AFX* ‎– Hangable Auto Bulb EP

Warp Records ‎– WAP 67
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition


A1 Children Talking 5:20
A2 Hangable Auto Bulb 6:49
B1 Laughable Butane Bob 2:58
B2 Bit 0:06
B3 Custodian Discount 4:28
B4 Wabby Legs 4:25

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Limited to 3000 copies.
Direct Metal Mastering (DMM).

℗ & © 1995 Warp Records.
Made in England.

Several titles are anagrams:
Hangable Auto Bulb = Analogue Bub[b]l[e]bath
Laughable Butane Bob = Analogue Bubblebath
Custodian Discount = Caussttic Ouinnddo [Caustic Window]

Issued in a generic glossy white outer sleeve.
Track timings taken from release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): WAP 67 A-1 DMM 1. MASHED TAYDEEZ 2. HANGABLE AUTO BULB.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): WAP-67 B DMM 1. LAUGHABLE BUTANE BOB, 2. CUSTODIAN DISCOUNT 3, WABBY LEGS
  • Other (Catalog number side A): WAP 67A
  • Other (Catalog number side B): WAP 67B


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September 4, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

I finally got myself a copy of this precious EP--came in the mail today. Everything on here is pure AFX nostalgia. 'Children Talking' and 'Laughable Butane Bob' are standout tracks, in my opinion, though the entire EP is classic material from a curious liminal period in which analogue techno was under serious attack by digital pioneers. This EP is testament to the genius that can be done by way of the old tools.


June 23, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
These tracks were released digitally by Warp on for a limited time, until Richard James made them delete them. They are denoted from bootleg recordings by their VBR bitrate, and copyright info in the ID3 tags.


March 16, 2004

IMHO it's the best release from AFX. Excellent twisted & teared beats with ambient melodies - brilliant mixture. Titled track is a true masterpiece - dark, atmospheric drill'n'bass with some great ambient chords always impress me. One of the best Richard works at all. Another great track is next "Laughable Butane Bob" - I love moment when it how it "explodes" with percussion. Other tracks are also very good (I'm in love with that african drums in "Wabby Legs" :)) and a release as a whole seems to be one of the most desired Aphex stuff now! When CD re-release? I can't wait!


February 7, 2003

I like this funny track "Children Talking", most of us knows the feeling, when we were young and our parents wanted you to eat something we hate, again and again. Is that a kind of humourous work of a part from Richard's childhood? Anyway, that's why I love this EP too!


January 25, 2003

This really is the best. From the dark abstract twisted ambient of "Hangable Auto Bulb" to the brilliant melodic masterpiece of "Laughable Butane Bob" this release never fails to impress and is gonna be very important in music history I think.


June 18, 2002

This is damn fine stuff, so innovative and creative. Perfect combinations of abstract themes, great quirky sounds and melodies and some quality drill and bass to boot. Purely original.