Warp Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with several big gigs in London, New York, Tokyo and Paris, and have already revealed that Richard James -- aka Aphex Twin -- will be playing a show in the French Capital on May 9. But what about a new record? That's coming too, just don't ask when.
In an exclusive interview, Steve Beckett, founder of Warp told BBC 6, “We’re definitely going to be putting out a new album by him. Hopefully it will be this year, if I can prise [sic] it out of his hands. It’s definitely on its way.”
The eventual follow-up to 2006's Chosen Lords, a compilation of the Analord material, whatever it ends up being, Beckett explained he won't know any sooner than we will. “I don’t know a single note or anything about it,” he explained. “It will be as much of a surprise to me as anyone else."
Beckett went on to say, “Basically I find out what it sounds like when we go into the mastering room and he puts it - well how it used to be, he'll put the DAT player in and there it’ll be - so that’s the first time I’ll hear it." He then got a bit homoerotic, exclaiming, “Then I’ll go onto my knees and thank him and then we’ll put it out.”