Aphex Twin plays at Field Day on Saturday 3rd June, headlining the purpose-built stage The Barn on a day that also boasts Nina Kraviz, Nicolas Jaar, Jon Hopkins, Moderat and Marcel Dettmann. The massive new hangar-style venue is one of the largest indoor stages in the world, and will be kitted out to deliver Aphex Twin the same high quality sound that he achieves with his astonishing productions. Add in that it’s a UK festival exclusive and you’ve got more than enough reasons to visit Field Day this June.
Photo courtesy of Aphex Twin
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