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Aphex Twin Unveils New Augmented Reality App
Christian Eede , August 17th, 2023 15:51

YXBoZXh0d2lu, a free app, accompanies his recent four-track EP

Aphex Twin has released a new augmented reality app, named YXBoZXh0d2lu, which translates to 'aphextwin' when decrypted using Base64 binary-to-text encoding.

Created by Japan-based spatial internet studio KALKUL, the free app features work by Aphex Twin and his longtime visual collaborator Weridcore, as well as additional material from his long-standing record label home, Warp Records. The app is said to offer an "alternate world" of interactive immersion, combining artwork with Aphex Twin videos and music in a 3-D experience.

Among the material featured within the app is a collection of AR landscapes, which are soundtracked by Aphex Twin's latest release, Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / In A Room7 F760, which came out last month. Users of the app can access its immersive qualities by pointing a phone camera at the packaging of his latest release, whether its the front cover or inner sleeves of the CD and vinyl editions.

Find out more about YXBoZXh0d2lu here, and watch a demo video above.