In September 2014, Aphex Twin’s Richard D. James returned after 13 years with a brand new full-length album in Syro. In the time since, he’s kept the music flowing with his 2015 EP, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2. A number of unreleased tracks also surfaced on SoundCloud by a user thought to be James.
On July 8th, James will return with another new EP as Aphex Twin entitled Cheetah. The record spans seven tracks and will be released on vinyl, CD, cassette, and as a digital download through Warp Records.
In announcing the EP, James has launched a new website. It includes the following “production information”:
“The Aphex Twin Cheetah EP uses digital sound generation techniques combined with wave sequencing technology to bring you sounds with movement and depth rarely found on records today.
To assure you that your Cheetah EP will give you many years of enjoyment, please be sure to read the owners manual carefully before attempting to operate the Cheetah EP.
If you wish to experiment and create some sounds of your own, first try editing some sounds we’ve already made for you, before attempting to create a patch from scratch.
We sincerely hope that having battled through the programming of the Cheetah EP, you have not become familiar with the exceptional potential of this record.
Have fun programming, and if you create any superb patches and tones which you feel deserve to be appreciated by other Cheetah EP buyers, send a MIDI System Exclusive Dump of them, on a disc to us at WARP and if we also think they are superb, you could be rewarded for your efforts. Try us!
Digital Wave Sequencing Synthesizer
Sounds programmed to sequence through changing waveforms as the note plays, giving exceptional movement and character to the music
15 Note polyphonic
Fully programmable from the front panel
Cheetah EP Artwork:
Cheetah EP Tracklist
01. CHEETAHT2 [Ld spectrum]
03. CHEETA1b ms800
04. CHEETA2 ms800
05. CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]
06. CIRKLON 1