Aphex Twin live auf ‘nem Festival gestern in London:
Review des Gigs im Guardian: Aphex Twin review – wild lights, jungle buzzsaw and a boo for Boris
Cheers ring out for skittering flashes of British celebrities, as reality TV stars such as Amber and Greg from Love Island are spliced into Technicolor flashes of the Queen, Pier Morgan and Boris Johnson – whose image gets a loud boo. The lasers are, bluntly, crazy, an impressive sensory assault. It’s unabashed fun, strangers craning their necks and grinning at each other.
Musically, Aphex Twin is on top form, manoeuvring at breakneck speed through genre-melting sounds. Heaving polyrhythmic techno tracks fold into industrial electro pumpers, thundering piano loops and buzzsaw jungle breaks. There are flashes of the past – the Future Sounds of London’s Pulse State, the Octagon Man’s Free-er Than Free, and D-Shake’s Techno Trance (Paradise Is Now) capture that 90s UK hardcore euphoria – and nods to the future, with Egyptian producer Zuli’s Trigger Finger and HVL’s Sallow Myth. For Aphex Twin’s own music, there’s the hiss and funk of 2017’s T16.5 MADMA with nastya+5.2 and aquatic bleeps of 2015’s umil 25-01.