Breaking: Aphex Twin has announced he’s releasing a new album (is this audio the first leak from it?)

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By Christopher Stribley in New Music on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Today, August 18th, 2014, is Richard D James’ 43rd birthday, but it is his fans who are given this exciting gift – the prospect of a new album from Aphex Twin, Syro! The album, which is apparently due to arrive on September 16th, will be his first since 2001’s Drukqs. And in typical Aphex Twin form, he has done it all through various cryptic means, that he is releasing a NEW album.

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Rubber Johnny: experimental short film by Chris Cunningham

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By Scratch My Nose in Video on Friday 11 November 2011

I could watch this imaginative and hallucinatory experimental short film 100 times. Rubber Johnny is the creation of UK film-maker Chris Cunningham. Johnny is a mutant child kept alive living a basement where he mumbles, squeeks and burps to communicate.

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Bogdan Raczynski and Bjork: Who Is It

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By Samuel Birtwistle in New Music on Tuesday 1 November 2011

Bogdan Raczynski is an old name to many in the realms of “intelligent dance music” after his first release in ’99 under the wing of Aphex Twin’s Richard D James’ Reflex Records. Since his first release, he has rarely changed his form: creating heavy laden beats flooded with strained and strange vocals, often reminiscent of early Aphex Twin or Squarepusher.

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Awesome brass band music by Simon Dobson

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By Patrick James Pearson in New Music on Saturday 27 August 2011

Brass Band has always held a stereotype of Northern village halls, red face Tubas, and cliché fanfares. I would like everyone to realize that this really is not the case. There are a few composers screwing up the system, and Simon Dobson is one of these vigilantes.

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Mark Pernice’s Photobooth mask

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Saturday 24 April 2010

The Photobooth app on Macs has provided hours of inane tooling around for most people and resulted in countless stretched and distorted images that only their makers find entertaining, but Brooklyn artist Mark Pernice has translated a wonky webcam image of himself into a terrifying 3D mask. Reminds me of Aphex Twin.

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