20 August 2021
Richard D James returns with the first Aphex Twin album in more than a decade and it's rich and thrilling.. He delivers a grand synthesis of retro sounds and wild textural play. On 'Syro's first side the tracks are trademark Aphex Twin - instantly graspable yet endlessly complex, folding detail and experimentation into simple structures. 'Syro' contains audacious explorations on old school genre; pliable environments of total play; an ability to seek out new spaces where none seem to exist; and a sense of burgeoning celebration. The Tuss and Analord series, rather than 'Drukqs' or either of the SAW albums, are the key reference points for the majority of 'Syro'.