Aphex Twin aka Richard James aka the venerated poltergeist of the music world, managed to simultaneously delight and confuse his fans once again. Following a curious soundcloud comment exchange with Aphex Twin last week, user48763530 (now changed to user4876353001) started releasing an archive of tracks that sounded pretty similar to Aphex Twin’s old material.
Although the sleuths over at Pitchfork seem to be pretty damn sure that these demos are from James, no one is 100% positive. But then again, when is anything clear when it comes to Aphex Twin?
Authentic Aphex Twin or not, these tracks are definitely worth the listen. What’s even better? user4876353001 made all 110 tracks available to download today. So sit back, give a listen, and try not to think about the possibility that this can all be some elaborate Richard James-hoax.