Aphex Twin is scheduled to perform his first US show in eight years at Houston’s Day for Night Festival next month. The Irish-born producer is teasing the historic appearance with a promo clip whose theme is also something for this country’s history books: the 2016 presidential election.
With less than 24 hours to go before voters hit the polls, Aphex Twin’s video features footage of the presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, their voices pitched-up and faces distorted. It also includes global maps suggesting America could the target of a major future attack. The whole thing was helmed by Weirdcore, who’s previously done videos for Radiohead and Tame Impala.
While Richard D. James doesn’t blatantly throw his support behind any one candidate, the inclusion of a Trump supporter’s ludicrous comments about Clinton’s unstable hormones and crude text about “big dicks” and female orgasms alongside images of ammunition suggests he might not be down with The Donald’s misogynistic message.
Watch it up below. Day for Night takes place on December 17th and 18th.