It’s the mother lode alright.
The account appeared with “user4873635301” leaving a Soundcloud comment on Aphex Twin’s ‘Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix]’: “Would like to know the full setup for this track, brilliant music man. I love your early 90’s stuff so much, I was doing stuff in the early 90’s, similar to you but I didn’t know about you when I did it ! Im also 43 years old :) I’m going to be uploading it to soundcloud soon, gotta dust off the old DAT’s & cassettes!”
Aphex Twin replied, writing “beautiful stuff, would love to hear more”, flagging up the prankster’s mirror account and the trove of incredible material, much of which seems to date from the late ’80s and early ’90s. Since then the account has migrated to “user48736353001” (note the extra zero).
His Soundcloud bio now states: “fly away babies, good luck!”
As RA points out, two EPs have also appeared on a Bandcamp run by a “user48736353001”, but we can’t say anything for certain about their provenance. The fact that each EP costs £7 certainly makes us sceptical.
Stream the entire set below and download them from Soundcloud. Here’s FACT’s guide to the facts and fictions of his mythology.