Aphex Twin ‎– Syro

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Warp Records ‎– WARPLP247
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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

Published by BGM / Chrysalis
Aphex is a registered trademark of Aphex Systems Limited
℗ 2014 Warp Records Limited
© 2014 Warp Records Limited

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  • Barcode (Text): 0 801061 024710
  • Barcode (Scanned): 801061024710
  • Label Code: LC02070

Other Versions (5 of 19) 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
WARPCDD 247 Aphex Twin Syro(12xFile, AIFF, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD 247 UK 2014

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barrychumi

barrychumi

November 9, 2019

When syro first released it didnt reel me in like his previous release have in the past, it felt more conserved and less ground breaking that Drukqs for example.

5 years later, this record has become established in my personal top 5 records of all time if not number 1. the depth, intimacy and attention to detail is astounding, every single listen brings something new to the my ears, with each track being a pristine mosaic of hardware bliss, mixed to perfection and mastered right into that sweet spot of warmth and punch these track deserve.

What astonishes me about this record is how every single detail, bassline, drum hit, transition from idea to idea is executed with such intent and attention. Nothing here feels like a happy accident, its crafted by someone who is so attuned to the mechanics of electronic music that when the gear doesnt do what it should, he's able to corral the machines into submission..

Syro is a contemporary classic, bringing together the dance side of electronic music with intimate, emotive composition. couple this record with Aphex Twin - London 14.09.2019 and Syro's sister single, Aphex Twin - MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96 for a truly contemporary definition of Braindance and proof to anyone who'd argue against electronic music's ability to be expressive, playful but thoughtful and innovative.

Nice work rich, you crazy bastard!
djonesy59

djonesy59

June 29, 2019
One of RDJ’s best works and the pressing I have from Bleep sounds amazing. I don’t understand why anyone who enjoys electronic music would have a hard time enjoying this record as well. All of the synths and drums sound like they are having a great time in the hands of the master.
GalaxyExplorer

GalaxyExplorer

April 20, 2019
edited 7 months ago

It took me a while to enjoy this album, but it has really grown on me. It's classic Aphex. The whole thing is great.
Doo-gie

Doo-gie

January 14, 2019
edited 10 months ago
No problems for me on this pressing..Sounds absolutely amazing cranked up.. It annoys my 14 yr. old daughter but oh well..
The Jacket is a bummer, but I can deal with it. It's vinyl after all....lol
Stuntman_LowTide

Stuntman_LowTide

December 12, 2018
Just saw this in Barnes & Noble and grabbed it. No audio issues, sounds fine to me.
Mooshrum

Mooshrum

August 3, 2018
I thought it was a great pressing. You can hear some noise in the last track, but other than that it's great in my book.
DogsCollection

DogsCollection

April 7, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

Not sure about the complaints here, but I find this pressing great-sounding. My issues are, all three discs are slighty warped, which thankfully does not affect playback in any way (Bleep needs to step up on their packaging game), and I have a pressing defect right on the last track, which I've already contacted support and they can send a replacement.

PS: got my replacement long ago, and still thoroughly enjoying it!
Tongue_Druid

Tongue_Druid

March 7, 2018
Does anyone actually have a copy that doesn't have all the distortion on the right speaker channel?! 1st disc especially. Went on the Hoffman forum and most people say the same except for a cpl "mine's fine." Dunno if I trust people... I (possibly idiotically) assume they just casually had it playing in the bg and didn't happen to notice. The distortion drives me nuts! Ridiculous for such an absolutely amazing album...
michto56

michto56

December 19, 2017

The sound of this double vinyl is simply horrible, there's no clarity in the register of 'bass', or so is the stereo spatialization and 'treble' that make the charm of analog sound ? Very bad Press from Warp !!
seanwoo

seanwoo

February 17, 2017
edited over 2 years 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.