Aphex Twin ‎– Syro

Label:
Warp Records ‎– WARPLP247
Format:
3 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album
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Tracklist

A1 Minipops 67 (Source Field Mix) 4:48
A2 Xmas_Evet10 (Thanaton3 Mix) 10:31
B1 Produk 29 5:04
B2 4 Bit 9d Api+e+6 4:29
C1 180db_ 3:12
C2 Circlont6a (Syrobonkus Mix) 6:00
D1 Fz Pseudotimestretch+e+3 0:59
D2 Circlont14 (Shrymoming Mix) 7:21
E1 Syro U473t8+e (Piezoluminescence Mix) 6:33
E2 Papat4 (Pineal Mix) 4:19
F1 S950tx16wasr10 (Earth Portal Mix) 6:02
F2 Aisatsana 5:22

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Six panel gatefold cover. Records come in printed card sleeves. Sticker on outer protective plastic.
Contains download code for the album in MP3 format on plastic or paper business size card.

Initial copies ordered directly from Warp/Bleep contain a small green Aphex logo sticker and a plastic full colour card.

Durations aren't listed on release. BPM are.

BPM:
A1: 120.2 | A2: 120
B1: 101 | B2: 126.6
C1: 130 | C2: 141.98
D1: 138.85 | D2: 152.97
E1: 141.98 | E2: 155
F1: 163.97 | F2: 102

Titles as displayed on release (track positions are only shown on sleeves):

A1 / minipops 67 (source field mix)
A2 / XMAS_EVET10 (thanaton3 mix)
B1 / produk 29
B2 / 4 bit 9d api+e+6
C1 / 180db_
C2 / CIRCLONT6A (syrobonkus mix)
D1 / fz pseudotimestretch+e+3
D2 / CIRCLONT14 (shrymoming mix)
E1 / syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix)
E2 / PAPAT4 (pineal mix)
F1 / s950tx16wasr10 (earth portal mix)
F2 / aisatsana

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side A): BE54991-01 A1 WARPLP247 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side B): BE54991-01 B1 WARPLP247 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side C): BE54991-02 C1 WARPLP247 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side D): BE54991-02 D1 WARPLP247 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side E): BE54991-03 E1 WARPLP247 E
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching runout side F): BE54991-03 F1 WARPLP247 F
  • Barcode (Text): 0 801061 024710
  • Barcode (Scanned): 801061024710
  • Label Code: LC02070

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD247 Aphex Twin Syro(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD247 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
WARPCDD247 Aphex Twin Syro(13xFile, WAV, Album, 24b) Beat Records WARPCDD247 Japan 2014
WARPCDD247 Aphex Twin Syro(13xFile, WAV, Album, 16b) Beat Records WARPCDD247 Japan 2014
WARPLP247X Aphex Twin Syro(3x12", Album, Ltd, Num) Warp Records WARPLP247X Europe 2014 Sell This Version
WARPCDD247 Aphex Twin Syro(12xFile, WAV, Album, 24b) Warp Records WARPCDD247 Europe 2014

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BillyJohnston

BillyJohnston

March 19, 2017

Finally bought it! Saw it @ Barnes & Noble & it gave me a reason to buy something.
seanwoo

seanwoo

February 17, 2017
edited 3 months ago
After listening to the digital version of this amazing album well over a 100 times now, I'm sorry to say that this is actually a terrible pressing -- and I mean TERRIBLE. It took me a while to realize how bad it is, but after becoming intimately familiar with this album as well as upgrading my cartridge and phono stage which is now far more revealing (a blessing and a curse), the amount of distortion throughout this album is truly staggering. I'm a long time Aphex fan and this is my favorite album of his, and I'd say it's the best electronic album ever made as far as I'm concerned, but Warp continues to be the MOST aggravating label ever.

I'm running into a string of Warp releases that all suffer from this crappy distortion stuff going on, typically the right channel, and particularly with the bass. Plaid's "The Digging Remedy" is another fantastic album given a terrible pressing that suffers from this same kind of distortion, for example.

On Syro, by far the worst example of distortion happens on track "4 Bit 9d Api+e+6," one of my favorite tracks on the album -- completely ruined by scratchy distortion on the basslines and right channel. Absolutely awful, and I know I'm not the only one who's noticed it as other people have commented about it on forums. "Xmas_Evet10 (Thanaton3 Mix)," perhaps one of Richard's best tracks ever, isn't allowed to shine here because it's hidden behind a murky haze, muddy bass and of course, more distortion. What a damn shame.

It's really annoying that I have to listen to the digital version of this album to get any enjoyment out of it while I have *two* copies of this 3-LP album sitting in my shelf, both suffering from the same distortion. Not sure what happened with the vinyl because the digital version sounds amazing, even if a bit hot. Warp IS capable of doing it right, check out the recent Autechre repress of "Tri Repetae" and "Amber" for examples of how to press a record correctly. Those sound unbelievable on my system. Astonishing even. You would think Warp would give Richard the same treatment for an album they probably thought they'd never get -- but sadly, that was not the case here. I have many albums that sound truly fantastic, so I know it was something going on either at mastering or pressing errors.

If I were Richard I'd be less than amused. If there was ever an electronic album that must be heard on vinyl, this is it. Syro is 99% analog, all vintage synths and real hardware used on this record. According to him, the synths were not multi-tracked into a computer -- instead he used a hardware sequencer and they went through his analog mixer straight to tape. Anyone who produces electronic music knows how mind boggling that is, especially for this album. "Thanks Rich! Now here's your crappy pressing for your phenomenal album, but hey, we spread it across 3 records for you so we can charge a bit more!"

I'm playing through an upgraded Rega RP3 with a Groovetracer reference subplatter & counterweight, a Rega Exact 2 cartridge, Rega Aria phono stage through an NAD C 356BEE integrated amp, Dali Zensor 7 floor speakers and all Kimber speaker cables and interconnects.
Tytygigas

Tytygigas

December 8, 2016
Absolute definition of a life-changing album. some of the best electronic music ever recorded, in my opinion.
bitalicious

bitalicious

September 29, 2016
what a mediocre album, pure shite. this does not even sound like afx
IsoPahaKarhu

IsoPahaKarhu

September 25, 2016

Album ; 5/5
Pressing ; 5/5

I'm only gonna talk about the vinyl version and the pressing itself. All of it, sounds great. Sure, 3 separate LP's might be a bit excessive, and the entire box is tough to fit unto a standard 12"-protective sleeve that i normally use, but otherwise this is a must-have if your into Aphex. The vinyl itself sounds great as well, glad that Richard is an audiophile and an analogue-freak by heart, it really shows that he probably meant this album to be played on wax.
hellfried

hellfried

August 1, 2016
This is one of the few records that really bring out the best in my TT setup. Crystal clear pressing and great details in the music. Slap this on and push your setup to its peak.
captcta1

captcta1

July 10, 2016
amazing album, like a lot of his best stuff, you can't fathom it out straight away, this is his best album by a long shot in my humble opinion.
daftcombo

daftcombo

February 16, 2016

After some time and several listenings, I came to the opinion that this album is just "ok", but not very good. And I'm doubting I will listen to it again. Compared to "Richard D. James Album" for example, you can see a lack of energy and inventivity. "Computer Controlled... " and "Orphaned DJ..." are even less good though.
SamAK

SamAK

December 15, 2015
It's Aphex Twin....nuff said!

Shame about the triple gatefold in white though. PITA! Fucking fingerprints and smudges :-P
Aequi

Aequi

November 27, 2015
All the tracks except 2 are above 120BPM, how can this be labeled downtempo???