Eight listening events will be held in undisclosed locations across North America and Europe.
Aphex Twin mastermind Richard D. James is giving hardcore fans in select cities a chance to listen Syro, his first new album in 13 years, before it’s released on Sept. 23 through Warp.
A total of eight listening events will be held in undisclosed locations across North America and Europe, beginning Sept. 5 in London. See the full city listing below. Fans can enter a lottery to attend the events, where Syro will be played in its entirety, by visiting warp.net on Aug. 31. The lottery closes on Sept. 2.
After using a blimp and the deep Internet to tease his upcoming new album in mid-August, James unveiled the cover art for Syro, wich lists various costs associated with promoting a record. They range from "Refreshments for NYC listening party" to "Outdoor postering in Berlin/Cologne/Hamburg and other cities" to "Postage costs for U.S. radio promotion rollout."
Here are the locations of the upcoming Syro listening events:
Sept. 5: London
Sept. 5: Paris
Sept. 6: New York
Sept. 6: Los Angeles
Sept. 7: Toronto
Sept. 8: Brussels, Belgium
Sept. 10: Utrecht, Netherlands