Aphex Twin is back with album ‘Syro’ after 13 years

Electronic music producer Aphex Twin releases his new album Syro.

After a silence of 13 years, Richard D James a.k.a Aphex Twin has given his yearning fans a reason to rejoice with the official launch of his new album Syro on September 23, 2014. The highly anticipated double album has been released under Warp Records.

Syro, his sixth album after the 2001 Drukqs, is accompanied by a limited-edition box set version of the album (200 in number), released through the Bleep label has been made available to interested buyers through a lottery. The album’s cover art, which reads like a tax receipt, has been designed by Designers Republic. 

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, James said that he felt this was a golden age for dance and electronic music. “It’s taken people a long time to work these new tools out, and now it’s just now kind of like an acoustic guitar,” he said. “We’re half-cyborg already, whether we like it or not. Everything is based on computers – our whole economy, and most of our creative pursuits, as well. We’re not physically connected to them, but that doesn’t mean they’re not part of our brains.”

James is the co-founder of Rephlex Records with Grant Wilson-Claridge. He has been described by The Guardian as “the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music.” His fame and fan base was emphasized when his album Selected Ambient Works 85-92 was named the ‘best album of the 1990s’ by FACT Magazine.

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