New batch of previously unheard material to be released "soonish".
Aphex Twin has unearthed over a hundred previously unheard tracks which he claims he will release “soonish”.
The elusive producer (real name Richard D. James) broke the news to his fans in an message posted in his SoundCloud biography today (July 22).
James wrote: “I’m very happy to report that ive found loads more old tapes i never encoded or gave to anybody, been looking a lot on / off last few months and found around 7 tapes, most of which have 20+ tracks :))) Will upload/release soonish”.
Over a 100 Aphex Twin demos, some of which date as far back as the ’80s, were uploaded to SoundCloud by James earlier this year.
Fans have developed a site to vote on their favourites with the aim of whittling down the rarities for a potential future release. The site’s creators claim that James has given them his blessing, suggesting that the results might form the basis of a new compilation.
Last September saw the release of ‘Syro’, Aphex Twin’s first album for 13 years. It received praise from all corners, with NME describing it as “a new clutch of hyper-intricate electro-funk jams so crammed with melody it feels like they might at any minute pop and coat you in goo”.
‘Syro’ was followed by the EP ‘Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments PT2’ in January of this year.
Although there have been very few releases from James, he recently told Rolling Stone that ‘Syro’ was merely “about a fifth of what I’ve done in the last 10 years. One album out of many possible ones”.