Aphex Twin – Acoustically…

Aphex Twin is infamous in ways unique unto himself, whether its his early ambient music, noodly piano experiments, putting his face in the spectrum of his music, or for making a lot of incredibly cutting edge electronic music, he is enigmatic to say the least…. Accordingly its quite a pleasant surprise to hear his music performed acoustically, and so far I’ve come across three contenders…

Alarm Will Sound (their website & myspace site) is a 20 person orchestra who are known for their challenging repertoire and their last CD release Acoustica featured exclusively Aphex Twin songs. Check them out in this video – I love the bit of them playing the Aphex Twin track “Cliffs” while lieing on the floor…

The Bad Plus (their website & myspace site) are a jazz trio of piano, double bass & drums known for their live sets which include a smattering of reworked versions of popular songs… check out their version of the Aphex Twin song Flim

Movie related, the Aphex Twin track “Jynweythek Ylow” for prepared piano appeared in Sofia Coppollas film Marie Antoinette and can be heard in this beautifully abstract video…

Aphex Twin at wikipedia and Warp records,, discography, some loops & samples, mashups (using him, rather than by him), a gear list and The Aphex Twin Community

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