Aphex Twin turns London into his canvas as producer takes projections on tour around the city

The producer released his 'Collapse' EP last week

Aphex Twin displayed a series of projections around various locations in London after teasing an event taking place at spots across the city tonight (September 18).

The producer, whose real name is Richard D. James, released his latest EP ‘Collapse‘ last week (September 14). In a four-star review, NME said the five-track record was “unlikely to sway anyone not already on board with James’ weirdo-funk [but] is nevertheless a brilliant, warped addition to a canon like no other.”

Earlier today, Warp Records – the label to which Aphex Twin is signed – shared a black-and-grey map of London, stretching from the West End to the edge of Shoreditch. Four locations were marked by the electronic musicians logo, with exact addresses and times listed below.


“TONIGHT (18.09.18) LONDON COLLAPSE,” it read. The caption offered no further clues to what would be taking place in the marked locations, saying only: “LONDON. LOOK OUTSIDE TONIGHT.”


Fans who went to investigate the event posted videos of projections being displayed on walls across the city. Some featured Aphex Twin’s logo while others featured mutating shapes or text, all created by Weirdcore, who directed the video for ‘T69 Collapse’.

You can watch fan-shot footage and images of the projections below.


The ‘Collapse’ EP followed 2014’s ‘Syro‘, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. It was 13 years in the making, after the release of 2001’s ‘Drukqs‘.

A video for the first track to be taken from the new EP, ‘T69 Collapse’, had its TV premiere pulled at the last minute after it failed the Harding Test. The criterion helps decide whether videos may cause a reaction in people suffering from photosensitive epilepsy.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, an in-depth documentary called ‘The Cult Of Aphex Twin’ aired on BBC Radio Four. The programme aimed to shine a light on the long-standing mysteries and rumours surrounding the artist, including that he once lived in a bank vault in the middle of the Elephant & Castle roundabout.