Aphex Twin

As elusive as he is prolific

Aphex TwinIt’s not a secret that Richard David James, aka Aphex Twin, the miracle-worker of intelligent electronica, is completing a new album for Warp. Steve Beckett confirmed in March this year that it would hopefully be ready for release before the end of the year. Aphex Twin performed live some of the new tracks to be featured on it, at some of the summer festivals. Now we learn via Fact that in a recent interview given to Another Man, Richard D. James talked, among other things, about his rapid rate of production during the years of silence. From his words we deduce the reason for his absence from the scene since “Drukqs” (Warp, 2001) is just that he didn’t want to release anything, despite having a lot of material stored up. When asked about his forthcoming album for Warp, James answered: “I’ve got six completed. Two are very non-commercial, abstract, modular-synthesis, field recordings – those I finished four years ago. Another one is Melodies From Mars , which I redid about three years ago. There’s one of stuff I won’t go into; a comp of old tracks which is never really finished and always changing; and then one I’m working on now. There are also loads of tracks which don’t belong anywhere.” Now it’s just about waiting for him to release at least part of all this.

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