Aphex Twin returns with a new album next week (September 22) after a 13-year exodus. If you’ve read our review, you’ll know it’s a hyper-intricate electronic melody-crush overflowing with all the manic ideas and ADHD beats we’ve come to love from the Cornish raver. The moment I knew the record was gonna be great was when I saw the hilarious Kemp Folds-style press shot accompanying the album, suggesting that across his time in the wilderness, Richard D James had lost none of the mischevious, piss-taker humour that’s so key to his music. Just look at it:
Brilliant, hey? To mark Monday’s release, we applied the Aphex ‘magic’ to faces of some other well-known musicians. All in the name of art, obviously. Enjoy. Oh, and feel free to hop on Photoshop, create your own and tweet them at us here.
Ben Thatcher, Royal Blood
Serge Pizzorno, Kasabian