Aphex Twin ‎– Drukqs

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Jynweythek "Mechanical".
Omgyjya-Switch7 "The first word is a swear word alluding to pleasuring oneself".
Strotha Tynhe "To squeeze, to tighten".
Gwely Mernans "Deathbed".
Gwarek2 "Arch".
Hy A Scullyas Lyf A Dhagrow "She shed a flood of tears".
Kesson Dalef "Harmonious voice"? (NB “lef” means voice but “dalef” doesn’t mean anything).
Ruglen Holon (This is probably meant to be something along the lines of “Rattle of the heart”, but it’s not correct Cornish so it’s unclear).

Track translations from magakernow.org.uk the 'Cornish Language Partnership'.

Versions (32)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD92 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PM 06-1.02 Aphex Twin Drukqs Part.One(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Universal (3) PM 06-1.02 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
4344311742 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album) Warner Music Australia, Warp Records 4344311742 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
CD 31174 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album) Warp Records, Sire CD 31174 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
WPCR-11093/4 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album) WEA Japan, Warp Records WPCR-11093/4 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
7243 8 11251 2 0, WARPCD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Source, Warp Records 7243 8 11251 2 0, WARPCD92 France 2001 Sell This Version
31174-2 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album) Sire, Warp Records 31174-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
RTD126.3568.2, WARPCD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album, Copy Prot.) Zomba, Warp Records RTD126.3568.2, WARPCD92 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
31174-2A Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album, Promo) Warp Records, Sire 31174-2A US 2001 Sell This Version
WARPCD92, RTD126.3568.2 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2), Zomba Records (2) WARPCD92, RTD126.3568.2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
31174-2 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Sire (2), Warp Records (2) 31174-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
WARPCD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Warp Records (2) WARPCD92 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
31174-2 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Sire (2), Warp Records (2) 31174-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
31174-2 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Sire (2), Warp Records (2) 31174-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
none Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Source, Warp Records none France 2001 Sell This Version
none Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Source, Warp Records none France 2001 Sell This Version
none Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCass, Album, Promo) Warner Music Japan none Japan 2001 Sell This Version
WARPCDD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(30xFile, WAV, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD92 UK 2001
WARPLP92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(4x12", Album + Box) Warp Records WARPLP92 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WARPLP92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(4xLP, Album, MP + Box) Warp Records WARPLP92 UK 2001 Sell This Version
WARPLP92X Aphex Twin Drukqs(4xLP, Album, Ltd + Box) Warp Records WARPLP92X UK 2002 Sell This Version
WARPLP 92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Warp Records WARPLP 92 UK 2002 Sell This Version
WARPCDD 92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(30xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD 92 UK 2007
WARPCD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCD92 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-557 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album) Warp Records, Beat Records BRC-557 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
WARPCD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCD92 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
WARPCDD 92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(30xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Warp Records WARPCDD 92 UK 2017
WARPCD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(31xFile, MP3, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCD92 UK 2017
WARPCDD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(31xFile, WAV, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD92 UK 2017
WARPCDD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(34xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD92 UK 2017
BRC-557C Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album) Warp Records, Beat Records BRC-557C Japan 2018 Sell This Version
WARP 92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARP 92 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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QuirkyGuy

QuirkyGuy

November 20, 2018
referencing Drukqs, 2xCD, Album, WARPCD92
This album is always mutating within itself, maintaining the change and the necessary balance for composition.

It is impossible to get bored.
Candy_Guru

Candy_Guru

May 13, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing Drukqs, 2xCD, Album, WARPCD92

It's so hard for me to rate this album, as is my relationship with RDJ's work in general. I always feel disturbed while listening to his tracks, even the ones that are probably not meant to invoke such a feeling. "Druqks" are no exception, and while I admire the energy and pure "c'mon-you-cunts" anger behind most of the tracks here, I think I've never listened to the entire double album in one take, ever. It's just too overwhelming and, well... tiring.
Even the "pretty" compositions, such as "Avril 14th", sound weirdly menacing, surrounded by the madness... It's like listening to a serial killer relaxing himself by playing a nice piano tune.
Still, 4 stars for the originality itself. It's a drill'n'bass essential.
ianandi

ianandi

December 18, 2017
referencing Drukqs, 4xLP, Album, Ltd + Box, WARPLP92X
I have to say that this sounds amazing on audiophile vinyl!
MOS2000

MOS2000

May 20, 2017
referencing Drukqs, 4x12", Album + Box, WARPLP92
Is there a way to tell the misprint from this version only by looking at the outside? They share the same cat# and packaging if I investigated correctly...
May have the chance to buy a still sealed box, but we can not open it to look what is inside... then the box will not be "sealed" anymore of course. :D
Sure would be funny to own the misprint - but I really like to own the "complete" original version to complete my AT collection... difficult release in every way!
THX for suggestions...
OughtaKrawl

OughtaKrawl

December 2, 2016
referencing Drukqs, 2xCD, Album, WARPCD92
Overrated album... if you're an adventure-less flocking type and or cursed with an ignorant ear. Not the good kind either. Might be Aphex's apex. Let's hope high.
ohmwerk

ohmwerk

September 14, 2016
referencing Drukqs, 2xCD, Album, WARPCD92
This is a classic for many people... and for me, like several release of RDJ !
Here is my inverted version (not reversed !) of Avril 14th : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VlE3fXEfOY
rhorhorho

rhorhorho

September 1, 2016
referencing Drukqs, 2xCD, Album, Copy Prot., RTD126.3568.2, WARPCD92
My copy is like variant 2 but with Mould SID Code IFPI 94Z1 (both CDs).
shakitney

shakitney

August 19, 2016
referencing Drukqs, 4x12", Album + Box, WARPLP92

Hi ! can anyone help me ? I think I have this version because of the identifiers that match, but when I look at the pictures, I realize that my version of the box can't be widely open. It has an inner card retainer but no Aphex Twin logo die-cut on it like on the Limited edition. Can someone confirm that the last picture of this release is a broken box and all other boxes can't be opened like that ?
asssss

asssss

July 29, 2016
referencing Drukqs, 4x12", Album + Box, WARPLP92
An emotional and brilliant masterpiece with an epic scope. The vinyl edition's mixed up tracklist kind of ruins it though; stick to the CD.
OR.

OR.

April 27, 2016
referencing Drukqs, 2xCD, Album, WARPCD92

My fav album of all time, keeping in mind I own a collection of over 260 days of music... Still nothing gets close to this, now for fill my wish and repress this RDJ!