Last week, enigmatic producer Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, unearthed a bevy of unreleased music to the Internet. The sonic bounty included, among other things, a number of short sound clips, several tracks dating back to 1987-1988, and a piece reportedly mixed by James’ six-year-old son.
Today, James returns with another giant cache of unheard music. There’s over 30 recordings in all, with highlights including a 20-track album James composed entirely with Buchla and Serge modular synthesizers, which he describes as a “fucking racket”; outtakes from his “remote control orchestra” performances in Poland and London; several “experiments” recorded on a Roland System 700 modular synth; and a demo of the SYRO track “CIRCLONT6A [141.98][syrobonkus mix]”. Listen to a few highlights below and stream the full collection at SoundCloud.
The music’s release coincides with part two of James’ interview with friend/producer Dave Noyze, in which he shares archival photos and offers insight into his personal equipment. Head to Noyzelab to read the transcript.