The news of an imminent Aphex Twin album, Syro, has set parts of the internet ablaze with excitement, rumour and cynicism in almost equal quantities. The first official release is the track below- Minipops 67 [120.0] .

Several listens in I’m enjoying it- nice squelchy bassline, some lovely melodies matched with some unsettling voices. This being the work of Richard D James there’s no way of knowing how recent a recording this is- he could have easily pulled something off the shelf he did fifteen years ago or just last week, or whether this took days to complete or he pissed it out in half an hour. But for the moment, it bodes well.


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