Aphex Twin: T69 Collapse

From digitally-dressed Cornish architecture to throbbing manipulations of space and time, the Weirdcore-directed music video for Aphex Twin’s brilliant “T69 Collapse” swirls together various realities. As a visual accompaniment to the new track, it’s a true rhythmic partner. As a stand-alone work of art, it leaves a trail through layer after layer of allusion and reference. Both the video and underlying track offer a wild …

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Bat for Lashes: Joe’s Dream For anyone who has yet to give Bat for Lashes’ recently released wedding-themed album The Bride a listen, the official video for “Joe’s Dream” offers lovely, haunting insight. In the video, Natasha Khan sings and slowly strums upon her guitar amidst a gossamer backdrop. The album (intended to be the soundtrack for a film Khan hopes to make about a …

Mike & Rich: Expert Knob Twiddlers

Expert Knob Twiddlers, released 20 years ago, gets a reissue worthy of our strapped, constantly streaming attention. This instrumental album by Mike & Rich (aka µ–Ziq’s Mike Paradinas and Aphex Twin’s Richard D. James) tells a tale of the available tech and “primitive” gear at the time, but is also a rare look at two IDM pioneers having fun—and not taking themselves too seriously (with …