Aphex Twin has been quiet over the past couple months after an uncharacteristically productive few finish to 2014 and start of 2015 that saw the reclusive pioneering electronic music producer release an album, Syro, an EP and hundreds of demos. He started a few random soundcloud accounts to try and clandestinely upload old demos and unfinished music to the streaming service. The dumps have come in waves and are now concentrated on one account, user48736353001, who now has almost 200 tracks on the account. Over the weekend, Aphex Twin, real name Richard D. James added a few more tracks to the collection.
It has been an eventful past nine months for Aphex Twin. In September he released his first album in 13 years, Syro, which landed him his first ever Grammy win and the plaudits from fans and critics the world over. Much like Daft Punk after the release of Random Access Memories, even with the demand for a live show being great, James has not hinted at a live tour to support the album. He has shared an official since the release of Syro and commenced the massive dump of old demos, largely from the 1990s onto soundcloud.
These new tracks, according to a multi-page Google Document that outlines the demos and RDJ's discography, song list and gear in remarkable detail down to how they were made and what era they were created in, come from the early 1990s.
One of the features of these new demo uploads has been James responding to a few choice fan questions on soundcloud. On "Lannerlog" a fan asked about the style of track and he responded that there was more where this came from. "I did some similar ones a few years ago, simple 90's vibes, turned out really good actually, will def post or release at right time."