Yves Tumor releases “NOID” video, announces ANNOYINGLY huge tour

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Just kidding; it’s totally fine!

We got this!

You might wanna start craning your neck downward now to save time, though…it IS a rather large tour.

Have a look — after you watch the new clip for “Noid” from the GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING 2018 album Safe In The Hands Of Love of course!

(Psssst! Hey!! Mr. P, roll the stupid clip!!!)

Yves Tour-more:

02.03.19 — Berlin DE — CTM Festival
02.03.19 — Berlin DE — CTM Festival Closing Party *DJ Set
02.15.19 — Chicago IL — Pitchfork Midwinter
02.15.19 — Chicago IL — Price Auditorium *Live A/V Set with Ezra Miller
02.16.19 — Vancouver BC — Celebrities Underground
02.22.19 — Stockholm SE — Daze Days Festival
02.23.19 — Copenhagen DK — Journey Festival
03.01.19 — Austin TX — Empire Control Room
03.02.19 — San Francisco CA — Noise Pop Festival
03.21.19 — Portland OR — Doug Fir
03.22.19 — New Orleans LA — Buku Festival
03.23.19 — Toronto ON — Velvet Underground
03.24.19 — Knoxville TN — Big Ears Festival
03.25 .19 — Brooklyn NY — National Sawdust *Full Band
03.26.19 — Brooklyn NY — National Sawdust *Live A/V Set with Ezra Miller
03.29.19 — The Hague NL —Rewire Festival
04.06.19 — Tbilisi GE — Bassiani
04.12.19 — Indio CA — Coachella *Full Band
04.19.19 — Indio CA — Coachella *Full Band
04.26.19 — Reykjavik IS — Sónar Reykjavik
04.28.19 — Brussels BE — Nuits Botanique
05.03.19 — Krems AT — Donau Festival
05.26.19 — London UK — All Points East Festival *Full Band
05.31.19 — Barcelona ES — Primavera Sound *Full Band
06.01.19 — Hilvarenbeek NL — Best Kept Secret Festival *Full Band
06.02.19 — Paris FR — We Love Green Festival *Full Band
06.06.19 — Gothenburg, SE — Garden Festival *Full Band
06.08.19 — Porto PT — Primavera Porto *Full Band
06.20.19 — Budapest HU — Kolorádó Festival
06.22.19 — Katowice PL — Tauron Nowa Muzyka
07.13.19 — Dusseldorf DE — Open Source Festival
08.01.19 — Amsterdam NL — Dekmantel Festival
08.09 .19 — Oslo NO — Oya Festival
08.10.19 — Helsinki FI — Flow Festival
08.24.19 — Lincolnshire UK — Lost Village Festival
08.31.19 — Dorset UK — End Of The Road Festival
09.01.19 — Stradbally IE — Electric Picnic Festival

Aphex Twin logo appears in LA, this time signaling possible return to Coachella

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Aphex Twin logo appears in LA, this time signaling possible return to CoachellaAphe Twin Collapse Ep

Some say it isn’t officially the new year until the Coachella lineup is announced. While the festival’s 2019 billing is expected to land any minute, rumors are starting to surface as to who might be gracing the fields of Empire Polo Club, and the evidence suggesting Aphex Twin is plotting a return to Coachella is pretty convincing. Recently, Aphex Twin’s logo appeared in Los Angeles, often signaling some sort of appearance from the enigmatic producer, though this time the graphic appears stamped over Coachella’s logo and recognizable Indio-inspired artwork.

Online discourse is split on whether the indicator is even real or not, but after the release of 2018’s Collapse EP, a return to the festival by the Warp veteran seems increasingly likely. If Aphex Twin did appear on Coachella’s lineup, it would mark an eleven year gap since his last performance at the festival back in 2008.

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Autechre upload 13 hours of video to YouTube, none of which involve CATS :’-(

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Secrecy on the Internet? Psssht. Nudity-prone celebrities were the last to be disabused of that notion, so Autechre probably weren’t just being clumsy when a link to a 444-video playlist appeared in the “About” section of their Bleep store late last week.

The electronic duo surely knew that the link would be caught by someone with publicity power before the link itself was removed from the page, and just like a collective of musically-inclined Sherlock Holmeses, the staff here at TMT caught that link and is now hard at work linking to and embedding (down below) the complete video playlist that remains uploaded to YouTube.

Before you ask: the visuals are trippy and the music is obscure as hell. Nothing less would be acceptable for two living legends, who have recently made a habit out of seriously attempting to fatigue our ears/nervous system with their mind-bending sounds. (Spoiler alert: we’ll always want more.)

