A new innovation in debuting tunes.
Aphex Twin had a booth at the 2016 Summer NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show to debut his new EP Cheetah — which we have already heard three tracks from in anticipation of its release — and show off its namesake, the rare Cheetah MS800 synthesizer.
Synthtopia spoke to Hannah SilkChampagne from Warp Records about the hardware.
This is pure catnip for gearheads — the synth has not been made in over ten years and Warp believes Aphex used one of the last in its original packaging to record the EP.
Check out the two Cheetah tracks that debuted yesterday and watch the video for its first single ‘CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]’ below. Cheetah is out July 8.