Aphex Twin Plans Listening Parties

Aphex Twin fans who are feeling lucky will want to enter a lottery to be one of the first to hear the new album from the English electronic musician/composer.

The world has been waiting a long time for a new Aphex Twin LP. Marking the first full-length album released under the moniker in 13 years, Syro is due out Sept. 22 (Sept. 23 in the U.S.) via Warp Records.

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Richard D. James – aka Aphex Twin – told Pitchfork that Syro is the “most accessible” of the several albums he’s been working on. His family contributed to the album with unintelligible vocals from James’ wife, kids and his parents. Plus, one of his children came up with the made-up word Syro (pronounced “sigh-ro”).

Warp Records is running the lottery offering fans in North America and Europe the chance to check out the new record in its entirety a few weeks before the release. Specific venues haven’t been announced yet, but here are the dates and cities:

Sept. 5 – London, England
Sept. 5 – Paris, France
Sept. 6 – New York, N.Y.
Sept. 6 – Los Angeles, Calif.
Sept. 7– Chicago, Ill.
Sept. 7 – Toronto, Ontario
Sept. 8 – Brussels, Belgium
Sept. 10 – Utrecht, Netherlands

The ticket lottery begins Sunday, Aug 31 at 7 a.m. EDT and closes Tuesday, Sept. 2 at midnight local time.

Visit Warp.net to enter the lottery.