#richard d james
Parallel to the CD release of your new album (Richard D James album), you’re releasing the same songs as maxi singles at 45 rpm. If you play them at 33 rpm, then this hectic, tense material becomes very relaxing and atmospheric. Is this a coincidence?
Many of my tracks are better if you play them at 33 rpm. I have never denied that. That’s also why my pieces are so short: you can only press them onto maxi singles if they are short at 45 rpm. If they go for too long, then they don’t fit onto the vinyl—and then you can’t play them slower. That’s also the real reason why my album ended up so short. Buy it on vinyl. Instead of 33 minutes, you actually get 45, you understand? And there you have it, an album of standard length.
Aphex Twin interview, 1996
"A lot of acts are just too insecure to just play their music and shut the fuck up, they feel the need to tell people what they should be doing, like, ‘Make some noise’. ‘Put your hands in the air.’ Why? If I want to put my hands in the fucking air I will, I don’t need some fuckstick telling me what to do- I get enough of that outside a gig."
"I can´t turn off my ears. Right now, sitting in this cafe, i´m listening to the sounds and making tunes." - RDJ 1994