Aphex Twin Syro Listening Parties Announced

APHEX TWINWarp Records has announced that it will be hosting ‘listening parties’ for the new Aphex Twin album, Syro:

Between September 5th and 10th, listening events for Aphex Twin’s upcoming album ‘Syro’ will be held in cities in UK, France, USA, Canada, Belgium and Netherlands.

Beginning next Friday, over the course of several days there will be one off events internationally where fans will be able to hear Aphex Twin’s first new record in 13 years in its entirety.

Ticket lottery begins on Sunday, August 31 at 4AM PST / 7AM EST / 12PM GMT / 1PM CET and closes Tuesday, September 2 at midnight in each time zone.

Here’s the event schedule: Continue reading

Aphex Twin’s Syro, From ‘Influential Electronic Fartist’ Richard D. James, Now Official

FINAL MASTER SYRO DIGIPAK.inddWarp Records has officially announced the new Aphex Twin album, Syro.

According to Warp’s info, ‘influential electronic fartist’, Richard D. James, has a new album, Syro, coming out under his Aphex Twin moniker.

The album will be available in vinyl, CD and digital formats, with a Sept 22nd release date. It is available for order now via Amazon and via the Warp site.

At least that’s what we make of the album’s bizarre official summary, below.

 

Check it out the official info below and let us know what you make of it! Continue reading

Two Decades Of Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II

This video captures a hour+ discussion at CCRMA by author Marc Weidenbaum on Two Decades of Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II.

Weidenbaum’s discussion focuses on the “cultural afterlife” that the album has experienced in the two decades since its initial release on the Warp and Sire labels in 1994.

The discussion is based on Weidenbaum’s book in the 33 1/3 series, Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Continue reading

Rare Aphex Twin ‘Caustic Window’ LP Sells For $46,300 On eBay

aphex-twin-test-pressing-caustic-windowsA rare test pressing of Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), working under his ‘Caustic Window’ moniker, has sold for $46,300 on eBay.

Back in 1994, James had plans to release an LP as Caustic Windows on his label, Rephlex Records. 4 test pressings were reportedly made, of which this LP is one.  Continue reading

Stream Aphex Twin’s Unreleased ‘Caustic Window’ LP

Back in 1994, there were plans for releasing an LP of music from Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, under his “Caustic Window” moniker on his own label, Rephlex Records.

This album, though recorded, never saw the light of day. Only 4 people at the time were known to have a vinyl test pressing of the album – Richard James, Chris Jeffs (aka Cylob), Grant Wilson-Claridge (co-founder of Rephlex Records) and Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq). Each person was sworn to never make copies of the music, and for 20 years, the LP little more than a rumor.

Until now.  Continue reading