Aphex Twin unveils alternate versions of “Avril 14th”

One reversed, the other at half-speed.

Aphex Twin has left some gifts under the Christmas tree that is his web store: three new tracks, two of them reworks of his legendary track “Avril 14th.”

These tinkered-with tracks are straightforwardly labeled: “Avril 14th reversed music not audio [re-recorded 2009 Nagra]” and “Avril 14th half speed alternative versions [re-recorded 2009 Nagra].” The original song was part of the album Drukqs, released in 2001.

The third track is “Mangle 11,” which as Pitchfork points out, appears to be a rework of a track Richard D James released as AFX in 2003, adjusted for speed as well.

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Hear and purchase the new Aphex Twin tracks here, and if you’re still hankering for more, listen to the producer’s Collapse EP, released in September.

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