The piano closer of Aphex Twin‘s new album Syro may be one of the album’s most memorable moments, but very few have picked up on where it’s actually from.

Rather than a studio-birthed composition like the rest of Syro, ‘Aisatsana’ (presumably a reference to Aphex’s wife, Anastasia) is a recording or replay of the part of Aphex’s 2012 “remote orchestra” show at London’s Barbican where music was produced from a suspended, swinging piano (with added bird song). Naturally, some Aphex fans have picked up on this, but most reviews of Syro ours included – completely missed it.

In other Syro news, the limited edition vinyl version of the album is already listed on Discogs for £1000 – over three times the price it originally retailed at.

Watch the Barbican footage below, and read FACT’s 50 best Aphex Twin tracks.



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