Aphex Twin takes to the sky and deep web to reveal forthcoming album
If you happened to be in London this past weekend, you may have seen a putrid green blimp flying above the Oval Space with a logo-bearing “2014” emblazoned on its side. If you happened to be in New York, you would have seen the same logo from the blimp’s “0” graffitied around Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall. If you happened to be an avid electronic music fan, you would have immediately recognized the logo as that of Aphex Twin, and echoed the collective question of what the storied producer is up to. As of this morning, we know.
— Aphex Twin (@AphexTwin) August 18, 2014
The producer legally known as Richard D. James took to Twitter in answer to the hype, but left a sort of riddle. Tweeting simply “http://syro2eznzea2xbpi.onion,” James left a non-functioning link for the average Internet user, and a Christmas present for those who dive into the deep web. Accessible only through Tor, Aphex Twin’s hidden website reveals a distorted portrait of the producer, along with the supposed name of his forthcoming album and its track list (as coded as it may be). Entitled Syro, the 12-track album would be the first proper release since 2001’s Drukqs, and a momentous occasion for the now-reclusive James. Check out a screengrab from the site below, attempt to decipher its tracklist, and stay tuned for more details: A release date is coming, but we’re going to have to work hard to find it.