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AFX (Aphex Twin) – “oberheim blacet1b”

Aphex Twin was infamously quiet for 13 years before releasing new album Syro last year, followed by enough random tracks to make new music from Richard D. James barely a surprising thing anymore. But today, BBC had the world premiere of James’ first track off his new EP Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008). The EP i… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 31, 2015 - 4:02 pm

New Aphex Twin EP Orphaned DJ Selek 2006-08 Out Next Month

You know Aphex Twin is fully back when he’s bringing the alter-egos out of storage. Richard D. James ended a long silence last year when he released the excellent Syro, the first new Aphex Twin album in over a decade. He followed it up earlier this year with the Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2015 - 10:11 am

Aphex Twin Is Releasing A Syro Bonus Track On White Label 12″

After a decade-long hiatus, we’ve got an avalanche of new music from Aphex Twin. It’s been an almost overwhelming return, between last year’s SYRO, follow-up EP Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2, the long-lost Caustic Window LP, and that trove of SoundCloud tracks. The latest new music from Richard D. James comes in bite-size form: He’… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 5, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we’re all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015 - 7:08 pm

Grammys 2015: Winners List

The 2015 Grammys are have officially begun. We’ll be updating this post with the winners as they’re announced throughout the night. Winners will be appear in bold. To discuss all the performances and winners, check out our comment party. And go here for all the weird memes and best GIFs and tweets the night i… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 8, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Hear A Ton Of Previously Unreleased Aphex Twin Tracks

Aphex Twin — or at least someone with extensive access to Richard D. James’ back library — has been uploading a bunch of tracks to a mysterious Soundcloud over the past few days purporting to be old Aphex tracks that were never released. Pitchfork lays out all of the details as to why these track… More »

By: James Rettig / January 27, 2015 - 9:18 pm

Stream Aphex Twin Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP

Today, Aphex Twin follows up last year’s grand comeback album SYRO with a new EP called Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2. Up until now, all we’d heard was “Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix],” an alternate mix of an EP track. But right now, the whole EP is streaming on Spotify. And now we know why Aphex… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2015 - 11:32 am

Aphex Twin – “Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix]”

You may have missed it amidst the crazy avalanche of great music we’ve been getting lately, but Aphex Twin has a new EP coming out tomorrow! It’s 13 tracks long! I don’t see how that’s not an album! Aphex’s Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 will collect unreleased tracks from the same era that gave u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2015 - 12:16 pm

Aphex Twin Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP Details

After 13 years of silence, last year Aphex Twin finally released another proper album with SYRO and shared dozens of unreleased tracks. It doesn’t look like he plans on slowing down: He’s just announced that he’ll be putting out a new EP at the end of the month. Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 will come… More »

By: James Rettig / January 9, 2015 - 9:00 am

Aphex Twin Answers Questions From Caribou, Nicolas Jaar, Skrillex; Says He’s Developing Mutant Music Software

Before returning with his triumphant new album SYRO, Aphex Twin shared a list of all the gear he’d used to make the music. It is long and obscure, and it could honestly be a list of alien technology for all I know. If Richard D. James ever gets around to putting together another Aphex Twi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 30, 2014 - 12:45 pm

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.


The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won’t learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Aphex Twin Shares Dozens Of Unreleased Tracks

If his recent interview with Dave Noyze is any indication, there are three things that Aphex Twin loves to do in interviews: say ridiculous shit, talk shop, and put out a million unreleased tracks. Now, the second part of that already massive interview has been posted online, and while Richard D. James kept the 9/11… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 10, 2014 - 10:40 am

Aphex Twin Doubles Down On 9/11 Truther Comments, Shares Music By His 6-Year-Old Son

A month ago Aphex Twin mastermind Richard D. James offered some vague comments in an interview that suggested he might believe 9/11 was an inside job. In a new Q&A with his friend Dave Noyze at Noyzelab, James clarified his views on the matter — kind of — and it sure sounds like he believe… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2014 - 9:07 am

David Rees’ Aphex Swift Is The Best Aphex Twin/Taylor Swift Mashup Album Of The Year So Far

Mixing together Aphex Twin and Taylor Swift is a weird idea at first, but it makes so much sense the more that you think about it. They may be pretty far apart sonically, but both of them have released albums this year that challenged the boundaries of where pop music can go. Enter cartoonist David… More »

By: James Rettig / October 25, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Aphex Twin Albums From Worst To Best

As any dyed-in-the-wool Aphex Twin fan worth their weight in trivia answers will tell you, there’s really no such thing as a bad album written by Richard D. James. Sure, some are better than others, and there are probably some you don’t even like that much. But a bad record from modern electronic music’s preeminent… More »

By: Patric Fallon / October 10, 2014 - 9:42 am

Is Aphex Twin A 9/11 Truther?

Aphex Twin may be the visionary who changed dance music and who released one of the year’s best albums. But he is also a socially awkward white man who owns lots of computer equipment. And as such, maybe it’s not a surprise that he “absolutely” believes the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. As GigwiseMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Premature Evaluation: Aphex Twin SYRO

Here’s how fucking weird 2014 is: Aphex Twin returned from a decade-long exile with a new album, and the thing sounds comforting. If you’re old enough, you probably remember hearing a new Aphex track for the first time and having the old “Wh-wh-what the fuck is happening here?!?” reaction. He made music that sounded impossible,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Preview Every Song On Aphex Twin’s SYRO

UPDATE: You can now preview every track here. More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 17, 2014 - 11:51 am

Check Out A List Of Gear Used On Aphex Twin’s SYRO

Aphex Twin’s new album SYRO comes out in a few weeks and more information is starting to emerge. The box set design is pointedly minimalist, but also excruciatingly detailed. It contains exhaustive lists of how much it cost to create, distribute, and promote the album and a list of all the gear that was used… More »

By: James Rettig / September 9, 2014 - 8:19 pm
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