Richard D. James It makes sense that the one-man-band ambient auteur would name his latest album after himself — Richard D. James is his quirkiest, most personal work… Richard D. James It makes sense that the one-man-band ambient auteur would name his latest album after himself — Richard D. James is his quirkiest, most personal work… Aphex Twin
Music Review

Richard D. James

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Details Lead Performance: Aphex Twin

It makes sense that the one-man-band ambient auteur would name his latest album after himself — Richard D. James is his quirkiest, most personal work under the Aphex Twin moniker. The burbling instrumental squiggle pop James pioneered is here, but tracks like ''4'' and ''Girl/Boy Song'' reveal a new warmth and wistfulness, thanks to synthesized string sections that sound radiantly real. If machines could joke or cry, this is how they would sound.

Originally posted Jan 31, 1997 Published in issue #364 Jan 31, 1997 Order article reprints
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