Aphex Twin announces new upcoming album Cheetah EP is set to release July 8, 2016.
Flyer’s for the new Aphex Twin project have popped up in several record stores across the U.S. advertising the Cheetah EP, but it wasn’t confirmed until just the other day when Richard D. James tweeted out a link to a website revealing the upcoming EP.
The website was highlighted with “New Product Information” and also reveals the baby blue album cover. The website also describes what we are in store for with the new EP.
The Cheetah EP will use “digital sound generation techniques with wave sequencing technology to bring you sounds with movement and depth rarely found on records today” according to the recently released product information.
The website also offers listeners some advice to follow before listening to the new EP, saying “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”.
Aphex Twin also encourages his listeners and producer enthusiasts to “experiment and create some sounds of your own”, but before you go and create any “patch from scratch” he encourages to “first try editing some sounds we’ve already made for you”. If you are able to create any “superb patches” that you feel are good enough to impress fellow Cheetah EP listeners then Aphex Twin asks you “send a MIDI System Exclusive Dump of them, on a disc to us at WARP”. Even better, if those at WARP think your sounds are also impressive they say “you could be rewarded for your efforts!”.
The Cheetah EP features:
-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
The Cheetah EP follows Aphex Twin’s latest album Syro, which got rave reviews for its unique mix of several different sounds including disco, drum, bass, and techno. Aphex Twin delivered 65 minutes of precisely mixed and arranged electronic music, all while staying true to his sound. Syro is recommended to be listened via headphones, because of its complexity and constant momentum leading up the to the calming finale “aisatsana ”. News of the Cheetah EP release coming just two years after Syro has to be exciting for fans alike of Aphex Twin after waiting up to 13 years between Drukqs and Syro. The tedious and thought out nature of the release of Aphex Twin’s upcoming EP gives all fans another reason to be excited as this may be a sign that the electronic artist has another incredible piece of work in his hands.
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Track-listing for the Cheetah EP below:
Cheetah EP Track-list:
01. CHEETAHT2 [Ld spectrum]
03. CHEETA1b ms800
04. CHEETA2 ms800
05. CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]
06. CIRKLON 1
07. 2X202-ST5* (available only on CD, Cassette and Digital Track only, include on download with vinyl).