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Few things would make my fingers go numb and my brain at a loss for words quite like this. But there’s simply not much to add to this, other than to say that Aphex Twin has released a 21-track modular album and loads of other things, plus pages and pages and pages and pages of interview notes via the wonderful noyzelab blog. There’s a two-part interview, and as for everything else, you might as well just head to SoundCloud, queue things up, and not sleep for a long time. (They’re all free downloads, too.)

The whole thing looks like the interview was conducted over IRC and you may need to snort caffeine and Pixy Stix to get through it in one sitting, but, you know – in a good way. I think you’ll have fun.

Aphex Twin SYROBONKERS! Interview Part 1

Aphex Twin SYROBONKERS! Interview – Part 2

On Blogger, so you can party like it’s 2006. Brilliant work by Dave Noyze, a nerdy geeky explosion for all you boys and girls. Aphex Twin macht Kinder froh.

It’s a whole Richard D. Jamesgasm.

I could add technical notes, for instance, except that I think the list of classic modular gear not used in these releases or discussed in the interview is probably longer than what it is.

And, sure, maybe that’s not really Aphex Twin, and maybe it’s not really his son, except that it is, so don’t worry about it. (If this really is Peter Kirn, really on CDM. Is it? Am I? Meh, never mind.)

Definitely don’t miss the album or these sounds. And, perhaps, maybe all of us should put our weird s*** on SoundCloud, and maybe someday, ads for BMW will air between them. In the meantime, go burn through their bandwidth, because you can.

  • Jim Aikin

    Virtuosity of a very high order. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Jim Aikin

    Virtuosity of a very high order. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Jim Aikin

    Virtuosity of a very high order. Thanks for sharing this!

  • encym

    Awesome!

  • encym

    Awesome!

  • encym

    Awesome!

  • okpanda

    yes

  • okpanda

    yes

  • okpanda

    yes

  • Jm Jones

    really crazy awe inspiring shit, thanks rich

  • Jm Jones

    really crazy awe inspiring shit, thanks rich

  • Jm Jones

    really crazy awe inspiring shit, thanks rich

  • poopoo

    I loved this interview. Inspiring stuff. Don’t apologize, embrace the nerdyness of detail.

  • poopoo

    I loved this interview. Inspiring stuff. Don’t apologize, embrace the nerdyness of detail.

  • poopoo

    I loved this interview. Inspiring stuff. Don’t apologize, embrace the nerdyness of detail.

  • EVIL MIDI

    Was this taken down?

    • David

      Yeah, seems so. Whole account is blank now. 🙁

      Bit of a reverse-U2 then it seems. Too bad.

      • ElectroB

        The interview is still cached on several sites and search engines, with the external links (some images and youtube videos) intact although the soundcloud stuff is gone – so you can still read it. The tracks were mostly modular synth and sample experiments, plus a couple of remixes from his new album. I did manage to read the whole thing (I’ve printed one of the cached versions to pdf for future reference) and if this is indeed RDJ, then it’s pretty awesome stuff and an amazing insight on how the man works.

        • dribble101

          could you please send me the pdf i can seem to find any copy’s of the interview
          rephlex606@gmail.com

          • dribble101

            cant more like

    • ElectroB

      I’m guessing this was a self-promotion / marketing ploy that has us scratching our heads. Or he just regretted putting all that stuff out. Brilliant interview either way.

  • EVIL MIDI

    Was this taken down?

    • David

      Yeah, seems so. Whole account is blank now. 🙁

      Bit of a reverse-U2 then it seems. Too bad.

      • ElectroB

        The interview is still cached on several sites and search engines, with the external links (some images and youtube videos) intact although the soundcloud stuff is gone – so you can still read it. The tracks were mostly modular synth and sample experiments, plus a couple of remixes from his new album. I did manage to read the whole thing (I’ve printed one of the cached versions to pdf for future reference) and if this is indeed RDJ, then it’s pretty awesome stuff and an interesting insight on how the man works.

