by Aphex Twin

Released on Warp Records

In the world of electronic music, few come close to the seminal Aphex Twin. The artist has built a remarkable career by making astonishing levels of music from his home and releasing likely all of one percent of it to the public.

With Syro, the not-so-elusive maestro feeds off his past sound to form a complex and undeniably sophisticated album.

We hate to say, however, it’s one which can become a little tiresome too. While beautifully crafted, the record comes across as a safe return, with a very small amount of noticeable flips in style - and is lacking the extent of brain-crushing eccentricity which defined James’s 1990s releases. 

by Sam hmv Colchester