Aphex Twin

Richard David James actually, from Limerick, the man once described by English newspaper The Guardian as the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music.

Where did Aphex Twin get the band name from - Aphex Bass Xciter audio systemRumour has it that one Aphex Twin plays a role in an epic story from India, the Mahbharata, but according to the name giver himself the name Aphex Twin is derived from Aphex Systems Ltd, a firm providing audio equipment. David James apparently was permitted 'second usage' of the company name.

Aphex is supposed to be a contraction of 'analogue effects'.

James one day explained that he added the word Twin in memory of his stillborn older brother, who posthumously was named Richard James by his parents.

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