What’s a man to do to justify his love of Taylor Swift’s music? If you’re cartoonist and TV personality David Rees, you mash her songs up with the works of Aphex Twin.
“This summer I decided to make an album of Aphex Twin / Taylor Swift mashups,” Rees writes on his Tumblr blog. “I am a big fan of both these artists — I think they’ve each written some thrilling pop hooks and their production is amazing. I also just wanted to see if it could be done. (Plus I thought “AphexSwift” passed the threshold of catchy titles for mashup projects, which is half the battle.)”
Rees goes on to explain how the “impossibly complex, inhuman drum patterns” from Aphex Twin are super romantic, just like Swift’s music, and that her “sorta cruel and sarcastic” lyrics prove Swift to be every bit as scary as Aphex Twin.
Either way, it makes for one great mash-up album. Give it a listen below.