Aphex Twin announces first US appearance in eight years
Richard D. James has cemented his name as one of electronic music’s most pioneering producers thanks to decades of creating uniquely esoteric soundscapes as Aphex Twin. Given his sporadic output, however, much of his legacy has eluded American audiences, since the bulk of his compositions preceded dance music’s stateside surge in popularity in 2010 and beyond.
Since breaking an extensive hiatus in 2014 with the cryptic release of his album Syro, James has gradually returned to the public eye. In June 2016, he released his first music video in 17 years for “CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ],” which would appear on his Cheetah EP the following month. Now, Houston’s Day for Night festival, which will take place December 16-17, has announced that Aphex Twin will be performing during the weekend. More details will be released about the festival tomorrow, but James seems to have confirmed his spot on the lineup with a gif posted to his Twitter account.
— Aphex Twin (@AphexTwin) September 13, 2016
Day for Night will be Aphex Twin’s first US performance in eight years, since he played at Coachella in 2008.