A mysterious advertisement teasing a new Aphex Twin EP called Cheetah has started circulating around the internet, as Reddit has discovered. The flyer, which features both Aphex Twin and Warp Records’ logos and is written as though it were a product overview for a new synthesizer, reportedly arrived at various record stores in the mail earlier today. Last year, Richard D. James uploaded several tracks with names like “Cheetah3 Teac” and “CHEETAHT7″ to SoundCloud through his user18081971 account; they have since been taken down. Check out the fliers below.
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Here’s the full text of the ad:
The Aphex Twin Cheetah EP uses digital sound generation techniques combined with wave sequencing technology to bring you sounds with movement and depth rarely found on records today.
To assure you that your Cheetah EP will give you many years of enjoyment, please be sure to read the owners manual carefully before attempting to operate the Cheetah EP.
If you wish to experiment and create some sounds of your own, first try editing some sounds we’ve already made for you, before attempting to create a patch from scratch.
We sincerely hope that having battled through the programming of the Cheetah EP, you have not become familiar with the exceptional potential of this record.
Have fun programming, and if you create any superb patches and tones which you feel deserve to be appreciated by other Cheetah EP buyers, send a MIDI System Dump of them, on a disc to us at WARP and if we also think they are superb, you could be rewarded for your efforts. Try us!
-Digital Wave Sequencing Synthesizer
-Sounds programmed to sequence through changing waveforms as the note plays, giving exceptional movement and character to the music
-15 Note polyphonic
-Fully programmable from the front panel