Most of us in this office didn't even know electronic music pioneer Richard D. James, better known as Aphex Twin, had a Twitter account. But he does—it's verified and everything. He used his ninth-ever tweet to share a link that cryptically confirms he has a new full-length in the works. The link can only be opened using a sketchy deep web platform (there's a less-informative version here that works in regular browsers), but Pitchfork nabbed a screenshot that implies the album is called SYRO and has 12 tracks. The announcement follows some other international buzz-building stunts: an Aphex Twin blimp hovering over London, logos stenciled into the pavement in New York. The record will presumably be released by 25-year-old British indie label Warp, who have been trying to extract new material from the famously elusive producer for a while now. For more, listen to James' long-lost Caustic Window record from 1994, which was unearthed earlier this year.
August 18, 2014