Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Drift gently into mental illness.
Mirror in the Bathroom
~ The English Beat
How can A Life so Full - Feel so empty?
~ Kenneth Frazer Jones
“I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets”
~ D.H. Lawrence
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
~ Oscar Wilde
I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.
~ Friedrich Nietzche
“Every one interprets everything in terms of his own experience. If you say anything which does not touch a precisely similar spot in another man’s brain, he either misunderstands you, or doesn’t understand you at all.”
~ Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores.
~ Moliere (via hoodoothatvoodoo)
Interview @ Aphex Twin
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- Barcelona - 17/06/2011
- "Odio al público" "I hate the public"
- Aphex Twin, genio de la electrónica, deja su reclusión para acudir al festival Aphex Twin, electronics genius, left his seclusion to attend the festival.
- Richard D. James (Irlanda, 1971), más conocido por su alias artístico Aphex Twin, no es un tipo corriente: Conduce un tanque y tiene un submarino. James (Ireland, 1971), better known by his artistic alias Aphex Twin, is not an ordinary guy: Drive a tank and has a submarine. Vivió durante un tiempo en la caseta de un generador eléctrico y es el creador que más fronteras ha abierto en la música electrónica en los últimos 20 años. He lived for a time in the shelter of an electric generator and is the creator who has opened more boundaries in electronic music in the last 20 years. Casi no concede entrevistas, y si lo hace, exige un cuestionario por e-mail. Almost does not give interviews, and if so, requires a questionnaire by e-mail. Sin posibilidad de réplica ante el delirio. No right of reply to the delight.
- Bring 10 years without releasing a new studio album, a creative block in which it stopped making music, acting from time to time ("to get away from home") and claims to have been more prolific in his output for fear that his ex-wife to stay with the money going to win.
- Question. Why you never like to give interviews?
- Answer. I don't like people to know about my stuff.
- Q. What's the most surprising thing you've read about yourself'
- A. Why does that matter to you?
- Q. How many hours of the day you spend creating music?
- A. None, for now. The last turn of events didn't go so well for me but I'll get back on track.
- Q. When do you like to work?
- A. Between 1 and 3 in the morning to make music. And during the morning to setup the gear. (regulate the machines, exact words)
- Q. Do you bring your head to the limits when not sleeping?
- A. No.
- Q. You've recently said that you have 6 albums completed. Is this true? Will you put out a new album?
- A. I have more than that. More than 10 or 11 that are already finished and many more loose tracks.
- Q. Why have you waited so long to get something new?
- A. I didn't want my ex-wife to benefit from them, so I've waited until I got divorced, she was stealing my money.
- Q. You've said that your most innovating music must stay unpublished. Why?
- A. It stays isolated and that makes the music sounds much fresher to me and my friends.
- Q. How many tracks do you have unreleased?
- A. Close to 600 tracks. I also have tons of unfinished tracks and random ideas prepared.
- Q. Lately where do you find your inspiration?
- A. From life, as usual.
- Q. Have you ever noticed that someone was copying you?
- A. Yes, it was really tough initially. But today I like it.
- Q. Do you think that your influence on big groups like Radiohead as been acknowledged?
- A. I don't know.
- Q. Do you still think you can do something *new today? (*original, innovating?)
- A. Yes, I'll show soon.
- Q. Does it make sense for you to put out LP's in a world dominated by Spotify and iTunes?
- A. I think so, something like that. I wouldn't like if any of my music was bought track by track. Even though I like to buy music this way. Look, no one knows what's best for them.
- Q. Do you think art shouldn't be copyrighted?
- A. Absolutely. I believe it 100%.
- Q. What's your relationship with the audience?
- A. I hate them.
- Q. Why did you decide to play in festivals like Sonar?
- A. To leave the house a little.
- Q. Your music has been used in ads and TV shows (usually in strange and bizarre segments). Where wouldn't you like to hear it?
- A. Nowhere. You have to let it happen.
- Q. How do you feel about the huge success of Windowlicker and Come to Daddy?
- A. Good. But I don't like the word success.
- Q. Do you like that many people find your music irritating?
- A. Yes
- Q. Do you still think that schizophrenia is an interesting mental state?
- A. Yes. Two minds are better than one.
- Q. How did you start making music and why?
- A. By accident, editing tapes and recording things like me fighting with my friends.
- Q. What life would you have without the music?
- R. Supongo que hubiera sido creativo en algún otro sentido, quizá carpintero o cineasta hubiera ingresado en la cárcel
- A. I suppose something creative in a way, maybe carpentering or filmaker... (I don't understand the rest)
- Q. What's the most important thing a song should have?
- A. Emotion.
- P. What do you search when composing?
- A. Nothing.
- Q. When do you feel a track is finished?
- A. When I'm bored of making it.
- Q. In 26 Mixes for Cash you remixed a song of Nine Inch Nails without hearing the original. How do you do that?
- A. I imagined what would sound like Nine Inch Nails and left that in my mind, later I've separated from that hard and painful experience.
- Q. Is there something you still wished to do musically?
- A. More than ever. The gaps that I could fill are everywhere.
- Q. Any new artist that you find interesting?
- A. Yes, Raime.
- Q. Are you going to watch anyone at Sonar?
- R. A Raime seguro. Luego hay mucho que ver, pero no le he mirado detenidamente todavía.
- A. Yes Raime for sure, there's lots to see later... (don't understand the rest)
- Q. Are you interested in the new school of dubstep?
- A. Yes, when I go on K, even though I think it's a really rubbish drug compared to mushrooms and marijuana. Anyway, dubstep has fragmented into tons of beats better than the ones before.
- P. ¿Cree que ya se puede hablar de una tradición coherente en la música electrónica?
- (dumb pointless questions check auto-translation)
- R. Si tú quieres, sí.
- P. ¿Cuál sería el primer y el último capítulo?
- R. No existe tal cosa.
- Q. What are your main influences in your work?
- A. Being on my own. My friends.
- Q. Why did you refuse to work with someone like Madonna?
- A. I didn't do what they wanted me to do.
- Q. Who would you like to work with?
- A. With Kate Bush
- Q. Do you have a tank and a submarine?
- A. Yes. I bought them for my own amusement.
- Q. Were they really expensive?
- A. Not really.
- Q. When you gave your last interview to El País in 2003, you where thinking about moving to an electric generator. What happened? Where do you live now?
- A. I've lived for a while, but today I live in an island in Scotland.
- Q. Does politics interest you? What do you think about the youths rioting in Europe?
- A. Yes it interests me. I think it's about the arrival of the New World Order.