Read reviews of 'Syro' from NPR, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and more following the release of the record this week.
"Its vast, richly textured dreamscapes call from the weird fringe of a genre that used to be nothing but weird fringes."
"James' talents haven't dulled in the least"
Rolling Stone, 4*
"a tour through brain-bending avenues"
The Guardian, 4*
"Aphex Twin prägte die elektronische Musik wie nur wenige. Nach 13 Jahren erscheint nun sein erstaunliches neues Album 'Syro'. Die Maßstäbe müssen verrückt werden."
"The music world at large has spent the past 13 years trying to translate Aphex Twin's unscalable discography into a language it can speak, so now the teacher has simply returned to give us all a whole new lesson in vocabulary"
Pitchfork, 8.7 Best New Music
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"Impressingly timeless... a welcome return"
The Independent, 4*
"Pretty Much Flawless"
Drowned In Sound, 10/10
"The beauty of syro is that every second is impeccable"
The 405, 9/10
"a reminder of just how many varieties of warped sound remain at James’ command—and just how few of his acolytes can touch that versatility"
A.V. Club, A-
"plays like a careful, considered collection of moods and thoughts and ideas"
"the end result after each listen is a desire to just dive right back in from track one and look for more clues"
Paste Magazine, 9.5
"when thousands of tiny sonic drabs and dribbles neatly assemble themselves into something this articulate, this playful, this alive, it invites us to revisit all of our hopes and fears about the demarcation line between human and machine"
"listen in full and bask in gratification that a musical talent so formidable has returned to work"
Wondering Sound, 5*