Real name: Richard D. James. Also known as AFX and dozens of other names. The only musician that I would call an artist, inventor, and madman. Makes incredibly varying music, ranging from ambient house to abstract techno to trance-oid songs. Makes his own synths, and slices sound effects into hundreds of pieces and rearranges them to make some odd and truly original sounds. Became famous for critically acclaimed album Selected Ambient Works 85-92. Many of his tracks have nonsense names, are acronyms, or are random letters.