Dance music icon Aphex Twin has announced the release of their first new music since 2016. The EP will be titled Collapse, and the first single ‘T69′ collapsed has been shared today. The EP will come in the wake of 2016’s somewhat divisive Cheetah.
Fans had begun to speculate about the Twin’s (whose real name is producer Richard D. James) return a few weeks back, when a 3D version of his logo appeared on the walls of Elephant and Castle’s tube station in London. The logo also appeared in several other locations worldwide, including New York and Los Angeles.
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Earlier this week, the official title of the EP was unveiled by James’ record label, Warp Records.
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Now an official release date and a full tracklist has been revealed. An official video for ‘T69 Collapse’ had been scheduled to premier on Adult Swim, but was pulled very late in the day, after it transpired that the video had failed the Harding Test, which is designed to decide if videos may potentially cause reactions to viewers with phtosensitive epilepsy.
The tracklist for ‘Collapse’ EP is as follows, and will be released on September 14:
‘abundance10edit[2 R8’s, FZ20m & a 909]’
Despite 2016’s previous EP, Aphex Twin’s last full-length project came in 2014, in the form of Syro, which itself came 13 years after 2001’s iconic LP Drukqs.
Last month, an in-depth documentary aired on BBC Radio 4, titled ‘The Cult of Aphex’ , aiming to explore the mystique and intricacies of the iconic producer, including (but not limited to) a period spent when James lived in a bank vault in the middle of the Elephant and Castle roundabout.