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Aphex Twin - Syro

Carefully crafted jittery electronica

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Release date
22 September 2014
Label
Warp

Background

Intricate, melodic, dark, experimental, mischievous - Aphex Twin is an avatar for the creatively disruptive heart of British electronica. The man behind the mythical name - Richard D. James - has recorded prolifically for over 24 years, helping to define the sound of Warp Records and his co-founded imprint Rephlex.

The long-awaited follow-up to 2001’s Drukqs, Syro is unmistakably, uncompromisingly Aphex, a warm analogue trip through playful acid melodies, fuzzy techno and haunting ambience.

Previously shortlisted?

No.

What the critics say

"Syro is amazing: bug-eyed, banging rave that sounds quintessentially Aphex while not quite sounding like anything he’s done before." - NME

"We’re going to be talking about this album for years to come." - Paste Magazine

For fans of

Autechre, µ-Ziq, Boards of Canada

Clips

Mary Anne Hobbs on Aphex Twin: “he’s so wild, he’s so free”

Mary Anne Hobbs discusses Aphex Twin's Mercury Prize 2015 shortlisted album, Syro.

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