Aphex Twin ‎– Drukqs

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Warp Records ‎– WARPCD92
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2 × CD, Album
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Tracklist

1-1 Jynweythek 2:23
1-2 Vordhosbn 4:51
1-3 Kladfvgbung Micshk 2:06
1-4 Omgyjya-Switch7 4:52
1-5 Strotha Tynhe 2:12
1-6 Gwely Mernans 5:08
1-7 Bbydhyonchord 2:33
1-8 Cock/Ver10 5:18
1-9 Avril 14th 2:05
1-10 Mt Saint Michel + Saint Michaels Mount 8:10
1-11 Gwarek2 6:46
1-12 Orban Eq Trx4 1:35
1-13 Aussois 0:13
1-14 Hy A Scullyas Lyf A Dhagrow 2:14
1-15 Kesson Dalef 1:21
2-1 54 Cymru Beats 6:06
2-2 Btoum-Roumada 1:58
2-3 Lornaderek 0:31
2-4 QKThr 1:27
2-5 Meltphace 6 6:24
2-6 Bit 4 0:25
2-7 Prep Gwarlek 3b 1:19
2-8 Father 0:57
2-9 Taking Control 7:14
2-10 Petiatil Cx Htdui 2:11
2-11 Ruglen Holon 1:49
2-12 Afx237 V.7 4:23
2-13 Ziggomatic 17 8:35
2-14 Beskhu3epnm 2:10
2-15 Nanou 2 3:25

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Notes

℗ 2001 Warp Records Ltd. © 2001 Warp Records Ltd. Published by Chrysalis Music.

Made In England.

Tracks are numbered 1 to 30 on the release artwork.
Total time: 51:52 + 48:58
Comes in a 'slim' double jewel case with four page inlay.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021603 092129
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 CD1): WARPCD92/1 @@ 20010706 1719 @@ 4
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 CD1): IFPI L032
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1 & 2, CDs 1 & 2): none
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 CD2): WARPCD92/2 1091934
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 CD2 ): IFPI L056
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 CD1): WARPCD92/1 @@ 20010706 1719 @@ 4
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2 CD1): IFPI L032
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 CD2): WARPCD92/2 @@ 20010708 1000 @@ 4
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2 CD2): IFPI L032
  • Label Code: LC02070

Other Versions (5 of 34) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCDD92 Aphex Twin Drukqs(31xFile, WAV, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPCDD92 UK 2017
WARPLP92X Aphex Twin Drukqs(4xLP, Album, Ltd + Box) Warp Records WARPLP92X UK 2002 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
BRC-557C Aphex Twin Drukqs(2xCD, Album) Warp Records, Beat Records BRC-557C Japan 2018 Sell This Version

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Cardia1

Cardia1

January 26, 2020
edited 5 months ago

This is my favorite Aphex Album , very melodic, uplifting, emotional, full of life , also melancholic, dark and somehow hypnotic. Cd 1 is my favourite and my top track is " Mt Saint Michel + Saint Michaels Mount".
nicewrain

nicewrain

January 5, 2020
A monster of an album that is packed with pure gold. Give it a good chance, and then another, and the mastery will reveal itself, and you'll realize your enjoying some serious stuff you were missing all along. Never forget that journey on a bus and I was listening to Ziggomativ V17 reveal it's beautiful melodies. And yeah f*ck Pitchfork and their amateur review.
rzezniqq

rzezniqq

October 15, 2019
A seminal work by Mr. Richard D. James. Incredibly complex and challenging at times. Multi-layer complex drill core tracks meet prepared piano and dark ambient. An amazing achievement in 2001 composed in a tracker by sampling a multitude instruments and synthesizers. Often overlooked because of the non-compromising nature. An absolute peak in modern IDM. Also f*ck Pitchfork.
Alan_Burns

Alan_Burns

April 5, 2019
Got to agree with front_right and others, Drukqs is a wonderful album. I've been giving all of Richard's main albums a fresh listen this month, and Drukqs is so satisfying and fresh.

It's also interesting to listen to this one with hindsight, post-soundcloud and after the post-Syro EPs. Drukqs now looks like RDJ dropping the first hint that he was way more eclectic than we could imagine, with the prepared piano stuff and so forth. Petiatil Cx Htdui really stood out for me this time around, it's almost like something out of Ravel's Mere L'Oye.
moodylotion

moodylotion

February 11, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Don't even really truly understand the contention over this album. It's psychotic but yet has a lot warm sublime treasures to be unearthed, what more could you want from an Aphex album.

Drukqs is one of Richard's finest works without a doubt.
harmedy

harmedy

January 16, 2019
I swear Aphex did an interview at the time of this release where he said he hoped people would listen to this album by taking the songs they want and making playlists, not listening to the entire thing straight through. I agree this makes sense for this album and it's the best way to listen to it. It still sounds remarkably fresh and vibrant. He also said that the only reason this was released was he left the tracks on his mp3 player on a plane, so thought they'd definitely be leaked so he may as well officially release them (though he's known for trolling the press so who knows)
QuirkyGuy

QuirkyGuy

November 20, 2018
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 over 2 years ago

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.
OughtaKrawl

OughtaKrawl

December 2, 2016
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.
OR.

OR.

April 27, 2016

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!