I’ve got six completed. Two are very non-commercial, abstract, modular-synthesis, field recordings – those I finished four years ago. Another one is Melodies From Mars, which I redid about three years ago. There’s one of stuff I won’t go into; a comp of old tracks which is never really finished and always changing; and then one I’m working on now. There are also loads of tracks which don’t belong anywhere.
James’s last studio album was 2001’s Drukqs. Since then, the only formal signs of life were a remix comp, a collection of EPs, and a music video – years late – for the 1999 track Nannou. In 2009, Warp Records boss Steve Beckett told BBC 6 Music a new Aphex Twin record would “hopefully” be put out by the end of that year. Eighteen months later, there’s still nothing on the calendar.
Elsewhere in the interview, James described music as “adding flavours into the earth-mix which were not there before” and “favourite noises” these days are “wind” and “mine shafts when you chuck rocks down them”.
Mala has confirmed that Return II Space, will be followed by a new DMZ LP. Return II Space consisted of 100% Mala productions. The new LP will showcase the work of Coki. Mala confimed the album will be a triple vinyl pack of Coki productions, and is titled Urban Ethics.
No release date or tracklist has been confirmed yet, but a recent talk between Coki and Chef on Rinse suggests tracks such as ‘Old Hope’, ‘Intergalactic Dub’, ‘Shock It’ and ‘Robotnik’ may possibly be included.
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