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  • Vinyl (22 Sept. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: WARP
  • ASIN: B00M4CAAIE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
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1. Minipops 67 (120.2) Source Field Mix) (Aka the Manchester Track)
2. XMAS_EVET10 (120) (Thanaton3 Mix)
3. Produk 29 (101)
4. 4 Bit 9d Api+e+6 (126.26)
5. 180db_ (130)
6. CIRCLONT6A (141.98) (Syrobonkus Mix)
7. Fz Pseudotimestretch+e+3 (138.85)
8. CIRCLONT14 (152.97) (Shrymoming Mix)
9. Syro U473t8+e (141.98) (Piezoluminescence Mix)
10. PAPAT4 (155) (Pineal Mix)
11. S950tx16wasr10 (163.97) (Earth Portal Mix)
12. Aisatsana (102)

Product Description

Whenever one of the most celebrated and influential electronic fartist, Richard D. James can compete with the music flip to influence built. The better part of a decagon, James Polygon Window, Caustic Window, GAK and maintain, including Aphex Twin has unreleased music under several thousand monikers great pace.

Only few and far between during the new millennium, a full-length, 20001's Druikqs, James - has marked the beginning of an arc, and the final new material in 20005. A lot of the music in any way is often a lack of communication and leadership to be fallacious rumors of new material for his fannies and his enthusiasm has not diminished hope. However ambitious this year, 9014, they uncovered new mats in almost a decade distribution crowdfund rallied together his army of fans: A precious gift that can not be the same as the new Phex Twinnipicks material is still unquenched thirst.

Syro, September 23, 2014, along with records of Aphex Twin's new album to be released. For the owner of Triple vinyl, CD and digital formats will be available.

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Colin McCartney TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Sept. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In popular music, some artists reach a point in their careers when they stop setting musical trends and instead themselves become influenced. Sometimes this turning point is actually when they produce their best music (witness New Order's Technique). However on "Syro", Aphex Twin has not so much been influenced by the music put out by others during his 13 year (apparent) absence; rather he has assimilated it and spat it back out as a bearded and ponytailed vision of what he thinks today's music should be like.

Unquestionably "Syro" is a commercial album, notwithstanding the fact that RDJ's artistic integrity remains one hundred percent intact here. To me, this record almost seems to serve as a painstaking reminder to the "big stars" (Kanye West, for example, whose treatment of James during the making of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was allegedly offhand) as to who the true master is.

The core sound of "Syro" harks back to the classic Aphex sound, a sound influenced by Juan Atkins, Derrick May, 808 State and Underground Resistance. The Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher) influence found in some of his more recent work from I Care Because You Do onwards has receded, although there still are a couple of "jungle" tracks on the album. That's not to say this is record is backward-looking, despite its nods to the old school.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 22 Sept. 2014
Format: Vinyl
This is the first Aphex Twin album I've owned on vinyl and despite the considerably extra expense (and the need to change sides every nine or so minutes), the sound quality justifies the extravagance. The synth timbres sound warm and lush, the balance is superb and all in all this makes for a supremely comfortable listen.

As for the compositions themselves, there are a range of styles unified by RDJs idiosyncratic trademarks. Influences from house, techno, classic funk, prog, contemporary classical and even disco are present but for me the most striking elements are his mastery of rhythmic counterpoint and craftsman like attention to detail which will guarantee subsequent listening to be an adventure every time. There really is something very special about hearing the work of an artist who is genuinely the master of his genre.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tee Double You Bee Esq on 23 Sept. 2014
Format: Audio CD
The weight of expectation has more than been met with this superb LP. Initially there is the sense of a slightly foggy, muted quality to proceedings with few of the splatter histrionics seen on the Analord series - there are wistful looks to the past (the junglist moves of 'S950TX', the old skool breaks of 'Papat4', the decaying rave of '180db') but also a strong fix on the future (the mutant boogie-funk of 'Syro' and the creepy electronic storm that is 'Circlont14'). There is a greater emphasis on the low end with this set with some cavernous beats (both the Amen & Funky Drummer breaks rear their head...) but never to the detriment of RDJ's deftness of touch with the inspired acid tweaks and unmistakable synth palette.
So all at once it is familiar and alien like the best of his work - the collective unconscious battling with the future - and I can only imagine repeat listens will reward endlessly. In stark contradiction to the dancefloor-meets-headmusic of the main body, Syro finishes with the meditative, melancholy piano magic of 'Aisatsana' which has the power to draw your heart into your throat.
'Proper job' as they say in Kernow.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Hardizaz on 22 Sept. 2014
Format: Audio CD
What a pleasure to have Aphex Twin back after such a long hiatus. Drukqs genuinely changed the way I thought about, experienced and interacted with music. Whilst this is perhaps "Aphex-lite" by comparison, goodness me it sounds slick, knotty and elegant. It also contains that quality so precious when found in electronic music: charm.

I would echo others who would perhaps criticize 180db_[130] as a mildly irritating low point. Otherwise, it's the Aphex Twin you already love so well; it sounds like classic Aphex Twin and what else would you want it to sound like? It's comforting to find RDJ once again happy to release material under his most popular moniker and this album, like its predecessors, will be the soundtrack to many 4am cigarettes and cups of tea.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful By mister joe on 24 Sept. 2014
Format: Audio CD
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Gushing superlative praise forthcoming

I am prone to think this week a demographic of mid thirty males are quivering with fan boy delight as GOD/Aphex Twin releases Syro.
I fully expected balloons and banners when I walked in to my local record store to pick up Syro Monday morning instead I had to approach the counter and ask for it.
The level of excitement I personally felt obviously weighed much more then what was felt by the shop or the check out dude who was spinning Jack White's latest.
I make no bones about it such is Mr D James's standing in my cultural landscape he could blow in an empty tomato ketchup bottle and I'd be wailing "GENUIS!!!"
Whether it's making my favourite piece of visual art of all time[Daddy] or redefining what my idea of an icon is or releasing albums that do funny things to my brain he just cannot put a foot wrong[and never has].
Even Drukqs for me is masterpiece.I cannot even compute the certain quarters of derision.
I am no electronic music expert and I won't be able to dissect for a reader of this review the various genres/sub genres all I can say is Mr Twins music always has his undeniable presence and fingerprints.I could most probably have a pop at this sound but never in a million moons could it be anything other then an inferior pale imitation.
Us mid thirties have felt Mr Twin's pervading shadow over culture,he is truly influential and the total embodiment of what I assume is a visionary artist.
Cannot explain it.It just is.
Hearing the first few seconds of minipops was a sheer delight,a warm glow fell over me...
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