The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982


Aphex Twin to release Syro

Aphex Twin has announced his first album proper in 13 years, to be released on 22 September via Warp. Announcements and hints came via a series of unorthodox channels, including the deep web and a blimp flying over London, which came at the tail end of the crowdfunded release of lost album Caustic Window, a test pressing of which was sold to Minecraft creator Markus Persson. Syro was recorded over a number of years, and Richard D James told Rolling Stone it covers "about a fifth of what I've done in the last 10 years". A series of album playback listening events will also take place at various urban centres around the world, there's a full list of those here.

Syro will be released digitally, on CD and vinyl, and as a deluxe triple vinyl set, with artwork by The Designer's Republic on 22 September. Listen to "minipops 67" below.