July 11, 2001 9:15
THE 'DRUKQS' WORK
'Drukqs' is a 30-track double-CD with the most bizarre tracklisting ever...
APHEX TWIN's new album is called 'DRUKQS' and is to be released in mid-October by WARP RECORDS - and NME.COM has been given an world exclusive preview of the groundbreaking release.
The 30-track double-CD and quadruple-vinyl album, which was mastered at the end of June, is the capricious London-based electronics pioneer's first release since March 1999's Top 20 'Windowlicker' single, and is his first album since November 1996's 'Richard D James' LP.
A single featuring new material not on the album is expected to precede 'Drukqs'.
Over 90 minutes in length, 'Drukqs' is Richard James' most diverse, audacious and accomplished collection to date. The full double-CD tracklisting is as follows:
'Mt Saint Michel Mix+St Michaels Mount'
'Orban Eq Trx4'
'Hy A Scullyas Lyf A Dhagrow'
'Prep Gwarlek 3b'
'Petiatil Cx Htdui'
The vinyl edition tracklisting is slightly different. For more on the Aphex Twin, see this week's NME, out now.