Electronica oddity Aphex Twin has shared his first music video in 17 years, which he apparently left in the hands of a young YouTube star
The track, catchily titled ‘CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]’ is the first from the artist’s upcoming Cheetah EP, and is the usual mix of harmonious bleeps and whirrs to the ears of Richard D. James fans.
Aphex Twin, who used to be famed for his outlandish and often disturbing promos, shared a music video for the track yesterday – his first in nearly two decades – via the Warp Records account.
For an artist whose previous videos have included big-budget efforts made with Chris Cunningham, such as ‘Come To Daddy‘, ‘Windowlicker‘ and the ‘Rubber Johnny‘ short film, this new effort is a little more low-key.
The video was the creative vision of 12-year-old Dubliner Ryan Wyer – better known by his YouTuber account name epic1:40d Gaming.
The young boy has picked up a level of notoriety for his ‘fan videos’ which features him and his family dancing in the street to artists such as Squarepusher, Prodigy and, naturally, Aphex Twin.
Instead of sending over the usual ‘cease and desist’ notice, it seems that the Cornish musician liked Ryan Wyer’s videos enough to let him create the visual accompaniment to his own official release.
The result is bizarre, beautiful and pretty captivating.
Nice work, Ryan.
Aphex Twin’s Cheetah EP on July 8, via Warp Records