Aphex Twin premiere pulled from Adult Swim schedule due to epilepsy fear

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Richard D. James’ latest video fell foul of a photosensitive epilepsy test

Last night’s slated Adult Swim premiere of a new Aphex Twin track was cancelled after failing the Harding test for photosensitive epilepsy. The track, from the Collapse EP, will now premiere online.

It was announced yesterday that a new five minute show called Aphex Twin: Collapse was added to the Adult Swim schedule for Tuesday morning (7 August) at 6.30am (BST). However, the network confirmed to Pitchfork that it had been cancelled. On Twitter, Creative Director of On-Air Jason DeMarco expanded on the last-minute cancellation. “Didn’t pass the Harding test,” he tweeted. “We will be premiering it online.”

Yesterday (6 August) Warp Records posted an image of a press release online with the words distorted by the producer’s logo. It follows a week-long campaign featuring Aphex Twin logos appearing in locations across the world, including Elephant and Castle, Turin and on the side of Hollywood’s Amoeba Music Store. No further details have been revealed for the online premiere of the track.