WARP Records turns 20 and celebrates, New Aphex Twin album in the works

March 20, 2009 § 4 Comments

aphex-twin

According to BBC6 in the UK the elusive Aphex Twin (aka AFX, Richard James) will be releasing a new album on Warp this year. Steve Beckett, owner of Warp records had this to say in an interview with BBC6:

““We’re definitely going to be putting out a new album by him. Hopefully it will be this year, if I can prise it out of his hands. It’s definitely on its way.”

Speaking about working with the influential artist, Beckett said: “He’s got his own unique view on life and obviously he’s just a genius musician and artist and it’s brilliant to work with him. He’s a genuine, English eccentric. I don’t know a single note or anything about it,” he explained. “It will be as much of a surprise to me as anyone else. Basically I find out what it sounds like when we go into the mastering room and he puts it – well how it used to be, he’ll put the DAT player in and there it’ll be – so that’s the first time I’ll hear it. Then I’ll go onto my knees and thank him and then we’ll put it out.”

Beckett is also in the midst of planning a series of shows to celebrate Warp’s 20th Anniversary, with a big-finale happening in Paris. Aphex Twin has agreed to make an appearance –  “The big coup there is getting Aphex Twin to play so that was the one that we were really excited to pin down.”

Read more HERE
Image abobe stolen from HERE

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

§ 4 Responses to WARP Records turns 20 and celebrates, New Aphex Twin album in the works

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading WARP Records turns 20 and celebrates, New Aphex Twin album in the works at Sounds Defy Gravity.

meta

%d bloggers like this: