See New Aphex Twin Video
, November 15th, 2010 18:46
"Like watching all of 1992 condensed into 75 seconds."
Ooooh, he's here again. The man with the child in his shed.
As we reported recently on The Quietus, Richard D James is gearing up to return to the fray with his first album as Aphex Twin in a decade.
We found this short video - which appears to be by rave's most enigmatic son - thanks to the kind people at Hyponik.com, a site that has the noble intention of supplying you with "bass, beats and blips" and is relaunching on November 22.
The clip features cine film footage of a seaside holiday and some clips of ravers all morphing into various versions of his nibs. It's a scant teaser but it still has the effect of thrusting the viewer straight into a throbbing, psychedelic grotto of confusion and terror and has therefore already whetted our appetite for next year's long awaited follow up to Drukqs. (Although the tune itself is possibly by dgoHn, who along with Macc released the Some Shit Saaink drum & bass album on Subtle Audio recently. Aphex Twin is no stranger to dropping their tunes while DJing.)
(What looks like the genesis of the film was debuted at the London Electronic Dance Festival a couple of months ago.)
Whatever format his next release takes, it's not as if he doesn't have enough material to choose from. He told Another Man magazine recently that he had "six albums worth of material already done.
The video ends with the date 12 March 2011, which just happens to be the Saturday of the Bloc Weekender in Butlins Minehead, which Aphex Twin has played before. (Seeing as the line up already has LFO, Moderat, Vitalic, Joy Orbison, Seth Troxler, Claude Von Stroke, Beardyman, Dopplereffekt, Digital Mystikz, and Black Devil Disco Club confirmed, it's shaping up to be a good weekend already.)
AFX Seaside Special? Well, let's keep our fingers crossed that an album will appearing next Spring as well.