After remaining out of the spotlight for over a decade, enigmatic producer Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, has returned in 2014, and in a big way. Not only has James released Syro, his first album in 13 years, but he’s also been rather forthcoming in terms of in-depth interviews and cracking open the Aphex Twin vault. Case in point: During a lengthy discussion with his friend Dave Noyze this week, James dropped a ton of previously unreleased material.
While some are only technically short sound clips, there are a few extended listens in the bunch, including tracks that date back to 1987/1988 (“Window Peeper”), a mix supposedly composed by his six-year-old son (“Up In The Rocks”), and a nearly 20-minute long arrangement that, probably to the delight of gear-heads worldwide, features “TWO synton fenix’s patched together” (“Barbican Pendulum”).
Check out all the new “songs” below and head here for the full interview, which also includes scans of old Aphex Twin papers and documents.