A mysterious green blimp with the Aphex Twin logo printed on one side and “2014” appearing on the other was spotted hovering over London’s Oval Space venue on Saturday (Aug. 16).
The blimp sighting has left some to wonder whether Aphex Twin's Richard D. James could have a new project on the horizon. James recently released digital copies of Aphex Twin’s rare previously unreleased album Caustic Window through a Kickstarter campaign, but fans haven’t seen a proper album by the electronic pioneer since 2001’s Drukqs.
— Jack Cooper (@heyjackcooper) August 16, 2014
Aphex Twin blimp at Oval Space?! pic.twitter.com/AfShgjgBIQ
— Jonathan Lind (@JidLind) August 16, 2014
In 2010, James reportedly said he had six albums completed and "loads of tracks which don't belong anywhere.”
"Two are very non-commercial, abstract, modular-synthesis, field recordings -- those I finished four years ago. Another one is 'Melodies From Mars', which I redid about three years ago," he told FactMag.com.
"There's one of stuff I won't go into; a comp of old tracks. Which is never really finished and always changing; and then one I'm working on now. There are also loads of tracks which don't belong anywhere."
Aphex Twin’s last performances were in 2011 and 2012, according to Pitchfork.