While the unequivocal joy of the recently released Syro is still washing over the collective hive-mind of the electronic music world, the increasingly vocal Aphex Twin made some potentially unsavory remarks about some non-music topics.

In his interview with Q Magazine (featured on one of Q340 Magazine's three covers along with U2 and Kate Bush), the Cornwall-via-Limerick producer notes his peculiar political beliefs, beginning with a clairvoyant, "The whole world is totally fucked, basically." He goes on to explain his belief in alien encounters, the work of "The Illuminati," and the September 11th attacks.

The latter of which, Richard D. James says, was "absolutely" an inside job perpetrated by the U.S. government. James confirms that most of his research on the belief was conducted, predictably, on YouTube.

"I do believe pretty much all of it," he says. "You can't only believe things which can be proven. It's boring. Loads of things are unproven, but it doesn't stop you believing them." When put in that context, James doesn't seem terribly malicious in his beliefs, more or less arguing for verifiable proof to say otherwise. That of course faces the classical dilemma of conspiracy theorists in general; that if the person believes the evidence in a conspiracy is fraudulent and manufactured, then any evidence that truly affirms the conspiracy to be untrue will not be believed regardless.

Syro, Aphex Twin's first studio LP in 13 years, is out now.