AFX* ‎– Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3.1

Rephlex ‎– CAT 00897
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


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Track #AA2 begins after the lock-groove at the end of track #AA1 has been bypassed (in other words, the record needle has to be physically picked up and moved the to the next track, otherwise it will be stuck in the lock-groove).

Made in England.
℗© 1997 Rephlex
Distributed by Vital / Charged.

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  • Barcode (Text): 5 027238 897061
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): CAT 00897 - A1 PRm -PAULS:CUTZ-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout, etched): CAT 00897 - AA1 PRm

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August 13, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
This is a well-meaning entry in the AB series; it's meant to be a companion to AB3 on vinyl, as all but one of this EP's tracks appear on the expanded CD. In that respect, it works well. The opening track isn't a great starter, though; it's quite boring and repetitive. The next track, though, is an improvement; while it feels like a re-tooled version of COME ON YOU SLAGS! from I Care Because You Do, as it runs at the same speed and ends just as abruptly, it's catchy enough to work.

After the sound of a bathtub draining, we are treated to an ambient track similar to something from SAW1. This track works in the way that SAW1 worked-- the melodies are lush, the beat simple, and the effect long-lasting. After a locked groove comes modulated voices talking about most vulgar things. This is a highly unusual track (anyone who's heard it knows), and it may or may not shock you in the way that South Park shocks people-- crude, juvenile, and hilarious.

Overall, AB 3.1 is a good companion piece to AB3, but it also works well on its own. It's not exactly Analord 03, but it's worth a listen.


April 10, 2003

All four of the songs on the AB3.1 EP are included on the CD re-release of AB3. A couple of mellower tracks, a couple of uptempo tracks. Nice EP. Track five however(the third track on side B, the one after the lock groove)is still exclusive to this EP I believe. It's Rich (or someone, there are other people heard in the backgroung as well) talking about smelly cunts, feces/shit on the microphone and things being recorded at a high rate. It contains no music and as such can be played at any speed, although I believe it is supposed to be played at 45rpm. Also, I just noticed that the girl/boy figures from the labels of this 12" are what's on the sticker for the recent double 12" re-re-release of AB3.