Aphex Twin Tweeted Cryptic Album Information Via Deep Web Link

The producer seems to have announced a new LP titled "SYRO."

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Aphex Twin appears to have announced details of a new album via the Deep Web, NME reports.

Yesterday, the elusive producer tweeted a link ending in .onion – a URL typically associated with the Deep Web, a hidden part of the internet which is not indexed by standard search engines. The domain can be accessed by downloading a browser know as TOR, which prevents users' location or browsing habits being tracked.

As Stereogum reports, once the site is accessed it appears to announce a new album titled "SYRO" with what looks like a tracklist – as in the picture below.

A spokesperson for Aphex Twin's label Warp had not replied to press requests for comment at time of publication.

The tweet follows a flurry of recent Aphex Twin activity. At the end of last week, a blimp decorated with the Aphex Twin logo and the digits "2014" was spotted hovering above Oval Space in Hackney, east London. The same logo was later spotted outside Radio City Hall in New York.

Back in June, fans of Aphex Twin (real name Richard D James) were able to purchase digital copies of his rare album "Caustic Window" via a Kickstarter campaign. A physical copy of the record – which reached the pressing phase in 1994 before being scrapped – was auctioned on eBay and sold for £27,198. Money raised from the sale was reportedly split evenly between those who paid into Kickstarter, James himself and an unnamed charity.

Aphex Twin's last full-length album "Drukqs" was released in 2001.

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    One of the top electronic artists EVER. We need more Aphex Twin to set us free from brostep. Bring us home, Aphex Twin.
    Amen. The 1st electronic artist I got into, about 20 years ago. And still one the best IMO, out of about 10 that I like
    He's one of the few who could actually feasibly do that, dubstep rhythms ain't got shit on Richard D. James.
    Looks to me like BPMs or maybe running time (in seconds) on the right of the titles
    I'd think BPM would be more likely, because if more than half of the songs would be short of 3 minutes long, that would be a damn short album...
    he didn't announce the new via the Deep Web, he TWEETED the link ... quite a bit far away from the deep web, just sayin'