Aphex Twin's First New Song in Almost 15 Years Is Sick

I learned to love Aphex Twin in college, not too long after Drukqs melted everyone's ears off. It's been a decade and a half since then. I'm getting older. Aphex Twin appears to be getting younger.


"Minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]" is the first song to be released off of Aphex Twin's new album, Syro, and it is nasty. In a good way! If you disagree, have a couple of drinks, turn up the volume, and try again. The complex beat is reminiscent of actual dubstep artists like Burial and the ephemeral melody makes me think of Nathan Fake's pulsing synths from the early 2000s (for some reason). But it's all new. It feels like Aphex Twin but new. Which… is obvious, I guess.

Anyways, hell of way to kick off the weekend, am I right?

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John Crane

Can't stand it. It's a mess of confusion. Worst techno I've ever listened to.