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Aphex Twin Taps Pre-teen Gamer To Direct His First Music Video In 17 Years

We're just as surprised as you are.

Ryan Wyer

Directed by Ryan Wyer, age 12, of Rush, County Dublin (so says the YouTube info section for the new video matching the audi of Aphex Twin's "CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]").

It's a whole lot to process, really. Aphex Twin hasn't released an official visual in nearly two decades, and for the hot new take, the artist (née Richard D. James) tapped a 12-year-old YouTube gamer (who wasn't even born the last time Aphex showed us a new video) to helm the direction for the track's viewable asset.

The song comes off of Aphex Twin's forthcoming Cheetah EP that will see release July 8 via Warp.

In the meantime, wiggle along to Ryan Wyer's work... which is a whole load of "add filter" sequences of the youngster dancing with family, wearing Aphex Twin masks and comes complete with scrolling end credits. Simple and superb.

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