There are few artists that remain in the world that are somewhat immune to critical opinion, or rather the subject of…
There are few artists that remain in the world that are somewhat immune to critical opinion, or rather the subject of the most superlative descriptions. Richard James AKA Aphex Twin has been producing some of the most forward-thinking electronic music since the early 90s and after a 13-year break he’s back with his new album, Syro (via Warp).
Due for release on the 22nd of September, the album has been the subject of an elaborate marketing campaign that’s has the music press in a collective headspin, starting with blimps and emanating from the Deep web. Released over the weekend was the first taste from the much-anticipated LP, ‘minipops 67 [120.2][source Field Mix]’.
An almost five minute foray into James’ hivemind, the track is the epitome of progressive electronic music. With a subtle melody and intricate rhythmic pattern, the first taste of Syro has definitely whet the palate.