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This Taylor Swift/Aphex Twin mashup album is surprisingly pleasing

Such a pair of windowlickers.

POP PRINCESS TAYLOR Swift and electronic musician Aphex Twin are probably not too names you would expect to hear in the same sentence.

How about hearing then on the same album, in the same song then?

arguing thatComedian, artist and presented David Rees has brought the two together, they are more alike than you’d think.

Sometimes I wonder if [Aphex Twin's] impossibly complex, inhuman drum patterns are just serving as a layer of sonic indie-cred to make the heart-on-your-sleeve melody and delicate timbres of (say) “Girl/Boy Song” more palatable for “cool” people. Or, on a more personal level, it’s like he’s protecting his bleeding heart behind a crazy tangle of barbed-wire snare rolls.

Source: David_Rees/SoundCloud

Can’t see the album? Click here 

Explainer: Why everyone’s talking about Limerick-born musician Aphex Twin>

Oh just Taylor Swift dancing awkwardly at a Hozier gig> 

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