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In the Soviet Union during the 1950s, Western music was seen as a form of neo-fascism or "mysticism" that could infect the youth, and was largely banned. But a recent project called X-Ray Audio has collected bootleg records from the U.S.S.R. that were cut onto x-rays illegally and are now beginning to surface on the internet.
Four months after the release of his comeback LP Syro and days after a revelatory new EP appeared online, it looks like Aphex Twin is again releasing unheard music. On an anonymous Soundcloud account, there are over 70 tracks of music that sounds uncannily like Richard D. James' early, clubby and ambient work—and there's good reason to believe that James is the one uploading it.