New Aphex Twin Album, SYRO


A new Aphex Twin album, SYRO, is being teased via a mysterious website.

VIewed via most web browsers, the site displays generic info. Stereogum reports, though, that when the site is viewed with a TOR proxy browser, additional information is revealed, including the name of the new Aphex Twin album, SYRO:


Aphex Twin – Syro


  • 01 minipops 67 (source field mix)
  • 02 XMAS_Eve10 (thanaton3 mix)
  • 03 produk 29
  • 04 4 bit 9d epi+e+6
  • 05 180db_
  • 06 CIRCLONT6A (syrobonkus mix)
  • 07 fz pseudotimestrech+e+3
  • 08 CIRCLONT14 (shrymoming mix)
  • 09 syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix)
  • 10 PAPAT4 (pineal mix)
  • 11 s950tx16wasr10 (earth portal mix)
  • 12 aisatsana

Over the weekend, an Aphex Twin blimp was sited over London that seemed to signal incoming news.

Aphex Twin is a project of Richard D. James. His last Aphex Twin album was 2001’s Drukqs.

Aphex Twin’s Syro is available for preorder via iTunes and Amazon.

44 thoughts on “New Aphex Twin Album, SYRO

  1. It’s ironic to me that RDJ has demonstrated that, if he released his music under a different name, nobody would really care.

    Because that’s what he’s basically been doing for the last decade with Analord and other monikers.

    1. He’s been using multiple monikers from day one. “Aphex Twin” was the most advertised, distributed, visual and polarizing. Also, plenty of people seem to care about AFX. And Analord was a series, not a moniker.

    2. Why do you think there is such a big hype about branding? Because brands are more important than the actual product. Look at that detective mystery the Harry Potter author put out. No one cared until it was revealed she was the author then it became an instant best-seller. There is a leak of the Syro out but since it’s just random bleeps n’ bloops there’s really no way to tell if it’s “authentic” or not until the retail is released. Unbranded bleeps and bloops just don’t sound as good as Aphex Twin brand bleeps and bloops. It’s sad and we all wish it wasn’t so but branding is the most important part of art. Even better example remember when Banksy had a street vendor sit outside the Met in NYC and sell authentic Banksys for like $60, a comparable price with the other schlocky mass produced tourist art that gets sold around there, and only like 3 or 4 people bought them meanwhile the same pieces at some “authentic” place like Art Basel would go for a couple $100,000. People have always agreed authenticity is important in art in but really authenticity only matters in so far as it verifies the brand legitimacy.

      1. No need! Just doing a research project entitled “how to get massive downvotes on synthtopia”.

        It’s all good, and the recipie is simple- diss Richard James and get lynched lol:)

        1. He hasn’t released an album in 13 years and you claim he’s an artist “working in old the ways” (whatever that means), do you see the contradiction there? Clueless.

          1. Really? According to comments above he has many aliases and releases as those! And all of them sound utterly outdated lol

            Bring on the downvotes lol, lets beat the 47 above:)

            1. Wow. Each moniker follows a particular concept, do a bit of research and you might understand that. The music you’re referring to has been released on his own label, with his own dime. It’s an outlet to do what he enjoys. Aphex Twin is a different project. Also, calling music or art “outdated” is moronic. Go make some dubby techno with deep reverbs and granular delays, there’s been such a shortage of that lately. Or maybe atonal modular ejaculation has got you thinking you’re a damn genius. You clearly have no clue why any artist would approach creating music or art in a particular way and make what they like instead of keeping up with the Jones’. When people like Richard Devine are excited about SYRO, that should tell you something.

              1. Interesting discussion with you “mr poogle”! Maybe I’m just on a wind up like the artist we are discussing and u r getting yer panties in a twist for nothing or lol, maybe just maybe, seeing as you are sooo defensive of the person under discussing I should start calling you Richard?

                Anyway, if it is you Richard, we met once via mighty force records. A label we both graced once upon a time, many moons ago:)

                1. No, I’m not RDJ but it’s now clear why you’re very critical and jealous of him: People care about what he does and you’ve been forgotten. Fair enough, it’s a hard pill to swallow. Also, anyone who “lols” as much as you do, deserves zero success and zero internet access.

                  1. Lol lol and more lol

                    At least I didn’t use wtf and all the other ones:)

                    Not critical or jealous, I’ve made more than my fair share of money and have no problem with mr James, yes he’s wierd , anti social, takes the piss and has problems choosing decent track names but I have to be honest and say his music is crap. I seriously think it is, it sounds poorly produced and unfinished to my ears. Maybe some people like that.

                    You have taken issue because you worship the ground that this artist walks on ( but I still think perhaps you could be he) and believe everyone should like him too,

                    Suggest u grow up a bit and accept that not all people have fallen into the following and worshipping of artists trap:)

                    1. I don’t worship the ground anyone walks on. Suggesting his music is “crap” is what makes you appear to be jealous and immature. To say it’s not your cup of tea would be one thing but anytime anyone dismisses any artists entire catalog, I think it’s pretty telling. Again, any who uses “u r” instead “you’re” should not question someone else’s maturity level. Also, if you’d ever known Richard, you would know this wasn’t him.

  2. New concept album containing music made exclusively from the sounds of blimps available for purchase only on vinyl and in-person at his two privately owned record stores in Sierra Leone and Antarctica.

  3. I hope this means more video collaborations with Chris Cunningham. The work they did together including Rubber Johnny are wonderfully disturbing!

  4. AFX cult members will rave about the new album, even if it sucks and is completely unlistenable. I am an AFX fan by the way, but I don’t think he’s untouchable like so many people seem to think.

    Go ahead, down vote now.

  5. With the exception of CIRCLONT14 (shrymoming mix), the entire album is a big let down. Wasn’t worth the wait, but maybe he just felt the need to get the shitty material out of the way before giving us something good.

  6. Hey man, it is really Mac Woodruff:

    There was another fake syro youtube video that had all of mac’s stuff on there and he found it and was like WTF. Someone took his music and made a fake syro leak. It does sound like aphex twin though and I thought it was legit for the longest time. It is pretty damn good for an amateur.

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