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TeamCoachellaHellYeah
09-21-2007, 10:03 AM
Too bad it is all in Europe..but it may mean he could be coming out of hibernation...W00t!



http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/45795-aphex-twin-plans-rare-live-appearances

Mystery is Aphex Twin's bread and butter. He who is known to his mother as Richard D. James hasn't released an album under the Twin moniker since 2001's Drukqs. While he'll own up to his AFX work, James may or may not be responsible for that Tuss EP. And aside from his label Warp's site and a six-year-old Drukqs micro-site, he has no real web presence of which to speak.

And yet, the guy expects to come waltzing back into our lives like nothing ever happened when he plays four European shows in December. Whatever, mister, you've got a lot of explaining to do! Is that lipstick on your collar?

James' first show goes down December 1 in Rome, but, in keeping with the mystery, no one knows where quite yet. The one date we previously reported is his appearance at the Portishead-curated edition of All Tomorrow's Parties' Nightmare Before Christmas festival, which takes place in Minehead, England from December 7-9.

Dates:

12-01 Rome, Italy - TBA
12-07 Manchester, England - Warehouse Sessions *
12-07-09 Minehead, England - Butlins Holiday Centre (ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas)
12-14 The Hague, Netherlands - Paard (State-X New Forms Festival)

* with Luke Vibert

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
09-21-2007, 10:05 AM
On the subject of shows in Europe this looks pretty cool too...



Sigur Ros, Justice, Paul McCartney Play Electric Proms
Fledgling Acoustic Proms festival settles for Ray LaMontagne and that guy in your dorm who's always playing "Creep"
For some of us, a local band covering Weezer songs is perfectly fine prom music. But leave it to the folks at the BBC to show everybody up with the lineup of its second annual Electric Proms festival.

This year's Electric Proms includes sets from Paul McCartney, Sigur Rós (an acoustic performance following a screening of Heima), Justice, Ray Davies, Kano, the Chemical Brothers, Charlie Louvin, Editors, Siouxsie Sioux, the Coral, and Cold War Kids. The festival will also feature a few special collaborations in the form of Mark Ronson's appearance alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra, Lily Allen, Paul Weller, and others, and a Kaiser Chiefs set arranged by Grammy winning James Bond film composer David Arnold.

In addition to Heima, the festival will feature screenings of a few movies, including Daft Punk's Electroma, the Beatles' Help!, and the Flaming Lips' U.F.O.s at the Zoo.

Electric Proms takes place this year in venues around London from October 24-28, and the BBC will broadcast festival performances on several of its radio and television stations.

fober
09-21-2007, 10:20 AM
Richard if I ever bump into you, I'm going to stab you in the nostril with a toothpick.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
09-21-2007, 10:23 AM
Richard if I ever bump into you, I'm going to stab you in the nostril with a toothpick.

Por que?

fober
09-21-2007, 10:35 AM
I don't know if your name is Richard, but I was talking about Richard D. James.

Either way, because I haven't seen him since UCLA and that annoys me.

orbit
09-21-2007, 10:44 AM
My heart skipped a beat until I opened the thread and saw 'Europe'.


Cmon Coachella, it shouldn't be that hard to get some old tank or submarine.

dorkfish
09-21-2007, 10:47 AM
I have no clue why Pitchfork posted that article. Most of those appearances were known months ago, so it wasn't a huge shock when he announced another show.

Ardentbiscuit
09-21-2007, 10:50 AM
When it's a slow news day you have to improvise.

I wish I was going to be at those shows!

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
09-21-2007, 10:53 AM
I don't know if your name is Richard, but I was talking about Richard D. James.

Either way, because I haven't seen him since UCLA and that annoys me.

Ah! Yes, ATP 2002. I remember that March evening like it was yesterday.

"As Above So Below"

summerkid
09-21-2007, 11:23 AM
This is good news he has to come out to the States now right? Right?

brando4n82
09-23-2007, 03:52 PM
Aphex Twin/Chris Cunningham show Live 2005

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TeamCoachellaHellYeah
09-23-2007, 10:11 PM
Aphex Twin/Chris Cunningham show Live 2005

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HYuRzxlmdgo

Fucking epic...

orbit
09-23-2007, 10:21 PM
I'm saving money to stalk a hopefully soon Warp Magic Bus US/Europe Tour including Aphex Twin, Autechre, Boards of Canada, and uziq as special guest.

Yeah, I know. Good luck waiting.

Bosco
09-23-2007, 10:24 PM
I could see Aphex Twin comming to Coachella and just playing electronic static.

Bosco
09-23-2007, 10:30 PM
HYuRzxlmdgo


haha, awesome, thats just fuckin weird!