Electronic Music Icon Aphex Twin Commissions 12-year-old for Latest Music Video
Written by Johanna Baumann on June 21st, 2016.
Richard D James aka Aphex Twin is known for his out-of-the-box artistic choices and unsettling visuals, and his first video release in 17 years doesn’t disappoint; the 8-minute visual accompaniment to “CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]” was directed, edited, and produced by a 12-year-old. James discovered Ryan Wyer of Dublin, Ireland via his youtube channel, epic1:40d Gaming, which hosts a collection of oddly comical videos, some displaying Wyer’s love of Aphex Twin in a uniquely strange way only a child could come up with. The video for “CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]” features mismatched clips of Wyer and his friends dancing while donning Aphex Twin t-shirts and masks in various suburban locations. The amateur editing and trademark masks give the video Aphex Twin’s signature eerie aesthetic, while the music melds it all together with a four-on-the-floor beat and floating synthesizer pads. “CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]” will appear on Aphex Twin’s Cheetah EP, due out July 8, 2016.