Aphex Twin: Syro

New energy found among household names like Melvins, Aphex Twin, Thom Yorke and more in the music we tweeted this week

13 years since his last album Drukqs, contemporary electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin officially released the new full-length Syro to the world this week. While the electronic music scene has significantly changed (making its way into the mainstream) since Richard James was last active, he continues to inspire awe with his collage-like compositions which resemble living, breathing organisms that aren’t restricted to four-on-the-floor or bass drops. The album packaging even reveals every single piece of equipment used on the record—a total of 138. Indie and major publications alike haven’t been this excited since Daft Punk dropped Random Access Memories.