Aphex Twin's headline set at London festival Field Day on August 19 was an all-out assault on the senses, with Richard D. James playing an uncomprimising 90 minute set of experimental electronica set to a series of trippy and playful images. Pro footage of the entire show, filmed in 360°, was shared by NTS over the weekend and can be seen below. (warning: the video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy).
The singular imagery accompanying Aphex Twin's live show (including a stand-out moment where James' face is merged with artists including Dua Lipa, Central Cee, and SOPHIE among others) were created by visual artist Weirdcore.
Last month Aphex Twin shared his latest EP, Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / in a room7 F760. The EP was accompanied by the augmented reality app YXBoZXh0d2lu that allows users to access 3D imagery and video linked to the music. The augmented reality experiences are triggered by pointing a phone camera at the packaging for the release.
Aphex Twin has headlined nine festivals around Europe over the summer, with Weirdcore providing visuals at each show. He is due to perform at Kalorama Festival in Lisbon, Portugal and U.K. event Forwards on September 1 and 3 respectively.
This year’s Field Day also included performances from Arca, Fever Ray, Jon Hopkins, Jayda G, Kelela, Moderat, Sbtrkt, Sudan Archives, Actress, Desire, Hagop Tchaparian, and Mount Kimbie.