The Cult of Aphex Twin, a new 30-minute documentary on the weird world of Aphex Twin's Richard D James, aired on BBC Radio 4 this morning. Hosted by John Doran, editor of the Quietus and host of Noisey's British Masters series, the show features interviews with electronic musician Tom Middleton, Iranian-born producer Leila, author and musician David Toop, and British comedian Vic Reeves. Doran, according to the BBC's write-up, tries to get to the bottom of a few questions about James:
Does he really write songs while asleep after training himself in the practice of lucid dreaming? Does he drive a tank round Cornwall? Did he once live in a bank vault in the middle of the Elephant And Castle roundabout? Does he own a submarine? Does his DJ tech rider include a food processor and sheets of sandpaper? Does he move among his many fans on electronic dance music forums online, often trolling them and stirring up these very myths?
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