Aphex Twin Renews Warp Contract, Unveils Some New ‘Selected Ambient’-ish Material At France’s Centre Pompidou

While on location for our next cover story (due out next month if you must know), a representative from Warp Records revealed something rather exciting: Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, had just signed a new contract with the label. And what do you know? Here he is, premiering new material during a DJ tour of Europe.

Don’t get too excited yet, however. As Warp’s co-founder, Steve Beckett, told us in our extensive Warp guide last year, “If you ever hear him DJ, there’s always two or three tracks of his that never been released. This one track I heard the last time in London:I’m dying to put it out. It seems like he’s gearing up for something, though, so one of these days I’ll probably get a call [about a new album] and that’ll be it, really. That’s literally how I’ll find out.” [via Pitchfork]