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Richard D. James is one of the most inventive musicians to have come out of Britain. Born in Limerick, Ireland, and raised in Truro, Cornwall, UK, to parents of Welsh decent, his music is always changing, always inventive, and liberally laced with his own brand of eccentric humor. Under a variety of stage names, (AFX, Caustic Window, Polygon ... See full bio »
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 2013 Fire May Be Subtle (Short) (performer: "Mt. Saint Michel + Saint Michaels Mount") / (writer: "Mt. Saint Michel + Saint Michaels Mount" - as Richard D. James) (post-production)
 2010 Just Like Illusion (Short) (writer: "Rushup / Bank 12" - as Richard D. James)
 2010/I Runaway (Short) (performer: "Blame Game" - uncredited) / (writer: "Blame Game" - uncredited)
 2010 Eat Pray Love (performer: "Parallel Stripes") / (writer: "Parallel Stripes" - as Richard James)
 2010 Hjernevask (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Foreldreeffekten (2010) ... (performer: "Orban Eq Trx4")
 2010 Four Lions (performer: "Avril 14th") / (writer: "Avril 14th")
 2009 Misfits (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... ("Tamphex", uncredited)
 2009 Shot List (performer: "Beetles") / (writer: "Beetles" - as Richard D. James)
 2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Budi Sabri (2009) ... (performer: "Digeridoo" - uncredited)
 2008/III Full Circle (Short) (performer: "Cliffs", "Lichen", "Rhubarb")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "TRK5 aka [z twig]") / (writer: "TRK5 aka [z twig]" - as Richard D. James)
 2007 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- LeBron James/Kanye West (2007) ... (writer: "Iran So Far")
 2007 Mister Lonely (performer: "Btoum-Roumada") / (writer: "Btoum-Roumada" - as Richard James)
 2006 Children of Men (performer: "Omgyjya Switch7") / (producer: "Omgyjya Switch7" - as Richard James) / (writer: "Omgyjya Switch7" - as Richard James)
 2006 Marie Antoinette (performer: "Jynweythek Ylow", "Avril 14th") / (writer: "Jynweythek Ylow", "Avril 14th" - as Richard D. James)
 2006 Grandma's Boy (performer: "Windowlicker")
 2005 Rubber Johnny (Short) (arranger: "Afx237 v7") / (performer: "Afx237 v7") / (writer: "Afx237 v7")
 2005 WipEout Pure (Video Game) ("Naks Acid")
  Salad Fingers (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2004) (writer - 2 episodes, 2004)
- Picnic (2004) ... (performer: "Rhubarb") / (writer: "Rhubarb")
- Cage (2004) ... (performer: "Rhubarb", "Avril 14th") / (writer: "Rhubarb", "Avril 14th")
 2004 Dead Man's Shoes (performer: "Nanou 2")
 2003 Aparatus (Short) (writer: "Gwarek2", "Vordhosbn")
 2003 The Work of Director Chris Cunningham (Video) (performer: "Come To Daddy", "Window Licker")
 2002 Bookcruncher (Short) (performer: "Windowlicker") / (writer: "Windowlicker")
 2002 The Weather Underground (Documentary) (performer: "Jynueythek Ylow", "CD #1, track #1")
 2002 Morvern Callar (performer: "Goon Gumpas", "Nannou") / (writer: "Goon Gumpas", "Nannou" - as Richard James)
 2002 Devil's Playground (Documentary) (performer: "CD 1- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 5", "CD 2- Track 7", "Xtal", "Heliosphan") / (producer: "CD 1- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 5", "CD 2- Track 7" - as Richard D. James) / (writer: "CD 1- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 1", "CD 2- Track 5", "CD 2- Track 7", "Xtal", "Heliosphan" - as Richard D. James)
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Army of One (2001) ... (performer: "#08" - uncredited) / (writer: "#08" - uncredited)
 2001 Manic ("Track 01 from Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2") / (performer: "Girl/Boy Song")
 2000 CKY2K (Video documentary) (performer: "Come To Daddy")
 2000 Monkey Drummer (Short) (performer: "Mt. Saint Michel & Saint Michaels Mount") / (writer: "Mt. Saint Michel & Saint Michaels Mount")
 2000 Complicity (performer: "Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid")
 2000 Jam (TV Series) (Untitled (CD1 Track 7), "Untitled" (CD2 Track 6))
 1999 8MM (performer: "Come To Daddy")
 1998 Blade (writer: "UT1-Dot" - as Richard D. James)
 1998 Pi (performer: "Bucephalus Bouncing Ball" - uncredited) / (producer: "Bucephalus Bouncing Ball" - as Richard James, uncredited) / (writer: "Bucephalus Bouncing Ball" - as Richard James, uncredited)
 1997 Closure (Video documentary) ("At the Heart of It All", uncredited)
 1995 The Doom Generation (performer: "On") / (writer: "On" - as Richard D James)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Creator of the synth/metal/techno/post-apocalypse/pre-invasion band Aphex Twin. Works include "Come To Daddy" and "Analogue Bubblebath" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard D. James

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Personal Quote:

[on his music being used in advertising] They always use my stuff on programmes about surgery, or rapists, or paedophilia, or murder, or war... which is better than it being used on some cooking or DIY programme, I suppose! See more »


His brother's grave is featured on the cover of the "Girl/Boy" EP and in the booklet in the "Richard D. James Album" both released under the name Aphex Twin in 1996 See more »

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