        • dribble101

          could you please send me the pdf i can seem to find any copy’s of the interview
          rephlex606@gmail.com

          • dribble101

            cant more like

    • ElectroB

      I’m guessing this was a self-promotion / marketing ploy just to have us all scratching our heads. Or he just regretted putting all that stuff out. Brilliant interview either way.

  • EVIL MIDI

    Was this taken down?

    • David

      Yeah, seems so. Whole account is blank now. 🙁

      Bit of a reverse-U2 then it seems. Too bad.

      • Elekb

        The interview is still cached on several sites and search engines, with the external links (some images and youtube videos) intact although the soundcloud stuff is gone – so you can still read it. The tracks were mostly modular synth and sample experiments, plus a couple of remixes from his new album. I did manage to read the whole thing (I’ve printed one of the cached versions to pdf for future reference) and if this is indeed RDJ, then it’s pretty awesome stuff and an interesting insight on how the man works.

        • dribble101

          could you please send me the pdf i can seem to find any copy’s of the interview
          rephlex606@gmail.com

          • dribble101

            cant more like

    • Elekb

      I’m guessing this was a self-promotion / marketing ploy just to have us all scratching our heads. Or he just regretted putting all that stuff out. Brilliant interview either way.

  • Mark Kunoff

    So, now we have to wonder each time whether Richard is being serious or not? Dont waste my fucking time. Excuse me for saying this – but Richard James is a twat for pulling all this trolly shit. How much of a frikking ego maniac do you have to be to think you’re so smart and clever and have one over your audience. Seriously, that is some serious ego tripping. This method of marketing is no better than the slick, ingenuios crap we get fed all day long. Syro isn’t that good, and neither is the interview, since we simply don’t know if he’s LYING or not. Fuck that. I have lost all respect for him at this point.

    • Yeah, I mean heaven forfend having a bit of playfulness and mystery in
      our musicians, ‘rock stars’ and so on. Let’s all have it plain and
      simple, just like Aphex has always done. I mean he’s always been so
      straight-laced and forthright hasn’t he? It’s really out of order that
      he shouldn’t want to be totally revealing or tell the world who he is
      and what he likes – I bet his Facebook page is riddled with
      pseudo-likes, or maybe no likes at all. What a bastard! Perhaps he
      should start showing off pictures of himself with his bottom out, maybe
      with some sparkly garments draped over him. Either that or a very
      studious interview whereby nothing is said except for very serious
      matters in a serious context involving a serious interviewer. David
      Frost is dead…Maybe Jeremy Paxman! No, not serious enough. You should interview him, Mark. Give Mr. James’ ego a good seeing to, a good thrashing! I, meanwhile,
      will continue to enjoy the delightfully intricate, funny and warped (no
      pun intended) imaginings that spew from his brain. The interview was
      bloody funny and very interesting, a rarity these days. I have gained further respect for him and enjoy the fact that he gives no fucks about you or I, because he owes us nothing.

      • Mark Kunoff

        Fair enough, have fun with that. I stand by my comments. In my view, his attitude is elitist and condescending. If you’re so above us, Richard, why don’t you go make music (for yourself) in the middle of the forest?

        • I do have fun with that, as do thousands of others. He doesn’t believe he’s above us, that was exceedingly obvious in the interview – as was most of the interview if you read it carefully. His music is better than most, it’s more challenging and far less derivative than most people out there.

  • Guest

    So, now we have to wonder each time whether Richard is being serious or not? Dont waste my fucking time. Excuse me for saying this – but Richard James is a twat for pulling all this trolly shit. How much of a frikking ego maniac do you have to be to think you’re so smart and clever and have one over your audience. Seriously, that is some serious ego tripping. This method of marketing is no better than the slick, ingenuios crap we get fed all day long. Syro isn’t that good, and neither is the interview, since we simply don’t know if he’s LYING or not. Fuck that. I have lost all respect for him at this point.

