New Music From Aphex Twin, Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / in a room7 F760

Warp Records has announced a new EP by Aphex Twin (Richard D. James), Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / in a room7 F760, scheduled to be released July 28, 2023.

The EP features four tracks:

  • Blackbox Life Recorder 21f
  • zin2 test5
  • in a room7 F760
  • Blackbox Life Recorder 22 [Parallax Mix]

In addition, Aphex Twin has released a video for Blackbox Life Recorder 21f, embedded above, featuring video art by Art by Weirdcore.

Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / in a room7 F760 is available to pre-order in CD, vinyl and digital formats.

46 thoughts on “New Music From Aphex Twin, Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / in a room7 F760

  1. Not to diss on AT in anyway.
    His music just hasn’t evolved.
    No matter the different tunings, different FX he uses.
    There’s a world of musical stuff out there AT could have blended in to make his music more evolved more fresh.

    1. I couldn’t disagree more.

      When you’re as far out there on the edge as RDJ is your evolution is going to be much more subtle than evolution occurring when you’re standing in the middle of it all.

    2. I’d have to agree

      Been a huge Aphex – Warp Records – “IDM” fan since about 1995

      For me Aphex at his best is Richard D James era, I Care Because You Do – the mid to late 90s

      Not that this isn’t good – it’s just a bit meh in comparison

    3. Why should it be different? Do you realize how much electronic music, software instruments, vst, hardware has been developed over the last 20+ years to try and make his style of sound? If one percent of the electronic ‘Artists’ approach their work with as much originality as he has, we’d be seeing a very different musical landscape.

    4. What an arrogant and stupid comment. Every electronic musician we have today has been influenced by Richard–directly and indirectly.

  2. Junk badmixed boxy drums, teenage 90s cheesy idm pads & sir. Holy vocal cords, nothing new to see here and i really cant grasp how people can still find this type of outdated music amusing

    1. Your surely trolling, right?
      “Outdated music”?
      Like Beethoven or Bach, The Beatles or Beach Boys. Yeah, no one’s listening to those outdated guys anymore.

    2. Your expectations are for him to do what exactly and why?
      When you and a select few pretty much defined a whole genre of music,
      and the style you produce in is beautifully represented in the same minimalist and complex juxtapositions as always, why and who is he supposed to be ‘making it better’ or different for?

  3. Love his drum programming to death. It drives so hard and is full of twists and turns that resolve into an amazing groove.

  4. As usual, boom blix boom boom shrang… yup. Same thing he has been doing forever. Thought the jungle/drum n bass fad was gone?

    1. I think it would be very helpful if he listens to my work Song Of The Youth, which is electronic music, and a young boy’s voice singing with himself. Because he would then immediately stop with all these post-African repetitions, and he would look for changing tempi and changing rhythms, and he would not allow to repeat any rhythm if it were varied to some extent and if it did not have a direction in its sequence of variations.

      1. ‘He’ doesn’t need to listen to your music! Go find a local club, party, venue, work hard and share from a grass roots level for 20 years and then come back and comment about ‘He’ should….

  5. I think my Stylus RMX does this kinda stuff. Wait, let me scroll though the umteen thousand pattens…yep, there it is

  6. I always enjoy an AFX post on the site for the absolute muppets who come out to comment on how terrible, boring, past it, etc. one of the most important artists in the history of electronic music is.

            1. oooh dear where is the cancel button, your’e offending the babies bred on presets and glitch machines that emulate the originators. So many wannabees criticizers claiming to have an original thought makes me laugh!

  7. Just to translate a few comments here:

    “I’m mad this guy is wildly more succcessful than I am, or ever will be.”

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