Listen to New Aphex Twin Song ‘minipops 67′ (source field mix), Richard D. James’ first new song in thirteen years.
Last month Aphex Twin announced his upcoming new album ‘SYRO’ which will be released on September 23rd (Warp Records).
And today BBC Radio 1 premiered ‘minipops 67 (source field mix)‘ the first track from the new album, and his first new song in 13 years. Check it out on YouTube below.
The YouTube video’s song description features the fractured english that has marked much of the album’s promotion: “This is the first Aphex Twin dong fore 13 years between the publication of the first a formal music.”
For those expecting a drastic reinvention, you’ll either be excited or disappointed to know that it sounds like vintage Richard D. James; rimshot percussion, chime-bell synths and creepy vocoder vocals over a seasick lullaby melody.
For most folks that will indeed be a good thing, and it has all the offbeat sonic hooks one would expect from the electronic music pioneer.
James recently did an interview with The Fader, where he discussed that he’s been sitting on loads of new material “I’d stockpiled up so much stuff and you can kind of have to draw a line under it somewhere. By banging something out it, it’s like the end of the chapter. It properly draws a line under it and allows you to move on.”
Due to this he also mentioned not to expect a big lull between ‘SYRO’ and his next project, saying that working on the album has him “kicked into gear” for the future.
‘SYRO’ will be released on vinyl, MP3 and in a $400 deluxe box set edition. For those wanting to get that very pricey set, click here. Or you can pre-order it on Amazon and iTunes via the links below:
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