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Aphex Twin


Richard D. James is one of the most inventive musicians to have come out of Britain. Born in Limerick, Ireland, and raised in Truro, Cornwall, UK, to parents of Welsh decent, his music is always changing, always inventive, and liberally laced with his own brand of eccentric humor. Under a variety of stage names, (AFX, Caustic Window, Polygon ... See full bio »

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Known For

Children of Men Soundtrack
(2006)
'71 Soundtrack
(2014)
8MM Soundtrack
(1999)
Dead Man's Shoes Composer
(2004)

Filmography

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  Fire May Be Subtle (Short) (performer: "Mt. Saint Michel + Saint Michaels Mount") / (writer: "Mt. Saint Michel + Saint Michaels Mount" - as Richard D. James) (filming)
 2020 I'm Not Really Here (performer: "Nanou2") / (writer: "Nanou2" - as Richard James) (filming)
 2019 Fyre (Documentary) (performer: "CHEETAHT2 [LD SPECTRUM]", "PRODUK 29 [101]") / (writer: "CHEETAHT2 [LD SPECTRUM]", "PRODUK 29 [101]" - as Richard D James)
 2018/I Beautiful Boy (performer: "Nanou2") / (writer: "Nanou2" - as Richard James)
 2018/I Climax (performer: "Windowlicker") / (writer: "Windowlicker" - as Richard David James)
 2017 THINK!: Pink Kittens (Video short) (performer: "Windowlicker") / (writer: "Windowlicker")
 2016 HyperNormalisation (Documentary) ("Blue Calx") / (writer: "Blue Calx")
 2016 Aphex Twin: CIRKLON3 [ Kolkhoznaya Mix ] (Video short) (performer: "CIRKLON3 [Kolkhoznaya mix]") / (writer: "CIRKLON3 [Kolkhoznaya mix]")
 2016/I Collide (performer: "180db_(130)") / (writer: "180db_(130)" - as Richard James)
 2016 Limitless (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Close Encounters (2016) ... (writer: "At The Heart of it All" - uncredited)
 2015 Master of None (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Plan B (2015) ... (performer: "Come to Daddy")
 2014 Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy (Video short) ("Ugly Boy")
 2014 '71 (performer: "GWELY MERNANS")
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (as Richard James, "Windowlicker", "IZ-US", uncredited)
 2012 The Gallerina (Short) ("Kesson Dalef")
  Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- New Beginnings (2012) ... (performer: "Gwarek 2", "Gwely Memans") / (writer: "Gwarek 2", "Gwely Memans")
 2011 Chikara High Noon (TV Special) (performer: "Blame Game" - uncredited) / (writer: "Blame Game" - uncredited)
 2010 Just Like Illusion (Short) (writer: "Rushup / Bank 12" - as Richard D. James)
 2010/I Runaway (Short) (performer: "Blame Game" - uncredited) / (writer: "Blame Game" - uncredited)
 2010 Promises Written in Water (performer: "Quoth" - as Polygon Window) / (writer: "Quoth" - as Richard James)
 2010 Eat Pray Love (performer: "Parallel Stripes") / (writer: "Parallel Stripes" - as Richard James)
 2010 Brainwash (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Foreldreeffekten (2010) ... (performer: "Orban Eq Trx4")
 2010 Four Lions (performer: "Avril 14th") / (writer: "Avril 14th")
  Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (performer: "Tamphex" - uncredited) / (writer: "Tamphex" - uncredited)
 2009 Shot List (performer: "Beetles") / (writer: "Beetles" - as Richard D. James)
 2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Budi Sabri (2009) ... (performer: "Digeridoo" - uncredited)
 2008/III Full Circle (Short) (performer: "Cliffs", "Lichen", "Rhubarb")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) ("Selected Ambient Works Vol. II CD2 TRk5 aka [z twig]", uncredited)
 2007 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- LeBron James/Kanye West (2007) ... (writer: "Iran So Far")
 2007 Mister Lonely (performer: "Btoum-Roumada") / (writer: "Btoum-Roumada" - as Richard James)
 2006 Sharkwater (Documentary) (performer: "Track 3 Disc 1" a/k/a "Rhubarb") / (writer: "Track 3 Disc 1" a/k/a "Rhubarb" - as Richard James)
