As for Richard D. James, he has shared the meditative “Diskhat ALL Prepared1mixed [snr2mix]” (via FACT). It’s an alternate mix of the opening track from Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2, the new Aphex Twin EP on the way on January 23 via Warp. With James’s usual flair for evocative melodies, it’s a fine holdover after his first album in 13 years, last year’s Syro (see our 100 Best Albums of 2014).
Burial, meanwhile, has released a new single, “Temple Sleeper,” via Keysound Recordings (via FACT). Running for an expansive six and a half minutes and centered around dreamy synth arpeggios, it’s his first proper track since “Lambeth,” which was included on last year’s Hyperdub 10.4 compilation. The one-sided vinyl single comes with an mp3 and a free mix of the Keysound back catalog by Dusk & Blackdown, who run the label. (Blackdown, aka Martin Clark, reviewed Burial’s 2006 self-titled debut album for our sister site eMusic.)