Two releases from Aphex Twin appeared in the second half of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 offering different aspects of his work. Read what Pitchfork, Drowned In Sound, Clash and others had to say about the two records.
“If ‘Syro’ was a re-introduction for James, a way to put his music in front of people who didn’t know or follow along with his earlier work, ‘Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2’ is a release for established fans, people who want to know what his pieces would sound like in an altogether different setting.”
“James’s love of the piano, notably emphasised through Syro’s beautiful closing track, ‘aisatsana , is at the heart of this EP.”
Drowned In Sound
“ominous detuned metallic percussion and mangled piano noises [take] the place of bright, bubbling, acid synth lines.”
“anyone who was naïvely expecting a carbon copy of [‘Syro’] deserves to be disappointed”