The videos in the playlist were uploaded by user XH HX, and the first video was uploaded on January 20, so apparently this thing has been in the works for a while. Autechre fanpeople will also point out how “444” is the last track on Autechre’s debut album Incunabula, which first came out on Warp Records almost 25 years ago to the day. Don’t you dare call it a coincidence. My horoscope for the month did say that I would experience a “a life-altering moment at hands of an ever-generous Autechre,” after all!


Feast your ears on Aphex Twin’s entire Warp discography, now streaming for free

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Feast your ears on Aphex Twin’s entire Warp discography, now streaming for freeAphe Twin Disography Warp Streaming

Lovers of strange and beautiful bleeps and bloops rejoice: Aphex Twin’s entire Warp Records discography can now be streamed entirely for free–including some juicy previously unreleased gems. Aphex Twin first appeared on the legendary imprint in the early 1990s with a four track EP titled On, and spent the next 25 years carving out a niche as a master of experimental analog electronica. Now, fans old and new can immerse themselves in over two decades of mind-melting releases for free via Warp’s online store.

The free streaming catalogue spans 25 releases, spanning tracks from the melancholic fan favorite “Avril 14th” to the bombastic “T69 collapse” from the producer’s recent Collapse EP. Aphex Twin’s albums and EPs feel as dizzyingly diverse and daring as they did upon release, and a listen back through the legend’s Warp classics (available in chronological or random order) is a worthwhile reminder of just how indelible a mark the mad scientist has left on the world of electronic music.

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What is Aphex Twin plotting in London tonight?

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Aphex Twin released his Collapse EP last week and is now teasing something at four different locations in London on Aug. 18. In an Instagram post from his label, Warp Records, a gray map of London appears, stretching from the West End to the edge of Shoreditch. Four locations are marked with Aphex Twin’s logos with the addresses and times below. The caption reads “LONDON. LOOK OUTSIDE TONIGHT.” 

His critically acclaimed Collapse project followed his 13-years-in-the-making 2014 Syro album, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. The music video for the first single, “T69 Collapse,” was pulled at the last minute of its TV premiere for failing the Harding Test, which is an epilepsy sensibility measurement for television content.


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Aphex Twin is back with bizarre brilliance on new EP, ‘Collapse’

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Aphex Twin is back with bizarre brilliance on new EP, ‘Collapse’Aphe Twin Collapse Ep

Aphex Twin isn’t mood music — it’s public transportation. The reclusive mastermind has built his undeniable legend on creating music that worms its way into minds, scrambling conventional electronic music expectations along the way. The artist carries on that tradition with a new five-track EP called Collapse, arriving via his own Warp Records imprint.

In typical Aphex Twin fashion, the EP is a front-to-back treasure trove of brain-bending analog sounds. “1st 44” blasts off with monstrous 808s, before detonating into a dizzying percussion jam, while “MT1 t99r2” brings things deeper into a detuned synth scape punctuated by twinkling bell-like plucks. “Abundance10edit” dials the energy down a bit for a tripped-out interlude, but the madness soon returns at breakneck speed with the acid-infused “pthex.”

The EP’s lead single, “T69 collapse,” was initially slated to premiere as a music video on Adult Swim, but failed TV seizure safety protocol for excessive strobing. While eyes may have been spared, minds are still very much in danger of melting from the electronic legend’s latest work.

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Music Review: Aphex Twin – Collapse

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Aphex Twin


[Warp; 2018]

Rating: 3.5/5

Richard D. James is so cagey about his public presence that his fame seems to border on the unilateral. He can go 13 years without releasing a proper album, anonymously drop hundreds of unreleased tracks onto Soundcloud, and plant portentous Aphex Twin logos on edifices around the globe, all while operating more or less sub rosa. From there, his fans take these elusive “publicity” tactics and bring them to the attention of the world at large. James seems to cultivate himself as the ascetic studio craftsman, wishing only to toil away in obscurity but for his ravenous fans who shine the spotlight on him time and again.

By virtue of their ceaseless fervor and intuitive sleuthing, Aphex Twin constituents have willed Richard D. James into the enigmatic lodestar of electronic music that he’s known as today. So on Collapse, his latest EP under the Aphex name, there’s a certain antipathy and cynicism present, a kind of misanthropy that could be found in a hermit who revels in mystery and only offers fleeting, furtive indications of his existence. In typical Aphex Twin fashion, the percussion is busy and disorienting, yet his synthesizers suggest more of a malaise. On “1st 44,” the keyboards sound lethargic over the intricate, fussy rhythms. On “abundance10edit[2 R8’s, FZ20m & a 909],” they feel nebulous and errant, as the song meanders with uncertainty before finally disappearing into an ether of hazy synth sounds. Nervousness and disaffection are evoked continuously on the EP, and James channels them with a masterful sense of conflict between man and machine.

