Aphex Twin has been teasing the arrival of his new EP Collapse for weeks, and today he made it official. It arrives September 14th via Warp Records. He also released a mind-bending video for the first single “T69 Collapse.”
Weirdcore created the mind-bending visuals for the video. The video was supposed to premiere on Adult Swim, but it failed the Harding test, the photosensitive epilepsy safety standards that are mandatory for TV broadcasters. So it was pulled. Look and you will see the Richard D. James face that is Aphex Twin’s signature appear as part of the landscape.
Richard D. James has been teasing the release for weeks, through a viral campaign. The Aphex Twin symbol appearing mysteriously in the London underground, on the side of a building hidden in a tree in Los Angeles and in Turin.
The Collapse EP is his first release since 2016’s Cheetah EP. Aphex Twin was recently the subject of a BBC 4 radio documentary entitled “The Cult of Aphex Twin.” It examined some of the mythology that has popped up around the mysterious producer. You can listen to it here.
Preorder your copy of the Collapse EP on vinyl here to get an exclusive Heliophore Silver Foil Sleeve.
Watch the video for “T69 Collapse” below and you will never be the same:
Aphex Twin – Collapse EP Tracklist:
1. T69 Collapse
2. 1st 44
3. MT1 t29r2
4. abundance10edit[2 R8’s, FZ20m, A 909]