inSYNC’s ‘Needed’ Track of the Week: ‘T69 Collapse’ by Aphex Twin
A giant of the electronic music scene, Richard James, better known as Aphex Twin, has been producing music since 1985. The forty-seven-year-old cemented his position in the scene, during the 1990s, as one of the best and most influential electronic artists of our generation – pushing forth his multitude of genres from ambient techno to experimental electronica. James has released six studio records, receiving widespread acclaim for his 1992 debut ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’.
Skip forward to now and the prolific producer has released a new five-track EP, named ‘Collapse’, to tingle our taste buds. This dark and scratchy track is reminiscent of everything that has made Aphex Twin’s productions sound so underground yet made him so popular as a mainstream artist. ‘T69 Collapse’ is a fitting dance track for the end of 2018’s festival season and finally brings us the first new music in four years from the Cornishman. The tune’s drum loops combine perfectly with spacey melodies to show off Aphex Twin’s level of experience in what is a song of depth and meaningfulness.