Aphex Twin revives old alias for the first time in over twenty years on new трип compilation

Nina Kraviz‘s трип label unveiled details surrounding its 20th release and a new 10-track compilation, Don’t Mess With Cupid, ‘Cause Cupid Ain’t Stupid

The compilation will feature contributions by various artists; such as the label boss herself, Bjarki, Biogem and Exos, and more, in addition to brand new music from Aphex Twin under his Universal Indicator alias.

His contribution, “15 C7,”  which will surely bring forth brutal acid techno cut, marks the first time Richard D. James has released music as Universal Indicator since 1995.

A description from трип reads as following:

The 20th release from Nina Kraviz’s seminal трип imprint is an homage to some of the most uncompromising manifestations of electronic music imaginable. Tracing sub-cultures from the 90s to the present day, трип 20 interrogates the boundaries of tempo and form via hardcore, gabber, acid techno and ambient. A mix of unreleased material and essential gems, the ten-track compilation visits трип regulars, esoteric masters and relative newcomers on a voyage to the extremities of a global underground.

трип 20 continues the tradition of gatefold double EPs as a conceptual album. All of the tracks are selected around a particular story, a trip, and presented as a continuous sonic landscape. All of the tracks are structured in a way that they can be mixed one with another an endless amount of times making a continuous loop, a trip, that needs only end when the party stops. Kraviz works without release dates or deadlines, enabling her to achieve a certain sound bank to shape the story, unmasking the thoughts and unravelling like a dream.

So far, Shadowax’s track, “I Want To Be A Stewardess,” is the only track which can be heard in full and it’s a brooding acid hitter that hits at the trips listeners will endure.

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