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Here’s the First Song From the First Aphex Twin Album in 13 Years

"Fartist" Richard D. James gives us the first taste and it's a trip

By: Colin Stutz // September 4, 2014

Aphex Twin’s rollout for his first album in 13 years, SYRO, has been full of pleasant surprises, starting with the fact he’s releasing a new record. There was the fact that he teased the thing with an actual blimp, then announced the details on the deep web, then released barely legible autobiography, and followed that up with contests for listening parties. Well, surprise again because just like that we have our first actual taste of the album, and it’s called “minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix].” Heard below, the track has our already salivating ears (why not?) focused on a steadily building beat as the “fartist” born Richard D. James develops an amalgam of fluid sonic ideas at once bizarre and perfectly fitting. You know, like he does so well. 

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