Mark 14 April in your diaries.
Earlier this month, Aphex Twin joined the growing list of electronic music artists selling off artwork in the form of NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Aphex Twin’s NFT sold for 72 ETH, which at point of sale equated to $136,349.28. The digital artwork, entitled afx\/weirdcore\blockscanner, was created by Aphex Twin and long-time collaborator and visual artist Weirdcore. It also featured “additional technical input” from digital artist Freeka Tet.
This weekend, Freeka Tet posted a new video online detailing how to unlock something “special” hidden within the NFT. He explains how to locate and extract what appears to be a hacked file with more items or goods inside. Some fans also noticed a Dropbox folder with a date: 14 April 2021. This may be a teaser for a forthcoming Aphex Twin project, as well as a reference to Aphex Twin’s 2001 track Avril 14th.
Watch Freeka Tet’s video below, and revisit Aphex Twin’s Crack Magazine cover story here.
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Back in January, we caught up with Weirdcore to discuss his first solo exhibition Orient Flux. In the interview, Weirdcore revealed that he was working on something with Aphex Twin. When asked about upcoming projects he said, “Some epic new Aphex stuff.”