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Last week, Warp Records officially announced the release date, track list and the bizarre album art for Aphex Twin‘s first album in 13 years, SYRO. Though the whole announcement kinda sounded like it had been badly translated, we get the gist (I think), “James, whose rooster has been the slow development, including his own labia under different names around to releasing singles and EPS. Her next full-length record together since 1995 … I think it she will be issued.”

In the meantime, Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin, spoke to Pitchfork about the album, detailing some fun facts like: SYRO is a made-up word one of his children came up with. SYRO’s track titles mostly reference machines James used to make the album. SYRO features unintelligible vocals from James, his kids, his wife, and his parents.

We all know that you don’t have to dig very deep to find some dirt on Kanye, and James himself has been subject to the dicky nature of Kanye and his team when Drukqs’ “Avril 14th” was sampled on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’s “Blame Game”. “Is it a sample? I actually don’t know what it ended up being in the end, I’m so slack. I know that he tried to fucking rip me off and claim that he’d written it, and they tried to get away with not paying. I was really helpful, and when they first sent it to me, I was like, ‘Oh, I can re-do that for you, if you like,’ because they’d sampled it really badly and time-stretched it and there was loads of artifacts. I was like, ‘I’ll just replay it for you at that speed if you want.’ And they totally didn’t even say ‘hello’ or ‘thanks,’ they just replied with, ‘It’s not yours, it’s ours, and we’re not even asking you any more.’” Yeah, sounds like Kanye.

SYRO is due to drop on September 22/23, and you can find the full official track list below.

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]

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