Aphex Twin Vinyl, CD & tapes by Aphex Twin at Norman Records
Richard David James has squared up to IDM, techno and ambient music in his time, offering his Selected Ambient Works opuses alongside avant-garde beat workouts like I Care Because You Do. After eons of radio silence following 2001's Drukqs, he returned with the shrug of genius that was Syro, a record thirteen years out of the game that suggested no beats had been skipped, that no laws of music had passed him by.
These days Aphex is continuing to try on new sonic hats, offering the conceptual and pristine techno of Cheetah alongside the maddening and bitesize productions heard on Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt.2. Rarely does an artist achieve such a good quality-to-quantity ratio this late in their career, but this guy never stops making music, compelled by a vision for electronic music that is broken and blissful, naive and knowing, your friend and bully.
Still doing his thing for Warp, don't be surprised if you come across a pseudonym or two; one moniker is not enough for a fellow this prolific.