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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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Children of Men
Children of Men Soundtrack
'71 Soundtrack
Dead Man's Shoes
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 2016/I Collide (performer: "180db_(130)") / (writer: "180db_(130)" - as Richard James)
 2014 '71 (performer: "GWELY MERNANS")
 2010 Eat Pray Love (performer: "Parallel Stripes") / (writer: "Parallel Stripes" - as Richard James)
 2010 Four Lions (performer: "Avril 14th") / (writer: "Avril 14th")
 2009 Shot List (performer: "Beetles") / (writer: "Beetles" - as Richard D. James)
 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")
 2004 Dead Man's Shoes (performer: "Nanou 2")
 2002 Morvern Callar (performer: "Goon Gumpas", "Nannou") / (writer: "Goon Gumpas", "Nannou" - as Richard James)
 2001 The Last Minute (performer: "Disc 1 Track 6", "Disc 2 Track 3", "Disc 2 Track 4", "Disc 2 Track 9", "On")
 2001 Manic ("Track 01 from Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2") / (performer: "Girl/Boy Song")
 2000 Complicity (performer: "Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid")
 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)
 1995 The Doom Generation (performer: "On") / (writer: "On" - as Richard D James)
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Other Works:

"My anti-drug" TV commercial featuring his song titled "4". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Richard D. James | Polygon Window


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[on Christopher Morris] He's amazing, that geezer. 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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