Aphex Twin Celebrates Korg Collaboration with Six Test Tracks, Interviews Tatsuya Takahashi
The electronics pioneer showcases his new Korg machine and chops it up with a legend
30 years (yes, three zero) into an innovative career, Aphex Twin (government name: Richard D. James) remains one of music’s most elusive eccentrics. Fans trace routinely unannounced broadcasts for signs of the electronics wizard since the release of his 2014 album, Syro. A notorious gear junkie, James was uniquely qualified to cross streams with Korg in developing the company’s nontraditional tuned Monologue synthesizer.
In celebration of the collaboration, James has released a batch of sample tracks that display the full capabilities of a machine he helped Korg design. And they make for a sinister ambiance to your workflow. You can hear the full set of sounds below. Hit the link to read Aphex Twin’s extensive interview with ex-Korg engineer, Tatsuya Takahashi, the man responsible for trusted, true and affordable machine series like the Monotrons, Volcas, the Minilogue as well as reissues of the ARP and MS-20. Scroll on for his upcoming summer tour dates and hold tight for the next transmission.
Jul 28 @ Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata, Japan
Jul 30 @ Naeba Ski Resort – Mukawa, Japan
Aug 11 @ Parrukatu – Helsinki, Finland