 2006 Children of Men (performer: "Omgyjya Switch7") / (producer: "Omgyjya Switch7" - as Richard James) / (writer: "Omgyjya Switch7" - as Richard James)
 2006 Marie Antoinette (performer: "Jynweythek Ylow", "Avril 14th") / (writer: "Jynweythek Ylow", "Avril 14th" - as Richard D. James)
 2006 Grandma's Boy (performer: "Windowlicker")
 2005 Rubber Johnny (Short) (arranger: "Afx237 v7") / (performer: "Afx237 v7") / (writer: "Afx237 v7")
 2005 WipEout Pure (Video Game) ("Naks Acid")
  Salad Fingers (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2004) (writer - 2 episodes, 2004)
- Picnic (2004) ... (performer: "Rhubarb") / (writer: "Rhubarb")
- Cage (2004) ... (performer: "Rhubarb", "Avril 14th") / (writer: "Rhubarb", "Avril 14th")
 2004 Spoilsbury Toast Boy (TV Series) (writer: "Stone In Focus")
 2004 Dead Man's Shoes (performer: "Nanou 2") / (writer: "Nanou 2" - as Richard D. James)
 2003 Aparatus (Short) (writer: "Gwarek2", "Vordhosbn")
 2003 The Work of Director Chris Cunningham (Video) (performer: "Come To Daddy", "Window Licker")
 2002 Bookcruncher (Short) (performer: "Windowlicker") / (writer: "Windowlicker")
 2002 The Weather Underground (Documentary) (performer: "Jynueythek Ylow", "CD #1, track #1")
 2002 Morvern Callar (performer: "Goon Gumpas", "Nannou") / (writer: "Goon Gumpas", "Nannou" - as Richard James)
 2002 Devil's Playground (Documentary) (performer: "CD 1- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 5", "CD 2- Track 7", "Xtal", "Heliosphan") / (producer: "CD 1- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 5", "CD 2- Track 7" - as Richard D. James) / (writer: "CD 1- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 5", "CD 2- Track 7", "Xtal", "Heliosphan" - as Richard D. James)
 2001 The Last Minute (performer: "Disc 1 Track 6", "Disc 2 Track 3", "Disc 2 Track 4", "Disc 2 Track 9", "On")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Army of One (2001) ... (performer: "#08" - uncredited) / (writer: "#08" - uncredited)
 2001 Manic ("Track 01 from Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2") / (performer: "Girl/Boy Song")
 2000 Monkey Drummer (Short) (performer: "Mt. Saint Michel & Saint Michaels Mount") / (writer: "Mt. Saint Michel & Saint Michaels Mount")
 2000 Complicity (performer: "Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid")
 2000 CKY2K (Video documentary) (performer: "Come To Daddy")
 2000 Architecture of Reassurance (Short) (performer: "Nannou")
 2000 Jam (TV Mini-Series) (Untitled (CD1 Track 7), "Untitled" (CD2 Track 6))
 1999 8MM (performer: "Come To Daddy")
 1998 Blade (performer: "UT1-Dot" - as Polygon Window) / (writer: "UT1-Dot" - as Richard D. James)
 1998 Pi (performer: "Bucephalus Bouncing Ball" - uncredited) / (producer: "Bucephalus Bouncing Ball" - as Richard James, uncredited) / (writer: "Bucephalus Bouncing Ball" - as Richard James, uncredited)
 1997 Closure (Video documentary) ("At the Heart of It All", uncredited)
 1995 The Doom Generation (performer: "On") / (writer: "On" - as Richard D James)
 1993 Aphex Twin: Ageispolis (Video short) (performer: "Ageispolis") / (writer: "Ageispolis")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Compaq computers, the song "Donkey Rhubarb" being used. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Last.fm | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard D. James | Polygon Window

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The best musicians or sound-artists are people who never considered themselves to be artists or musicians. See more »

Trivia:

His brother's grave is featured on the cover of the "Girl/Boy" EP and in the booklet in the "Richard D. James Album" both released under the name Aphex Twin in 1996 See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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