The dream of the internet is that anyone can put their work out there and conceivably have it seen/read/heard/whatever by millions of people. And yet for every person who really does hit it big and goes viral, there are millions of people languishing in obscurity – like 12-year-old Ryan Wyer, aka epic1:40d Gaming, who has been tapped to direct the video for “CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]” from the new Aphex Twin record.
I wasn’t planning to write about that new Aphex Twin album anymore, but hiring a 12-year-old with under 500 YouTube subscribers to direct an eight-minute music video (his first in 17 years!) is too good to pass up. As for the the “CIRKLON3” video itself, it features Mr. Wyler goofing off in front of the camera like a 12-year-old, sometimes wearing an Aphex Twin mask.
You can watch Ryan Wyler’s video for “CIRKLON3” below. Unsurprisingly, it’s the only video on Aphex Twin’s VEVO YouTube channel here, but maybe he’ll do another one between now and 2033.
Here’s the video: