UPDATE: Aphex Twin has confirmed via a Tweet that a new album is on the way:
http://syro2eznzea2xbpi.onion— Aphex Twin (@AphexTwin) August 18, 2014
The Tweet contains a .onion link, indicating it is a Deep Web domain–an area of the Internet mostly associated with shadier online activities and accessible via the TOR web browser. The site reveals an album by the name of SYRO, as well as a tracklist and the below picture:
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)
NME is reporting that a blimp emblazoned with Aphex Twin’s logo has been spotted over the skies of London. It was first seen near the music venue Oval Space, with Aphex Twin’s logo on one side and “2014” on the other, with the logo in place of the zero.
The blimp sighting comes following news of Aphex Twin’s logo being stenciled in front of Radio City Music Hall.
The man otherwise known as Richard James hasn’t released a new album since 2001’s Drukqs, and last performed live in 2012, so fans of the elusive producer are hopeful that this means new music is on the way. James announced in 2010 that he had completed six albums, as well as “loads of tracks which don’t belong anywhere.”