Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
A type of asthmatic inhaler. Ventolin is also known as albuterol, among other names for asthmatic inhalers...(wheeze wheeze cough pufffff).
An Aboriginal wind instrument. Yes, a digeridoo is a wind instrument used by the Aboriginies of Australia, and utilizes circular breathing to provide hours of mind-twisting rhythms.
Oh, and Cornwall, England is where Richie grew up.
Surfing on Sine Waves. This album was released in January of 1993, and was later re-released in 2000 with two bonus tracks ("Portreath Harbour" and "Redruth School").
|What is special about the track 'Lornaderek' on the 'Drukqs' album?||Aphex Twin
It's an answering machine message of his parents singing 'Happy Birthday' to him. Richard D. James was born on August 18th 1971.
|Under the motto of 'the Braindance Coincidence' Aphex Twin started a record label with some friends. What is the name of this label?||Aphex Twin
Rephlex Records. What is the Braindance Coincidence? 'Braindance is the music that has always existed but was not discovered until 1991 - by us!', it says on their website. They released records by a wide range of artists, from Bogdan Raczynksi and the Bug, via Cylob and the Gentle People to old school legends like Stakker and Baby Ford. What, you don't know them? Get thee to a record shoppe!
|When paid to do a remix of a certain song by a certain artist, Aphex Twin lost track of the time. When a courier from the record company appeared at his door to collect the mix, he gave him a disc with some random gabba beats on it and claimed he had used one note from the song and sped that up a hundredfold. The mix was never released. But what artist was it?||Aphex Twin
The Lemonheads. Richard D. James is a conceptual genius. And damn funny too.
|On '26 mixes for Cash' Aphex Twin released 24 mixes he did for other artists and 2 tracks of his own. What artists were not on this release?||Aphex Twin
Beck, Autechre, Bogdan Raczynski. Richard D. James creates remixes using nothing whatsoever from the original song. For Nine Inch Nails, he even admitted to never having heard the original songs. And he's not planning to, either.
|When the double album 'Drukqs' was released in 2001, what was stated as the reason for this release, since Aphex Twin had previously stated he would only compose music for his own consumption?||Aphex Twin
A laptop with hundreds of tracks was lost and fearing that they would end up on the internet, a compilation was released. Indeed. After the release of the 'Windowlicker' 12" (1999), no further Aphex Twin music was ever supposed to have been released. Now it's 2003- let's see if he keeps his promise. Let's hope not.
|Who directed the groundbreaking videos for 'Come to Daddy' and 'Windowlicker'?||Aphex Twin
Chris Cunningham. Cunningham also directed clips for Björk ('All is full of Love'), Leftfield ('Africa Shox') and Madonna ('Frozen'), as well as the promo for Playstation with the girl with the weird head. He was also working on special effects for the Stanley Kubrick movie 'A.I.' that was later finished by Spielberg.
The other directors are Tim Pope (made most of the Cure's clips and directed 'The Crow II'); Aronofsky, who directed 'Pi' and 'Requiem for a Dream'; and Norrington, who made 'Blade' and is currently working on 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'.
He had a brother with the same name that died before he was born so he felt he had a twin brother. The gravestone of the dead older brother is pictured on the sleeve of the 'Girl/Boy' EP (1996).
Richard D. James. The D stands for Dennis, obviously.