    • Yeah, I mean heaven forfend having a bit of playfulness and mystery in
      our musicians, ‘rock stars’ and so on. Let’s all have it plain and
      simple, just like Aphex has always done. I mean he’s always been so
      straight-laced and forthright hasn’t he? It’s really out of order that
      he shouldn’t want to be totally revealing or tell the world who he is
      and what he likes – I bet his Facebook page is riddled with
      pseudo-likes, or maybe no likes at all. What a bastard! Perhaps he
      should start showing off pictures of himself with his bottom out, maybe
      with some sparkly garments draped over him. Either that or a very
      studious interview whereby nothing is said except for very serious
      matters in a serious context involving a serious interviewer. David
      Frost is dead…Maybe Jeremy Paxman! No, not serious enough. You should interview him, Mark. Give Mr. James’ ego a good seeing to, a good thrashing! I, meanwhile,
      will continue to enjoy the delightfully intricate, funny and warped (no
      pun intended) imaginings that spew from his brain. The interview was
      bloody funny and very interesting, a rarity these days. I have gained further respect for him and enjoy the fact that he gives no fucks about you or I, because he owes us nothing.

      • Guest

        Fair enough, have fun with that. I stand by my comments. In my view, his attitude is elitist and condescending. If you’re so above us, Richard, why don’t you go make music (for yourself) in the middle of the forest?

        • I do have fun with that, as do thousands of others. He doesn’t believe he’s above us, that was exceedingly obvious in the interview – as was most of the interview if you read it carefully. His music is better than most, it’s more challenging and far less derivative than most people out there.

  • Guest

    So, now we have to wonder each time whether Richard is being serious or not? Dont waste my fucking time. Excuse me for saying this – but Richard James is a twat for pulling all this trolly shit. How much of a frikking ego maniac do you have to be to think you’re so smart and clever and have one over your audience. Seriously, that is some serious ego tripping. This method of marketing is no better than the slick, ingenuios crap we get fed all day long. Syro isn’t that good, and neither is the interview, since we simply don’t know if he’s LYING or not. Fuck that. I have lost all respect for him at this point.

    • Yeah, I mean heaven forfend having a bit of playfulness and mystery in
      our musicians, ‘rock stars’ and so on. Let’s all have it plain and
      simple, just like Aphex has always done. I mean he’s always been so
      straight-laced and forthright hasn’t he? It’s really out of order that
      he shouldn’t want to be totally revealing or tell the world who he is
      and what he likes – I bet his Facebook page is riddled with
      pseudo-likes, or maybe no likes at all. What a bastard! Perhaps he
      should start showing off pictures of himself with his bottom out, maybe
      with some sparkly garments draped over him. Either that or a very
      studious interview whereby nothing is said except for very serious
      matters in a serious context involving a serious interviewer. David
      Frost is dead…Maybe Jeremy Paxman! No, not serious enough. You should interview him, Mark. Give Mr. James’ ego a good seeing to, a good thrashing! I, meanwhile,
      will continue to enjoy the delightfully intricate, funny and warped (no
      pun intended) imaginings that spew from his brain. The interview was
      bloody funny and very interesting, a rarity these days. I have gained further respect for him and enjoy the fact that he gives no fucks about you or I, because he owes us nothing.

      • Guest

        Fair enough, have fun with that. I stand by my comments. In my view, his attitude is elitist and condescending. If you’re so above us, Richard, why don’t you go make music (for yourself) in the middle of the forest?

        • I do have fun with that, as do thousands of others. He doesn’t believe he’s above us, that was exceedingly obvious in the interview – as was most of the interview if you read it carefully. His music is better than most, it’s more challenging and far less derivative than most people out there.

  • EVIL MIDI

    THIS is an AMAZEBALLZ mix someone made with all the downloaded audio files from the SYROBONKERS interview – just had to share it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs-vDU00N0M

  • EVIL MIDI

    THIS is an AMAZEBALLZ mix someone made with all the downloaded audio files from the SYROBONKERS interview – just had to share it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs-vDU00N0M

  • EVIL MIDI

    THIS is an AMAZEBALLZ mix someone made with all the downloaded audio files from the SYROBONKERS interview – just had to share it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs-vDU00N0M