After teasing fans for weeks with blimps, online snapshots and mysterious street art, Richard David James’ aka Aphex Twin’s new album “SYRO” is finally here .It’s very hard to rise above our expectations about the comeback after a 13 year hiatus of who is , probably, electronic music’s most celebrated and seminal artist .The the word I used to describe his music and videos were, jaw-dropping or as staggering as a kick in the guts gets ( remember the nail-bitingly tense ” Come To Daddy?”).
In contrast, with SYRO what we get is a cordial consolation, trouble-free, almost like a greatest hits record of an artist who used to be an envelope pusher.I don’t want to be a spoilsport-he will still sounds outlandish for most people,albeit without prominent bizarreries. In the artists words the : ” ( Syro) It can be quite impenetrable for most people, because you can’t latch on to something.It sounds quite random at first.” The arrangements are terrific and the tracks brilliantly mixed, making SYRO a very headset-friendly album.Essential tracks : “CIRCLONT14 (shrymoming mix)”, also make sure your don’t miss the closing track ” aisatsana  “, a Satie-esque piano tune reminiscing one of his best works is this vein , ” Avril 14” from the album “Drukqs”, which was tapped by Sophia Coppola for the soundtrack of her movie “Marie Antoinette” ( listen to it below). One thing is dead-cert: the album has the most most original artwork of 2014 so far.A collaboration between James and The Designers Republic , it lists every cost involved in the making and promotion of the album. It is great to have him back! You can stream SYRO in full from Spotify here!. You can download it from iTunes here!Listen to the album’s opening track “minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix] ” from the new album below.