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Aphex Twin's 'Syro': A labyrinthine EDM gem
Aphex Twin's 'Syro': A labyrinthine EDM gem

Few artists over the last few decades have as successfully thrived beneath various interfaces as Richard D. James, better known as Aphex Twin. A composer and beat-music innovator whose way with intricate electronic-synthetic melody spawned entire instrumental subgenres, James has over two-plus decades constructed a veiled mythology around his artistic self involving truths, half-truths and outright lies. Which is to say, if news were to break tomorrow that James, 43, were in fact the mysterious graffiti artist Banksy, or had pranked critics by hiring a bunch of hack imitators to create his new “Syro,” few could argue that signs pointing to such things weren’t in his...

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