Most ‘facts’ about Aphex Twin tend to be complete and utter nonsense.
Since he began expanding curious minds around 1992 with his unique take on techno, acid and jungle, a myriad of myths have built up around the Cornish legend: he once lived on that roundabout in Elephant & Castle, he drives around in a tank, and our personal favourite, that he ‘christens’ every new bit of studio kit he aquires in a bizarre onanistic ritual.
Thankfully, the following is 100 percent true: Aphex Twin will be headlining his first UK show in almost a decade at next year’s Field Day festival. It’s doubly exciting for the Victoria Park festival, as his show will be held in a new, hangar-like indoor arena, called The Barn. What will the show involve? Let the myth-making begin...