Aphex Twin has commissioned a 12-year-old boy to direct the music video for his new track, ‘CIRKLON3‘. You better believe it.
The video was uploaded yesterday to Aphex Twin’s new YouTube channel, and is an 8-minute mix of the first cut from his forthcoming EP. The video follows the antics and direction of 12-year Dublin local, Ryan Wyer; who – along with some friends – runs, jumps and dances around while fitted with some Aphex Twin merch and a very familiar mask.
Despite being one of the stranger videos to emerge thus far in 2016, it is also a very ‘Aphex Twin’ way to go about things, and for that it is great. The music is phenomenal in its technicality and soundscape, and the visuals – with their overly saturated colours and pace – compliments the track while also creating a mental cocktail ranging from confusion to content.
As the first cut from his anticipated yet fairly surprising ‘Cheetah‘ EP, Aphex Twin’s new song acts a soothing reminder of just how talented the London based producer is.
Cheetah drops on July 8 via Warp Records. Pre-order it here, and enjoy the music video for ‘CIRKLON3′ below!