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Aphex Twin Fans Raise $67,000 on Kickstarter

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$67,000. Wow. That’s an impressive level of commitment but not exactly surprising. There are few artists who have such a dedicated following as cult producer Aphex Twin and so there was always going to be a great deal of demand from fans when a test pressing of the super rare Caustic Window LP emerged on Discogs. So far so good but a very evident problem soon presented itself : the $13,500 price tag.

Out of the reach of most, fans quickly turned to crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter to club together to buy the LP and distribute digital copies to backers. 

The campaign ended on Saturday, May 10th, with 4,124 backers helping raise more than seven times the original target of $9,300 (after negotiating with the seller agree upon that price). The campaign received the full support of Aphex Twin’s imprint Rephlex and will see the test pressing ripped to digital format and distributed to buyers before the original vinyl makes it way onto eBay; with the proceeds being divided between Aphex Twin and his label, the Kickstarter contributors themselves and a charity. Good thinking guys!

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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