Collapse strives to alienate. The few human voices present on the record feel warped and unnatural; the child’s murmur on “MT1 t29r2” sounds monotone and unnervingly distant under the rest of the song’s production. “Give me your hand, my friend, and I will lead you to the land of abundance, joy, and happiness,” a woman assures us, with a suspicious amount of placidity, on “abundance10.” And while this soundbite is buried under sonic dust and other detritus, James proceeds to chop and screw it as the song progresses until the words “joy” and “happiness” are reduced to abstractions, more ominous than comforting. The overall effect is a bit trite, but it’s the captivating instrumentation here that redeems the track.

While James is here less austere than on Cheetah EP and less eccentric than on landmark release Richard D. James Album, Collapse nevertheless proves to be a serviceable Aphex Twin release at this point in his career. His knack for finding interesting textures and layers hasn’t been compromised nor has his willingness to build off of previous styles in his oeuvre. Collapse is a step away from James’s forays into ambient and jungle of the past, but the Aphex Twin identity still shines through in his inimitable take on IDM. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Kelly Moran signs to Warp Records with her funky piano in tow, announces new album Ultraviolet

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For more than a decade now, we’ve all been watching poor, lonely Hauschka do the “prepared piano” thing seemingly in isolation. So thank the lord that Kelly Moran is around to keep him company (and to make the prepared piano landscape a little more variable for us listeners!).

Her breakout record — 2017’s Bloodroot — is similar to the preceding Optimist in the way that its diversions from the assumed melodic paths are more common than not. Sparse notation is a feature as well on numerous tracks, and generally we’re left with a feeling that the world is spinning and that it owes us no favors. It’s pretty and not. It’s orderly and not!

Warp Records must’ve picked up on these unique talents, because they recently reached an agreement with Moran to release at least one new album. Ultraviolet is set for release November 2, and the goal, according to a press release, was to “annihilate” “experimental music’s imposing, esoteric, über-academic status quo in the name of pure, unbridled intuition” and “human joy.” In order to gain inspiration, Moran “squatted down in the forest, listening to the sounds of the wind and the wildlife” and wondered what it would take to make her music mirror the feel of her surroundings.

Pre-order the results here and (almost) gain the power of flight with the first single “Helix (Edit)” below:

Ultraviolet tracklisting:

01. Autowave
02. Helix
03. Water Music
04. Nereid
05. In Parallel
06. Halogen
07. Radian

Yves Tumor releases new single “Licking An Orchid Ft. James K,” announces fall dates w/ Blood Orange

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From his perversely beautiful tune-age to his killer fashion sense, Turin-based, Tennessee-born Yves Tumor — a.k.a. Sean Bowie — has been kinda UNASSAILABLY AWESOME for a while now.

So it kinda goes without saying that, when he announces a small round of fall world tour dates — with the likes of Blood Orange, no less — peeps are already pretty much 100% $OLD.

But since he can’t resist going above and beyond the call of duty, Bowie has sweetened the announcement even more by sharing the new video for his latest single on Warp. “Licking An Orchid Ft. James K” was “written, arranged and produced by Yves Tumor” and co-produced by Justin Raisen — and, in addition to drums by Evan Johns and bass by Luke Niccoli, it (well, duh) features vocals by Yves Tumor and James K (I know: these sound like some pretty ROCK AND ROLL details for a Warp single, but don’t worry; the song is still equal-parts minimalist, hypnotic, and terrifying).

You can watch the Daniel Sannwald-directed video clip for “Licking An Orchid Ft. James K” down below and grab the single RIGHT NOW from Warp.

You cannot, however, go see Yves Tumor perform live around the world until at least next month. So, don’t even try (believe me, I already did; and it didn’t work AT ALL).

Single Artwork: Isamaya Ffrench

Yves we can:

09.26.18 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage *
09.27.18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia *
09.28.18 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre *
10.01.18 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
10.02.18 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
10.05.18 – Warsaw, PL – Avant Art
10.06.18 – Prague. CZ – Lunchmeat Festival
10.12-13.18 – Atlanta, GA – Afropunk Festival
11.08.18 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who Festival
11.10.18 – Barcelona, ES – Mira Festival

* Blood Orange

The hype is real: Warp Records teases new Aphex Twin ‘Collapse’ EP, which may arrive Aug. 7

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Aphex Twin‘s built considerable hype behind his next project with the appearance of his logo on posters worldwide —including London, Italy, Hollywood, and New York City. Now, a teaser that was posted on Aphex’ record label’s Twitter account, Warp Records, suggests fans might just reap the benefits of the escalating anticipation after all. The cryptic image contains some text clues, and while most of the decipherable words are broken up, a few words do appear multiple times — Collapse EP.

A potential tracklist even seems to make its way into the teaser, which the r/aphextwin subreddit suggests is premiering this Tuesday morning, on Adult Swim via a screen-captured programming schedule.

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