The single most genius electronic music creator/producer ever. Ever. I've never heard of Ventian Snares, but you can rest assured that Aphex Twin is better. While his real name is Richard D. James, he's never created music under that name. Instead, he's used no less than twelve pseudonyms, including Aphex Twin, AFX, Polygon Window, Caustic Window, GAK, Powerpill, Mike & Rich (Mike something-or-other aka Mu-Ziq and Richard D. James), Q-Chastic, Bradley Strider, Universal Indicator (which is rumoured to be several early acid house musicians), and The Dice Man (which he recorded one track entitled "Polygon Window" under before finding out the name was already in use). He has collaborated with director Chris Cunningham for two videos, the uber-disturbing "Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix}" and the absolutely hilarious parody video "Windowlicker". Richard has remixed artists ranging from Autechre to Nine Inch Nails to Beck to Meat Beat Manifesto and everything else you can imagine. Various rumors about him include the following:
-he owns a street-legal tank
-he owns a closed down bank
-he recorded an album, "Come To Daddy EP" in the vault of said bank
-he has a rare disorder that randomly affects him and allows him to see hallucinatory visions as though he were on acid or some other mind-altering drug
-he recorded his album "Selected Ambient Works: Volume II" while he was having an "attack" of the aforementioned disease, and could "see the music" which is why the tracks are sometimes listed as various shades of brown, green, and/or blue
-he recorded his album "Selected Ambient Works: Volume II" while having lucent dreams
-when he used to DJ, instead of playing records on the turntable, he used to spin sheets of sandpaper

Notable Releases Include (with the pseudonum in parentheses):
"Richard D. James Album" (Aphex Twin)
"Selected Ambient Works 85-92" (Aphex Twin)
"Selected Ambient Works: Volume II" (Aphex Twin)
"Analogue Bubblebath 1" (AFX)
"Smojphace EP" (AFX) - known for being quite possibly the biggest rip-off of a Richard D. James recording ever, since two of the three tracks are just static noises... personally, I think it's awesome
"Pac Man" (Powerpill) - a series of 5 different versions of the Pac Man theme
"Joyrex J9 EP" (Caustic Window)
"Surfing On Sine Waves" (Polygon Window)
Aphex Twin is an IDM/Ambient/Noise/Hard Techno/Scary Industrial genius.
by SnareRushJunkie February 02, 2005
speechlessly good artist
'i'm speechless'
by posie posie November 06, 2003
What music should sound like
Awesome.....The way that it can be hardcore of just soft melodies,....
by Ryan December 23, 2004
Simply put: electronic musician adored by those who have not yet heard Venetian Snares. Seriously. Whereas Aphex Twin tickles your toes, Venetian Snares eats your brain.
A Fine Analogy: Aphex Twin is to cigarettes as Venetian Snares is to crack rocks
by Leroy December 28, 2004
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