Aphex Twin‘s new EP ‘Cheetah’ is now available to stream in full after premiering on BBC Radio 6 Music.
The seven-song EP has four mixes of the title track, two of ‘CIRKLON’ and one version of ‘2X202-ST5’. It can be streamed here shortly after the 01:00:00 mark before it drops officially on Friday (July 8).
‘CIRKLON3’ is accompanied by Aphex Twin’s first music video in 17 years, which was directed by a 12-year-old schoolboy from Dublin called Ryan Wyer.
‘Cheetah’ is the third new music release by Richard D James as Aphex Twin since the Mercury Prize-nominated ‘Syro’ album in 2014. In 2015, he released the single ‘Marchromt30a Edit 2B 96’ as well as the EP ‘Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2’.
Having waited 13 years since 2001’s ‘Druxqs’ album to release ‘Syro’, James has said he now expects to be more prolific. He explained: “Releasing music gets harder and harder. Every time I go to compile it, I give up after a few hours because it’s just so much stuff and then I get lost. But I’m now in this mode where I’m listening and compiling a lot. I think I’ll be putting out a lot of stuff, hopefully.”