Usually, the deep web is where you go to find nefarious pursuits of all kinds and the odd House of Cards subplot. This week, though, it’s where you’ll get the info on electronic game-changer Aphex Twin’s first new album in 13 years.
Yesterday, Richard D. James reactivated his long dormant Twitter account to post a URL accessible only with deep web browser Tor. Follow the link and you’d find the above image, along with what looks to be a typically Aphex-style tracklist and the album title SYRO – see it below. Says Pitchfork: “We can confirm that all of this information: the image, the album title, and the tracklist, are all real and official.”
The official deep web reveal comes a couple of days after a blimp branded with the Aphex Twin logo and the number ‘2014’ was spotted over London. With SYRO set to be the UK mastermind’s first new album since 2001’s Drukqs, there’s no question that this will be one of the most anticipated records of the year. Now, we wait for a release date.
— Aphex Twin (@AphexTwin) August 18, 2014