​17-year-old pens new Aphex Twin book, ‘Every Album, Every Song’

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17-year-old author Beau Waddell has penned a brand new book chronicling the music of Aphex Twin, titled Aphex Twin: Every Album, Every Song.

The track-by-track book is out now, exploring the 30-year history of Richard D. James’ music under his Aphex Twin moniker, dating back to his first ever release in 1991, ‘Analogue Bubblebath’.

Aphex Twin: Every Album, Every Song is part of a series of books from Sonicbond Publishing analysing tracks from popular artists. Previous editions have looked at Brian Eno, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and more.

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The comprehensive book takes an in-depth look at each of Aphex Twin’s six albums to date, which includes 1992’s ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’, 1995’s ‘I Care About You Because I Do’, and 2001’s ‘Drukqs’.

The book’s description reads: “From the well-known to the obscure, the rapid bursts of activity in the 1990s to the so-called hiatus in the 2000s, every corner of the Aphex Twin’s formidable discography is examined in vivid detail.”

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Every Album, Every Song is said to provide “insightful analysis and an impetus to discover for both new listeners and hardcore fans”, giving a look at the visionary genius of Aphex Twin over the decades.

Waddell also takes a look at EPs and singles released by the elusive artist on record labels including R&S and Warp, as well as a peek into releases put out under secondary aliases such as Caustic Window and Bradley Strider.

Aphex Twin: Every Album, Every Song is out now via Sonicbond Publishing. Find out more about it here.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Assistant Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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