Ahoy! All aboard the Aphex Twin blimp!
This blimp has been flying around London, at Oval Space, with the year 2014 written on one side, and the AFX logo on the other. There’s also been sightings of the AFX logo in New York City, right outside of Radio City Music Hall.
Does this mean a new record? A new live performance schedule? Has Richard D. James invested in a new blimp company? We don’t know right now, all we know is that the signs are out there and we’re anxiously awaiting what’s next.
Warp Records could not be reached for comment.
Disregarding the release of a Kickstarter oriented Caustic Window release, there’s not been a proper Aphex Twin album since 2001’s Drukqs (the one that brought us the brilliant “Avril 14th” track) [iTunes]. And you thought the Boards of Canada hiatus was long…
Note: This is a developing story. Just like the Tomorrow’s Harvest saga, 2020k will update this article every step of the way as well as live tweet and occasionally Facebook update developments.
UPDATE #1: Aphex Twin has Tweeted a link to http://syro2eznzea2xbpi.com/ which contains possible album artwork information, as well as eerie information in regards to what kind of computer you’re operating and where you were sent from.
UPDATE #2: If you access the tweeted link through the Deep Web, you’ll unlock the tracklisting, which is as follows:
01 minipops 67 (source field mix)
02 XMAS_Eve10 (thanaton3 mix)
03 produk 29
04 4 bit 9d epi+e+6
06 CIRCLONT6A (syrobonkus mix)
07 fz pseudotimestrech+e+3
08 CIRCLONT14 (shrymoming mix)
09 syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix)
10 PAPAT4 (pineal mix)
11 s950tx16wasr10 (earth portal mix)
UPDATE #3: Here’s some screen captures from the Deep Web search, as well as the artwork on the website: