When Richard D. James tells interviewers he has thousands of unreleased tracks where this year’s Syro came from, it’s getting easier and easier to believe him. The “electronic fartist” better known as Aphex Twin has shared a trove of previously unheard material in connection with an interview by blogger Dave Noyze. Previously, James offered up tracks he claimed were made by his 6-year-old child. Now, alongside of part two of the interview, he has released another batch of odds and sods.
The latest haul includes more than 20 finished tracks James made circa 2002 using Buchla and Serge modular synthesizers; James accurately describes the work as “a fucking racket.” Among the other previously unreleased tracks are outtakes from his orchestral performances in London and Poland (the same London performance that gave Syro its final track) as well as a demo of Syro‘s “CIRCLONT6A [141.98][syrobonkus mix].” Speaking of believing James: The interviewee ends by saying he’s not Aphex Twin. Funny, isn’t that exactly what Aphex Twin would say?