Aphex Twin Details Surprise 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments' EP

The electronic producer's follow-up to last year's 'Syro' LP will come out on January 23rd

Aphex Twin will release a new EP, 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2,' on January 23rd. Credit: Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

Last year, electronic producer Richard D. James made one of 2014’s boldest comebacks with Syro, his first new Aphex Twin album in 13 years. And he’s carried that momentum over to a new 14-track EP, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2, which will be released January 23rd via Warp Records. James announced the news Friday on Twitter along with the EP's gibberish-like tracklist (sample title: "disk prep calrec2 barn dance ( s l o )").

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, James discussed his enthusiasm for Syro ("I'm feeling really horny about it," he said with a laugh, "and very smug") and the fan loyalty – including the $67,000 Kickstarter campaign that let fans download his unreleased 1994 album Caustic Window – that fueled his drive to make a new LP. 

"You know, that actually did kickstart me into action as well," he said. "As much as I like to think I don't really like fans – I mean, it's not very healthy. You can't be thinking about keeping other people happy, going in circles. But that was really touching, and really sweet. And I'm getting a bit older. It's like, 'Okay. People out there really, really want stuff off me, so I can't deny it. Let's put it out.'"

He also discussed his newfound creative momentum, suggesting that multiple new projects were in the works. 

"I'm in that mode now, so hopefully I'll stay in it for a while," he said. "I've got a few more things planned – at least a couple more albums, some EPs, things like that. Some more dance-y things I did about 10 years ago. Experimental things, noise things, weird things. Shitloads of stuff. They're all pretty much ready to go. I haven't mastered them yet, but I should get that done pretty quick."

Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 Track List:

1. "diskhat ALL prepared1mixed"
2. "13"
3. "snar2( WAP375CD )"
4. "diskhat1"
5. "piano un1 arpej"
6. "DISKPREPT4"
– – – – – – – – – -
7. "hat 2b 2012b"
8. "disk aud1_12"
9. "0035 1-Audio"
– – – -
10. "disk prep calrec2 barn dance ( s l o )"
11. "DISKPREPT1"
– – – – – – – – – -
12. "diskhat2"
13. "piano un10 it happened"
14. "hat5c 0001 rec-4"