Mysterious Aphex Twin Blimp Seen Flying Over London

Aphex Twin, 2011.
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Aphex Twin performs during day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival at the Grande Halle de La Villette on October 28, 2011 in Paris, France. 

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).

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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.

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

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"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.


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