Aphex Twin Shares His 6-Year-Old’s Music

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 11.03.14 in News

Richard D. James has been keeping listeners on their toes both before and after the release of Syro, his first proper Aphex Twin album in more than a decade (and one that’s bewitchingly whimsical in its own right). It has been widely reported by now how the British electronic-music savant promoted Syro with a blimp, shared the tracklist over the Deep Web and called out Kanye West over a previous sample use. Since releasing the album in September, though, James has also been in the news for saying 9/11 was an inside job, ending Syro with a track that (unknown to reviewers) was recorded in live in 2012, appearing on a mash-up album with Taylor Swift and, now, sharing his 6-year-old son’s music.

Yes, that’s right. James previously told Pitchfork his small child was making music using a pirated version of the digital audio software Renoise and had posted some tracks on Bandcamp. Now James, in an interview with the blog Noyzelab (via FACT, has shared some of what he says are his son’s tracks, while claiming the music is no longer on Bandcamp. “He was 5 when he did most of it n all,” James is quoted as saying. “I never showed him a thing, he worked it all out himself, mind boggling.”

Hear the tracks below, via a richarddjames SoundCloud account that hosts quite a haul of Aphex Twin outtakes. Come to daddy: